Monday, April 27, 2015

TOUGH Decals for Industrial Equipment Labeling

Mountainside has TOUGH Decals for Industrial Equipment Labeling!

Need TOUGH decals for industrial equipment labeling? Mountainside has options to make your application easy! Choose decals ranging from adhesives designed for difficult surfaces to products that provide a tough-looking 3-D domed appearance, such as:
● And More ... simply tell us what you need!

The flyer below features various examples of popular Industrial and Equipment Labels. For a limited time, bring in our flyer or mention this offer and SAVE 20% when you place your Industrial or Equipment themed order by May 31, 2015! 

Place your orders online at or email them to, or call customer service toll free at 435-649-3414.

Friday, April 24, 2015

UVU Athletics

Our sister company, Vivid, is excited to announce their official partnership with UVU Athletics!  We are proud Wolverine supporters and had the pleasure of sponsoring their UVU Athletic Awards Banquet Wednesday night!  We had the pleasure of dinning with some great Business Owners and Friends as well!  Special Thank You to Robyn Roberts- Take Shape for Life, for helping us make this possible!  Thank you also to Nate Mathis go #wedoallthat #vividprintsignspromotionalgraphics

Monday, April 20, 2015

Online Store

We are so excited to announce that we have a new online store where you can purchase banners, signs, promotional items and much more! Go to to see all the awesome things we can put together for you or your business!  If you can't find something you are looking for give us a call for a custom quote!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

The Power of Business Cards

There is POWER in your business card! It says a lot about the image of you and your business! What does you card say to your customers? Basic, blah, cheap? From the design to print every impression counts! Check the video for a good laugh! Then contact us- we specialize in special effect, die cuts and even lenticular 4D cards!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

What is Offset Printing

Offset printing is the process of transferring ink to a plate and then to paper.  It produces the highest quality image because of better print control and higher resolution versus other imprint methods. It also allows for resolution in producing halftone images.  Art is etched onto a plate, then the ink sticks to the plate and the ink from the plate transfers to the paper.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

5 Ideas for a Better Business Card

  1. Portrait Business Cards:  As business becomes increasingly digital your human qualities become more and more of an asset to your business.  Capitalize on this trend by making your business card personal and adding your portrait or a picture of your team.
  2. Custom Shaped Business Cards:  When properly executed a custom shaped card really stands out and makes a lasting impression.
  3. Viral Business Cards: What I mean by a viral business card is one that at it's heart is remarkable and so cool and different that people can't help but share them.
  4. View Finder Business Cards: This concept has been applied to photographers (camera viewfinder), videographers (video cameras), construction companies (clear windows), car dealerships (first person view through the windshield of a new car), and much more.  To work well the concept has to resonate with the businesses product or service.  Whether directly like in the case of the camera viewfinder, or indirectly like the home window. 
  5. Business Cards That Look Like Credit Cards: Designing your new business card to look like a credit card is a timeless tactic that has been used successfully over and over for years.  The quality look and feel of our cards tied with the status, class, and value that people associate with a credit card is a winning tactic that will get you not only noticed, but linked with success in your clients eyes.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

What is Debossing

Debossing is one of the many services we offer.  This process is similar to hot stamping because a magnesium die is used to "depress" an image into the substrate, versus printing it on the surface.  No foil is used in debossing.  Products with this imprint method are usually more expensive and require longer lead times due to needing the magnesium die before printing.

Here is an example of what debossing looks like!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

The History of Printing Houses

Early printing houses (near the time of Gutenberg) were run by "master printers."  These printers owned shops, selected and edited manuscripts, determined the sizes of print runs, sold the works they produced, raised capital and organized distribution. Some master printing houses, like that of Aldus Manutius, became the cultural center for literati such as Erasmus.
  • Print shop apprentices: Apprentices, usually between the ages of 15 and 20, worked for master printers.  Apprentices were not required to be literate, and literacy rates at the time were very low, in comparison to today.  Apprentices prepared ink, dampened sheets of paper, and assisted at the press.  An apprentice who wished to learn to become a compositor had to learn Latin and spend time under the supervision of a journeyman.
  • Journeyman printers: After completing their apprenticeships, journeyman printers were free to move employers.  This facilitated the spread of printing to areas that were less print-centered.
  • Compositors: Those who set the type for printing.
  • Pressmen: The person who worked the press. This was physically labour-intensive.
The earliest-known image of a European, Gutenberg-style print shop is the Dance of Death by Matthias Huss, at Lyon, 1499.  This image depicts a compositor standing at a compositor's case being grabbed by a skeleton. The case is raised to facilitate his work.  At the right of the printing house a bookshop is shown. 

Friday, February 13, 2015

Samples of Products we've done

Check out these samples of things we have done.

These are foil business cards we made for Dealer Hive.

Here is a product booklet we did for Alder & Tweed Furniture.

We also do name tags, this is one we did for 7 Eleven.

This is another one we did for Alder & Tweed, they are furniture tags.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

3 things to look for in picking a printing company

Do you need to find someone to do a printing job for you but it seems like everyone claims to provide the best services at an affordable cost?  It's good to carry out thorough research to know about the services of a printing company before selecting one.  Three things to take into consideration are:
  1. Types of printers: Advanced machines, preferably digital printers, are more reliable to fulfill your needs.  Ink quality should also play an important role.
  2. Capable workforce: A printing company that has experienced and skilled employees is more likely to exceed your expectations.
  3. Cost effective: Make sure that the company offers cost effective services that fit your budget.  Custom printing with an affordable company can save money as long as it does not compromise on quality and standards.