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Christmas Card Beginnings

Written by collegecopy on . Posted in Fresh Copy Newsletter, Printing Facts and News

College Copy Shop Presents: Christmas Card Beginnings. People have been sending Christmas cards since 1843 when John Callcott Horsley illustrated the first collection. Two batches totaling 2,050 cards were printed in London and sold that year for a shilling a piece. In 1875 Louis Prang became the first printer to offer cards in America. Early English cards rarely showed winter or religious themes ...

Heritage day 2014

Happy Heritage Day!

Written by collegecopy on . Posted in College Copy Shop Updates, Fresh Copy Newsletter

In 1974 the Alberta Government declared the first Monday of August an annual holiday to recognize and celebrate the varied cultural heritage of Albertans. That year and again in 1975, a multicultural concert was held at Fort Edmonton Park to celebrate Heritage Day. This occasion marked the early days of the Edmonton Heritage Festival, which plays an important role in promoting Alberta’s heritag ...

Paper Rolls

A brief history of paper

Written by collegecopy on . Posted in Fresh Copy Newsletter, Printing Facts and News

Papyrus, the word that paper is derived from, has been around since 3,000 BC. Papyrus was used in the same way as paper is today but is made from flattening out the stem from a marsh grass in Egypt called Cyperous Papyrus. The Mayans also made a similar product for making books and the peoples of the pacific islands made something similar into clothes and ritual objects. These sheets were more l ...

Create a Great Brochure

Create a Great Brochure!

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A Great Brochure Design is a Great Marketing tool! A brochure is a great way to spotlight your company and products. Whether it’s a stand alone document or part of a larger package, a great design will help give your clients something to hold onto but if it’s not appealing, they won’t. The Main Ingredients: 1 – Text: You know your business best. Give writing a try. Put dow ...

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