Some coffee twitter accounts we love

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Coffee with the best viennoiserie outside of Vienna. Via Blue Bottle Coffee

Since we print and make paper coffee cups, we feel that we are a large part of the coffee industry. We work closely with our clients and we hear all sorts of news about new coffees and teas, desserts and lots of coffee shop news.

Another way we keep in touch is through Twitter. Here are a few of our favorite coffee Twitter accounts in no particular order:

Orange Tree Coffee – https://twitter.com/OrangeTreeCoff in Cape Coral, Florida
They mostly share their Instagram posts on Twitter, which consist of great shots of their coffee truck. They have a great motto – “Taste Sunshine and Happiness in every Sip!”

PT’s Coffee Roasting – https://twitter.com/PTsCoffee in Kansas.
They post cute photos and up-to-date images like their paper coffee cup with a “I voted!” sticker on it. They post lots of images of their coffee shops, their food and coffee and once in awhile stories, related to coffee.

Blue Bottle Coffee – https://twitter.com/bluebottleroast – based in Oakland, CA, but nationally known (we have one opening in our town soon). They post tweets about their company history along with delicious pictures of coffee and pastries. Love how they show and explain their different coffee and menu items. They also call out cities they have coffee shops in.

Peet’s Coffee – https://twitter.com/peetscoffee – based in California.
We’ve been to the Peet’s in New Orleans and they have such a homey feeling that for the longest time, we thought they were a local New Orleans-only coffee shop. But they are national. They share photos of their staff at charity events and of course post images of their delicious coffee and edibles.

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Delish. From Death Wish Coffee

Death Wish Coffee – https://twitter.com/DeathWishCoffee in Round Lake, NY
Just the name alone catches our attention. They have a Death Wish chocolate bar that they like to post photos of, this and their coffee images are to die for. They post links to their blog, with great stories, for instance, showing how they make their Death Wish chocolate bar!

Claire Coffee – https://twitter.com/clairecoffee based in NYC and Portland, OR
They post a lot and they share a lot from stories about friends, they share info about local concerts and lots of Instagram photos.

The Coffee Bean – https://twitter.com/TheCoffeeBean – based in California, since 1963!
They post funny things like: “All you need is love. And tea. You definitely need tea.” And they share lots of cool and colorful photos like their winter paper coffee cups, which we are totally partial to.

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Wrecking Ball Coffee Tasting, via Wrecking Ball

Wrecking Ball Coffee – https://twitter.com/Wrecking_Ball in San Francisco
They sound strong – not them,  but the coffee. Their outdoor seating is back, they explain after a long permitting process. They have gorgeous photos of their neighborhood, but how can you not get fantastic pics of San Francisco? They share their products, too.

Laughing Many Coffee Company – https://twitter.com/laughingmanco in NYC.
They post fun photos – of Halloween, of their products, of their groovy black paper cups. And they share links to founder David Steingard’s podcast. They have a fun account.

Oh, and by the way, here is our own Twitter account Discount Printer– not always coffee, but still lots of fun: https://twitter.com/discountprinter

And here is our Paper Coffee Cup info, if you’re in the market for custom printed paper cups and plastic cups and other things: https://www.thediscountprinter.com/papercups/

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Some of our custom made cups
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The latest craze is putting your brand on paper cups; for every occasion

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We’ve been receiving a lot of orders lately for printed paper cups, but they aren’t all for coffee shops. While we have many coffee companies and coffee shops as clients, we also print paper cups for so many other places.

We do many for fashion houses believe it or not. They use the cups for their many fashion shows and events, they have their name and brand displayed on the cups.

We have one law firm client in Boston, that orders thousands of cups every couple of month. That’s a lot of cups! They tell us they have a lot of clients who pass through their office and enjoy coffee in the branded cups.

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We have a dentist client who orders paper cups a few times a year with his brand printed on them. They really are a great marketing tool for any event, especially conventions and offices. And many colleges use them at recruiting events.

Wedding parties use the personalized cups, too, with the bride and grooms’ names on them along with the wedding date. They are  a nice classy touch added to all events. We were just at a recent Comic Con and they had super hero paper cups all over the place!

We offer low quantity minimums and sell at wholesale prices to everyone. Our greatest achievement these last few years is making and printing full color paper cups. For many years our clients asked for these and now we offer them.

Whether it’s a single color logo or message of a full color printed wrap, we offer it all.

You can see pricing for single color personalized paper cups here: https://www.thediscountprinter.com/papercups/

And full color paper cups here: https://www.thediscountprinter.com/papercups2/

And we also offer a large selection of plastic cups for all occasions, along with personalized napkins and plates here: https://www.thediscountprinter.com/cups-napkins-plates/

Check our personalized paper cups out. They may just be the low cost promotional items you have been looking for!

Are you buying fake Post-it Notes?

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Are you buying the real thing? We’re taking about Post-it Notes here. 3M Post-it Notes are the real thing. All others are knock-offs. We sell custom printed Post-it Notes. 3M Brand post-it notes.

You see, a few years ago, the 3M patent for one of the most popular office items, the custom printed Post-it Notes, ran out and all the knock-offs starting flying off the presses. But there is a difference. We hear it all the time, “Can you fix our problem pads?”

post-itnotes2Knock-off sticky notes are NOT Post-it Notes and they don’t act like Post-it Notes. Knock-off pads either have little adhesive or too much adhesive, they are usually not made in that sweet spot that 3M Post-it Notes are.

We make and print the original branded 3M Post-it Notes. We sell wholesale post it notes to everyone. We sell the personalized post its to the public, to printers who resell and we sell a top notch product. We fix bad pads by printing the real thing right.

If you want the adhesive to work, you need 3M Post-it Note brand pads.

The majority of 3M Post-it Notes these days are used as forms and advertisements. Oh sure, pads are used as writing pads, too, you know, as give-aways, as they have always been used.

post-itnotes1Let us show you what you can do with 3M Post-it Notes. We have been printing the pads for years, we are one of the first online printers from the late 1990s. We know what we’re doing, we know what you want – quality and price.

We have a large selection of pad shapes and sizes. They are all wholesale priced pads.  Check them out here:
thediscountprinter.com/post-itnotes/

Email us too at info@thediscountprinter.com. Just tell us what you would like and we’ll send you a price and send proofs for you to complete the order. No forms to fill out.

Let us show you how custom printed post it notes can work for you.

I wanna be like Kylie Jenner

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Kylie Jenner is my inspiration. I want to be just like her. I want to sell lip gloss. Well, not exactly, what I want to do is have 110 million Instagram followers.

Forbes magazine just named 20-year-old Kylie the youngest self-made billionaire. She is worth $900 million and in a year she should reach the $1 billion mark, making herself the youngest billionaire ever.

She created Kylie Cosmetics and does most if not all of her marketing and advertising on Instagram to her millions of followers, costing her nothing. She leverages her social media following. It’s great to be famous for being famous, but most of us need to create brand awareness for our businesses without being famous first.

But I’ve found over the years that posting regularly and consistently and using proper hashtags works wonders. Instagram offers business accounts now which has more features than plain old Instagram and it’s a great way to get your brand out there to the masses.

I feel that Instagram works better than Twitter and Facebook and even Snapchat at the moment. The all important 14 to 49 year-old demographic uses Instagram and the other sites and if you want to reach that market, that is where you need to be.

Days of commercials and placement ads are dwindling. The new generations do things differently. It’s about being social and part of their lives, being part of their social media feeds daily.

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7 reasons to use Post-it Notes to market yourself

custom-post-it-notes-4x6-3m-post-it-notes-pmsThere’s a marketing tool that we found to be very effective in pleasing clients and promoting business. That’s 3M Post-it notes.

We print them here at TheDiscountPrinter.com and we ship them to you for FREE.

Here are the 7 reasons you should be using 3M Post-it Notes to market yourself:

1) Post-it Notes are economical. They cost pennies a sheet – printed!

2) We now print full color for the price of one on popular sizes! More bang for your buck!

3) Customers love Post-it Notes. They make terrific hand-outs.

4) We print and make genuine 3M Post-it Notes – the real deal. There are cheaper knock-offs on the market now, but the adhesive is not good. It’s either too sticky or not sticky enough. Don’t look bad in your customers’ eyes. Get the real thing – 3M Brand!

5) Post-it Notes are used for everything from writing pads to forms and ads. You can cover the whole sheet with your advertisement if you like.

6) Cube pads last months, possibly years. Cover the four sides with full color, a different image on each side if you like! The gift that keeps on giving.

7) We do all the work. It’s easy. Send us your logo! We’ll do the rest! Send to info@thediscountprinter.com Nothing is printed until we get your final approval. And we ship them to you for FREE!

Stick your name out there! Let us show you how easy it is to order. We do all the work, just send us what you want printed, we’ll go from there. Email us your idea or logo to info@thediscountprinter.com and let us know the quantity (how many sheets would you like total or how many pads total). You can order as little as 6 or 8 pads or as many as 1 million! It’s up to you. The cost is pennies a sheet and they are excellent business generators.

Let’s see what you have. Send us the image you would like printed now or ask us for a quote! Want to see the styles? We have them here. Check them out! Custom printed post it notes. The best in marketing!

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Going into Town with Roz Chast

roz2I thought I had written about it but guess not  . . . I am talking about the “Going Into Town” book by cartoonist Roz Chast. I finally got around to reading it. My cousin had handed it to me one day, she said she thought of me when she saw it so she bought it. She knows I love New York and cartooning and this book is perfect for both.

She asked me if I had ever heard of Roz Chast and I had to laugh because I found one of my favorite museums in New York because of Roz Chast. A few years ago, The Museum of the City of New York had an exhibit featuring Roz Chast’s work. There was a lot of original cartoon art from her New Yorker magazine work and so much more.

I had never been to that museum so I took the subway up to 103 Street and fell in love with the area. It’s sort of a Latin neighborhood with bodegas and lots of people and activity and then you walk over to the 5th Avenue end, where the museum is, right across the street from Central Park and it’s a different world. Thanks to Roz Chast, I have visited that neighborhood and that museum numerous times over the last few years.

Anyway, I finally got around to reading the book and it’s hilarious. It’s written in Roz’s hand, literally. It’s not typeset, it’s spelled out in her handwriting. It’s all about New York City in a truthful and funny way with the cartoonist accompanying the narrative. I think it’s for tourists but it’s funnier if you know the city yourself. Like where she explains that the sidewalks of NYC are a think shell covering a vast honeycomb of pipes and tunnels which is something you really don’t want to think about.

Roz explains the city’s street system – the grid system and uptown and downtown and she seems to like the random buildings in New York that have different businesses on different floors, you know, like very busy buildings with a dentist on one floor, a shoe store on another, a hat store on another and they are all displayed in the front windows as you look at the building from top to bottom.

She prefers cities to nature and she really gets into the city. It’s a funny book, and great for a person who loves New York City. You can see more about it her at Amazon.

Predicting the US economy with Post-it Notes

We’ve been gauging the US economy based on post-it notes sales. We print 3M Post-it Notes and about 15 years ago, we started getting orders regarding real estate – sort of a “we buy ugly houses” pad made out to look like a UPS notice left by the driver. People started ordering thousands of them, I daresay, we printed millions of sheets a month. It turns out a real estate promoter who had seminars, sent his clients to us. So the people who wanted to follow his method of buying and selling would use us as their post-it note printer.

It may not be known, but a bulk of the printed post-it notes are ads or forms or something that covers the whole sheet, it’s not necessarily a pad for writing notes. It can be anything.

Anyway, these real estate pads, called the Roop Pads, came to a sudden halt, I would say maybe in 2008 or 2009, when the housing bubble burst. Those millions of sheets and pads just stopped. Oh, we had other customers that we normally print post-it notes for – doctors, lawyers, stores, clubs, schools, whatever, but the real estate pads it just stopped coming in, not even a trickle.

These are the Roop real estate pads below. We sell them here.

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But now, about a year or so ago, the real estate pad printing started to come back and we receive many orders a week. I’ve found it fascinating that this tells me the economy is better and housing is selling and people are back promoting their real estate business, where they had stopped for a long time as far as we were concerned.

I even noticed a lot of real estate seminars about buying and flipping houses have started up again, so this is good news for flippers, the economy and us!

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