Get a Head Start on 2014 Promotions With UPrinting’s Calendars

by Arthur Piccio on 10/09/2013

by Arthur Piccio  |  October 9, 2013  |  Design

Why Print Calendars This Early?

The last quarter of the year is almost always the busiest, particularly for the businesses catering to the consumer market. With the holidays just a few weeks away, many businesses are working overtime on their promotional campaigns.

Dekel J. Maimon - Re-space 2013

This is also a pretty busy time for UPrinting, as the demand for promotional materials such as flyers, brochures, posters, postcards, and stickers among other things, peaks a great deal around this time.

Orders for calendars in particular, increase sharply during this period – for very good reasons. New Year’s Day is less than three months away, and the flurry of holidays preceding it offer plenty of opportunity to set the foundations for the incoming year’s marketing efforts.

Other reasons to include calendars in your next promotions campaigns:

3.) Calendars Add Value to Your Promotions

Since they have a specific function that nearly everyone needs, calendars give your customers a reason to want what you offer. Unlike most other promotional print products, calendars provide an intrinsic reason to keep them. Other promotional items like postcards or keychains, tend to quickly become obsolete or fall into disuse.

Because of this functionality, even calendars that customers might not like all that much for aesthetics or branding may still get a shot at being used.

2.) Calendars are Prominently Displayed

Unlike other promotional items that only get sporadically exposed – such as business cards or brochures, calendars are normally attached to areas where they are readily seen. This naturally leaves a better chance of leaving brand impressions, especially when you distribute them to other businesses.

Sean Ryan Cooley - 2008 Design Calendar

1.) Calendars Can Give a Year’s Worth of Brand Impressions!

Once someone puts up a calendar, they rarely take them down before the year is done. If you’re lucky, they won’t even do that and just leave them where they are after the year’s over. This means your customers will be actively exposed to your brand for a significant amount of time. Most other print promotions have a much shorter obsolescence period, and are rarely as prominently displayed.

theglennnn - space: 2010 calendar

Including calendars in your holiday promotions campaigns is more than just putting your foot in the door – it’s about being a small, but visible part of your customer’s life.

 

UPrinting Calendar Features

Get a Head Start on 2014 Promotions With UPrinting's Calendars - Wall CalendarWall Calendars

  • Bright Gloss or Elegant Matte Paper
  • 12-Month Calendar w/ 28 Pages
  • Drilled Holes for Easy Placement
  • Save at least 5% by choosing our new 80lb Paper!
  • Wire-O or Saddle-stitch Binding
  • Available in Standard or Custom Sizes (4″x5.5″ -12″x12″) 

Wall calendars aren’t just for brand promotion. They can also be used as decorations, planners, or even as wedding and event giveaways!

These bound calenders are perfect wherever you need to make a lasting impression.

View our Price Calculator and Wall Calendar templates!

Poster CalendarsGet a Head Start on 2014 Promotions With UPrinting's Calendars - Poster Calendar

  • Bright Gloss or Elegant Matte Paper
  • Thick 100lb Paper or 10pt Cardstock
  • Available in Standard or Custom Sizes (8.5″x11″ -27″x39″) 
  • Choose between landscape and portrait orientations

Poster calendars are great as wall decorations and are a standard for year-end promotional giveaways! A great addition to any holiday marketing campaign.

These affordable calendars are also great as handouts at any kind of event, helping you get brand impressions long after its over.

View our Price Calculator and Poster Calendar templates!

Card Calendars

Get a Head Start on 2014 Promotions With UPrinting's Calendars - Card Calendar

  • Glossy, UV, Matte or Uncoated Paper Stocks
  • Thick and Durable 14pt Cardstock
  • Available Flat or Folded (Half Fold, Trifold, Z-Fold)
  • Available in Standard or Custom Sizes (5″x7″ -11″x17″)
  • Print on one or both sides

Card calendars are an essential part of any year-end direct mail campaign and are also fun giveaways for all kinds of personal events.

A simple and functional way of making sure you’re remembered.

View our Price Calculator and Card Calendar templates!

Want to find out how our calendars and other products look and feel up close? Order our Free Stock Sample Kit!

 

Stuck for Ideas? A Few Calendar Design Pages For Inspiration:

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Cool and Colorful Calendar Samples 29 designs

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20 Cool Custom Calendar Examples

Pin-up Girl Calendar Illustrations: 20 Va-va-voom examples

 

Image Sources:

Pia Ringstad -2012 HPR Calendar Design – Just Flip The Junk

flickr.com/photos/poppytalk

designyoutrust.com/inspirations/space-2010-calendar

behance.net/Gallery/2008-Design-Calendar

behance.net/gallery/RE-SPACE-CALENDAR-2013

All other images: UPrinting.com

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Arthur Piccio is UPrinting.com's Small Business and Public Relations Coordinator.

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