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Presidents’ Day

Washington’s Birthday, also known as Presidents’ Day, is a federal holiday held on the third Monday of February. The day honors past presidents of the United States, including George Washington, the USA’s first president.

Originally established in 1885 in recognition of George Washington, it is still officially called “Washington’s Birthday” by the federal government. Traditionally celebrated on February 22 – Washington’s actual day of birth – the holiday became popularly known as Presidents’ Day after it was moved as part of 1971’s Uniform Monday Holiday Act, which was an attempt to create more three-day weekends for the nation’s workers.

While several states still have individual holidays honoring the birthdays of Washington, Abraham Lincoln and other figures, Presidents’ Day is now popularly viewed as a day to celebrate all U.S. president’s past and present.

George Washington was the first president of the United States of America. His first term as president was from 1789 to 1793 and his second term from 1793 to 1797. Before he became president, he played important roles in the military, leading the American Continental Army to victory over the British in 1783. Washington is often seen as the father of the United States and is probably the best known American politician ever.

Source: https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/washington-birthday

Kevin Smith
Marketing Manager
Heritage Printing

The Basics of Printing: Booklets

Booklet Printing

Booklet Printing

Working with a printer should never be confusing, stressful, aggravating or negative, but we hear all the time how “other” printers or “our previous printer” failed to fulfill the needs of their client, now our client.

Printing is simple, at least it is with us, so simple that we compiled The Basics of Printing: Booklet Edition.

Booklet Printing

Booklet Printing

The initial investment of your time and energy is a creation of the booklet. Have the copy checked for grammar and spelling by an English major. Gather the images you wish to include: imagery needs to be high resolution. Bring both copy and images to your designer and work with them to create the digital file of your booklet. We often refer to this file as the “Working File” as it can be edited and saved for future prints. We have designers on staff to assist with any aspect of the creation of your booklet.

Send us a PDF version of your booklet, we prefer you have the crops and bleeds included, if not we can add them, but it’s easier when done on the working file. We will review the PDF and ensure its “Print Ready” and provide you a quote and proof for approval.

Booklet Printing

Booklet Printing

On approval, we “Go to Print” where we print and process your booklets. Processing includes bindery, trimming to size, and if requested, mailed to your recipients.

Deliver the booklets to you on the scheduled date.

Simple, right! Just the basics of printing, no hassle, no fuss, just printing as you expect it to be.

Booklet Printing

Booklet Printing

Kevin Smith
Marketing Manager
Heritage Printing

The Dummies’ Guide to Self-Published Children’s Books

Self-Published Children's Books

Self-Published Children’s Books

You’ve written a book for children and you have all the illustrations to keep the little ones entertained and re-reading your book over and over, how will you print it?

Self-Published Children's Books

Self-Published Children’s Books

Writing the children’s book is like walking downhill, it’s fun, easy and stress free. If you are an artist, so is the imagery. If not, the obstacles begin. Finding a good artist is easy, finding one that understands your book and its vision, not so much.

TIP: Work with an artist you like. Spend time together to ensure a good fit, this will save you tons of time and money.

Self-Published Children's Books

Self-Published Children’s Books

Images secured, let’s find a printer! With the Internet and social media, self-publishing has literally eliminated publishing houses.

TIP: Why pay a publishing house half of your profits (or more) to use their printer and promote your book on the Internet?

Self-Published Children's Books

Self-Published Children’s Books

Finding your printer is more than a Google search for “Self-Published Book Printers”, a printer is much like your illustrator, find someone you trust and are comfortable working with.

TIP: Ask yourself, when my book is successful, will my printer be dependable, will they be transparent?

Self-Published Children's Books

Self-Published Children’s Books

At Heritage Printing & Graphics, we insist on transparency, it’s a major part of our core values. We believe that open, honest communication will eliminate obstacles, stress and save money for both our client and our self.

Self-Published Children's Books

Self-Published Children’s Books

We help with the tough decisions, like paper, coatings and bindery. A minor miscalculation in any of these can dramatically impact the cost and productions of your children’s book.

Why choose Heritage?
Read some of our Google reviews.

Writing is fun, there is no reason to bring stress into your pleasure, choosing an artist and a printer you are comfortable with will keep the fun in your project.

TIP: Buying on price will always get you what you pay for!

 

Kevin Smith
Marketing Manager
Heritage Printing