1st Blog!

Happy New Year!!! Welcome to our new and improved Brandywine Printing website. A new decade is upon us, and I’ve wondered how we’re going to refer to the previous decade… You know, in the 70’s we had bellbottoms and Afros. The 80’s brought in big hair, and sitcoms. The 90’s came around and introduced the Internet, and cell phones. Now here’s where the problem comes in. It’s easy to write that in the 00’s we saw the resurfacing of bellbottoms and Afros. But how do I say it? 00’s… hmmm. Let me know when you figure it out.

Brandywine Printing has been in business for several decades, and we’ve seen the trends in the printing industry change over the years as well. In the 80’s it seemed like the thing to do when approaching retirement age was to buy an offset printing franchise, hire some one to run the printing press and squirrel money away for the true retirement years. It was a no brainer!

The 90’s and the personal computers came around and changed the products that businesses purchased. Instead of buying the traditional letterhead, envelopes, invoices and business forms, companies began producing these items on their own, using personal computers and color laser printers.

The previous decade, the 00’s whatever we’re going to call them changed things in offset printing even more. This decade introduced the “digital age”. With it came email. Yes believe it or not, email was a novelty before the year 2000. Other “ground breaking” technologies in the 00’s were digital printing, color copies, PDF workflows, direct to plate systems, and the best of all Internet based printing companies (ie. vista print… and sarcasm). All of these things either sped up the printing process or made it more affordable.

Now we’ve arrived in the 10’s or teens, as I’ve decided to call them, even though we’re officially in the “tweens”. I believe that this name will catch on before any one gets confused, like with the 00’s. The Internet and email has contributed significantly to the decline of standard office stationary, direct mail, and newsletter printing. This decline turned the printing industry on its ear! The printshops that have endured the change in buying habits over the last couple of years, and are equipped with the technology to face the next couple of years will be around for a long time. Brandywine Printing is proud to be one of those printshops. Rest assured that we’ll be here when you need us!

Be sure to let us know what you think about our new website, and if you haven’t stopped by the shop in awhile call and schedule a personal tour!

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2 Comments

  1. Posted April 13, 2010 at 9:04 am | Permalink

    This is a really easy website to use, I like it! Thanks for letting us know about the processes involved…didn’t know printing could be so interesting.

    By the way, the business cards look great, thanks again!

  2. Posted April 15, 2010 at 8:37 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Michael! We’ve learned over the years, that the more we can educate our customers, the easier it is to provide the product that they expect.

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