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Winners Chosen for the 2015 Joe Metzger Award for Innovation


The Toledo Walleye and Hobsons have been named the recipients of the inaugural Joe Metzger Award for Innovation.

This award was established by the Division of External Affairs at the University of Toledo to honor a man who had innovation in his blood. It will be given annually to individuals or teams who bring an innovative spirit to their plans

The Walleye were chosen for their work on WinterFest, presented by ProMedica. And Hobsons, an education company, was selected for their three-day higher education seminar, Hobsons University.

John Metzger and Todd Beringer represented Metzgers on the selection committee, and Beringer said these organizations were selected because their projects showcased "ingenuity, partnership, and a vision for the future."

The Walleye and Hobsons were presented with their awards at the fifth annual Tie One On event presented by the University of Toledo. Since 2010, Tie One On has helped raise more than $100,000 to increase prostate cancer awareness, $35,000 of which was raised at this year's event.

Display Printing that Gets Noticed

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We live in a highly visual world. And when you're competing for attention, bigger is better.

We can create printed displays that are up to 80 inches wide and 150 feet long -- that's longer than three school buses parked end to end.

That's 12,000 square feet of real estate for your message. So what can you do with an extra-large printed display?

You can use these printed displays to advertise on large buildings, in stadiums, and even as an aerial ad.

CCM Wall Sign PrintingWe can also produce smaller-scale printed displays for a variety of applications, such as

  • Tradeshows
  • Point-of-purchase displays
  • Indoor adhesive graphics
  • Business signage

We can even produce 3-D pop-up displays with precision-cut contouring.

What material is used for printed displays?
Simply, if we can hold it still, we can print on it. We use an Acuity wide-format printer that can handle many different substrates from paper, vinyl and foam core to corrugated material and plastic. We can even print on wood and sheet metal up to 1.8 inches thick.

There are endless possibilities when it comes to display printing.

Want a four-foot by eight foot wooden logo to tote to tailgating events? We can do that. Need custom banners for a special exhibit? We're your go-to printer.

Contact us or give us a call at 419-861-8611 to discuss your ideas!

Indoor Decal Printing

AmInteriors smIndoor decals come in a variety of forms, including vinyl lettering and full printed graphics.

What can you use them for? The options are endless, including:

  • Sign your building
  • Add visual interest
  • Advertise sales
  • Promote employee morale
  • Inspire guests

You can even use indoor window decals to create the look of frosted privacy glass or classy etched glass without the expense.

We print our indoor decals using the highest quality vinyl for lasting durability, and they're easy to apply, too.

The best way to apply indoor window decals is to spray the glass down with water. Then, peel the vinyl away from the paper backing, line it up level, and lay it against the glass. Finally, use a plastic burnisher to smooth the vinyl against the glass and squeegee out the water and remove any air bubbles.

If you're applying an indoor decal to a wall surface, prep the wall by wiping it down with a damp cloth to remove any dust or debris. Then peel the vinyl from the paper backing, line it up level, and press it against the wall. Then, use the burnisher to stick the vinyl to the wall and remove any air bubbles.

Indoor decals can also be applied to other surfaces, such a restaurant table tops and elevator doors. We can even print decals for rough surfaces such as brick and wood.
Your indoor decal will stay up until you peel it off.

Check out our Pinterest board for inspiration, and give us a call at 419-861-8611 to talk about your ideas.

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Metzgers Names John McGaharan III as Vice President – Operations and Tammy McPherson and Terry Maurer as Team Leaders

Toledo, OH - John McGaharan III, has been named vice president – operations for Metzgers, according to Tom Metzger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Metzgers.

John is leading all press and bindery operations, warehouse, assembly, shipping/ receiving, mailing, estimating and customer service at Metzgers. He has over 30 years of experience in the distribution, warehouse and logistics industry. John joined Metzgers in 2013 after having served as director of print mail operations for Kantar Operations, Toledo, Ohio. Prior to joining Kantar, he served in various management capacities with TNS, Amerisource, Jobst, Beiersdorf & Bristol Myers Squibb.

John attended the University of Toledo Community and Technical College and has National Management Association certifications in leadership management and effective supervisory management.

At the same time, Tammy McPherson and Terry Maurer have been promoted to team leader positions. Tammy will lead the estimating and customer service teams, while Terry will guide MacCreations, prepress, and wide format.

Tammy joined Metzgers in 2005 as an estimator. She has 35 years' experience in the printing industry in accounting, purchasing, estimating, and customer service. Tammy started her career at Industrial Printing before moving to LBA Custom Printing and then Precision Graphics.

Terry came to Metzgers in 2011 following a 30-year career with The Academy Group. Terry's extensive industry experience includes roles in graphic design and as both a production artist and creative director. He has worked with a variety of mediums including signs, displays, wide format printing, and screen printing.

The Non-Christmas Corporate Gift

Untitled Infographic 1Every year, companies spend thousands of dollars on gifts for clients, employees and vendors. The Advertising Specialties Institute reports that companies will spend an average of $43 per customer or prospective customer and an average of $50 per employee this holiday season.

Christmas is the most popular holiday for corporate gifting, but some companies are choosing to separate themselves from the pack by recognizing their clients on other holidays.

One of our customers, for example, sends Valentine's Day gifts to their top-tier clients to underscore how much they "love" doing business together. Last year, their custom gift box included a branded scented candle and a private-label bottle of wine. This year, they're sending private-label champagne, assorted cheeses and chocolate dipped strawberries, champagne flutes etched with the company logo and a monogrammed cheese board and knife.

Another customer, a green energy company, shows appreciation to their vendors on Earth Day. In the past, they've sent branded flower pots packed with soil and seeds. For Earth Day 2015, they're deciding between engraved salad tongs made from sustainable acacia wood and embroidered canvas totes.

Want to put a new spin on your corporate gifting strategy? Think about what makes your business unique and find a holiday those attributes tie into naturally.

Companies based in Louisiana could share their local culture with customers across the country by sending Mardi Gras survival kits. If you feel "lucky" to be in business, send your clients a token of your appreciation on St. Patrick's Day.

There may also be observances associated with your industry or corporate mission. Explore this list or this list to see what might be an appropriate choice for your business.

Our promotional products team can help you choose the right gift to convey your message and meet your relationship-building goals. Call us at 419-861-8611 or email us for details.




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