Crystal Neck Lanyards Now Available Saturday, Jul 21 2012 

Want a little razzle-dazzle on your neck lanyard? Trying to figure out a way to bling at work? We have a reasonably priced answer now in stock:

These “rhinestone” dazzlers are the 36cm neck lanyards and have two rows of crystals on a foam backing to allow less travel across the body during the day or event. These lanyards have a loop (cameras, phones, etc.) as well as a key ring and additional lobster clasp (great for quick release) to attach your items. Assorted colors available. Allow us to choose a color, or inquire about specific in stock color. Also great for event credentials! Deluxe lanyards can be ordered for a total of $13.00 each, with each additional one costing only $4.00: The shopping cart below lists them at $2.00, but will add $11.00 S&H. GDL-$2.00 Each Note volume discounts are available.


Summer Office Hours 2012 Thursday, Jul 19 2012 

Starting Monday, July 16, 2012 our 2012 summer office hours will go into effect. GCI office will be open 9AM-Noon and 1PM-3PM, Monday through Thursday. Production hours are not being reduced and email correspondence will generally be answered 6 days a week (Monday-Saturday).

July 2012 E-Zine (V11#7): Computers Thursday, Jul 19 2012 

Did you know that you can use the Microsoft Office combination of Excel and Word to produce individual items up to, and including, postal bar codes? When desiring postal bar codes, the computer system will need the bar code font installed. Also, double check with your printer specifications to be sure it is capable of producing USPS readable codes.

July 2012 E-Zine (V11#7): Genealogy Thursday, Jul 19 2012 

Using social networking can be tricky to further your research. However, with a careful eye to privacy and the possibility of ID theft, it can be achieved. When providing information online. Never forget these two issues.

July 2012 E-Zine (V11#7): Marketing Thursday, Jul 19 2012 

If your promotional mailing is in excess of 200 pieces of the same design, sent at the same time to domestic addresses, you may wish to economize with a “bulk” mailing. Clients that publish with us can take advantage of our post-paid mailing permit imprint to send their promotional materials out by standard mail. If the mailing is large enough, first class mail is also an option at permit discount. Contact us for more information.

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July 2012 E-Zine (V11#7): Produce Thursday, Jul 19 2012 

Consider a “hybrid” printed book and CD/DVD combo package for lots of material!

CD or DVD can also be placed in sleeves attached to a hard bound book. Sleeves are generally attached at the back or front, but may also be attached within the book block and may accommodate up to 4 discs on an 8.5×11″ book format.

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July 2012 E-Zine (V11#7): Design Thursday, Jul 19 2012 

Add additional material to a book with an electronic assist:

Hybrid books combine traditional printed books with additional electronic media. Have lots of stuff you wish to include? Instead of producing multiple discs to bind into a book, consider attaching a USB drive to a bookmark ribbon: this can be sewn into hard cover books.

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July 2012 E-Zine (V11#7): Define Thursday, Jul 19 2012 

Writer’s Lingo

Front matter: All the pages in the front of the book, leading up to the text proper – title page/verso, dedication, table of contents, frontice piece, preface, etc.

Gripper Margin (*Grip): Margin space that is needed to get the page through the press.  Strictly speaking the *Grip is space that cannot be printed upon, and is always larger on one of the 4 edges of the paper.

Terms marked with an asterisk (*) are not generally used in our office.

For other writing, printing, publishing, marketing lingo, check our glossaries at and

June 2012 E-Zine (V11#6): Computer Wednesday, Jul 18 2012 

Did you know Microsoft is looking to issue a new Office in 2013, in addition to a “365” product tied to their cloud?

June 2012 E-Zine (V11#6): Genealogy Wednesday, Jul 18 2012 

Progress on the 1940 Census accessibility and ready reference online is proceeding quickly!

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