Date-Line Digital Printing, Fairbanks Alaska Fairbanks' Premier Digital Printer :: The Home of Thanks Fairbanks Mon, 07 Apr 2014 23:32:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Thanks, Fairbanks Mon, 07 Apr 2014 23:14:58 +0000 Thank You with ScribblesIn February we shared our 10,000th FREE thank you card and we want to thank YOU for making Thanks Fairbanks such a compelling story.

You are invited to an open house where we will celebrate your efforts to spread a culture of gratitude in Fairbanks and give you a behind-the-scenes look at how your cards are produced.

Drop by Date-Line Digital Printing anytime between 10am and 2pm on Saturday, April 26th and let us say thank you for turning a simple idea into a movement that is changing our community for the better.

The open house will feature:

  • Printing piles of thank you cards for you to take home
  • Dedicating our lobby as the FORTRESS OF GRATITUDE and inviting you to decorate our walls with your gratitude
  • Amazing Thanks Fairbanks themed cupcakes from Bad Habit Cupcakes
  • One very exciting surprise announcement

We can’t wait to spend some time with you, hear your stories about gratitude, and thank you for making Fairbanks so wonderful. Feel free to bring a friend to introduce them to the project.

WHEN: April 26th, 10AM to 2PM
WHERE: Date-Line Digital Printing, 3677 College Road
WHAT: Thanks Fairbanks open house celebrating the efforts of nearly 700 subscribers

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Oval Stickers for Black Spruce Dog Sledding Fri, 07 Mar 2014 02:02:12 +0000 Black Spruce Dog Sledding StickersWe were excited when Iditarod veteran Jeff Deeter & KattiJo Fetting contacted us recently to help them create oval stickers to promote their business, Black Spruce Dog Sledding.

Their logo was on file since we had already worked together designing and printing their rack cards, so repurposing their art for 3×4″ oval stickers was a breeze.

We arrayed their logo with cut markers on a 60″ sheet in Adobe Illustrator and printed the document on our color plotter, before cutting the ovals with our Summa cutter (here’s video of that machine at work).

The final product, which we produced in about 24 hours, turned out really well and the pair loved them. For more about their Un-Tours, go to

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Thanks Fairbanks gets a boost from the West Valley cheerleaders Fri, 28 Feb 2014 07:02:54 +0000 West Valley High School Cheerleaders helping stuff envelopes for the February 2014 Thanks Fairbanks mailerWhen Lacy Church, a cheer coach at West Valley High School, volunteered to bring some cheerleaders to Date-Line to help us stuff the February Thanks Fairbanks distribution I thought it was such a cool idea.

And then I panicked: how is this going to work with that many people?!

My parents have been stuffing the Thanks Fairbanks mailing for the past year and it’s a fairly simple process for two people to keep organized. A herd of cheerleaders seemed like a daunting prospect since the mailer has to be arranged in a specific sequence and more hands increases the opportunity of human error.

With a little planning and coordination Lacy and 13 cheerleaders we were able to accurately fold and stuff more than 1,900 thank you cards into nearly 650 sequenced envelopes in just under an hour.

Thank you, Lacy and the West Valley cheerleading squad for being such a tremendous help and for looking for opportunities to serve your community. And I’m not just saying that because I’m a 1994 graduate of West Valley.

If you have any interest in helping us prepare this mailer that serves hundreds of your friends and neighbors, just call me at 479-3831.

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Willow Heath Honors Her Fairbanks Roots With Thanks Fairbanks Art Mon, 24 Feb 2014 20:17:24 +0000 Willow HeathWhen I came across Willow Heath on Instagram I instantly fell in love with her work. Willow is an artist and art instructor living in the Seattle area, but I remember her from our days at West Valley High School here in Fairbanks.

In December of 2013 she posted a photo of a funny little robot drawing she had done “for the kids!” and I reached out to her immediately to find out if she would be willing to share it with Thanks Fairbanks. She was incredibly generous and took the time to scan and e-mail me the art for use on one of the cards in our February Thanks Fairbanks distribution.

Willow infuses the work she does with her students at the Gage Academy of Art with tales of her childhood adventures in Alaska, and brings them to life in her classroom illustrations. She is currently working on illustrating and writing her childhood tales.

You can take the girl out of Alaska, but you can’t take Alaska out of the girl.

We are so excited and grateful to be able to feature this fun drawing from such a talented and impressive artist whose roots are here. Thank you, Willow!

You can find more about Willow Heath on her web site:

An Army of Robots by Willow Heath

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Custom thank you cards for the Fairbanks Children’s Museum Fri, 21 Feb 2014 07:03:38 +0000 Fairbanks Children's Museum Thank You CardsWe like to think that one of the big reasons Fairbanks Children’s Museum Executive Director Brenda Riley was named as one of the Alaska Journal of Commerce’s Top 40 under 40 is that she cares about gratitude. It’s certainly not the only reason, but you know how we feel about gratitude…

Brenda is a long-time customer, friend, and Thanks Fairbanks subscriber, so we were happy to be of service when she asked us to print custom thank you cards for the Children’s Museum.

She submitted some really cute artwork and we quickly began the process of arranging it for printing in Adobe InDesign. Once that was complete we printed the cards, cut them, scored them, and folded them in half to create incredibly unique and interesting 5×7″ thank you cards she could share with museum supporters.

The whole process took about 24 hours and we are happy to report that Brenda loved the finished product. For more about the amazing resource the Children’s Museum offers our community, go to

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The US Chamber of Commerce likes us! Fri, 21 Feb 2014 01:58:07 +0000 The Staff at Date-Line Digital Printing

We found out yesterday that the US Chamber of Commerce named us one of their 100 Blue Ribbon Businesses in America!

The next goal is to garner enough votes to become their Community Excellence Award winner and bring that national distinction to Fairbanks…but we need your help!

The whole story, complete with a 1 minute video, is over at…or you can just vote right now.

US Chamber 2014 Blue Ribbon Business

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Custom Stickers for Fairbanks Realtor Heather Lambert Fri, 14 Feb 2014 06:32:51 +0000 Stickers for Heather Lambert
When Fairbanks Realtor and Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce 2013 Volunteer of the Year Heather Lambert needed some stickers to customize a batch of pre-printed yard signs, she called us for help.

In less than 24-hours we were able to take her idea and turn it into a finished product she could put into action. Heather sent us a photo of the signs she had on hand along with specifications for the stickers and had us typeset her name in bright red letters. We then printed them in an array on our 60″ plotter and trimmed them to size.

Heather was such a pleasure to work with and you can find out more about Heather’s volunteer work with the Fairbanks Children’s Museum in her Golden Heart Heroes profile on

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Amazing TriFold Brochures by UAF eLearning Thu, 06 Feb 2014 20:26:00 +0000 Amazing TriFold Brochures by UAF eLearningWe love the cool projects that our customers enlist us to help them bring to life.

Marissa Carl-Acosta, a Communications Specialist with UAF’s eLearning and Distance Education Department recently had us print an amazing trifold brochure promoting their services.

Her beautiful PDF was printed 1-up with a bleed on 12×18″ card stock, cut down to 9×12″ (the size of her artwork) and then scored so the piece would fold into a 4×9″ brochure that would easily fit into rack card display unit.

The finished brochures were simply gorgeous and we were so happy to be able to help Marissa and the crew at eLearning create such an interesting promotional piece.

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Epic Design + Media Vinyl Stickers Mon, 27 Jan 2014 23:26:47 +0000 Epic Design + Media Vinyl Stickers Printed at Date-Line Digital PrintingWhen Jason Witt from Epic Design + Media needed vinyl stickers to promote his company, he knew who to call.

We are able to produce traditional stickers as well as the vinyl decal style stickers that ended up being the best choice for this project.

Jason provided us with an Adobe Illustrator file of his logo, which we converted into cut lines to be sent to our cutting plotter. The plotter was loaded with a roll of white adhesive vinyl – he also had some done on black vinyl and we stock a number of fun colors – and the cutting tool went about its work of slicing and dicing an array of Epic logos.

After “weeding” the cut vinyl, which is the process of removing all the vinyl that isn’t a part of the design, we masked the remaining artwork and cut them to make individual stickers.

At the conclusion of the project Jason left our shop with decal stickers he easily could share with clients and prospects.

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Rush Banner Stand for HooDoo Brewing Sat, 18 Jan 2014 01:57:39 +0000 HooDoo Brewing Banner Stand at Date-Line Digital PrintingWhen our friends at HooDoo Brewing called us hoping to get a banner stand updated with new artwork before a impending trip for Alaska Beer Week we had just two words for them: no problem.

We’ve been fans of HooDoo since before they were open for business and they have always been a pleasure to work with, so helping them meet a tight deadline was something we were more than happy to do.

They dropped off a banner stand they were already using and requested that we replace the current graphic with updated artwork. We took the beautiful artwork they submitted online as a PDF, printed it out on banner vinyl using our wide format plotter, trimmed it out, and installed it in their banner stand.

They were walking out the door with an amazing new promotional display hours before the agreed upon time and we did our part to eliminate an item from their to do list. Mission accomplished.

Thanks HooDoo!

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