CMC OnDemand Blog

CMC Closed Thurs And Fri For Thanksgiving

November 22, 2017

CMC will be closed on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24 for Thanksgiving.  We will resume normal business hours on Monday, November 27.

12 Ways To Engage Customers With Physical Mail

November 13, 2017

Nearly every business is focusing on digital marketing these days – as they should. Email, social media, video and blog posts are all effective and viable ways to reach a consumer base that would sooner dictate notes totheir smartphone than whip out a notepad and pen. But this is not to say that traditional marketing […]

Tips To Keep Your Direct Mail Out Of The Trash!

October 18, 2017

How many times have you snagged the mail from the box and not even opened it?  We’re print enthusiasts, and even we’ll admit to doing it from time to time.  So how do you break that cycle?  Here are a few direct mail tips to keep your mail from heading straight into the trash bin. […]

11 Design Trends in 2017

September 20, 2017

It’s like our wise friend Ferris Bueller said, “If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” We know you’re a busy bee, so we rounded up 11 design trends in 2017 that you need to know! 1. Bright, bold color palettes These pigments of your imagination are not […]

Does Size Matter In Direct Mail?

September 15, 2017

When you’re planning a direct mail campaign, one of your first decisions will be what size mailpiece to use. Does size matter in Direct Mail?  Of course it does.  That decision will affect how much space you have for your message and how much you pay in postage. Take a look at the three most […]

Tips for Choosing a Readable Type

August 9, 2017

You’ve worked hard to create just the right look for your newsletter. But will your masterpiece also be easy to read? Balancing beauty with readability can be challenging. Here are some areas to keep in mind as you choose a typeface and layout the text on your next project: X-height. X-height refers to the size of […]

Why Good, Old-Fashioned Paper Delights The Senses Like Screens Cannot

July 26, 2017

While paper is still used, it is facing certain obscurity as the world finds favor with computer screens and keyboards for communication needs. But, as if countering fast-paced technological developments, there’s growing enthusiasm to go back to the “good ol’ days”. Most notably, analogue tools are experiencing a revival. Fountain pens are showing healthier sales […]

The Most Stunning Printing Trends We’ve Seen in 2017

July 20, 2017

I’ve had the worst luck with printers. I’ve owned a million of them it seems, and usually something jams up here or there, causing me some kind of expensive problem. Half the time it’s cheaper to buy a new printer than it is to buy the cartridges. But in recent years, printer technology seems to […]


July 5, 2017

We are pleased to announce that we have moved to a new corporate office location. Our new address is 4287 Technology Drive, Fremont, CA 94538, where we will continue to serve our customers in the same manner as before. Our office numbers will remain the same: • Phone: 510-505-1100 • Fax: 510-505-1101 Our new and […]

The Business Cards of Famous People

July 5, 2017

In today’s climate of cell phone contacts, Facebook and LinkedIn, business cards may be becoming a thing of the past. Then again, they can still say a lot about you. This week, we discovered an utterly charming card used by Isaac Asimov (“natural resource” is right) and, inspired, began hunting for more famous peoples’ business […]