trendex things you may not know

10 Things You May Not Know About Trendex

December 27, 2016 - 9:00am
Every company has a great story to tell about a famous client, company history or some milestone reached but there are a ton of interesting tidbits that they don't do the justice of sharing. We have searched high and low for the most fascinating facts you may not know about Trendex and came up with the following:   1. We’ve worked with a celebrity Believe it or not...
welcome new marketing
Welcome to the team Nick

Trendex Hires New Marketer

December 13, 2016 - 9:18am
Trendex would like to welcome our new marketing coordinator Nick Squires to the team. Nick graduated from St. Olaf College in May with degrees in philosophy and business. At Trendex he handles social media, blogging, email marketing, and our website. Today we will be asking him some questions so you can get to know him better.       You graduated from...
What is Font?
Graphic Design Series: 3

What is Font?

May 16, 2016 - 9:46am
Managing Fonts for Digital Artwork Text was once printed with individual metal or wood letters arranged in a form, rolled in ink and pressed to a page. Each typeface- for example Times New Roman- had it's own set of drawers storing individual fonts. One drawer stored letters for Times New Roman Regular 12 point, another drawer stored Times New Roman Regular 14 point and so on....
Printing Hi-Res vs. Lo-Res Images
Graphic Design Series: 2

Printing Hi-Res vs. Lo-Res Images

April 21, 2016 - 3:45pm
When you find an image online and print it, often the printed image will look like it belongs in an old video game. Even if the image looks great on-screen!  This can be frustrating. Understanding the difference between hi-res and lo-res images is the first step to expertly managing images you plan to have printed. Resolution Describes Detail...
What is Vector Art?
Graphic Design Series: 1

What is Vector Art?

February 12, 2016 - 8:56am
In a Nutshell: Vector art is a grouping of shapes, lines and points, large pieces that can change size, shape and color. A raster image- a photograph for example- is similar to a multi-colored sand mural with many tiny points that make up a larger picture. Vector Graphics: Vector art is created using a combination of points, lines, and shapes in a vector editing...
What Every Graphic Design Professional Wants You to Know
A Series

Managing Graphic Art Files

December 16, 2015 - 12:00am
If you haven’t studied Graphic Design or Adobe’s Creative Suite, managing art files can be quite a chore. You might be asked for “vector art” or to “send a font”. If these requests are unfamiliar, you could be in for a mighty headache. With the help of our lead Production Artist, I am going to create a series of blog posts to help you understand these topics:...
Plain vs. Brand Infused
Why a well designed sales tool is a short term investment for long term success.

Plain vs. Brand Infused

November 11, 2015 - 12:00am
“Simply put, your brand is your promise to your customer.” -John Williams in his article “The Basics of Branding” As potential customers encounter your products, packaging, promotions, etc., their perception of your company changes. They begin to form expectations about the quality, price, and service that your...
Concept & Design Marketing
The customized Trendex process that is proven to increase sales

Concept & Design Process

June 30, 2015 - 2:59pm
  Trendex has been working pretty hard to craft new ways to showcase what we do. Our added value of Concept & Design is what we feel gives market advantage and we have taken our time to perfect this process as we know it works! For sales tools and presentation materials to be effective, they have to be attention-grabbing, memorable, and professional. Brand materials ...
Reasons why you should invest in design

Why Choose Trendex?

May 11, 2015 - 2:38pm
'Good design is obvious, great design is transparent'. Are you really getting the best design quality for your money spent or are you paying big bucks for someone else’s design with your logo stamped on it? When thinking of design, the end result must be the main focus. Trendex integrates design into the manufacturing process which proves to increase sales, lower sales costs, and...
Communications with Trendex Just Got Better

New Website Launch

April 2, 2015 - 3:30pm
Trendex has decided to improve our website and social networking sites to better fit customer needs. Here at Trendex, we understand how important it is to have open communication with customers to develop long-lasting relationships. We feel that we are able to do this better than ever with our new website and our social networking sites. The new website (set to launch first week in April)...