The Mines Press

Our blog is a place for our team to share collective wisdom, timely information, creativity, tutorials and more. The content reflects the interests, ideas and concerns of business owners while also focusing on inspiring and sharing ideas with graphic designers. We hope you enjoy reading our blog.

Eco-Friendly Promotional  Products: It’s Not A Trend, It’s The Right Way To Promote Your Business

Reports show that young adults and college grads are in the front lines of the “green lifestyle”, which means that eco-friendly products have a bright future ahead. If you have a starting small business or you are looking...

The Shortcut to Recognition: 5 Quick Tips For Great Logo Design For Small Businesses

Your logo is not your brand; it’s a visual representation of what your brand stands for. It’s a snapshot of its identity and a mental shortcut to recognition. We have put together 5 quick tips for great logo design...

Ask the Expert: Can Social Media be effective for Insurance Agents

Linda Rey, from The Rey Insurance Agency Inc. has become an influential person for her industry through social media and has at the moment almost 10,000 followers on twitter @ReyInsurance. We asked Linda...

The Swag Bag: Better options for your next golf outing.

Generally speaking, swag bags at golf outings suck. Aside from a sleeve of golf balls, and maybe some tees, the majority of them get left behind or tossed out. The usual choices of a few plastic ball markers, or cheap divot repair tools don't usually interest golfers. They're boring and they...

Bored with your Business Card?

Are you bored with your business cards? Maybe you just need to refresh it with a clean and minimalistic aproach. We've scoured the net in search of awesome and cutting edge designs that aren't to hard to pull off. Here are 10 fresh ideas to spark your inspiration plus the reasons why we think...

Four Smart Ways To Use Promotional Bags

Promotional bags are just what you need to give that extra push to your brand into the world, one customer at the time. Send them home with the right representation of your business and you will be doing your self a favor. We have put together four smart ways to use promotional bags...

10 More Awesome Online Tools for Web Designers

Times change and so do tools web designers and developers use. Back in 2012 we did a blog post highlighting some of the best free online tools for web design now over a year later we thought it a good idea to update this list with some of our newest favorites.

4 Ways To Use Promotional Products

Creating brand awareness is a critical step for any company, and promotional items are a very effective way to accomplish that task. We’ve put together a few ideas on how to use these products in a way that you will show appreciation for your existing customers, while sending...

Environmentally Conscious Paper - In time for Earth Day!

The times they are changing, and The Mines Press is changing too. We have always take pride of being a family owned business, therefore, we put special attention in the quality of our products and in the way our customers will benefit from them. This is why we are constantly...

Lenticular Printing - How to get your artwork ready.

In the printing industry we use lenticular technology to turn plain images into something much more interesting by adding depth and movement to your images. Lenticular effects will give you different options to stand out if you are searching for promotional products that are eye catching...

Timeline of 10 Famous Fonts [INFOGRAPHIC]

We very rarely consider the power of typography. Sure, we see tons of fonts everyday but did you ever stop to think about how a company, band or movie could base it's entire image on a single font? Lets look at 10 famous fonts and some very famous logos derived from those fonts...

Creating Numbered Raffle Tickets with InDesign [Tutorial]

In this tutorial, we’ll explain how to do an easy setup in InDesign for automatically numbered raffle tickets. We will look at the handy “Data Merge Tool,” which is a great time-saver. Let’s jump into this quick tutorial!

The Most Creative Swag of All Time [INFOGRAPHIC]

Are you looking for ways to stand out at your next trade show? If so, you're in the right place. We've put together a list containing some of the most creative swag of all time.

Killing time: How To Destroy Your Productivity [INFOGRAPHIC]

From constantly being interrupted and switching tasks at random, to creating an impossibly long to-do list and cluttering your desk, here are seven steps to ensure that you are decreasing productivity...

The Advantage of Using Full-Color Advertising flyers

Flyers can be used for attracting attention to events such as store grand openings, fundraisers, local charity events, political rallies, offering discount coupons or providing information. Effective, eye-catching advertising flyers do not have to be expensive.

Five steps to jump start your marketing efforts this week [INFOGRAPHIC]

Here's an infographic we made to help get small businesses moving in the right direction. We know marketing a small business isn't always easy. You've got 42 other responsibilities and there is only so many hours...

It's in the details: A tax folder wins a new client.

For years, I used a nationally known tax preparation company to prepare my wife and my joint federal and state tax returns. And, while they did what seemed like a decent job, I always left their office feeling like my returns had just been put through an assembly line.

My 10 Best Free Online Tools for Web Design

Web Design Tools are always handy to a web designer and coder, with tons of features, and fantastic user interface, these tools will make a web designer's life much easier.