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

Morel Employee Showcase: Jeremy James Cochran


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 Extend Marketing Dollars

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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.

Brand Your Adventure!

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Be seen in more places with your logo on active wear!

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.

Visit us here for more details!

Trimet’s Orange Line

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!



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.