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Your Christmas print timeline

It’s time to talk about Christmas print!

 

Wondering when’s the best time to print your Christmas Cards? Already thinking about your pre-Christmas sales? Hosting an event or corporate party? Sending out calendars or corporate gifts this year?

 

It might be only be July and feel like summer has only just started, but we’re here to help you get a handle on what’s ahead – in the form of all your Christmas print needs – mapped out into a handy timeline. (Oh and a dedicated Christmas Collection too, so you can order everything you need in one handy place).

 

Whether you’re a retailer looking to get your collections into magazines, ad features or you’re a smaller creative business thinking about your Christmas print collections – getting everything printed, photographed ad ready is essential. Or if you’re a business hosting an event or thinking about your corporate gifts, we’ve got you covered on that front too.

 

We’ve planned out the right time to place your orders, print your promos, and get yourself all set for the season ahead, so take a read through our timeline, pin it to your desktop or print it out and keep it handy to avoid any last minute print panics this year when it comes to Christmas print essentials.

 

Christmas print - Christmas card foil printing

July

If you’re looking to get featured in articles and magazines, including those all-important Christmas gift-guides, you’ll need to have your press shots ready to go, so make sure you’ve ordered and photographed your products by the end of the month! An easy way to get featured is through PressLoft – find out more about PressLoft here!

 

August

Releasing a new Christmas collection? From Notebooks to Prints, Christmas Cards to Stationery, now’s the time to finalise your designs and get stocked up on your bestsellers. Don’t forget about your lookbooks and product catalogues too!

 

Ted and Kip Christmas Cards - Christmas Print

Image Credit: Ted and Kip’s Christmas Card collection

 

September

Exhibitions expos and events like Top Drawer kick off in September through to the end of the year, so if you’ll be showcasing at one (or more!) make sure you’re ready. Get inspired with our seven top ways to boost your business at exhibitions here.

October

Christmas party on the horizon? Send your Invitations in style to get everyone excited. Order your Invites now and get ready to hand ‘em out at the end of the month.

If you sell in-store, get thinking about how you’ll be dressing your displays to show off your Christmas collections. Our dedicated Retail Collection has everything you need to make an impact, including versatile options like Posters, Roller Banners and Self Adhesive Vinyl.

 

 

November

It’s time to print and give out your Christmas Cards! At Printed.com we offer a personalisation service too, so your cards will be ready to post as soon as they arrive. Why not print your Envelopes with us using personalisation too? All that’s left to do is seal ‘em up and send!

If you’re sending corporate gifts like Calendars or Notebooks, get them printed this month so they’re ready to go with your Christmas post.

 

December

It’s time to think gifts! With everything from Framed Prints to Calendars, Canvas to Hardback Books, print your way to the most personal gifts. Why not design and print your own Wrapping Paper too?!

 

Don’t leave your new year promo and products ‘til the last minute either. Order your Cards and essential sales print this month to make sure you’re ready to hit the ground running next year.

 

 

Got any Christmas print tips to share? Let us know with a comment below, or tag us in your Christmas artwork – we’d love to see your creations! Use the hashtag:

 

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