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July 26, 2022

Nonprofit Industry News

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At Streamworks, we pride ourselves on offering solutions.  Below are some key takeaways regarding the state of the printing industry today as it affects the nonprofit industry.

Paper Shortage:

Industry experts are predicting the shortage will continue through 2023.


Our solution: Be flexible on paperweights and finishes. Plan early and reserve your paper stock with your printer. 


Production Turn times:

Due to trucking and employee shortages, lead times are now 15-20 days vs. 5-7 in the past.

Our solution: Print all your pieces with one vendor to avoid multiple shipments and reserve your printing space.


Envelope Inventory:

The Production lead time for a full-color custom envelope is 8-12 weeks. 


Our solution: Use standard envelopes and 2/Color artwork (with no bleeds) for a two-week lead time.


There is some good news as doom and gloom as things may appear right now.


August - December 2022 mailing programs will receive a 4% postage discount on their entire mailing when using the USPS® Informed Delivery® program as an integrated marketing campaign. The discount is eligible on First-Class® and Marketing Mail letters and flats. If you're interested in learning how this discount can benefit you during your Fall Appeal campaigns, contact us today!


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