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Take Your Dog to Work Day 2014

We celebrated PSI’s Take Your Dog To Work Day on Friday, June 20th and had a great time with our furry pals. It is a day to raise awareness of the many benefits of companion pets and encourage the adoption of shelter and recue dogs. Of course, as many of you who have visited our office know, every day is TYDTW Day here at Flexpress. Our Head Houndcho, Millie, is a permanent fixture in the office and others visit on occasion. They love turning on the charm in return for treats up and down the hall. But we have to admit, the dogs aren’t just here for their own benefit. We love having them here and they bring us benefits too. There’s just something about a wagging tail to put the world right. Because it was a special day we had a hot dog luncheon to welcome Tank, Maggie and Jackie as they joined Millie at the office. Not all of our dogs were able to make it for the party so we printed special canvas prints of all their photos and hung them up for the festivities. It was almost like having them there as they watched over the … Continue reading

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Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day!

Earth Day will be observing its 42nd year of raising environmental awareness on Sunday, April 22, 2012. As spring beckons us outside to enjoy nature, it is an excellent time to stop and reflect on what we can do for the environment. It is even better when we can make changes that lessen our impact on a daily basis. We are glad to say that great strides are being made by the printing industry to that end. When people think of the environmental impact of printing they tend to think in terms of paper. This makes sense because paper is the most publicly visible component. Paper mills are indeed working hard to make positive changes through the management of sustainable forests using responsible logging practices and limiting the use of herbicides and pesticides. The Forest Stewardship Council was established to implement a stringent chain of custody procedures to ensure the cleanest, most energy efficient processing and manufacturing possible. And of course recycling remains an important part of their efforts. What is less publicized is the “greening” of the actual process of printing. Traditional offset printers are switching from petroleum-based inks to vegetable-based inks such as soybean, linseed and flax. All of … Continue reading

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A Great Meal Could Be In the Cards For You

A Great Meal Could Be In the Cards For You

As many of you know, we were Valet Sponsors at the Fort Worth ADDY Gala on February 25th and handed out gift bags. Those bags contained a bottle of custom labeled water and a deck of playing cards. Each deck had a unique number printed on its box. (don’t you love Variable Data Printing?) As promised, we have drawn three numbers this week for $50.00 gift cards to your choice of Mi Cocina or Gloria’s. If the number on your box matches the number drawn you win! Simple, yes? Today we reveal the third and final number. It is: FWADDY2229 If that number matches the one on your card deck you can claim your gift card by either calling us at 972.980.2631 or emailing us at sales@flexpress.com. As a reminder, the number drawn on Wednesday has not yet been claimed. It is FWADDY2357 Good Luck!

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One Down, Two to Go. Is Today Your Lucky Day?

One Down, Two to Go. Is Today Your Lucky Day?

Congratulations to Liz Heck of JODesign for winning a $50.00 gift card to Mi Cocina, courtesy of Flexpress. How did she do it, you ask? Simple. She picked up a free goody bag from us as she exited the Fort Worth ADDY Gala last Saturday and then checked the number on her deck of cards against the randomly drawn number we posted on Monday. Winner! The good news is, you may also be a winner. If the number on your deck of cards is: FWADDY2357 you have won a $50.00 gift card to your choice of Mi Cocina or Gloria’s. All you have to do to claim the prize is give us a call at 972.980.2631 or drop us a line at sales@flexpress.com with your contact info and your winning number. Show us the box when we drop off the gift card and that’s it, you’re all set. If that isn’t your number, don’t worry. You still have one more chance to win this week. We will be drawing the third and final winning number on Friday, so be sure to check back then. Good Luck!

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The ADDYs May Be Over, But the Winning Continues

The ADDYs May Be Over, But the Winning Continues

Between the showcase of real talent and faux mustaches, the AAF Fort Worth ADDY Gala was a festive evening last Saturday. Congratulations to all of the winners, with a special “shout-out” to Ardent Creative for winning Best of Show. We really enjoyed sharing a table and lots of laughs with members of your group. As Valet Sponsors we distributed gift bags at the end of the evening. In addition to a bottle of custom labeled water (we do those, you know) the goody bag also included a deck of cards with a special number on the outer box. There will be three winning numbers randomly drawn this week and posted here. If the number on your box matches the drawn number you win a $50.00 gift card to Mi Cocina. All you have to do to claim the prize is give us a call at 972.980.2631 or drop us a line at sales@flexpress.com with your contact info and your winning number. Show us the box when we drop off the gift card and that’s it, you’re all set for a nice meal! Here’s the first of the three winning numbers: FWADDY2316 Don’t fret if that isn’t your number, just check … Continue reading

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Do Good and Feel Good on Oct. 28th

Do Good and Feel Good on Oct. 28th

It isn’t uncommon for printers to be called upon to donate paper and printing for charitable causes. While pro bono printing is certainly one way to help, we know it is more fun and satisfying when everyone can pitch in and make a difference. It creates a “good energy buzz” to be around other like-minded people working towards a positive goal. That is why we are teaming with CitySquare for a Donation Drive on Friday, October 28, 2011. We will be collecting gently used clothing, housewares, electronics, furniture, and yes, even vehicles for the CitySquare Thrift Store. We will have a collection truck and attendant in our parking lot at 4410 Spring Valley Road in Dallas all day to make drop offs easy. If you can’t make it on the 28th but would like to drop your donations off beforehand we will be more than happy to store them until then. Why CitySquare? We believe they are one of the most effective non-profit outreach ministries in Dallas. Simply put, they don’t merely provide handouts, they address the root causes of poverty in Dallas and work on eliminating them through multiple channels. Among the services and programs provided are medical clinics/pharmacy, legal … Continue reading

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What Does It Take to Be a Digital Printer?

What Does It Take to Be a Digital Printer?

What skill set is needed for a successful career in the print business? This is a question we were confronted with this week as we were visited by a great group of educators from the Academy of Media Arts and Technology at R.L. Turner High School in Carrollton, TX. They came to tour our facilities and learn a bit more about the current state of the graphic design and print industry in order to better prepare their students for real world positions in the new economy. And, as is the case with all good teachers, they made us think. So, after carefully considering the questions they posed, we’ve narrowed it down to three main skills: Mechanical Aptitude Of course, the design and production of printed materials requires the ability to think logically about how things work. One has to be able to think in 3D for packaging and understand how even something as simple as a trifold brochure will look when translated from a flat layout into a folded piece. If it doesn’t work in the layout stage it won’t get any better as it moves through the process. Speaking of the process, understanding technology is a must when working … Continue reading

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