gym design trends dramatic
Oct 20
Experts Weigh in on Current Trends in Gym Design
The fitness industry is by no means a one-size-fits-all field. Despite the common mission of health and fitness, gyms …
Oct 06
7 Innovative Office Design Trends to Boost Hygiene in the Post-COVID Workplace
Those who could work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic are slowly beginning to return to the office. But in many cases, the offices they are comi…
wall mural ideas
Aug 17
Inspiration Station: (Home) Office Wall Mural Ideas Galore
So, you want to install a wall mural into your office or business? Great idea! Walls are vast canvases onto which infinite creative ideas can play out…
coastal creative clients logos
Jun 25
9 Printed Video Conference Backdrop Ideas to Jazz Up Your Zoom Call
As the world becomes increasingly mobile, video conferences, meetings, and calls are the new norm. Along with our new virtual environments, video conf…
May 15
Digital Printing vs. Offset Printing – What you need to know
Do you have a brochure, poster, or some other kind of need-to-print product you want to get to the press? Once you do, you need to figure out which pr…
printing sublimation transfer paper
Apr 18
Pros & Cons of Sublimation Printing vs. Other Printing Techniques
Sublimation printing is a popular technique for transferring full-color images onto plastic substrate items and apparel. We have already explored what…
Apr 10
Creative Floor Decal Campaigns: From Preventing Traffic Accidents to Experiential Marketing
If there is one nation that takes pedestrian safety and traffic laws seriously, it is the Germans. Last month the Bavarian city of Augsburg installed …
Apr 09
What is Sublimation Printing?
Sublimation printing is one of the most common ways to print images onto synthetic fabrics and materials – and for good reason. Not only does the d…
envelope styles and sizes
Apr 03
Standard Envelope Sizes and Styles
Because envelope contents vary in size and weight, envelopes also come in all shapes, sizes, and styles. But because the intended use of most envelope…
puma trade show graphics
Mar 25
The Beginner’s Guide to Pop-Up Shops: Testing the Waters of Brick & Mortar Retail
Without having to invest in a permanent storefront, a pop-up shop gives you a physical space in which to showcase your brand and personally interact w…
event ideas for college campuses
Feb 24
12 Practical and Inspiring Event Ideas for College Organizations
They may only come for the free food, but they'll stay for the friends and jovial atmosphere. From RA-sponsored freshmen meet-and-greets to events org…
event promotion ideas
Feb 10
7 Clever Event Promotion Tactics that Play on Human Psychology 
With a bit of cunning and forethought, you can structure some of the crucial elements of your event marketing to work like Jedi mind tricks. If you're…
Jan 25
Sign Materials 101
The Coastal Creative reprographics experts are here to describe and compare the most common sign materials so that you don’t have to.…
trade show graphics
Jan 20
How to Design Excellent Trade Show Graphics
You never get a second chance at a first impression. Excellent trade show graphics can help ensure that your brand makes an impact. W…
standard paper sizes in the us and around the world
Dec 26
Standard Paper Sizes
Paper sizes affect many things. Envelope sizes, binders, printer trays, file cabinets, mail service, frames, documents – just to name a few. Many ob…
business card size standards around the world
Nov 20
Guide to Business Card Sizes & Standards
Whether you opt for a classic or creative business card format, it's best to know what the standard business card dimensions are. This way, your finis…
collate vs uncollate printing
Oct 23
Guide to Collate Printing and Copies
In document printing, collate printing is a technique in which pages are printed in the same sequence that they will be read and/or bound. Simply pu…
how to properly hang your art
Sep 26
How To Hang Canvas Art Like an Expert
To frame or not to frame? Too high or not too high? Here's the right way to hang canvas prints, artwork, or photos.…
how to make your office more comfortable
Jun 07
7 Tips for Transforming your Shared Office into a Creative Oasis
If you happen to work in a corporate office, you may not have much freedom to spruce up your office or allotted desk space. Nevertheless, there are st…
how to install wall murals
Mar 27
Wall Murals & Decals Made Easy
An empty wall is like a blank canvas – there are limitless possibilities for how to fill it. A wall mural is one such possibility that has a number …
standard poster sizes
Feb 28
The Guide to Poster Size Standards: Common Poster Sizes and Movie Poster Dimensions
There is no true standard poster size. While many paper producers adhere to international norms to keep printing standardized around the world, poster…
Jan 22
[Infographic] 8 Elements of Experiential Design that Make a Powerful Impact
  Augmented reality is already here, and you can use it now. Instead of flat, two-dimensional exhibits and installations, experiential graphic de…
foam core printing mounting
Nov 29
What is Foam Core Mounting? How is it Done?
Thinking about mounting photos or posters onto foam core for display? Great idea! Foam board is an attractive, versatile, and inexpensive material for…
Oct 25
9 Stunning Ideas for Ceiling Murals and Decals
People don’t often pay attention to what’s going on above them. Our line of vision is usually focused directly ahead of us (or looking dow…
Trade show giveaway ideas
Aug 25
The 6 Golden Rules of Effective Trade Show Giveaways (Plus 17 Ideas)
As English novelist William Morris once wisely wrote: Have nothing in your home that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful. This is…
May 24
9 Accent Wall Ideas for Your Office or Business
Accent walls, also known as feature walls, are all the rage in home and office design. And the hype is well deserved! Accent walls can serve a myriad …
May 09
17 Amazing Welcome Home Signs for Military Spouses
For many military spouses and significant others, the day their partner comes home from serving an extended tour in the Marines, Air Force, Navy, or A…
Mar 19
Digital Photo Printing Materials 101
Without question, traditional photo printing methods such as darkroom development or lithography carry a distinct, even intangible quality that is ine…
ultimate guide to church signs
Feb 06
The Ultimate Guide to Church Signs
What is one of the best ways churches use to make that first connection with a visitor? We’ll give you a hint: it’s not the building or the steepl…
using design to increase sales
Jan 10
How to Use Great Design to Increase Sales
Great design does a lot more than just look good - it can earn you money! Andrew Gazdecki of explains how you put great design to work…
interior office signs guide
Nov 22
The Ultimate Guide to Interior Office Signs
Building signage is of course incredibly important in helping customers and clients find you and establishing trust in your business. But once they…
Nov 17
Guide to Portable Signs: Signage that Follows the Action
Signs don’t have to be stationary. A portable sign can hugely expand your range of exposure. Easy to set up, break down, and reposition, portable si…
corrugated plastic signs
Nov 10
All About Coroplast: the Versatility of Corrugated Plastic Board
Corrugated plastic. Cor-plastic. Coroplast. This sign and plastic sheeting material has many names and even more uses. Due to its unique blend of dura…
building signage guide
Nov 02
The Sign You’ve Been Waiting For: A Guide to Building Signage
In an age of online marketing, where it is possible to quantify every impression and reach audiences around the world, it can be increasingly difficul…
Oct 27
Window of Opportunity: A Guide to Window Signage
A room without windows is not a room, but a closet. Windows simultaneously protect us from the elements and give us something to look at. They create …
Acrylic Prints for Drake
Sep 18
How Your Office Walls Can Make or Break Workplace Productivity
Did you know that wall graphics and murals can affect employee productivity and happiness? Here's why color, images, and branding matter in the office…
removable wall decals
Aug 25
Removable Decor for Commercial Spaces (that Won’t Cost You Your Deposit)
There are lots of reasons to eschew permanent decor in your office or retail space, but that doesn’t mean that you have to forgo customization entir…
Apr 18
7 Ways to Use Custom Foam Board Signs in the Office and Beyond
Foam board prints are portable, sturdy, and lightweight, making them the perfect material for a wide variety of projects and presentations. Free stand…
Dec 20
7 Considerations of an Effective Trade Show Booth [Infographic]
An effective trade show booth offers an immersive experience for the visitor. Creating such an exceptional brand experience requires careful attention…
Large Check Printing
Nov 24
A Brief and Surprisingly Neat History of Oversized Checks
    Surely you are familiar with this image: a crowd gathered round, balloons and streamers in the background, a grinning recipient who grip…
Jul 22
The Beginner’s Guide to Experiential Design
Experiential design is a multi-disciplinary approach to creating an interactive environment, product, service, or event. The field involves building a…
Selfie in front of a step and repeat banner
Jun 21
Using Media Backdrops to Create Excellent Visual Content
This is an exciting age where anybody with a craft and an internet connection can start an online business. Crafters, bloggers, vloggers, salvagers, a…
Mar 28
Creative and Functional Ways to Transform Your Workplace with Murals
As printing technology and capabilities continue to advance, wall murals have emerged as an increasingly popular design trend in homes, offices, and p…
Jan 28
Breaking Down the Design Trends 2016 Infographic
In late 2014 we published the Design Trends 2015 infographic, and it received thunderous applause and a standing ovation, even named one of the best i…
Nov 30
6 Expert San Diego Designers Predict 2016 Interior Design Trends
With 2016 just around the corner, we reached out to some of the top interior designers in San Diego to get their take on what we can expect in 2016. W…
Oct 31
Design Wars: How Tech Giants Have Elevated Design [Plus Infographic]
It used to be the case that Apple ruled the design world. No one could even touch them. It was part of their DNA from the time Steve Jobs took his cal…
Mosaic wall mural
Sep 30
The Cutting Edge: Why You Should Choose PVC-Free Wallpaper
Huge wall murals are becoming a staple at offices, hospitals, restaurants, and even homes around the country. Silicon Valley startups and trendy inter…
Aug 31
14 Myths About Wall Murals Debunked
A good wall mural is a classic decorative choice for good reason: the right mural can add a whole lot of color to any room or outdoor surface, and can…
Mar 31
22 Foam Core Printing Ideas for Businesses
Signs are everywhere in daily life, and there’s such a huge variety of materials and messages that most people don’t notice. One material …
all the free stock stock photos
Feb 28
10 Best Free Stock Photo Search Engines That Will Make Your Life Easier
The beautiful stock photo sites are all the rage right now, and everyone and their mother loves writing roundup posts about them. What we haven’…
Cinemagraph titled 1941
Jan 11
Breaking Down the 2015 Design Trends
  We love talking about design trends and what’s coming next. Everything you see around you created by humans involves some type of design…
Jan 09
15 Best Fonts for 2015
Typography has always been hugely important to design. But now, more than ever, we have so many new font choices available that it can become overwhel…
Oct 27
17 Beautiful Sites with Amazing Free Stock Photos
Amanda Sandlin If you’re looking for beautiful stock photos, dealing with licenses is just a headache and is often ignored. We’ve combed t…
Sep 29
5 Fun Foam Board Printing Ideas for Events
When it comes to throwing a party for your business, you may rack your brain trying to determine ways to really interest your guests. After all, you w…
Sep 10
Creating Classy Signs: Top 5 Tips for Knockout Color Combos
A picture is worth a thousand words. Effective signage color could make you an extra thousand dollars. So you’ve decided to invest in signs, ban…
Aug 26
7 Tips for Making Retail Signage Amazing
Whether you own your own retail business, or the boss wants you to be head of the sign development and marketing department of the retail store where …
Aug 16
5 Out of the Box Trade Show Ideas
When it comes to trade show exhibits, you need to impress your potential customer so they’ll make a purchase as quickly as possible. Great trade sho…
Hot Air Balloon Wall Mural
Aug 05
8 Awesome Dentist and Doctor’s Office Wall Mural Ideas
The idea of making a visit to a dentist or a doctor can induce anxiety in many patients. As a medical professional, you can help take away this anxiet…
Jul 31
How the Top Biotech Companies do Branding Well
Biotech companies are growing at amazing rates throughout the world and are creating amazing new innovations. Right here where our company is based in…
maria menounos red carpet backdrop
Jul 17
Creative Step and Repeat Backdrops on the Red Carpet
Step and repeat banners, also known as step and repeat backdrops, are those backdrops you see behind the celebrities at red carpet events. Since phot…
Jul 05
What Is Color Management? An Introduction
What is color management? It’s a process of color calibration that occurs between multiple devices. For example, the colors in an iconic movie i…
Jun 19
Step and Repeat Banners are Everywhere: A Beginner’s Look
You see them all the time whenever you’re gawking at celebrity photos on the red carpet. They’re at events large and small from your local charity…
May 24
5 Versatile Uses for Foam Core Boards from Trade Shows to Restaurants
Do you remember those science fair experiments that we all had to do in school? 1/4 the glass did something with volcanoes, 1/4 did some type of food …
Mar 31
These Trade Show Booth Design Ideas are Sure to Inspire You
When you need a trade show display, you need more than a few moving parts and modular pieces – you need a complete design that will entice customers…
trade show space
Mar 13
How to Prepare for a Trade Show in 5 Steps
Trade shows are usually big expensive shows that start with excitement and end with exhaustion. But we can make the in between segments a little big s…

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