FunDeco introduces new Stadium Sports Chair

FunDeco is proud to announce a new, sleek-looking product: our Stadium Sports Chair!

Taken from the blueprints of our original chair, our new design replicates the seating that you’d find at most sporting venues. So kick back, relax, and enjoy the game with our awesome new Stadium Sports Chair!

StadiumSportsChairComing very soon…

Color Ink Cleans Up at GLGA Awards

Color Ink had their most impressive showing ever at the 2013 Great Lakes Graphic Association Graphic Excellence Awards, taking home a whopping six Best of Category entries as well as seventeen Awards of Excellence. FunDeco, in particular, was a huge winner. The awards for Cross Media Promotion, Special Innovation in Printing, Digital Large Format, and Other Special Innovation all went to FunDeco. Below is the complete list of awards collected by Color Ink / FunDeco.

TL1* – Cartons and Containers: Sony Sales Kit: Best of Category, Best of Division

W8 – Cross Media Promotion: FunDeco Furniture and DecorBest of Category

Y2 – Special Innovation Awards – Other: FunDeco Storage CubeBest of Category

N5 – Digital Large Format: FunDeco Serving CenterBest of Category

D8 – Novelty Books: Where There’s a WedgeBest of Category

Y1 – Special Innovation Awards – Printing: FunDeco Serving Center: Best of Category

O5 – Product Packaging Assembly: FunDeco Step StoolAward of Excellence

O2 – Diecuts, Pop-Ups, Unique Folds, and Involvement Devices: Where There’s a Wedge – BoxedAward of Excellence

O2 – Diecuts, Pop-Ups, Unique Folds, and Involvement Devices: Holiday Countdown – Wisconsin LotteryAward of Excellence

A2* – Folders (4 or more colors): UW-Madison Admissions & Recruitment FolderAward of Excellence

B2* – Brochures and Broadsides (4 or more colors): Four Seasons BrochureAward of Excellence

X2 – Specialty Printing – Other: FunDeco Dry-Erase Message BoardAward of Excellence

O3 – Specialty Inks or Coatings, Fragrances, or “Invisible” Printing Inks: Four Seasons Bora Bora BrochureAward of Excellence

Y1 – Special Innovation Awards – Printing: FunDeco Dry-Erase Message BoardAward of Excellence

M – Calendars: Color Ink CalendarAward of Excellence

O5 – Product Packaging Assembly: FunDeco Storage CubeAward of Excellence

W7 – Self-Mailing Unit: Harley-Davidson Direct MailersAward of Excellence 

X2 – Specialty Printing – Other: FunDeco DollhouseAward of Excellence

X2 – Specialty Printing – Other: FunDeco Bean Bag Toss GameAward of Excellence

N5 – Digital Large Format: FunDeco Shelving Unit/Storage CubesAward of Excellence

D9 – Diaries and Desk Calendars: Color Ink Desk CalendarAward of Excellence

Y2 – Special Innovation Awards – Other: FunDeco Wall ClockAward of Excellence

X2 – Specialty Printing – Other: FunDeco Wall ClockAward of Excellence

March Kiosk Madness!

Stopped in the Marquette Spirit Shop lately? How about the Phoenix Bookstore on the UW-Green Bay campus? If you have, you’ve probably noticed one thing in common — FunDeco! The Color Ink subsidiary currently has product in both campus bookstores with many more on deck.

The FunDeco kiosk located in the Phoenix Bookstore on the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay campus.

The FunDeco kiosk located in the Phoenix Bookstore on the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay campus.

The kiosk located in the Marquette Spirit Shop offers wall clocks, dry-erase message centers, step stools, and bean bag toss games.

This kiosk, located in the Marquette Spirit Shop, offers wall clocks, dry-erase message centers, step stools, and bean bag toss games. In addition, the side panels hold full-line brochures allowing students to purchase larger furniture items online.

Interested in something similar? Like what you see but have a couple tweaks in mind? Let us know! With a purchase order of $500 or more, you receive either free shipping or a complimentary kiosk for your store! For more information please contact Todd Meissner (todd@colorink.com) or Clinton Dybul (clinton.dybul@colorink.com).

A Closer Look: Lemonade Stand

Alongside our eye-catching Children’s Dollhouse stands yet another great FunDeco product tailored for little ones – the Children’s Lemonade Stand. At 80% the size of our standard Serving Center (32.75″ wide x 20″ deep x 33″ tall), the Lemonade Stand is ideal for any child. It’s constructed of extremely durable honeycomb board in order to withstand the wear and tear of everyday play. Remember – assembly requires zero tools and can be completed in just minutes!

With its vibrant colors and fun designs, the Lemonade Stand is what you secretly wish you had growing up!

With its vibrant colors and fun designs, the Lemonade Stand is what you secretly wish you had growing up!

And just what exactly can one expect to pay for such a Lemonade Stand? Well, it’s only $45!

Be sure to check out our entire line of children’s items, FunDeco Kidz!

What is honeycomb board?

FunDeco’s “honeycomb board” is a corrugated, low-density fiber substrate with a closed-cell honeycomb core. Both lightweight and extremely durable, honeycomb board is a rare blend in the furniture industry. Backed by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, our boards are made with 100% renewable resources and contain a minimum of 20% recycled fiber. The SFI is a responsible, fastidious company which utilizes rigorous third-party certification audits to ensure proper care is being taken during the production of their products. In the wake of a green ecology takeover, this versatile board uniquely responds to the market need for a combination of form, function, and sustainability.

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Our honeycomb board is so strong that it ships to us on palets made of… you guessed it, honeycomb board!

Lightweight durability is a daily obstacle faced by the engineers at Ferrari S.p.A., the luxury sports car manufacturer based in Maranello, Italy. For several years Ferrari has been experimenting with cardboard in their side panels and dashboards to help make their vehicles more aerodynamic. The material has also been used in the production of Recreational Vehicles. In our book, if it’s good enough for Ferrari’s cars, it’s good enough for our coffee tables!

A Closer Look: Children’s Dollhouse

One of the more popular items produced by FunDeco has been our Children’s Dollhouse. Measuring 32″ wide, 28″ tall, and 17.5″ deep, the Dollhouse is the perfect size for any child. The most staggering aspect? The price: just $25! Made of the same rigid, lightweight honeycomb board that is used in our Serving Centers, Bean Bag Toss Games, Wall ClocksPub Tables, and more, our Dollhouse is sturdy enough to withstand damage inflicted by your little ones.

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All rooms in the FunDeco Dollhouse are brightly decorated with wallpaper, moulding, flooring, fireplaces, and area rugs – all printed directly on the interior walls.

One Giant Leap for Mankind, err… Pencils

Here at Color Ink, we delve into all sorts of unique projects. Our most recent undertaking is an over-sized, three-dimensional pencil intended for use in ‘back to school’ displays or other educational settings. Made of quarter-inch honeycomb board, our giant pencil is four inches wide and measures a hair under six feet tall. Yes, it’s probably taller than you. Let’s take a peek!

Only two inches shorter than Aaron Rodgers, our pencil is roughly ten times larger than your standard yellow #2 writing apparatus.

Only two inches shorter than Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers, our pencil is roughly ten times larger than your standard #2 yellow writing apparatus.

Ready for the close-ups?

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A closer view of the eraser and pencil tip. Notice the scale.

Interested? Looking for a quote? Please contact our sales reps at 262-246-5000.

Three-Dimensional Mannequins

Color Ink is pleased to announce our newest innovation in three-dimensional printing: introducing 3D corrugated mannequins. Lightweight with an unique look, these mannequins are perfect for indoor displays at retail outlets. Our mannequins can be made from a variety of materials (corrugated cardboard, foam core, etc.) and can be altered to any dimensions to fit your company’s specific preferences. Change everything from the height of the mannequin, thickness of the material, number of layers. . . you name it. Need a full body mannequin? No problem. We have the ability to shape and transform almost any object and turn it into a high quality, three-dimensional masterpiece.

Made of corrugated cardboard, these 3D mannequins are eye-catching additions to any store.

Made from several materials, including corrugated cardboard as shown above, Color Ink’s 3D mannequins are eye-catching additions to any store.

Let’s look at some alternate views:

The view from the top.

The view from the top.

A closer inspection of the corrugated cardboard used to make Color Ink's mannequins.

A closer view.

Interested? Looking for a quote? Please contact our sales reps at 262-246-5000.

Social media keys company growth

The wizard behind the curtain? Social media.

The success stories are abundant – go ahead, google it. Time and time again, social media has aided organizations and taken their achieved success to a higher level. But just how exactly can tweeting, posting, and pinning increase your company’s revenue stream?

The concept is simple: enhance your brand, establish reliability, and your following will grow. It’s been said, “If you build it, they will come.” In reality, that rule is actually more applicable in today’s business world than for fictitious baseball diamonds (see the Miami Marlins).

With social media, the marketing possibilities are literally endless. Take this Twitter QR code for example.

With social media, the marketing possibilities are literally endless.

Take Color Ink’s very own FunDeco furniture & decor for example. From humble beginnings, FunDeco has transformed into a well recognized, popular brand now seen in campus bookstores, Marquette basketball games at the BMO Harris Bradley Center, tailgates throughout the United States, and even heard on ESPN Radio – all within a six month span. Over that time, FunDeco has seen its “likes” on Facebook rise from twenty-something to a whopping 2,490 and counting. Each “like” represents a unique fan who now receives FunDeco updates, promotions, deals, and games right in their Facebook news feed. As a result, FunDeco has enjoyed a dramatic spike in sales.

Interacting with individual customers via social media platforms is one of the best ways to get a leg up on the competition.  If you’re unsure about starting or improving your own social media efforts, we’re here to help! Please do not hesitate to contact us. We’re more than happy to discuss what our social media team can do for you!