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2550 United Lane
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 USA

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Achieving The Highest Standards Every Day!

Nice people. Tough standards. We love what we do. The passion we have for our work enables us to take ownership of our clients' projects. We constantly strive to deliver the highest-quality products possible. Our customers have come to rely on us to provide sound technical support and advice. There is no greater satisfaction than delivering a finished product that helps a client reach its goals and objectives. We specialize in helping to solve problems.

Our Mission

Our mission is to become and remain a vital segment of our customers' businesses by providing timely, quality and competitively priced graphic communications products, while at the same time continually utilizing our creative and innovative abilities to help improve the competitive position of our customers as well as our company.

Guiding Principles

We have been in business for over 75 years and we're proud of the strong roots we've built in our community. We pride ourselves upon being a complete source for all of your business printing needs and have always focused on positioning ourselves at the leading edge of technology. We understand that an investment in technology can actually save money by improving efficiencies.  We strongly believe in balancing the "high-tech" with the "high-touch."

We will continue to evolve as a diversely skilled, fast-moving team of professionals ready to learn from each other and meet whatever challenges our clients may face.

Identifying Your Target Audience

Identifying Your Target Audience

In the marketing world, there’s nothing quite as crucial as an audience. Before you can sell something, you first have to know who you’re selling to. In this case, the who is practically more important than the what. And if you ask any successful business owner about the most vital part of marketing, they’ll undoubtedly say the same thing: Know. Your. Market.

However, knowing your market is often easier said than done. You start with a product that you want to sell, but you’re not sure who wants to buy it. How do you identify your target audience? We have a few crucial steps.

Evaluate current customers.
A simple way to start identifying your target audience is by evaluating your current customer base. Who are the people that already buy from you? What do they buy from you, and why? Collect as much data as you can on common demographics, characteristics and interests among your customers, and then evaluate it. Once you know who is already buying the products, you gain a better grasp on how to reach them and others.

Check on the competition.
You can learn a lot from your biggest competitors. If you’re not quite sure who your audience is, check on who the competition is targeting. Who are their current customers? While your idea, product or service might be somewhat unique, chances are you’re still part of an existing industry. There are others around you doing similar things. You just have to identify who they’re marketing to and discover a way to set your business apart.

Analyze the product.
If you have a product but no audience, start there. Make a list of all of the features your product offers and the benefits it provides. Then, work your way backwards to a list of people who have a need for those benefits. For instance, a print company could create business cards. Business cards set a company apart from the competition, identify their brand and get their name out there. So someone looking for a business card could be a small business owner.

Immerse yourself.
In today’s modern world, it’s not hard to get to know your audience members. Just go online. Immerse yourself with your customers and target market by engaging followers, interacting online and understanding what’s most important to them. You can even take things offline by hosting and attending events within the industry. The more you immerse yourself in the target culture, the more you will learn about potential customers.

Consider graphics.
And by “graphics,” we mean demographics and psychographics. Demographics refer to common trends among customers, while psychographics are more personal characteristics of individuals. For example, demographics include such things as age, location, gender, income level, education level, marital status, occupation and ethnic background. On the other hand, psychographics refer to a person’s personality, attitude, values, interests and hobbies, lifestyle and behavior. By considering the market’s common demographics and psychographics, you can create a general profile of your target audience member.

Knowing your market is critical to any successful business. However, it can sometimes present a challenge. As you navigate your company, keep these ideas in mind for how to identify your target audience, connect them with your product or service and grow the business.