Team Morel Ink has won the Pacific Printing Industries (PPI) bowling tournament. The annual Portland’s Print is on a Roll Bowling Tournament was held at Grand Central Bowl in SE Portland and attended by over 90 Portland / Vancouver area print and visual communication professionals. Not only did 11 teams come together to battle it out for the infamous trophy but they also helped raise funds to support educational programs and outreach to high school and college age students about the career opportunities in our industry. These funds go to support scholarships awarded through our annual PrintROCKS Student poster contest, fund School to Career days, presence at career / job fairs at regional community high school and colleges as well as supplement emerging efforts to see new training programs to create a new generation of talent for the print company of today and tomorrow.
We’re excited to be nominated in Willamette Week’s Best of Portland 2016 readers’ poll! To vote for Morel Ink, click the link HERE, then scroll down to “Best Print Shop” and vote. Morel is proud of the high quality work we’ve produced over the years. And we’re pleased to participate in and give back to the community we work and live in. Your vote is very much appreciated.
Today, customers are more concerned with a business’s environmental pedigree than ever before. At Morel Ink, we strive to do our part by using papers that are 100% post consumer recycled. This year alone we’ve purchase nearly 7000 pounds of post consumer paper, substantially lessen our environmental impact. The paper is made with wind power and is carbon neutral. You can see our impact with this environmental calendar HERE.
Morel Ink is fortunate to have a robust roster of local businesses and organizations whose work is aided by our printing. The PDX Jazz Festival begins on Thursday and we’re pleased to be the printer of this year’s festival posters. The theme of the festival this year is the 90th anniversary of John Coltrane’s birth. The idea for the various printed materials is a mixing of an older graphic look with some modern elements – a mix of visuals that recall the iconic Coltrane, but also speak to the contemporary artists performing at the 2016 Festival.
The posters, with bright red color blocks, paired with dynamic artist photos, mirrors the energy of the music. The posters were designed by Dave McLaughlin www.studiomclaughlin.com
Creativity knows no boundaries, there is always a new way to captivate your audience by thinking differently. Since 2004, Jeremy Cochran has showed an interest in exploring new boundaries. He has challenged himself to work towards doing what others are not. After starting his own website/graphic design company at age 14, Jeremy discovered his passion for branding and advertising campaign strategy by working with small to midsized local businesses.
In June 2015 he received his Bachelors of Science in Business Administration: Advertising Management from Portland State University. He was hired as an Account Manager and freelance Creative Director for Morel Ink in August 2015. Since then, he has worked on building his book of business and recreating the art of print advertising. He hopes to continue creating innovative print promotions that incorporate traditional print with digital media.
During his downtime Jeremy can be found working on an interior design project, painting and drawing, or laying at the beach in the summer. Jeremy also loves to explore caves, being surrounded by complete darkness miles beneath the surface. When not hiking it down a cave, Jeremy can be found scuba diving the Puget Sound. While he hasn’t discovered any alien spaceships dwelling below, he can attest to the excitement of running out of air 120 feet below the surface.
If you’re looking for someone who understands how to reach the next generation of consumers, talk to Jeremy, he’ll be more than happy to help.
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Promotional Products Don’t Fade Away
In a recent marketing survey, respondents were asked how long they keep a typical type of promotional item. Across all promotional products, the average was just over seven months. Some products such as calendars can stay around for about a year, while others, especially health and safety products and writing instruments, last for about six months. Calendars, which have the longest staying power, are the one item used most often for reference purposes, such as referring to a name or phone number.
Morel Ink offers a wide range of promo products for your business. Order online HERE or call us at 503.736.0111 to discuss your needs.
Morel Ink is your all-in-one shop for all your printing needs. We print on anything!
Your logo on active wear is a cost-effective way to create strong brand identity and promote your brand in front of people who otherwise may not see it. Logo clothing also provides an excellent opportunity to market new products! A 2014 Advertising Specialty Institute study shows that 57% of US consumers feel more favorable about businesses that gave them promotional clothing.
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At Morel Ink, we’re fortunate to have a long list of local business partners whose printing we do. Trimet’s Orange Line begins running in just over month and we’re pleased to be printing the brochures introducing the new line! Eighteen new-and-improved MAX vehicles will join the fleet soon to accommodate the new service on the Orange Line. Along with a slightly different look, the new trains have more priority seating for seniors and people with disabilities, an easier-to-use boarding ramp, and a better air conditioning system. Look for brochures soon!
Morel Quick Print is now open! In response to a frequent need expressed by local neighborhood and business associations, Morel Ink has opened a retail, quick-print and postal-services space in our building at 4824 N.E. 42nd Ave. The new facility offers short-run print and copy services as well as mailbox rentals, postal and shipping supplies, stamps and office supplies. Customers with larger jobs can take advantage of the print, mailing and fulfillment services offered by Morel Ink and its partners.