Posts Tagged ‘networking’

Incorporate These Design Trends Into Your Business Cards

Friday, February 3rd, 2023
Time Printers Incorporated Business Card Design

Use these design tips.

Business cards remain one of the most effective ways to advertise your brand and extend your audience. They were initially used to establish connections between businesses and clients. Now that most companies have websites, business cards may be useless, but that is far from the case. Improving your business card design is a great way to improve your business. Here are some design trends you should use in your business cards. (more…)

A Proud Baltimore Printing Service: Time Printers Inc.

Thursday, November 10th, 2016
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Time Printers can help your business grow!

Gabriel B Maddox Sr. traveled to Baltimore from Augusta, GA in 1907 and opened a small family owned print shop servicing to the Baltimore community. Nearly half a century later in 1954, Gabriel B. Maddox’s sons, Al Maddox Sr. and Frank Maddox. Sr. opened Time Printers on the west side of Baltimore. Six of Al Sr.’s seven children are partners in the business today. So when President Al Maddox Jr. says “printing has been in our family for several generations… it’s in our blood,” you can trust that he means it. (more…)

How the Right Business Card Makes Networking Easy

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Imagine this: you’re at a networking event, talking to someone who seems as though they may be a good fit for your company. You have to move on to another part of the conference, but you want to get their information first. When you ask for it, instead of reaching into their pocket and pulling out a business card, they hurriedly scribble it down on a sticky note or a scrap of paper. That wouldn’t make the best first impression, would it? One way to ensure that you are always presenting yourself in a polished, professional manner is by ordering custom business cards.

 How a custom business card sets you apart

In a sea of standard business cards designed from templates, you want your card to show off how unique you are. One way to ensure that your card stands out is to incorporate color; rather than basic black-and-white, a card with a pop of color will be far more eye-catching. You can even utilize the psychology of color to your advantage: blue and green, for instance, are calming, soothing colors, whereas colors like red and yellow convey energy and creativity.

A custom business card can include all of the information that you know is the most valuable to your potential employers and clients. You can make sure that aside from the basic information, like your name and contact information, you can include the addresses for your various social media sites, or even a photo of yourself so that people remember you easily the next time you meet.

When working with a custom business card designer, you can decide how your card appears, even down to the smallest detail. The weight and texture of the paper, though it may not seem important, can actually convey a sense of quality to whoever you give your card. While flimsy, thin cards will show their cheapness, a thick, sturdy card will denote reliability and quality, which are characteristics you will no doubt want to portray in any business relationship.

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Time Printers is a family full service printing products and services business. We have extensive knowledge of the printing industry and deep seeded community roots. With our quality printing products, quick turn around and outstanding customer service, your business advertising cannot go wrong.

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Business Cards – What Does Your Card Say About You?

Business Cards are the Key to Successful Networking

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Business Cards NetworkingAs any business person knows, networking is a MUST for any company, regardless of size. Networking is a way of making meaningful connections with potential employees or employers, business partners, investors, and customers or client. However, how can you be assured that a connection you make at a networking event will last? The answer: Business Cards.

In a world obsessed with networking, business cards are essential. Many times, they may be the first encounter a potential client or customer has with your company. And without business cards, any potential connection you make is likely to fizzle out immediately after the event.

“What was the name of that guy I talked to? Who did he work for? What did he do?”

Business cards allow easily trade contact information and stay in contact with potential connections.

When you meet someone at a networking event, immediately hand them a business card and ask for one in return. This way you can follow up with them if they fail to do so with you.

Additional Business Card Tips

Make it easy to write on!

There is nothing more frustrating than wanting to jot down a note or additional information about a connection and not being able to do so because the card is too glossy. Remember, people like to write down information to help them remember who you are and what you talked about. After all, you meet so many people at these networking events, it is sometimes impossible to remember everyone without a little extra help.

Extra Information is nice!

Your company name, your name, your phone number, and your email address are all must haves on your business cards. However, it is important to add additional information, such as your job title, and any additional contact information, like your Twitter handle. The more ways potential connections have to get in contact with you, the better.

Some experts will even tell you to add your photo, because some people remember faces easier than they do names.

Make it Memorable!

If you go to a convention or networking event and come back with 50+ business cards, you can be assured that everyone else there problem has a similar amount of cards crammed into their pockets. So how can you be confident that your card stands out in a crowd of 50? How can you be confident that you have made a lasting image with a possible business connection? The answer: Professionally Designed Business Cards!

A business card is like a small brochure. It tells your business connection everything they need to know about you: who you are, where you work, and how to get in contact with you. But, like a brochure, aesthetically pleasing business cards are more effective.

Professionally Designed Business Cards from Time Printers

Time Printers is a full service printing products and services business. We have extensive knowledge of the printing industry and our quality products prove time and time again that we are not just printers, we’re innovators. Allow our sales team to help you choose the best business cards for you and your business.

To learn more about Time Printers professional graphic design services, printing services and marketing essentials, give us a call today at 410.566.3005 or click here. You can also connect with Time Printers on Facebook, TwitterGoogle+ and Pinterest as well.

Common Business Card Mistakes

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

A first impression is everything, and often times business cards can make it or break it when you’re networking. A professional business card gives you a leg up on the competition, while an unprofessional or sloppy card can mean no calls back and no emails returned. So to make sure you’re putting your best foot forward, here’s a few examples of business cards gone bad.

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Too Little or Too Much Information

It might seem like a given, but a common mistake many make on their business cards is leaving off critical information. This includes your name, the name of your business, contact information, a phone number and an email address. By the same token, don’t overdo it. A card with all ink and no white space can be an eyesore, and it can make it difficult for people to find the information they’re looking for.

Incorrect Information

Everyone makes mistakes, and spell check doesn’t always catch them, especially when you’re dealing with web addresses and emails. A business card with the wrong information on it says a lot of things about your business, none of them good.


Gimmicks can work in some cases, but for a first impression it’s best to give a traditional card. You never know who is going to be turned off by a card that tries to do too much.

Too Few Cards

“Here’s my card, give me a call sometime,” but wait, you’re out of cards! This not only shows that you’re unprepared, it gives your competition an advantage.

So don’t make a bad first impression. Time Printers will work with you to make a business card that you can distribute with confidence. Call Time Printers today for Quality Business Cards at 410.566.3005 or click here.


Time Printers is a Baltimore, MD family full service printing products and services business. We have extensive knowledge of the printing industry and deep seeded community roots. With our quality printing products, quick turn around and outstanding customer service, your business advertising cannot go wrong. Time Printers is constantly challenging ourselves to stay on the cutting edge of the industry’s standards without giving up their personal touch. We offer the newest technology while at the same time adhering to our extensive history and timeless traditions.