Wednesday, October 31, 2007

The Business Holiday Gift Dilemma

The seasons turn, and the Great Dilemma of the Holidays begins to unfold: what gifts to get your valued business colleagues, associates, and clients. A thoughtful holiday gift connects you warmly with your business sphere, but finding the right gift for your professional associates can be difficult. Here are some ideas and guidelines as you start your Business Holiday Gift shopping:

  • Food gifts are always a hit. Colleagues of all types will eat and enjoy chocolates, candy jars, meats, popcorn tins, wines, and food baskets imprinted with your company logo.

  • Modest holiday gifts can convey a classy holiday message without breaking the bank. Personalized candles, mugs, ornaments, and beauty products are affordable ways to reach out to your holiday "Nice List," especially if its a long one.

  • Do not hesitate to get upscale gifts for close business friends and special clients. Engraved golf clubs, crystal, and lavish gift baskets show your gratitude for the special relationships that make your business life possible.

Our Business Holiday Gift solution,, makes it simple to find these personalized gifts you want. You can search within a gift category and price range (say, logo imprinted gift baskets for less than $10 per piece) to find the right gifts fast and easy. Search our online catalog of 100,000s of personalized gifts and find the creative holiday gifts you want.

Here's to a calmer, less stressful holiday shopping season!

Peter "the Printer" Lineal

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Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Business Holiday Cards Store Says: Choose Your Charity

Peter the Printer's personalized holiday card website, re-launched today, gives shoppers custom control of their printing and charitable giving.

Hoffman Estates, IL October 10, 2007 -- Peter the Printer celebrated the re-launch of its personalized Holiday Cards website today, Peters Holiday Cards, with 20% discount off all printing and a 10% charitable donation of all profits. In a completely online and automated process, shoppers choose from hundreds of Christmas and Holiday card designs, typeset the card (or choose a verse template), and customize the card's envelope. The custom holiday cards store provides a self-service solution for businesses and Christmas shoppers, who will send out close to 2 billion holiday cards this Christmas season.

As well as the 20% discount off all holiday card printing, the store will donate 10% of every order's profit to a charity of the client's choice. Christmas shoppers and corporations may choose from a list of accredited charities, or suggest a charity to donate the proceeds from their order.

"Our clients choose the charity so they feel connected with their donation," explained CEO Peter "the Printer" Lineal. "We prize this opportunity to promote the spirit of giving, as well as some of our favorite, most worthy charities."

Peters Holiday Cards returns as one of the most popular Peter the Printer web services. The firm operates over a dozen do-it-yourself custom printing websites, which offer easy, online design and discount prices on products as diverse as imprinted business holiday gifts and promotional business calendars. Lineal believes that the broad selection and smooth functionality of the holiday cards site explains its success.

"Business Holiday Cards, especially, need to strike the right tone," continued Lineal. "They are not about sales, but about human connection with clients, employees, and friends. We offer the complete catalogs of two of the largest holiday card studios, providing a rare breadth of choice to establish the right personal tone. From humorous holiday cards, Thanksgiving cards, animal cards, to religious cards, Christmas photo cards, and beyond, we offer a simple method to create thoughtfully personalized holiday messages."

"Ordering custom holiday cards is suddenly easy and stressless. We have boiled what used to involve multiple phone calls, in-person proofing, and weeks of wait, into 15 minutes of work or less, with your holiday cards shipping within 3 days. The transformation in this business is amazing."

Peter the Printer, as well as its parent company, Plum Grove Printers, has an involved history with the charitable and not-for-profit sectors. The firm offers a year-round, no-strings 14% off discount to all registered charities and not-for-profits, and counts numerous churches, synagogues, and Boy Scout troops among the beneficiaries of this policy.

About Peter the Printer

Peter the Printer operates web-based, self-service custom printing and marketing services at The full-service printing company was founded by Peter Lineal in 1980 near Chicago, IL. An industry-wide leader in environmentally-friendly printing, the firm has been repeatedly recognized as one of the Top 100 North American Printers by Quick Printing Magazine. Peter the Printer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Plum Grove Printers, Inc.


Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Small Press Printer Leads by Example in Environmental Responsibility

Peter the Printer has drafted an initiative to show that truly green printing is possible.

Peter the Printer, a division of Plum Grove Printers, Inc, announced today a sweeping environmental initiative designed to transform the Hoffman Estates, Illinois-based firm into an industry leader of green printing. The multi-faceted initiative emphasizes strict recycling, renewable resources, and donations to reforestation programs, to minimize the impact of consumption while cutting waste. Peter the Printer, with over 30 full-time employees, wants to become an example of what an environmentally-friendly small business printer can look like, and inspire other printers to take up its initiative.

Green Friendly Logo

"Green printing is a very exciting frontier for us," said CEO Peter Lineal. "Environmentally sound industry is possible. It is marginally more expensive, but well within the means of small press printers to adopt green policies. We want to demonstrate how to do it. We want to prove to the world, and ourselves, just how environmentally-friendly we can be."

The initiative calls for changing consumption and waste patterns, increasing staff environmental-consciousness, and designing the firm's new production building to be eco-friendly. Plum Grove Printers is now powered by 100% non-carbon sources, including 60% wind power. The firm intends to increase its use of recycled paper to 90% of its total tonnage, and aims to have a 99% recycling or reuse rate with inks, rags, and incoming packaging and containers. The initiative also calls for completely offsetting paper usage by donations to the Nature Conservancy and the Printer's National Environmental Assistance Center, which replant trees while protecting high-conservation forests.

The company will be producing a brochure outlining cost-effective ways for other small press printers to go green, and offers general use of its Green Friendly logo (available for free download at

About Peter the Printer and Plum Grove Printers : Founded in 1980, Plum Grove Printers, green friendly Chicago printer] features an award-winning design studio, full mail/bindery services, digital printing, and traditional offset and web printing. Since August, Plum Grove Printers has launched the first dozen of about 50 self-service printing webstores anchored at The firm has repeatedly been named one of the 100 Top North American Printers by Quick Print Magazine in its 25 years in the northwest Chicago suburbs.