2017 Holiday Shipping Information

Posted by on Dec 1, 2017 in Print & Direct Mail |

The holiday shipping season is in full swing. In fact, the USPS is expecting to ship over 850 million packages between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. Make sure that your items arrive on time by paying attention to mailing deadlines and USPS hours.    2017 Holiday Shipping Deadlines & Dates Stay in the know so that your letters and packages arrive on time. Download our guide to shipping for this holiday season by clicking...

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What Goes Into a Print Project? A Look Into Badger’s Print Project Process

Posted by on Sep 29, 2017 in Badger Group Blog, Print & Direct Mail |

From concept to completion, there are many complex and technical print project processes at play behind the scenes at Badger. You may never notice the process, but it’s critical to ensuring timely, accurate, and cost-effective results.

Keep the following steps in mind when planning your next print project to help you stay on schedule and budget. Proper planning is key to avoiding unexpected surprises.

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How to Choose the Right Paper for Your Print Design

Posted by on Sep 16, 2017 in Badger Group Blog, Print & Direct Mail |

What’s the big deal about paper?

Paper has been around forever. The Chinese made the first sheets of paper around 200 BC. You’ve probably had your hands on paper from a young age, from coloring books to school books. Everything from the ubiquity of paper to the rise in digital technology can make us believe that paper isn’t important.

Not so fast.

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Mail Matters: Automated vs. Machinable Mail

Posted by on Aug 14, 2017 in Print & Direct Mail |

Qualifying for automated postage rates can save non-profits a lot of money, up to $0.21 (or more) per letter!  So, understanding what qualifies for automated rates is important.   Guidelines for Automation   As they say, the devil is in the details. But let’s start with an oversimplified definition. Automation requires:  a readable barcode machinability (it can run through the machine) Here is how barcodes, machinability,...

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