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Scented Recipe Cards and Your Brand: A Recipe for Success

Posted Thursday, December 05, 2019

Scented Recipe Cards and Your Brand: A Recipe for Success  | H&H Graphics

In an era in which any cook with an internet connection has access to more recipes than could be used in a lifetime, there is still something deeply satisfying about an old-fashioned recipe card.

They're tangible, they're nostalgic and, with a drip of spaghetti sauce or a splash of olive oil, they carry a multisensory record of family history and good times. It's little wonder that, as the Associated Press reported recently, recipe cards are becoming a collector's item.

While it's convenient to have 300 different ways to make a pecan pie - Google's most searched for recipe in 2018 – there is something about a recipe card that taps deep into our psyches, stirring up memories of Sunday dinners at Grandma's house or holidays spent surrounded by our favorite people.

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Wine and Spirit Promotions with a Twist

Posted Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Wine and Spirit Promotions with a Twist  | H&H Graphics

Is it just our imagination or do the beer and wine aisles get bigger and more crowded by the minute?

How does anybody choose a bottle of cabernet anymore? Or a craft beer? A bottle of scotch? You could do your research of course. There are 10,000 varieties of wine grapes, while a popular beer website has 300,000 beers listed. Of course, even if you know exactly what you're looking for, you still have to find it. 

The truth is, most of us have a much easier "system." We look at the label. From beautiful artwork to provocative names, to labels that just stand out, catching our attention from their perch on a crowded shelf, there are few places where consumers are as likely to judge your product by your packaging as the beer, wine and spirits aisles.

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Up-Branding with Special Effects Print Enhancements

Posted Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Up-Branding with Special Effects Print Enhancements | H&H Graphics

What’s the difference between an ordinary plastic bottle of lotion and a smooth tube with gold embellishments that’s soft to the touch?

The product may be the same, but marketing experts know that you don’t need to change a product to enhance its perceived value.

That's why luxury retailers hand you your purchase in a customized bag or wrapping made of fabric or durable material, with elegant touches like tissue and ribbon. Packaging is an inseparable component of a product's perceived value.

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Make a Splash with the Magic of a Water Reveal

Posted Friday, September 06, 2019

Make a Splash with the Magic of a Water Reveal | H&H Graphics

Have you ever walked into a store and found yourself unexpectedly drawn to something that wasn't on your list?

You might not be consciously aware of it, but music, scent and other sensory features can draw your attention and entice you to engage with a product you would have otherwise overlooked.

That's an important edge for retailers in an environment where consumers are bombarded with choices and messaging screaming for their attention.

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Scratch-Off Maps: We've Got the Whole World In Our Hands

Posted Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Scratch-Off Maps: We've Got the Whole World In Our Hands | H&H Graphics

There’s a whole world of special effects printing techniques out there, and at H&H we cover the landscape.

Our latest project has us going to the ends of the earth for our clients: scratch-off world maps, it seems, are the coolest new travel accessory since the neck pillow.

Travelers love them, scratching off a layer to commemorate their latest geographic conquest. There are as many themes to the “reveals” as there are places to visit. Some reveal hidden facts and images beneath the scratch-off layer, some simply expose a detailed and colorful map.

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