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The IMAGINE Group Ranks #1 in Wide-Format Impressions 100

The IMAGINE Group is proud to be listed at #1 in Wide-Format Impressions’ 100 List, which is the annual ranking of the Top 100 wide-format printers in the United States and Canada. The 2019 Top 100 rankings represent a comprehensive list of the industry’s leading wide-format converters as ranked by annual sales performance. The IMAGINE […]
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IMAGINE Holds #12 Spot in PI 400 2019

IMAGINE holds a top ranking in Printing Impressions Magazine’s annual list of the Top 400 Printing companies. Now in its 36th consecutive year, the Top 400 represents the industry’s most comprehensive list of leading print companies in the United States and Canada as ranked by annual sales volume. IMAGINE is placed at #12 for 2019, […]
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IMAGINE to Exhibit at NRF 2020: Retail’s Big Show

IMAGINE is pleased to announce the company is exhibiting at the National Retail Federation (NRF) Retail’s Big Show, taking place January 12-14, 2020 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. NRF 2020: Retail’s Big Show will bring together 38,000 industry professionals to take part in a three-day Conference and Expo to […]

IMAGINE Maintains #2 Spot in Top 50 P.O.P. Companies

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (May 22, 2019) – IMAGINE is pleased to announce it has been named one of Creative Magazine’s Top 50 P.O.P. Companies in America for 2019. This year, IMAGINE maintains its ranking at 2nd overall on the annual list, validating its robust leadership in the point-of-purchase sector. Point-of-purchase has long been at the heart of IMAGINE’s core focus. Serving […]

IMAGINE Acquires High-Speed EFI Nozomi Press

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (April 18, 2019)–IMAGINE and Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq: EFII) are pleased to announce the addition of a new EFI™ Nozomi C18000 single-pass inkjet press to IMAGINE’s expansive lineup of print technology. The new press will bring exciting new capabilities and enhance speed-to-market efficiencies for the wide range of applications and visual communications […]

IMAGINE to Exhibit at GlobalShop 2019

IMAGINE is pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting at the upcoming GlobalShop 2019 @ RetailX trade show, taking place June 25-27 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. For nearly 30 years, GlobalShop has served as the world’s largest trade show dedicated to retail design, visual merchandising, and shopper marketing. This year’s expo will […]

Challenge Accepted: Special Delivery

A national supermarket retailer sought to promote the launch of its online shopping and ship to home delivery services. The retailer enlisted Imagine! Print Solutions to execute a unique display design that would help drive awareness and expand interest in the buy online/deliver to door program.  Collaborating closely with the retailer’s internal team, Imagine! Print […]

Stand Out with Special Effects

This striking display uses raised UV to create realistic scale texture, while vibrant fluorescent inks illuminate a volcanic eruption. Make your brand and products stand out by incorporating unique special effects and embellishments into your display and packaging designs. Vibrant inks, raised UV coatings, ultra-shine gloss varnish, and flocking treatments create visual and textural interest, […]

Inspiration Gallery: Wayfinding Signage

Wayfinding signage is essential to creating an organized store environment and efficient shopping experience, helping shoppers easily navigate between departments and locate the items they wish to purchase. From high-visibility hanging signage to endcap headers, pillar wraps, slatwall signs, and floorstands, there are a number of applications that can be tailored to work within existing […]

Optimize Store Navigation with Wayfinders

Optimize your in-store environment and enhance the shopping experience for your customers by incorporating wayfinders into your floorplan. Wayfinding elements are an essential component of store decor, helping to streamline the path to purchase and making it simple and easy for customers to navigate the store floor and find the items they need. Additionally, by […]

The IMAGINE Group Ranks #1 in Wide-Format Impressions 50

The IMAGINE Group is proud to be listed at #1 in Wide-Format Impressions‘ 50 List: the first annual ranking of the Top 50 wide-format printers in the United States and Canada. The 2018 Top 50 rankings represent a comprehensive list of the industry’s leading wide-format providers as ranked by annual sales volume.  The IMAGINE Group […]

Challenge Accepted: Driving Engagement

A national specialty sports retailer sought to drive engagement, awareness, and overall sales of premium products in their stores. The retailer needed a modern signage solution that could be tailored to the unique identities of several vendor brands while maintaining a cohesive in-store aesthetic.  The Imagine! Print Solutions team quickly got to work prototyping two […]

Elevate Products with Glorifier Displays

Glorifier displays are effective sales drivers, helping to capture shopper attention, direct traffic, and increase awareness of featured products. These unique displays are designed to interact directly with merchandise, boosting visibility of brand messaging and helping highlighted products stand out from competing items.  Glorifier displays can be customized with a number of techniques, materials, and embellishments […]

Optimize Program Effectiveness with Versioning

Whether the end goal is to improve consumer engagement, move a specific product category, or simply boost overall sales, the primary challenge of any visual communications campaign is ensuring the right message is delivered to the right place at the right time. With strategic sign versioning enabled by store profiling and production art services, brands […]

Inspiration Gallery: Summer Fun

Are you ready to cannonball into the sun-soaked days of summer? Those glorious months between Memorial Day and Labor Day present endless consumer activities, from days at the beach, to amusement park rides, to unforgettable road trips, to camping in the great outdoors, to enjoying burgers on the grill with family and friends. Let memories […]

Challenge Accepted: Holiday Magic

A national specialty retailer sought to create a magic-themed seasonal window display that would draw shopper traffic and promote gift giving while showcasing the inimitable spirit of their brand. With a critical timeline in which to execute, the retailer partnered with Imagine! Print Solutions to bring the unique holiday campaign to life.  Drawing inspiration from […]

Elevate the Path to Purchase

Kick start the new year on the right path by rethinking your in-store path to purchase! Each stage of the customer journey presents opportunities for strategic use of signage and POP, helping to streamline traffic, improve promotion visibility, drive conversions, and ultimately enable a positive shopping experience.  An effective path to purchase directs shoppers through […]

Inspiration Gallery: Counter Displays

Dress up your sales counters and register areas with unique counter displays! Whether they are utilized to showcase merchandise, describe promotional offers, or convey key brand messaging, these versatile displays provide a valuable point of interaction with shoppers, helping to relay information and drive impulse buys. Counter displays can be custom-designed to fit any product […]

Optimize Versatility with Modular Box Towers

Box tower displays are an efficient and versatile means of delivering key information, showcasing products, and promoting shopper engagement. From single tower floorstands to multi-panel walls, endcaps, and pallet spanners, these modular elements can be combined, rearranged, contracted and expanded to create a wide variety of configurations custom-tailored to the available space and display needs […]

The IMAGINE Group Gains #12 Spot in PI 400 2018

The IMAGINE Group has moved up in Printing Impressions Magazine’s annual ranking of the Top 400 Printing companies. Now in its 35th consecutive year, the Top 400 represents the industry’s most comprehensive list of leading print companies in the United States and Canada as ranked by annual sales volume. The IMAGINE Group is placed at […]

Bring Flat Graphics to Life With Lenticular

Capture your customers’ attention with lenticular graphics! Lenticular treatments add an eye-catching layer of interest to retail signage, displays, promotional advertisements, and mailers, achieving dimensional and digital-like effects within a flat surface. What is lenticular, and how does it work? Lenticular printing is a multi-step process involving the creation of a lenticular image from at […]

Challenge Accepted: Put a Bow On It

A national fragrance retailer sought oversized decorative bows for a festive holiday window display. When a traditional bow manufacturer could not deliver on size, finish, and quantity in the timeframe needed, the retailer looked to Imagine! Print Solutions to help them source an alternative.   Our team initially looked into other bow manufacturing resources, but found […]

Inspiration Gallery: Easter & Spring

Put a little spring in your shoppers’ steps with bright, fun, and eye-catching signage and displays to mark the Easter holiday and spring season. Colorful eggs, pinwheels, birds and bunnies are familiar shapes that add a touch of whimsy, while wicker baskets, fresh florals, and garden greenery-inspired layers provide texture and dimension. From imaginative windows […]

Optimize Promotions At Eye Level

Retailers have long understood the premium value of eye-level shelf space—even devising the common phrase ‘eye level is buy level’ to illustrate the relationship between product placement and transactions. Shoppers are highly influenced by their environment and how prominently products are displayed. Because products at eye level tend to be more visible and convenient to […]

Go Beyond Basic with Base Wrap

When up to 82% of purchase decisions are made while shoppers are in-store, how you present your brand and your products can have a significant impact on conversion rate. Attention-grabbing POP displays are a fundamental component to a robust visual communications program. But what about surrounding areas, like fixture shelves, tables, and platforms? These spaces […]

Challenge Accepted: Product Illumination

A national specialty sports retailer sought to elevate accessory displays within their stores. Existing slatwall fixtures were somewhat lackluster and inefficient for holding a large quantity of product. The retailer needed a solution that could highlight a variety of products and be adapted to fit the unique configurations of individual store locations. The Imagine! Print […]

Elevate Your Stanchion Fixtures

Stanchion fixtures are commonly used in retail environments, acting as durable, portable, and flexible displays of informational and promotional messaging. These adaptable fixtures are especially effective in areas of high shopper traffic, such as store entrances, checkout lines, and main promotional areas. But despite their wide presence and valuable visual communications real estate, stanchions are […]

Inspiration Gallery: Temporary Displays

Captivate and connect with your shopper by incorporating eye-catching temporary point-of-purchase displays in your next marketing campaign. POP displays are an effective vehicle to place and market your merchandise, providing an easy and convenient shopping experience on the store floor. Shipped either pre-packed with product or knocked down flat, these displays offer both time and cost […]

Color, Light, and Metamerism in Print

Have you ever carefully coordinated your outfit before leaving the house, only to find your clothes don’t quite match once you are outside or under the fluorescent lights at work? If so, you have experienced a form of metamerism–a phenomenon that occurs when two colors appear the same under one set of lighting conditions, but […]

Inspiration Gallery: Floor Stands

Retail sales can increase by up to 40% when a POP display is present. Call attention to your products and promotions using versatile point-of-purchase floor stands. Custom floor stands are a great option to drive more in-store traffic, and increase consumer dwell time. Utilize eye-catching floor stands to stimulate impulse buys, educate your consumer, and […]

Let Your Promotion Glow with Black Light Ink

Promotional giveaways, incentives, sweepstakes, and contests are a proven strategy for retailers looking to drive engagement and in-store traffic. Promotions that utilize mystery incentive or discount coupons are especially effective, providing consumers a fun and exciting reason to enter a store and potentially return at a later date to shop again. While peel-and-reveal pieces and scratch-off […]

Create Engaging Brand Moments with Props

Retailers are always looking to create memorable brand moments and engaging in-store experiences that excite and inspire their customers. Incorporating unique, attention-grabbing props into your store displays can help to bring personality to your space, highlight featured merchandise, and boost customer engagement.  Get the same look for less Replicated reality props often come at less […]

Challenge Accepted: Pop-Up Sensation

A multinational athletic apparel and footwear retailer sought to stage a dynamic pop-up store event in promotion of its exclusive new clothing collaboration with R&B/pop music sensation The Weeknd. With little more than a week to set the event, the retailer needed a nimble and responsive partner capable of executing high-quality graphics and displays in […]

Imagine! Print Solutions to Exhibit at PLMA 2018

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (October 9, 2018) – Imagine! Print Solutions FLEXO is pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting at the upcoming PLMA 2018 Private Label Trade Show, taking place November 11-13 at the Rosemont Convention Center in Chicago, Illinois. For more than thirty years, PLMA’s annual trade show has provided a space for retailers, wholesalers, and manufacturers to come […]

Tight Budget? Think Versatile Signage

Staying on budget while creating engaging and visually impactful P.O.P. campaigns is an ongoing challenge for retailers. Finding a cost-effective approach becomes especially critical during the busy holiday season, when promotional signage turnover is most frequent. Planning your marketing programs with a focus on versatility can help keep your print budget on track, enabling greater flexibility […]

Inspiration Gallery: Fixture Signage

With only three seconds to grab a shopper’s attention, your marketing message needs to stand out from the clutter. Rethink what’s possible and highlight your merchandise by dressing up store fixtures. Compelling signage and dimensional displays boost visibility and promote shopper engagement. Incorporate visual enhancements such as backer paper, shelf blockers, wobblers, headers and other […]

Challenge Accepted: Big Impact

An agricultural commodities giant needed a unique display to showcase its animal feed products in agricultural supply and sporting goods retail stores. The global corporation envisioned a store-within-a-store setup spanning multiple aisles to boost visibility to its brand and differentiate its products from competitors.  The Imagine! Print Solutions team immediately began developing graphic and structural […]

Get Glamorous with Glitter

Glitter embellishments have long been used to enhance and elevate product packaging and in-store graphics. From enchanting holiday displays to shimmery promotional signage, this unique, eye-catching effect adds instant interest and drama wherever it is used.  In typical print applications, a powdered glitter of various particle sizes is mixed into a clear UV gloss coating […]

Private Label Brand Elevation

BUILDING AWARENESS A national wine retailer carrying both private label and vendor brands in their stores noticed a disconnect between the in-store marketing and sales results of these two categories. Several vendor brands utilized unique dimensional product displays that translated into robust sales, while its house brands were slow-moving and suffered from a lack of […]

Plan Ahead: Increase Dwell Time

It has long been observed that the more time consumers spend browsing, the greater the likelihood they will make a purchase and the more money they will be willing to spend. A study in the UK found that increasing dwell time by 1% can lead to a 1.3% increase in sales. Similarly, the Wall Street Journal […]

Elevate Interest With Lights and Motion

The holiday season is the busiest and most profitable time of year for retailers, with more consumers out shopping and motivated to purchase. But increased consumer traffic comes with intense competition for their attention and business. With mere seconds to grab consumer attention, retailers need to be on their ‘A’ game, breaking through the opposition […]

Go Metallic With Your Signage

The metallic sheen of foil is an ever-popular embellishment during the holidays, lending shiny sophistication and attention-grabbing power to seasonal signage. However, the popularity of foil can also be its detriment. High demand for foil board means it is often in short supply and must be reserved well in advance. If material is available, it is […]

Challenge Accepted: Unveiling the Future

A footwear and athletic apparel retailer sought to create a more modern, dynamic, and inspiring shopping experience within its stores. The retailer needed a partner capable of executing bold updates of in-store graphics and décor while serving the needs of diverse store types and footprints.  Imagine! Print Solutions jumped at the opportunity to help this […]

Inspiration Gallery: Hanging Décor

Help lead and inspire your customers the right way with unique hanging décor customized to your exact needs. Hanging décor is a useful application for wayfinding, making your element effortlessly seen from anywhere in your store. Use dangling décor to direct shoppers to dodge confusion, dress-up a department, or reinforce a brand, event or promotion. […]

Optimize Kit Space: Ship 2D, Display 3D

With freight rates on the rise, retailers are increasingly challenged with the need to minimize kit box dimensions while retaining the integrity and impact of their P.O.P displays. Imagine! can engineer your dimensional displays to ship flat, breaking large and unwieldy pieces into smaller, more manageable components that ship securely and efficiently. Once received in-store, […]

Elevate Your Store Slatwall

Slatwalls have long proven an effective retail element, allowing stores to maximize valuable floor space and take advantage of the prime merchandising real estate on walls. But many slatwalls appear dull and underutilized, occupied by standard fixtures that blend into the background and do little to elevate brand or atmosphere. Imagine! Print Solutions can help […]

Plan Ahead: Seasonal Kit Efficiencies

Summer is beginning to wind down, which means planning for the back end of the year and the busy holiday season is well underway! As you nail down your marketing strategy for the next several months, have you taken freight into account? Late last year, FedEx and UPS announced a series of rate changes* taking […]

Inspiration Gallery: Holiday Décor

Create a winter wonderland from the inside out! Challenge your business to one of a kind environments, displays, signage and more to bring Holiday cheer to your store this year. Eye-catching décor will provide a joyful atmosphere to consumers of any age. Providing a unique experience to set your store apart during the holiday rush […]

Imagine! Invests in New Hybrid Flexo Inkjet Press

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (July 12, 2018) – Imagine! Print Solutions (“Imagine!”), North America’s foremost visual communications company, is pleased to announce the addition of a new EF SYMJET hybrid flexo inkjet press to its expansive print fleet. The new press is equipped with the latest in-line technology, providing increased efficiency and a wide range of printing capabilities to support […]

Imagine! Upholds #2 Spot in Top 50 P.O.P. Companies

 MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (July 12, 2018) – Imagine! is pleased to announce it has once again been named one of Creative Magazine’s Top 50 P.O.P. Companies in America for 2018. This year Imagine! upholds its ranking at 2nd overall on the annual list, validating its robust sales growth and leadership in the point-of-purchase sector.  John Hans, CEO of Imagine!, remarked, “We […]

Optimize Your BOPIS Program

With kids out of school and summer activities gearing up, busy families are looking for convenient and time-saving shopping experiences. Buy Online, Pick Up In-Store (BOPIS) programs–also known as Click & Collect–accommodate consumer priorities for speed and convenience while allowing retailers to drive traffic in-store, streamline the path to purchase, and gain prime upselling opportunity. […]

Inspiration Gallery: Window Displays

You can turn window shoppers into buyers by investing in intriguing window scenes. Taking the time to dress up your windows is an effective way to take your campaign to a classier level. They have a purpose other than displaying merchandise; your windows should also be thought of as a storytelling destination. Contact us to create […]

Curb Chaos with Signage Storage Solutions

Creating an appealing retail environment and enabling a convenient shopping experience requires not just an organized sales floor, but an organized backroom. While the negative impacts of a chaotic store backroom may not be immediately apparent from the sales floor, they inevitably come to light—from damaged promotional signage, to lost hardware, to time wasted trying to […]

Elevate Your Impulse Strategy

The spontaneous shopping habits of modern consumers have long benefited retailers.  More than 64% of American shoppers admit they regularly make impulse purchases, and these unplanned purchases account for a significant amount of overall consumer spending. A recent survey found that the average American spends $5,400 per year—that’s $324,000 in a lifetime—on unplanned, impulsive purchases […]

Challenge Accepted: Replicated Reality Glorifier

With summer on the horizon and an ample seasonal inventory on their hands, a national wine retailer sought to boost customer interest in rosé wines. They turned to Imagine! for an attention-grabbing, brand-agnostic POP display that would help them promote and push an entire category of wine products. Our team immediately set to work brainstorming […]

BOPIS Delivers Major Benefits For Retail

As consumers continue to demand faster, more convenient, and more connected shopping experiences, many retailers are expanding their online offerings to include Buy Online/ Pick Up In Store (BOPIS) programs. Also known as Click & Collect, BOPIS represents the sweet spot between ecommerce and brick and mortar sales, combining the convenience of online shopping with […]

‘Charm’-ing Shoppers in Action Alley

A leading global food company needed an eye-catching display to promote the debut of a new marshmallow shape for their popular breakfast cereal. Imagine! delivered a truly ‘magical’ pallet display designed to stop traffic and drive impulse purchases.  The Imagine! structural team collaborated closely with the client to develop a colorful and striking display concept. […]

Imagine! to Exhibit at GlobalShop 2018

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn (Jan. 23, 2018)—Imagine! is pleased to announce we will be exhibiting at the upcoming GlobalShop tradeshow, taking place March 27–29, 2018 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. For more than 25 years, GlobalShop has served as the world’s largest tradeshow dedicated to retail design, visual merchandising, and shopper marketing. This intensive annual event provides […]

GFX International Joins the Imagine! Family of Companies

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (January 12, 2018) – Imagine! Print Solutions (“Imagine!“) is pleased to announce that GFX International (“GFX”) has joined the Imagine! family of companies. GFX is a premier retail design and execution firm based in Grayslake, Illinois. With the acquisition of GFX and the continued support of Oak Hill Capital Partners, Imagine! continues to add world-class capabilities and customer […]

Enable Inspiring Experiences

Modern consumers continually seek more than just a run-of-the-mill shopping trip–they want unique, inspiring shopping experiences that allow them to engage with brands and products before they can be enticed to buy. Meeting these expectations need not require radical brand transformations, but simply rethinking store layout or marketing strategy. Consider these key tips to help […]

Consider This: Backlit Graphics

Does your storefront feel dull and uninspiring? Are you looking to command attention, boost engagement, and enliven your selling spaces? Let your messaging shine with backlit graphics! Backlit technology utilizes an LED light source to illuminate a transparent sheet or opaque fabric material from behind, providing instant impact for printed signage. Backlit graphics stand out with […]

Activating the Force of AR

A large national grocery retailer sought to create an out-of-this-galaxy shopping experience and drive in-store sales in advance of Disney’s Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi film. After developing a custom augmented reality (AR) app, they needed to execute a corresponding graphics campaign on a tight budget. Imagine! readily accepted this critical mission. We collaborated […]

Exciting Trends Ahead For Retail

As we leave 2017 behind, we look back on an ultra-competitive year for retail, culminating in one of the most successful holiday seasons on record. 2018 is already shaping up to be another dynamic year, brimming with new and exciting technologies, evolving consumer demands, and unique business strategies. Trends suggest that for retailers to continue […]

Inspiration Gallery: Celebrate Mom & Dad

“We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves.”–Henry Ward Beecher The selfless sacrifices, endless challenges, and great joys of parenthood are deserving of recognition each and every day. Officially, however, we celebrate parents on specially designated days in the spring and early summer: Mother’s Day (celebrated on the second Sunday […]

Imagine! Featured in Insights Success Magazine

The Imagine! family of companies was recently featured in the cover story for Insights Success Magazine’s November 2017 edition, which showcased their assessment of the 10 Most Innovative Merchandising Solution Providers. Enterprise CEO John Hans proudly represented Imagine! on the issue’s front cover.  Insights Success Magazine is a monthly publication focused on insights and tech […]

Imagine! Jumps to #14 in PI 400 Leading Printers of 2017

Imagine! Print Solutions, along with its affiliates, has moved up in Printing Impressions Magazine’s 34th annual ranking of the Top 400 printing companies. The Top 400 represents the industry’s most comprehensive list of leading printing companies in the United States and Canada, as ranked by annual sales volume. Printing Impressions placed Imagine! at #14 for 2017, citing […]

Consider This: Window Graphics

Transform a plain storefront into a unique and impactful promotional space with window graphics! These eye-catching elements are an easy and cost-effective means to elevate window space, and are a critical tool for their ability to draw the attention of passersby, create intrigue, and drive traffic into stores.   Window graphics: Can be created in a […]

Resolve to Refresh in 2018

As the new year approaches, thoughts of renewal, goal-setting, and achieving meaningful change are at the forefront. This transformation mindset is not only applicable to personal resolutions, but to brands. What will your brand look like in 2018 and beyond? How will you keep your stores, merchandise, and messaging fresh, relevant, and exciting for your […]

Big Retail Embraces Small Format

As the marketplace evolves to meet modern demands, brick-and-mortar retailers are continuing to look for new and unique strategies to connect with their customers. Over the past few years, well-known retailers such as Target, WalMart, Best Buy, and Nordstrom have invested in a new small format store approach, developing scaled-back store locations with smaller footprints […]

Inspiration Gallery: Spring Awakening

When spring finally arrives at the end of a long, cold winter, hope is restored– along with an eagerness to enjoy the sunshine and splendor of the outdoors. Conjure that rejuvenation and zest for life in your stores through signage and displays that incorporate fresh floral designs, eye-popping color, unique dimensional effects, and strategic use […]

Challenge Accepted: Creativity In Motion

A specialty retailer needed a dynamic POP display to draw customer attention, promote holiday gifting, and capture the unique spirit of their brand. They looked to Imagine! to bring their cosmic vision to life. The Imagine! team transformed raw ideation sketches into a fun and impactful design, keeping ease of assembly a priority. To distinguish […]

Simplicity Sells in Retail POP

Modern shopping experiences can be chaotic and disorienting for consumers, with constantly shifting demands for their attention and focus. Overwhelming consumers in this way can frustrate them and discourage purchases. Why not make things simpler? Simplifying POP design and refining brand messaging can offer distinct advantages for retailers, allowing them to distinguish themselves above the […]

Inspiration Gallery: Valentine’s Day

Roses are red, Violets are blue, Many look forward to Valentine’s Day, Are your stores ready too? We may not be the greatest of poets, but we certainly know how to execute seasonal promotions. And while some may roll their eyes at this classic Hallmark holiday, there is no denying the power of romance when it […]

Consider This: Floor Graphics

Are you looking for unique ways to create visual interest, define your spaces, and drive in-store traffic? Don’t forget to utilize the floor! Floor graphics can help direct shoppers to certain store areas, draw attention to various products and merchandise, create engaging shopping environments, pull together the overall look of a promotional campaign, or simply […]

Virtual Environments Drive Smarter Campaigns

Imagine!‘s design rendering services have long offered marketers the invaluable ability to visualize and plan projects and print campaigns before committing to production. These services are continuing to advance intelligent campaign planning and increase speed to market, with working prototypes delivered in hours instead of weeks. With the advent of more sophisticated virtual technology, we […]

Optimize Your Holiday Contingency Planning

As Holiday promotions go live and the busiest shopping season of the year gets underway, many retailers are challenged by unpredictable consumer demands, aggressive competitor promotions, and varying success of their own planned promotions. Planning a flexible contingency signage program to supplement Holiday marketing can serve a variety of valuable purposes, including:  Capitalizing on successful […]

Challenge Accepted: Dynamic Imitation

A national wine retailer needed an attention-grabbing display to boost awareness for a new line of house wines. They looked to Imagine! for a design that would speak to a distinct product and evoke the warmth and cheer of loved ones gathering together. The Imagine! team engineered an original concept for a realistic dimensional brick […]

Are You Ready for Holiday 2017?

With Halloween in the rear view mirror, retailers are shifting their attention to refreshing their stores’ appearance and merchandising mix in anticipation of the busiest shopping season of the year: Holiday. Holiday retail sales are expected to increase between 3.6-4% from 2016, with the average consumer expected to spend an average of $1,226 during the […]

Imagine! Acquires New Inca X3 Digital Press

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (October 19, 2017) – Imagine! Print Solutions (“Imagine!”), North America’s foremost visual communications company, is pleased to announce the addition of a new, high-speed Inca Onset X3 digital press to its wide range of capabilities. The new press is equipped with the latest technology to accommodate high-volume, quick-turn projects and boost overall production capacity.  The innovative […]

Imagine! FLEXO to Exhibit at PLMA 2017

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (Oct. 16, 2017) – Imagine! Print Solutions (Imagine!) FLEXO is pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting at the upcoming PLMA Private Label Trade Show, taking place November 12-14 at the Rosemont Convention Center in Chicago, Illinois. For more than thirty years, PLMA’s annual trade show has provided a space for retailers, wholesalers, and manufacturers to […]

AR Sparks Revolution in Consumer Engagement

Few could forget the international mania surrounding Pokémon Go, an interactive social app that brought the popular 90’s characters to virtual life and took summer 2016 by storm. Though the Pokémon Go craze has long passed, many retailers have taken note of the exciting potential presented by augmented reality (AR). Distinct from virtual reality (VR), which […]

Streamline Print Marketing Through RetailSPACE

As shopper behaviors evolve and retail environments shift to meet modern consumer demands, marketers are continually under pressure to provide unique and personal experiences while keeping within print budget restrictions. When it comes to achieving maximum impact and efficiency with print campaigns, it is clear that understanding individual store locations is crucial, allowing you to […]

Transform Your Space with Fabric Signage

As retailers endeavor to elevate their brands and enhance in-store spaces while remaining budget-conscious, many have turned to digitally printed fabric textiles as a choice signage solution. A modern marvel of materials, fabric—most often seen in the form of dye-sublimated silicone edge graphics (SEG)—offers retailers consistently vibrant, color-saturated, and high-quality print, as well as a […]

Inspiration Gallery: Sports Action

Are you ready for some sports action? Whether it’s supporting a local or national team, witnessing awesome Olympic feats, keeping fit, or playing pickup games with friends and family, sports are an extremely popular passion for vast numbers of consumers. There are several ways retailers can incorporate sports into their marketing campaigns: scheduling targeted promotions […]

Challenge Accepted: Practical Dimension

A women’s clothing retailer needed a stylish window display to highlight new fashion arrivals. Imagine! delivered a striking and sensible solution that integrated seamlessly with brand persona and store décor. Our structural team engineered two large dimensional frames that could ship flat for assembly at the store level, minimizing freight costs. Once assembled, the frames […]

Inspiration Gallery: Dimensional Holiday Décor

Dare to go dimensional with your Holiday! Incorporating innovative displays into store holiday décor can provide effortless impact, highlight seasonal merchandise, and create a festive atmosphere to delight customers. Evergreen tree standees form an instant winter wonderland, clever animal designs lend elegance and fun to any display, and stacked gift boxes remind us it is […]

Build Impressions Through Branded Merchandise

Whether used on its own or incorporated into a larger promotional campaign, branded merchandise is an effective means to increase meaningful brand awareness, foster strong, positive relationships between consumer and brand, and even directly influence sales. As a significant representation of your brand message, it is crucial to avoid handling these promotional items as an […]

Challenge Accepted: Refreshing Impact

A large premium tea retailer needed an engaging P.O.P. display to promote its iced tea products and evoke the carefree fun of summer. Imagine! delivered the insight and expertise needed to make their sun-soaked vision a reality. Imagine!’s design team transformed the client’s creative ideas into an impactful and durable display to last through the […]

In-Store Events Drive Traffic

For brick-and-mortar retailers competing against the convenience of ecommerce, actually getting customers into the store can be half the battle. To differentiate your brand, entice new customers, and keep loyal fans coming back for more, it is essential to continue curating new and exciting shopping experiences. Many retailers are addressing this desire for experiences by […]

Consider This: Transparent Inks

Are you looking for a unique, customizable embellishment to make your in-store signage stand out? Consider transparent inks! These unique pigments act much like a food-safe varnish, providing concentrated color with a completely translucent finish. TRANSPARENT INKS: Have no opacity; finish is completely see-through Can be customized to any color Can print on any substrate–however, […]

Consider This: Metallic Foil Inks

With Holiday on the horizon, foils will once again be in high demand. This shiny, sophisticated look is iconic for the season, but often comes at a hefty price–especially when the project requires printing a flood of ink over foil board to achieve a few metallic accents. Enter foil inks: an innovative approach for retailers […]

Give Your P.O.P. Style Points

P.O.P. undeniably helps to motivate sales when displays and signage are visually appealing, informative, engaging, and relevant to consumers. Create impact, resonate with consumers, and optimize ROI by incorporating some of these key tips into your next project. Bring personality to your space Some of the most creative P.O.P. displays today incorporate unique elements like […]

Back-to-School is in Session

For kids, the coming of August marks the dreaded end of summer; but for retail, it is a welcome windfall as Back-to-School (BTS) shopping reaches its peak. Second only to Holiday in overall revenue, the total combined spending for K-12 and college BTS in 2017 is expected to reach upwards of $83.6 billion–an increase of […]

Challenge Accepted: Brand Elevation

A national wine retailer needed an original concept and dynamic P.O.P. display to promote vodka made in the United States. Because the campaign was due to launch around Independence Day, they envisioned a star-spangled display that would convey a sense of patriotic pride for their American-made products. Imagine! was appointed to deliver concept themes, slogans, […]

Inspiration Gallery: Snowflakes

Snowflakes are delicate symbols of winter and an absolute must when creating a festive in-store environment for Holiday. Snowflakes come in all shapes and sizes, so don’t hold back on what’s possible. Make your flakes glitter and shine, add dimensional impact or consider how you can weave your own product or brand into the design. […]

Imagine! Advances Major Southeast Region Expansion

Classic Graphics to acquire new equipment & expand service offerings  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (July 25, 2017)—Classic Graphics (“Classic”), an Imagine! company, is pleased to announce plans to expand press, finishing, and fulfillment capabilities at their Charlotte, North Carolina facility. The expansion will include press and finishing equipment additions, enhanced design services, and increased fulfillment capacity, offering […]

Imagine! Seizes #2 Spot in Creative Magazine’s Top 50 P.O.P. Companies

 MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (July 11, 2017) – Imagine! is pleased to announce it has once again been named one of Creative Magazine’s Top 50 P.O.P. Companies in America for 2017. This year, Imagine! rose to the coveted #2 spot on Creative’s annual list, validation of the company’s robust sales growth and steadfast leadership in the point-of-purchase sector.  John Hans, CEO […]

Imagine! looks BEYOND at GlobalShop 2017

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (Feb. 6, 2017) – Imagine! Print Solutions (Imagine!) is pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting at the upcoming GlobalShop tradeshow, taking place March 28 to March 30, 2017 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. GlobalShop is billed as the world’s largest annual tradeshow and conference dedicated to retail store design, visual merchandising, and […]

Imagine! Gains Top 15 Spot in PI 400 List of Leading Printers

As 2016 comes to a close, we’re reflecting on the year’s successes and ramping up for the year ahead. Printing Impressions Magazine recently ranked the Top 400 printing companies in the United States and Canada by annual sales volume. This year, Imagine! Print Solutions, along with its affiliates, proudly retains a Top 15 spot. Imagine! is […]

Make a Big Impression with Store Design Elements

Consumers quickly gain an impression of a brand’s DNA when experiencing the retail store environment around them. That experience ultimately becomes a memory, and if the memory is pleasing, the effort needed to activate a shopper and develop brand loyalty becomes a lot easier. An effective store design creates a strong brand identity and can […]

Amplify Your Message through Illumination

According to consumer behavior research, shoppers typically make a purchase decision in only a few seconds. Exposure to a product alone is not enough to significantly impact an individual’s decision at-retail. Consumers place visual appearance as the most influential factor that goes into their shopping behavior. In order for a visual stimulus to be consciously processed, […]

Store Specific Signage Solution

Retailers face a fast-paced environment with changing customer demands and fierce competition. Competitor price matching and localized marketing can be a cumbersome process to execute at the store level. React to the speed of retail with Store Specific Signage from Imagine!. We have the power and hustle to gather info, version out, and ship to […]

Challenge Accepted: Quick-Turn Marketing

A large retailer needed an urgent signage kit printed and shipped to its 1,500+ store network in time for Black Friday. After analyzing in-store sales from a prior weekend, the retailer sought to supplement its holiday campaign and move more merchandise through a complimentary promotion.   As an existing print supplier for this retailer, Imagine! received […]

Imagine! Installs New Large-Format UV Press

Imagine! Adds 64″ 7-Color UV Sheetfed Press to Impressive Equipment Fleet MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (December 1, 2016) – Imagine! Print Solutions (“Imagine!”), North America’s foremost visual communications company, is pleased to announce it has just completed the installation of a seven-color, 64-inch KBA 164 printing press. Imagine! invested in this new equipment to drive further improvement in the production […]

Command Attention with Signage Dimension

Many in the retail industry believe you only have three seconds to grab a consumer’s attention, so it is imperative your signage is noticeable. Visual elements must signal a shopper from a distance and signage should ideally be commanding enough to do so even from the peripheral. Incorporating a dimensional sign into your campaign adds visual […]

Activating the Impulse Buy

With over 75% of all retail purchases made in-store, there are many opportunities to drive consumer spending at brick-and-mortar. Impulse buying is a retailer’s best friend. Research by A.T. Kearney indicates that typically 40% of consumers spend more money than they planned in stores. Unplanned purchases continue to be a large revenue catalyst for brand […]

Challenge Accepted: Dimensional Signage

A major consumer electronics retailer was looking for an eye-catching sign to promote its Star Wars merchandise during the release of the new Disney Star Wars movie. The wayfinding signage required quick assembly and would be large enough to be visible from all areas of the store. The Imagine! structural design team engineered a three-dimensional […]

Pop Up Displays from Imagine!

Brand marketers and retailers believe you only have three seconds to grab a consumer’s attention at the point of purchase. Yet, some face the challenge of boxing up that attention grabber into a cost-effective kit. Pop up displays are versatile, lightweight, foldable products that can be shipped flat resulting in a more manageable kit size. […]

Pop-Ups Shape Consumer Journey

With the holidays fast approaching, preparation for this critical shopping season is at the forefront for every retail business. Ongoing success and profitability at this time of year hinges on the ability for retailers to strike a balance between tried-and-true selling strategies and new, innovative ideas. Enter one of the hottest enduring marketing trends: the […]

Reduce Your Kit Footprint

As brand marketers, you’re responsible for making sure the components of your campaign are manufactured and delivered to each location in a timely and cost-effective way. Kitting, the assembly of individual items into ready-to-ship store sets, can be a large investment if bulk shipping cartons are needed. By altering the finished size of POP materials, […]

Challenge Accepted: Pop Up Display

Dairy Queen sought an attention-grabbing display to promote its new Jurassic World-themed Blizzard treat and coincide with the release of the summer blockbuster. The in-store display required quick assembly, durability, and an impactful presence to impress and attract customers. Imagine! went to work engineering a three-dimensional floor stand that could provide an instant display effect […]

ImageWrap by Imagine!

As a brand marketer, you’re asked to stretch your marketing dollars every year. Creating a P.O.P. program that is both cost-effective and visually engaging can be a challenge. Seasonal and promotional programs bring added pressure to the frequency of when signage gets replaced or reused. Optimizing the effectiveness of your signage is mission critical. Get […]

Enhance Product Placement

In the competitive retail market, it is crucial for stores to maintain a shopping environment that will attract customers and maximize sales. While promotional deals and pricing can account for initial customer interest in a product, the successful progression from that initial engagement to purchase is most dependent upon effective product placement. Enhanced product displays […]

Get More Bang For Your Print Buck

Every brand marketer can attest to the challenge of achieving maximum visual impact for an event while staying on budget. Spend too little and you risk uninterested customers and loss of profit; but overspend on graphic pizazz to entice those customers and you’ve blown your print budget for the next promotion. Maintaining balance and ensuring recurring […]

Challenge Accepted: Product Display

T-Mobile was on the hunt for a well-designed merchandise display that would generate a sales lift for its prepaid category. The point-of-sale display would be placed into a national consumer electronics retailer during the holiday season and engineered to showcase various prepaid phone products. Imagine! jumped at the challenge to produce a vibrant two-sided floor […]

Challenge Accepted: Product Glorifier

A Hawaiian brewing company was searching for an inspirational display to call attention to its alcoholic beverages in retail stores across the country. The display would serve as a product glorifier and resemble a traditional Tiki Hut, giving customers an “aloha” feeling. With only a photo idea in hand, the Imagine! Structural & Design team […]

Organize Your Backroom

It comes as no surprise that many stores have disorganized backrooms, but this reality becomes a serious issue when store associates cannot use signage stored there. When signs are improperly stored, they can be damaged or misplaced, leading to excessive reordering and time wasted searching. With no intervention, backrooms remain chaotic and these issues will […]

Challenge Accepted: Retail Theater

One of America’s largest grocery retailers came to Imagine! in search of a temporary floor display to be used for a seasonal marketing campaign. The display solution would be versioned across its various store banners and accommodate a variety of floorplans and featured products. This display would be the focal point in creating a theatrical-type […]

Get Creative: In-House Structural Design & Engineering

We’ve found that many of our clients can benefit from a little extra creative support for their campaigns. Our talented team of structural engineers and designers continually create eye-catching displays, engaging marketing materials, and signs with stopping-power, driving consumers to purchase. If you’re looking for fresh concepts, fast creative output and engaging design, Discover Imagine!’s in-house structural […]

5 Easy Ways to Help Store Associates Correctly Place P.O.P. and Signage

How do you ensure your next big campaign hits stores the way you’ve envisioned from the beginning? Make it easy for your field team to achieve compliance by considering these key tips. 1. Leverage Kit Labels When your employees slice open the first box of a new in-store campaign or display, they should recognize immediately what the […]

6 Budget-Friendly Design Tips from Imagine! Structural Designers

When we design for you, we design for your budget, too. We provide curated designs that allow cost-tiering–meaning, we understand not every in-store display can or should get the Cadillac treatment. Sometimes the cost-efficient yet dependable Honda is the best choice. We offer you a range of treatments, never sacrificing the wow-factor you’re looking for. […]

Imagine! Receives $340M Minnesota Job Skills Partnership Grant

Imagine! recently received a $340M Minnesota Job Skills Partnership Grant. We will work with Hennepin Technical College in the design, development and implementation of courses which will be delivered to 196 employees (82 of which will be new) at the Shakopee headquarters. Courses will include: Orientation to Graphic Arts; Introduction to Color Theory and Measurement; Workplace Documentation […]

Engage Shoppers Through Retail Theater

If you consider your retail environment a stage, then your customers are your audience. Will you give them a great show? Or leave them uninspired? A memorable shopping experience is something every retailer wants to provide. Putting a new spin on the engagement and storytelling side of promotions is something called Retail Theater. It’s is […]

Custom Packaging

Your product packaging is a physical representation of your brand, reflecting your story, ideals, and mission. Create a custom feel for your product by working with our talented designers and packaging engineers. The most experienced perfectionists in the folding carton industry will help to create a visual exemplification of your brand.   We offer capabilities […]

Challenge Accepted: Permanent Impression

Within any retail environment the goal is to evoke an emotional connection between the consumer and your product. In some cases, a product can present any Visual Merchandising Team with an in-store challenge. ThinkGeek, a subsidiary of consumer electronics retailer GameStop, was faced with a product demonstration challenge for a series of lighted wall products.  […]

Imagine! Agrees to Acquire Midnight Oil Agency

Burbank, CA Agency Joins Family of Imagine! Companies MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (June 27, 2016) – Imagine! Print Solutions (“Imagine!“) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Midnight Oil Agency (“Midnight Oil”), a world-class marketing agency based in Burbank, California. With the addition of Midnight Oil and the continued support of Oak Hill […]

Versioning Made Simple & Fast

Enhance your print production workflow by leveraging the Imagine! Production Art Team. As timelines shorten to get campaigns to market faster, consider using Imagine! to streamline the creation of your print-ready files. Our team is well-versed in managing the complexities of versioning and plan-o-gram art modifications. Once overall creative design is decided, we can work […]

Silver Foil, Reimagined

During the Holiday season, demand for red foil stock increases at a feverish rate. Lead times can increase, presenting marketers with difficult substrate decisions. Leaning on the unrivaled expertise of our production and ink lab teams, we created a suitable alternative to red foil. We can produce realistic colored foils using more readily available silver […]

Imagine! Upholds #3 Rank on Creative Magazine’s Top 50 P.O.P. Companies

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (June 16, 2016) – Imagine! Print Solutions announces it has once again been named one of Creative Magazine’s 2016 Top 50 P.O.P. Companies in America. For the 2nd year in a row, Imagine! ranks 3rd overall on the list. Imagine! has consistently been top five on the list for the past few years, proving its commitment […]

7 Tips to Consider when Designing a Physically and Visually Strong Structure

Make your P.O.P. strong. Not just visually, but physically too. Here are a few tips from our expert designers that might inspire you when designing your next P.O.P. display. And as always, we’re here to help engineer your next brilliant visual merchandising solution. Creases = Strength Some designers think a thicker substrate is the only answer to creating […]

Building a Strong & Purposeful Brand Through Loyalty Marketing

Your brand is more than your name, logo, and product. It’s not just brand recognition that builds a strong brand, it’s the intentional, purpose-driven and customer-focused actions that well-known, respected companies value. Brand strength can be synonymous with brand equity. Brand equity determines the value of a well-known brand though metrics like customer loyalty. Loyalty Programs Retailers […]

Inside the Imagine! Ink Room {VIDEO}

In this big company that’s still small at heart, it’s easy to forget how many departments we have that impact our day-to-day processes. Hidden among the massive offset presses is a small office that consistently makes a big splash on our operations – a splash of color that is! Our very own ink room team is […]

Time for a Pallet Makeover with Imagine! Base Wrap

Attract attention to fast-moving product with the most flexible and versatile base wrap in the industry. We’ve all seen the frumpy and forlorn pallet wrap in the retail space today, and we know how long it takes to get to market when you’re constrained to industry-set standards. So we’ve taken pallet wrap out of the dark ages, applied […]

Challenge Accepted: Replicating Reality

Popular retailer ALDO, known for its footwear products, was looking to build more awareness around its handbag product line. They wanted an inspirational window display that would attract the attention of style-conscious mall shoppers. With only a physical handbag in-hand, the Imagine! structural design team went to work. A larger-than-life prop was carefully crafted. All […]

6 Ways to Incorporate Variable Data into Your Marketing Programs

Last week we discussed how brands are breaking through clutter with the use of variable data. Variable data printing (VDP) can be considered a fancy term for personalized printing. It allows personalization without slowing down the production process. These days, personalization and fast production time are two of the most elusive things a marketer looks for in a campaign. We’ve […]

Break Through the Clutter with One-to-One Marketing

Shoppers today face an overload of visual clutter in the marketplace, whether it’s digital or in-person. A chaotic amount of messaging clogs up the aisles in such a way that shoppers barely notice brands’ attention-seeking efforts. We know you’re constantly pushing to break through marketing clutter, to create intriguing, engaging messages that stand out from the […]

Imagine! Print Solutions Names John J. Hans as CEO

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, May 9, 2016 – Imagine! Print Solutions (“Imagine!” or “the Company”), North America’s leading provider of in-store marketing solutions, announced today that John J. Hans has been named Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Company’s Board of Directors, effective June 1, 2016. Founder Bob Lothenbach, who has led Imagine! since its inception in 1988, […]

Boost Your Visibility with Perforated Window Film

Originally developed for vehicles, Perforated Window Film is now used as P.O.P. on windows, doors and glass cases. This low-maintenance product comes in either a clear base or a white base, and can be printed on litho, digital or screen depending on quantity needed and desired application. Use Perforated Window Film to its full potential: Premium […]

Challenge Accepted: Hassle-Free, Budget-Friendly Dimension for Destination Maternity

A retailer for all things motherhood, Destination Maternity was in search of a cost-effective and simple way to spruce up a new department in its retail stores. They needed a temporary signage solution that would be easy to assemble at the store level and allow for promotional change-outs. Destination Maternity turned to us to produce ImageWrap, a […]

Combining Print Production with Store Fixture Planning

You’ve probably been there, working diligently with two or more suppliers to get your next big in-store campaign to market. The struggle to keep it all in check, hoping that everything gets to stores at the right time, and that all the parts work together the way they should. It’s stressful! When you manage multiple signage […]

4 Helpful Guidelines to Consider When Dropping Files to Prepress

Projects come and go at light speed for any commercial printer. To help maintain the flexible process we’ve perfected, we’ve listed four helpful guidelines for dropping files when working with your prepress partner. Because when the pre-production process is hiccup-free, the rest of your project goes smoother as well. 1. Always Add a Quarter-Inch Bleed This is […]

Recap: Imagine! at GlobalShop 2016

For many years, Imagine! has had a consistent presence at GlobalShop. GlobalShop is “the world’s largest annual show for retail design and shopper marketing featuring the industry’s most comprehensive array of store fixturing companies and in-store solutions.” This year, Imagine! approached show strategy a little differently. We don’t work diligently for nearly a year to […]

Challenge Accepted: Complete Retail Refresh

At Imagine! Print Solutions, we are well known for our ‘yes’ attitude and our ability to go above and beyond to meet customers’ needs; no matter how unconventional the request, this talented team will find a way to get the job done. Read on to learn how we helped The Body Shop achieve a dramatic store […]

Fusion Merchandising System

Fusion Merchandising System Meet the most innovative approach to retail perimeter and focal wall displays. Our patent pending Fusion Merchandising System blends store fixtures and fabric graphics using tension fabric technology. Tailor the Fusion system to fit your current merchandising strategy. Nimble design — allows sections to be configured to any width. Save on freight […]

Imagine!’s Seeing Green

We couldn’t let St. Patrick’s day pass us by without sharing some fun GREEN projects we’ve had the pleasure of working on lately. Check it out!        

Connecting P.O.P. to Shoppers’ Digital Habits

If three quarters of shoppers begin a purchase journey on their smartphones, it’s time for all brands to be part of this process. Consumers are digitally savvy, so there is an opportunity to bring a sense of digital integration to your in-store branded messages. As we talked about in our article, 5 Things to Do Now to […]

5 Things to Do Now to Prepare For Holiday 2016

You might be thinking, “Wait, didn’t I just take down my Holiday lights and pack up the extravagant decorations? Didn’t we just celebrate all our hard work on Holiday 2015?” Yes, but as all marketing veterans know, now is the time to kick off Holiday 2016 planning. Here are five things you can do now to prepare for the hustle […]

Case Study: Print-on-Demand

Wasted Time with Room for Error Auntie Anne’s entices hungry mall-goers with warm, delicious pretzels. While they didn’t need any help with food-marketing, the company struggled to efficiently manage its complex menu board program. Each of Auntie Anne’s 850+ locations has a different menu assortment with varying prices and distinct store layouts. Therefore, each store […]

5 Campaigns Brought to Life Using Color

Check out these five inspirational displays that used color to make the brand messaging unforgettable. Dimensional Window Display Not only is this larger-than-life purse full of colorful flair, it’s a jumbo replica of a real purse sold by Aldo. It takes a keen eye to color match perfectly to a physical object. What do you […]

Now Trending: Explosive Color

As with all brands, your marketing depends on who your audience is. If you’ve done quality market research, you’ll know exactly what your consumer wants to see when they use your products or visit your stores. For example, Victoria’s Secret, a bold and exotic brand, knows their shoppers expect and appreciate extravagant, fashionable in-store messaging […]

Equipment Matters

We know your marketing services provider’s equipment list matters to you. Take a look at our extensive fleet of the youngest presses and finishing equipment in the industry. Click here to learn more and view our list. And just for fun, here is President and Founder Bob Lothenbach’s original press he started the company with in […]

What We Learned at NRF’s BIG Show 2016

The consumer journey has taken on a new form in today’s retail world. Innovative technology, new communication channels, and changing consumer demands have greatly influenced how and why we shop today. Brand marketers and retailers are taking notice. At this year’s National Retail Federation (NRF) BIG Show, 35,000 industry professionals took part in a four-day […]

Imagine! Acquired by Oak Hill Capital Partners

Click here to read the press release from Oak Hill Capital.  

How Imagine! Does Vinyl

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, we’ve got the horsepower to manage high demand for under-utilized applications – including Vinyl.  Vinyl is a sophisticated material, it makes your messaging look richer and cleaner. You need a solution provider who not only brings your vinyl vision to life, but who does it in […]

Imagine! Print Solutions to Exhibit at GlobalShop

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (Jan. 22, 2016) – Imagine! Print Solutions (Imagine!) is pleased to announce it will be exhibiting at the upcoming GlobalShop tradeshow at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada from March 23 to March 25, 2016. GlobalShop is billed as the world’s largest annual tradeshow and conference dedicated to retail store design, visual merchandising, and shopper marketing. From introducing new store or brand concepts, […]

Imagine! President Recognized in Printing Impressions Magazine

Bob Lothenbach is the President, founder and owner of Imagine! Print Solutions. Founded in 1988, Bob has built one of the most amazing success stories in the printing industry. In 1988, Bob opened Bob’s Printing with $1,800, a borrowed press, and one employee… in a garage. Since the ’90s, Imagine! Print Solutions has been one of the fastest […]

Retail Trend: Window Moments

For decades, a popular way to garner attention has been through the looking glass. Now, store front windows are becoming a renewed hot spot to bring marketing campaigns to life. Taking the time to dress up your windows is an effective way to take your campaign to a classier level. They have a purpose other […]

New Year, New Look: Give Your Marketing a Makeover with Embellishments

Breaking through the endless amounts of information consumers see and hear on a daily basis is frustrating and seemingly impossible. No doubt you need an expert partner who’s got your back when it comes to new, energizing ways to truly grab attention – without doubling the price. Have you ever considered coatings and embellishments in […]

The Year Ahead with Imagine!

The highly-anticipated Imagine! 2016 calendar was sent to thousands of offices across the country at the end of 2015. We’re excited to spend the year with you and hope we’ve provided an inspiring time management tool to keep at your fingertips in your work space.  Let’s preview the year ahead and discuss the ideas we have […]

Imagine! Remains a Top 20 Printer

As 2015 comes to a close, we’re reflecting on the year’s successes and ramping up for the year ahead. As with any company, it’s important to find victories in the big and small things. Today, we celebrate the end of the year knowing we’re making good on our goal to be the best marketing partner […]

Case Study: Replicating Reality

We’ve previously discussed the benefits of replicating reality. Below, we’ve got another example of Imagine!’s innovative replication abilities. Read more about how we created realistic stacks of newspapers for fashion retailer Chico’s: A Specific Vision Popular fashion retailer Chico’s has partnered with Imagine! Print Solutions for years, on unique and challenging projects. Recently, Chico’s contacted us […]

Frame it up.

Draw more attention to your seasonal and promotional signage with ImageFrame™ by Imagine! At Imagine! Print Solutions, we’re all about helping you find compelling new ways to showcase products or promotions. Our ImageFrame does just that. With surprisingly simple folded stock and just a few easy steps, seasonal and promotional signage can take on a whole new dimension. The benefits of […]

Go Big or Go Home

Make a statement with large format printing If you need to go BIG, you can. At Imagine! we’ve equipped ourselves with the tools to aide marketers who want to make a statement. Don’t settle for multiple graphics that need to be painstakingly assembled and registered to create one large graphic. Make it one piece. As the […]

Make it Permanent

Permanent Displays Why go to separate suppliers for temporary and permanent P.O.P. displays when you only need one? Permanent displays can live in-store and withstand normal human contact for more than six months and be a great complement for changing temporary displays. Choose from interchangeable graphic systems or free-standing product displays; we can help you […]

Shorten Timelines by Consolidating Suppliers

You’re always looking for ways to cut time out of your process, to get your campaigns to market faster and faster. You need a plan in place to respond as fast as possible if, or when, the time comes. When you take a hard look at your timelines and slash days here, cut hours there, […]

In-Store Décor

Permanent Décor Use permanent décor to visually stimulate and inspire your guests. Investment in signage more than 8 feet from the floor will better define store zones, direct your guests and create an appealing store environment. We print more than P.O.P. Our clients turn to us to produce a complete in-store experience from signage to temporary […]

One Year Out: All Menus to Require Calories

Are you ready? For the past few years, the ruling for labeling menu items has been pushed back a number of times due to the absence of clarity regarding who must follow it. The most recent extension happened this past July. The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) pushed the law out again, one year past […]

React Faster with Localized Marketing

Over the summer we gave you five tips to localize your marketing strategy. These tips are proven relevant when we see the trend of local promotions sweeping the country. It’s important to get up close and personal with the communities where you have a presence. But how are brands localizing today? Many brands have seen […]

Think Outside the Kit

Promotional Blogger Kits Also called Media Kits, Blogger Kits are all-inclusive packs of promotional product made for and sent to influential bloggers and vloggers who have made a name for themselves by providing honest opinions of everyday products. Consumers who read these review blogs may purchase your product when they hear positive reviews from down-to-earth […]

The “Point” of Your Point-of-Purchase Display

The “point” of point-of-purchase displays is to drive a purchase. Focus on getting the shopper to pick up your product and take it to the checkout. You’ve commanded the shopper’s attention with your creative and inspiring marketing, what next? Close the sale. Many purchases are unplanned. Take the opportunity to educate and encourage a transaction. […]

Flexo

Labels & More Your labels and packaging should reflect the excellence of your products, without the hassle of long-lead times and expensive materials. Make sure your message sticks. Drive sales at a product level with quick-turn, high-quality labels supported by excellent customer service and distribution. Imagine! prints UV, die-cut, ink-jet images and provides multiple folding […]

Wallpaper for Your Aisles

Pegboard Paper from Imagine! Print Solutions We are known for our pegboard paper. Not just the quality, but the sheer quantity that we produce each year for major retailers. We create custom dielines for pegboard paper that fit aisle gondolas and specific hardware perfectly. Choose one size, or create a standard size with perforations. Go […]

Be Mod.

Customizable, modular floor displays Your stores and locations are different, and your promotions vary. What if you could have one temporary display with interchangeable sections? Modular displays from Imagine! are created with your field employees and wallets in mind. Save time and money with one versatile display and update whenever you need. Version your marketing […]

Reengineer and Reap the Benefits

“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always gotten.” -Anthony Robbins   Last month we talked about tips to enhance your marketing ROI. One of the five considerations was to work with your print supplier to reengineer your marketing programs to improve in multiple areas, including: in-store execution, shipping, […]

Testing Before Rollout

To keep store environments fresh and appealing, and respond to changes in consumer buying habits and expectations, retailers must focus on getting the most out of their store planning efforts. Many brands are now testing major strategy shifts and slowly reinventing entire categories over time. Instead of one big rollout, they are smartly checking the […]

Create 3D, Ship 2D

Save money and ship your dimensional signage flat. Not all brand owners engineer their P.O.P. displays with the distribution chain in mind. At Imagine!, we consider the whole supply chain when engineering a product, not just the last checkpoint. Consider the process your P.O.P. display goes through to get to its final consumer-facing destination. First, […]

Dry Release Labels

Give your customers an incentive to pick up your product and take it to the register. Custom-printed dry release labels are invaluable to promote your product with instant savings, discounts, terms & conditions, free offers or special features. Let Imagine! provide you with dry release construction that is best suited to your needs. Why Imagine! […]

Game Pieces

Encourage participation and develop interest and awareness in your product with game pieces. Customers are given an incentive to play (and often repeat purchase) on the chance that they will receive an award or prize. Why Imagine! Imagine! game pieces feature technology that integrates digital printing and our full line of flexographic capabilities. Scratch-off ink or […]

Wow-Factor on a Budget: Five Examples of Replicated Reality

Have you ever wanted to invest in an authentic prop, but couldn’t afford it in mass quantities? You’re sure it would highlight merchandise in a fresh, fun way, with a wow-factor, but there is no way you’ll convince your boss to spend hundreds of thousands on the real product, only to have it tossed when […]

Imagine! Print Solutions Installs Three New Pieces of Equipment

Latest Technology will Outperform other Equipment by 3:1 Ratio MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (September 22, 2015) – Imagine! Print Solutions announces its acquisition of two new technologically advanced presses and one support device to be installed at the end of September. The installations consist of a KBA 7-Color UV 105 Litho press, an HP Scitex 11000 Industrial […]

Enhancing Marketing ROI

When you’re forced to manage with less, what do you do? You don’t give up, you get creative. Print marketing budgets have been strained as more companies focus on getting the highest return-on-investment from their marketing campaigns. As a marketing leader in your industry, you feel the yearly pressure to produce even more exciting, expensive […]

Inline Folded and Onsert Labels

So much information, so little space! If you need additional information on your label, but are limited by the size of the product, the ideal solution is an Extended Content Label. Print much more in the same amount of space. Why Imagine! You need a company that not only offers standard competitive pricing and speedy turn […]

Turning Shoppers Into Buyers

Trends That Influence In-Store Buying Decisions Your primary goal as a marketing leader is to ensure your message reaches the consumer at the most optimal time of influence. Companies that adopt path-to-purchase trends have changed the way customers act in-store. All marketing departments must acknowledge and address them if they want to stay industry-relevant in the […]

Creative Campaign Tactics

Creative & Strategic Ways to Speak to Shoppers With endless digital information at their fingertips, it may seem like all shoppers would know exactly what they want, when they need it, and are no longer inspired by traditional or modern marketing tactics. Believe it or not, 3 out of 4 of shoppers buy on impulse […]

Stick With Us

Labels & Coupons Give your customers an incentive to pick up your product. Labels are an invaluable tool to promote your product via instant savings, discounts, terms & conditions, free offers or special features. They can also include variable data such as promotion codes that push future sales. Imagine! not only offers competitive pricing and […]

Challenge Accepted: Flooring Sample Kits

The Story: Imagine! Print Solutions and Stonhard teamed up to design a product sample kit for Stonhard’s field representatives. The kit would feature small flooring samples, each with different color offerings and tile thicknesses. Each unit would accurately depict each flooring system color, while protecting the delicate stone that sat inside the package. From initial […]

Transform Your Space

Silicone Edge Graphics & Frames Silicone edge graphics are being used to transform store environments. With custom frames and fabric you can create stores within stores, bring new life to cash wraps, attract attention to product and much more. Frames can be custom made to fit any size space, large or small, and are reusable. […]

C-Stores: Ground Zero for Consumers’ Caffeine Fix

Driving traffic to your stores with fresh coffee Convenience store coffee gets a bad rap. But it’s no longer what it used to be: cheap, cold coffee that people stopped to grab while filling up their gas tanks or stocking up on cigarettes. As this Convenience Store News article reports, with more fuel efficient cars […]

The Last Ten Yards

The last ten yards. The metaphorical length of time, or distance, your product takes from arrival to stores to when it is headed down the checkout conveyor belt. Also known as “the last 50 yards”, or “the last mile,” the last ten yards of the supply chain are the most critical and most often time […]

Quick-Serve Narrowing Menus

Do we really need eight different kinds of cheeseburgers? Imagine you’re grabbing a quick lunch with your coworkers, and you’re about to order. In front of you there seems to be endless choices, when all you’re looking for is a simple burger, and maybe fries and a cold beverage. Quick-serve restaurants have a historically unnecessary amount […]

Attract Attention with Embellishments

Stand out with print embellishment options Enhance your marketing materials with a nod to the sensory. Using embellishments as an additional layer on a printed piece gives it flair and engages the five senses. Think glitter to attract attention, soft touch to illustrate a product feature, scratch & sniff to tap into memories. We’ve created […]

Focus on the Field

As a marketer, you work tirelessly for months to create, produce, and advertise a new product or promotional campaign. Maybe you have a few hiccups along the way, but you always manage to deliver it to stores in time for launch. All that hard work and effort can be for naught if your field team […]

How to Speak to the Locals

Localized Marketing for QSRs: the Must-Have Marketing Strategy Not all marketing campaigns speak to your target audience in the same way, it must be localized. And a virtual “cut-and-paste” of your restaurant’s national marketing campaign will no longer be enough. The CMO Council surveyed nearly 300 CMOs in early 2014. Only 7% of CMOs are satisfied with […]

Nutrition Labels Gone Stale

More than 20 years later, nutrition labels get a makeover What was your hairstyle of choice in 1993? Is it the same today? Probably not, because that was almost 23 years ago. So why have Food Nutrition labels looked the same since the early 90s? The food industry has changed a lot since then, not […]

Reimagine Retail Activation

The retail marketplace continues to be a very competitive landscape. Mobile, online and subscription-based shopping is uniquely influencing today’s consumer. However, with more than 75% of purchases being made in stores, the in-store experience dominates consumer behavior. The store experience a consumer has with a particular retailer is often what the consumer recalls when making […]

Virtual Product Conception

This conceptual video takes the complexity of an in-store display and breaks it down. It shows both the visual appeal of the display, and the functionality. Your options are limitless when you work with Imagine!, let us create a virtual product concept for you.  

In-Store Signage Goes Soft

Digital textile printing (also known as dye-sublimation) is gaining momentum as a retail point-of-purchase solution. Dye sublimation uses an ink-jet based method of printing colorants onto fabric, and is the preferred imaging method for soft signage and exhibition graphics because of its rich color saturation and efficiencies in shipping, handling and installation. The demand for […]

Make the Cut

Custom Cut Vinyl Graphics & Lettering Let your brand stand out with affordable, design-friendly and easy to use custom vinyl graphics & lettering from Imagine!. Vinyl can be applied to almost any smooth surface, allowing you to reach your audience in more places. Leveraging vinyl doesn’t have to be hard or messy. We produce vinyl in easy […]

Challenge Accepted: Commercial Marketing Collateral

The Story: Imagine! Print Solutions and Cargill teamed up to design a sales and marketing collateral tool for Cargill’s field representatives. The collateral piece featured the Sterling Silver premium steak brand.The team at Imagine! worked alongside Cargill to engineer a practical unit that was both informational and promotional in nature. Cargill representatives were to use […]

[VIDEO] Reinvent the Retail Experience

Imagine giving your customers an in-store experience that’s personalized, convenient, and engaging delivering the right message to the right audience at the right time. For nearly 30 years, we’ve been called forward thinkers, game changers, and tireless innovators. We bring you the best today and invest for the possibilities of tomorrow.

Drive In-Store Sales

In-Store Customer Activation Pieces Activate consumers in-store to buy more, come back in the near future to redeem an offer, or simply improve the brand experience. Nowadays, in-store marketing goes beyond signage with targeted customer activation pieces. Each piece is designed to encourage a specific desired behavior. Discover how we help major retailers and CPGs […]

Imagine! Print Solutions Reigns on Creative Magazine’s Top 50

Now Ranked #3 P.O.P. Company MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (June 17, 2015) – Imagine! Print Solutions announces it has been named one of Creative Magazine’s 2015 Top 50 P.O.P. Companies in America. Ranking 3rd overall on the list, Imagine! has consistently been top five on the list for the past few years, proving its commitment and leadership in the point-of-purchase sector. “We are […]

Challenge Accepted: Trees to the Maxx

Holiday danglers for the highly competitive holiday season Each year, marketing departments start planning for the holiday season earlier and earlier. When you get a head start on a holiday marketing campaign, you have more time to create exactly what you envision. Every retailer hopes to come up with something new and different each holiday […]

G7 Expert and Professional Training Hosted by Imagine! Print Solutions

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (June 10, 2015) – Imagine! Print Solutions (Imagine!) is pleased to announce it will host the IDEAlliance G7 Expert and Professional Training from Tuesday, June 23, to Thursday, June 25, at its Shakopee, Minn. headquarters. Led by instructor and G7 inventor Don Hutcheson of HutchColor, the three-day training will include lab instruction and lectures regarding G7 application in all […]

Virtual Product Rendering

A virtual product rendering takes an idea from a client and brings it to life according to their vision. We give the client the chance to see how their ideas would look in their stores without having to create physical mockups.  

Get Creative

In-House Creative Services We’ve found that many of our clients can benefit from a little extra creative support for their campaigns. We have a team of engineers, designers, and production artists who continually create eye-catching displays, engaging marketing materials, and signs with stopping-power; driving consumers to purchase. The sole focus of the team, consisting of […]

5 Outsourcing Pitfalls When Multiple Partners Are Involved

1. COMPLEX WORKFLOW There is an increased chance for execution failure, or something slipping through the cracks, when elements are dispersed among multiple marketing services providers. How is your overall process being controlled when frequent campaign change-outs occur? By centralizing your campaign program, you minimize risk associated with campaign control, turn-around times, and speed-to-market. 2. INCONSISTENT […]

Case Study: Packaging Raised UV Varnish

The Challenge: We love new challenges at Imagine! Print Solutions, so when fragrance retailer Thymes approached us to try Raised UV Coating on their candle packaging, we were thrilled to add it to our repertoire. This type of coating is unique in its ability to accent graphics and highlight key areas on an abstract element of a printed piece. Thymes wanted […]

Print Production, Kitting and Distribution

A Centralized Services Approach for In-Store Marketing Materials INTRODUCTION MAXIMIZING PRINT MARKETING SUCCESS In 2015, retailers will double down on strategies for in-store marketing solutions, integrating everything from digital experiences to social media to unique and memorable customer experiences. Printing solutions should work to maximize all these efforts. This report outlines how centralized print manufacturing […]

Case Study: Timeline Reduction

Slow Reprint Execution: A large wireless telecommunications retailer with a national footprint was struggling to get to market quickly when replenishing its in-store graphics. The company’s distribution center handled reprint projects, and it was clear they needed a better workflow to overcome numerous challenges: Long timelines Slow speed-to-market In-Store compliance gaps Lost business opportunities Process […]

Case Study: Rebranding Program

Brand Identity Needed: US Foods approached Imagine! Print Solutions to help establish a retail storefront identity program for its Metro Deli brand. The company needed assistance in the production and execution of custom, retail signage installations as well as the development of promotional materials. Built to Each Store’s Specs: Imagine! worked with US Foods to […]

Challenge Accepted: Motorized Endcap Display

The Story: Imagine! Print Solutions was called upon by Saatchi & Saatchi X to produce a creative endcap display that effectively promoted the company’s new product lines: Tide Stain Release Duo Pac and Bounce Dryer Bar. The endcap display would consist of a washer and dryer display as the centerpiece and include supplementary shelf liners […]

Case Study: Product Display Testing

The Story: Imagine! Print Solutions helped Johnson & Johnson create a Listerine “Store-within-a-Store” product display for Walgreens stores. The company’s goal was to distinguish its Listerine brand from competing products at-shelf. The Imagine! Structural Design team developed creative design options for concept review. As a Walgreens-approved vendor, Imagine! produced renderings and structural builds for three […]

Challenge Accepted: Employee Launch Kit

The Story: Imagine! Print Solutions partnered with GameStop to produce a unique employee product launch kit. The kit would highlight the launch of Battlefield: Bad Company 2, a new video game sold at GameStop retail locations. GameStop looked to Imagine! to create an innovative kit that would excite in-store associates about the new game and […]

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Challenge Accepted: Product Floor Display

The Story: Imagine! Print Solutions worked alongside Cricket and its advertising agency TPN to produce a floor display showcasing Cricket’s prepaid cell phone lineup. The display would be positioned at select Best Buy locations and feature three different Cricket PAYGo cell phones. This product display would allow the company to expand its brand presence into […]

Case Study: Corporate Communications Kit

The Challenge: The creative director at Congdon + Company in Greenwich, CT contacted Imagine! Print Solutions when they were chosen to design the Johnson & Johnson Global Communications Career Kit.  The kit was to be a complex pocket folder, with critical crossovers, and “stepped” pockets with gussets. There were also three saddle-stitched booklets and a 105” long accordion-fold piece. A final […]

Challenge Accepted: Tabletop Demo Display

The Story: Imagine! Print Solutions was commissioned by Saatchi & Saatchi X to produce an innovative tabletop display to promote P&G’s new Febreze NOTICEables Air Freshener. The tabletop display would consist of a lighted and scented display that would feature the air freshener and its dual fragrance capabilities. The tabletop display would be used by […]

Case Study: Permanent Signage

The Challenge: Advance Auto Parts embarked on a two-year campaign to remodel its stores’ interiors. Their new aesthetic would feature permanent displays and signage décor to highlight key departments and customer support stations. The challenge for Advance Auto Parts was to procure the resources needed to implement the program in a timely manner. With an […]

Challenge Accepted: Lenticular Floor Display

The Story: Imagine! Print Solutions partnered with Wells Fargo to create a promotional floor display for its retail banking network. The display would highlight the company’s plush pony checking account promotion, which is Wells Fargo’s biggest and most successful advertising campaign prepared yearly. Imagine! worked alongside Wells Fargo to produce a vibrant display for the […]

Challenge Accepted: Product Launch Kit

The Story: Imagine! Print Solutions partnered with GameStop to produce an employee launch kit highlighting the product launch of Halo: Reach, a new video game sold at GameStop retail locations. GameStop looked to Imagine! to create a launch kit that would excite in-store associates about the new game and encourage pre-orders. The creative team at […]

Case Study: Storefront Technology

Inefficient Signage Execution: Prior to selecting Imagine! as its primary seasonal signage partner, Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) did not have a system in place to profile its retail store locations. The company’s list of headaches included: Cumbersome, manual process No insight into store profiles Excessive spend on marketing No data from previous […]

Challenge Accepted: Modular Floor Display

The Story: Imagine! Print Solutions partnered with IMPATTO to produce a unique free-standing display for its client, Mazda. The display would be featured in Mazda dealerships and inform customers of its Full Circle Service program. Imagine! worked alongside IMPATTO to produce a multi-panel tower display. A heavy-duty styrene base was incorporated, which allowed up to […]

Case Study: Custom Print-on-Demand Portal

The Challenge: A leading, national tire manufacturer/retailer needed a new approach to the management of its print-related marketing programs. The company’s main focus was to streamline its marketing collateral, in-store signage, localized marketing and ad-builder resources. With more than 20,000 retail footprints, including independent dealer locations, trade channels and company-owned outlets, the company needed a […]

Challenge Accepted: Holiday Floor Stands

The Story: Imagine! Print Solutions partnered with Cricket Communications to develop a series of floor stands promoting its products during the holiday season. The campaign would feature décor displays for its retail store network and a merchandise display installed in select Walmart locations. The Imagine! team worked closely with Cricket to produce two holiday displays […]

Case Study: Single-Source Provider

The Challenge: The 7-Eleven October monthly kit was to be the first Imagine! produced for them. However, when its incumbent printer immediately ceased its print services, 7-Eleven looked to Imagine! to print and fulfill its September kit, which was due to ship direct to the 8,000+ stores in less than one month. Imagine! accepted the […]

Challenge Accepted: Ceiling Dangler

The Story: Imagine! Print Solutions partnered with Dairy Queen to produce a creative in-store display promoting the company’s various gift cards during the holiday season. Three versions of the point-of-purchase display would be produced for Dairy Queen. Imagine! worked step-by-step with Dairy Queen throughout the entire design process. The original intent was to produce a […]

Case Study: Magnetic Graphics

The Challenge: A large telecommunications company sought Imagine! Print Solutions help to find a way to create large format P.O.P. signage for their stores without having to pay the expensive freight costs associated with shipping large, flat signage. The Solution: Imagine! came through with a magnetic graphic solution. I-Mag is Imagine!’s in-house magnetic receptive ink […]

Case Study: Complete Campaign Management

The Challenge: Once a quarter, International Dairy Queen (IDQ) franchisees receives a kit of Point-of-Purchase (P.O.P.) materials to use for upcoming promotions. Store layouts vary throughout the IDQ restaurant system. Previously, all IDQ P.O.P. materials were printed and collated into mailings based on stores’ most-common layout. If stores needed more than what was presented in […]

Case Study: Back Room Signage Solution

A Unique Solution for Sign Management The Children’s Place sought out an efficient, yet durable solution for its back room. They had many signs that needed to be kept organized and neat, without a sustainable way of staying orderly. So the company turned to Imagine! Print Solutions to develop a storage unit program for its […]

Challenge Accepted: Promotional Activation Cards

The Story: Imagine! Print Solutions partnered with Starbucks to produce its Pick of the Week music give-a-way program. Starbucks, in conjunction with Apple, developed an in-store promotional program allowing Starbucks customers to obtain free music downloadable through the iTunes Store. The music would be available through Pick of the Week cards provided at more than […]

Case Study: C-Store Complete Campaign Management

Total Supply Chain Solution: National convenience store retailer 7-Eleven began searching for a single source supplier for its in-store, visual marketing programs. The company needed a partner to provide exceptional production capacity, to streamline their marketing supply chain. Most importantly, 7-Eleven wanted to give its team greater visibility to the in-store P.O.P. campaigns and signage kit complexity, simultaneously achieving: Reduced turn times […]

Case Study: One-Sided Backlit Signage

The Two-Sided Challenge: International Dairy Queen (IDQ) needed a new, cost-effective approach to the production of its restaurant backlit menu board transparencies. In-store and drive-thru illuminated signage had become costly to produce and manage. The backlit menus were typically printed two-sided, which required additional time and resources to create. Two sets of plates were needed […]

Challenge Accepted: Register Toppers

The Story: Imagine! Print Solutions partnered with Dairy Queen to produce a unique in-store register topper promoting the company’s new Mini Blizzard product line. Imagine! worked alongside Dairy Queen to produce a creative point-of-purchase display that incorporated the actual Mini Blizzard cup. A portion of the topper was diecut in the shape of the cup […]

Challenge Accepted: Glitter Signage

The Story: Imagine! Print Solutions was called upon by Regis Corporation to produce various POP display units for its Supercuts locations. The POP display units would be part of a holiday marketing campaign consisting of wall displays, ceiling danglers and mirror displays. The focal point of the project would consist of a wrap-around display for […]

Case Study: Production Streamlining

Complex Production Process: A quick-serve restaurant needed a single, print production resource for its in-store visual and marketing programs. As a multi-billion dollar company with a large footprint, the company was focused on centralizing the production of its marketing materials. With a host of existing print vendors, the company faced many challenges, including: Complex & […]

Challenge Accepted: Merchandise Floor Display

The Story: Imagine! Print Solutions was commissioned by The Meyocks Group to engineer a creative floor display that would stock food and beverage products at a retail location. The display would feature a professional football team and be intended to replicate a tailgating experience. The floor display was intended to be a highly constructed unit […]

Challenge Accepted: Promotional Packaging

The Story: Imagine! partnered with Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR) to print and distribute the company’s coffee sampler kits to its consumer base. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters offers various coffee brand selections in the form of K-cup portion packs made for the company’s Keurig coffee makers. The company was looking to promote its products and […]

Challenge Accepted: Product Launch Kit

The Story: Imagine! Print Solutions partnered with GameStop to produce an employee product launch kit featuring UFC Undisputed 2010, a new video game being sold at GameStop retail locations. Imagine! worked alongside GameStop to create an innovative kit that would excite in-store associates about the new game and encourage pre-sales. The creative team at Imagine! […]