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About Dan McKay

Dan is in charge of SEO for 123Print UK. Has a slight obsession with reading Search Engine Journal

123Print Releases Two Free Fonts

Here at 123Print UK, we like to give back to our loyal customers and so we have released two fonts in to the public domain. Use these fonts however you’d like but if they are used for any commercial purpose please credit http://www.123print.co.uk

Debbie

 

Click here to download the ‘Debbie’ font

 

Marie

 

Click here to download the ‘Marie’ font

 

6 Free Fonts To Help With Your Christmas Marketing

For many businesses Christmas can be the make it or break it season. The rise in Christmas shoppers offers the perfect antidote to a tough year in sales and it’s important that every avenue to increase sales is explored and utilised to maximise sales. Yet, with the huge increase in customers during the Christmas season there is also a huge increase in competition. More businesses than ever before are depending on Christmas to keep their business afloat and the competition to grab every last sale is growing into a fierce fight.

Thus making sure your marketing is top notch and is resonating with every single customer has never been more important. One element is simply making your advertising materials, like flyers or posters, that bit more appealing to the average Christmas shopper. One question we keep getting asked here at 123Print is, ‘Where can I find Christmas fonts to use in my artwork designs?’ Well, after recently releasing our very own font Debbie (and seeing as it’s Christmas) we have chosen 6 of our favourite Christmas or seasonal fonts, all of which can be downloaded and used for free. A little gift from us to you.

Santa’s Air Mail – http://www.dafont.com/santas-air-mail.font

Jump straight into your Christmas advertising designs with this Santa Air Mail font. Offering a quirky 3D design, this font brings a little winter scenery to your design by adding a little snowfall to each letter.

Terms- Free for personal use. For commercial use please contact creator.

Candy Cane – http://www.dafont.com/candy-cane.font

The Candy Cane is an iconic image of Christmas and this Candy Cane font is sure to awaken your customers’ sweet tooth. Add this font to your Christmas marketing designs and you are sure to pull in the Christmas shoppers.

Terms- Free for personal use. For commercial use please contact creator.

Christmas Flakes – http://www.dafont.com/christmas-flakes.font

Will it be a white Christmas? The news seems to think so! Give your Christmas designs the chills with this elegant Christmas flakes font design. This tidy script design uses both large and small snow flakes to tie up a wintry font.

Terms- Free for personal use. For commercial use please contact creator.

Snow for Santa – http://www.dafont.com/snow-for-santa.font

Whether you love it or hate it, snow is an iconic image of Christmas and you can get your marketing designs in the jolly mood with this Christmas Flakes font design. Perfect for businesses looking to stay in Santa’s nice list, this font uses a little snow design on each of the letters and also has flakes falling throughout the lettering.

Terms- Free for personal use. For commercial use please contact creator.

Ornamental – http://www.dafont.com/ornamental-eric.font

Put the final touches to your Christmas marketing with this super fun Ornamental font design. Using (you guessed it!) Christmas Ornaments and baubles as the outer of the design, this font has a quirky fun-like lettering inside of each bauble.

Terms- Free for personal use. For commercial use please contact creator.

Dickensian Christmas – http://www.dafont.com/dickensian-christmas.font

For a different type of target market this Dickensian font is less Christmas tree and more aged design. We can see this design being perfect for a customer base of over 40 years of age, as it uses a smart holly design round each of the Dickensian designed letters.

Terms- Free for personal use. For commercial use please contact creator.

Introducing (Free) Wedding Table Games at 123Print UK

There was a definite buzz around the 123Print HQ this week. Maybe it was the growing excitement for tomorrow night’s Great British Bake Off final, maybe it was the knowledge that our  content executive is heading off to Australia, but it may also quite simply be the fact that we are incredibly excited to reveal the latest edition to our wedding stationery range, Wedding Table Games.

Created by our fine friends over at Bride & Groom Direct, we are happy to announce that we have struck an exclusive deal with the ladies of luxury design; meaning that we are the exclusive low cost printer for their latest round of free wedding stationery designs.

Crafted for wedding fun and excitement, Bride & Groom created the Wedding game templates to offer a fun and affordable way for Brides to bring an element of excitement to their reception.

Speaking to their head of design Ian Stainthorp, we asked him why he chose 123Print for his latest wedding exclusive.

We originally offered the designs to ladies and gents for free, where they could download the design and print it off at their own leisure. Although this is a great offer, we understand that Brides want a level of quality above their home printer. That’s why we were happy to offer 123Print, one of our trusted UK business friends, the chance to print the games at the consumer happy costs they are renowned for.”

While we will be offering a small charge for print and delivery of the wedding table games, you can still download the four wedding table games at absolutely no cost, to print on your own home printer here: http://www.brideandgroomdirect.co.uk/blog/2014/10/4-printable-wedding-table-games-to-have-at-your-wedding/

I Spy: the wedding game

I SPY Wedding Table game in purple
Grab a camera and let your guests get snappy!

Simply click ‘Save As’ on the image above and print here from £13.95 for 25. Use code WEDDING20 for 20% off your printing!  Alternatively, to download and print from home for free, click here. 

Wedding Speech Game: Bingo! 

wedding bingo free downloadable template
A must have for the kids. Leave these out and let them dot off the typical speech clichés.

Simply click ‘Save As’ on the image above and print here from £13.95 for 25. Use code WEDDING20 for 20% off your printing!  Alternatively, to download and print from home for free, click here. 

Wedding Advice: For the Happy Couple

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Take in the advice you may one day need with this fun yet heartfelt Wedding Advice game.

Simply click ‘Save As’ on the image above and print here from £13.95 for 25. Use code WEDDING20 for 20% off your printing!  Alternatively, to download and print from home for free, click here. 

Wedding Speech: Sweepstakes! 

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A two parter! This game is great for breaking the conversational ice and will have your guests all ears during the speeches.

Simply click ‘Save As’ on the image above and print here from £13.95 for 25. Use code WEDDING20 for 20% off your printing!  Alternatively, to download and print from home for free, click here. 

6 Easy Local SEO tips to help customers find you on Google

Are you a plumber, roofing contractor or do you run a taxi business and would like to increase the amount of customers seeing your website in the search results?

Of course you do! Many small businesses rely on Google to get visitors onto their website and if you haven’t taken the time to optimise your online presence, you will be missing out on these people searching for your services in your area.

If you run a small business or offer a trade, having your website correctly optimised can be the difference between sky rocketing success or hanging up your overalls.

Take for example this search for “roofer in glossop” and the results it returns back to the searcher. (Click image for a larger version if required)

Google search for "roofer in glossop" displaying "7 Pack" of local listings
Google search for “roofer in glossop” displaying “7 Pack” of local listings

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