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20 Awesome Facebook Timeline Covers

Facebook launched the Timeline on 22 Sept 2011. Timeline is a new design of the user profiles on Facebook. The first design element that will draw your eye is the Facebook Timeline Cover. Whether you love it or hate it, you can’t deny that there have been some clever people out there who have showcased their creativity with the Facebook Timeline Cover.

I have searched the internet to bring you 20 awesome Facebook Timeline Covers. After looking at some of these awesome covers I can’t help but feel the urge to change my own personal cover. Lets begin shall we.

Richard Kastrom 

Ahhh… a time line cover within a time line cover. Pretty clever use of the the Facebook interface no doubt.

Nagaraj Vijayarangan 

This ia a pretty neat cover. There is always a bigger fish out there.

Gabriel Masliah 

I like the playfulness of this concept.

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 Krister Nieslen

I love how Krister is posed inside the profile picture frame. I am also digging the awesome vintage robot.

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Graziano Vincini 

I give this guy credit for clever use of head shots, and for the Futurama reference.

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Ekkapong Techawongthaworn 

A simplistic Facebook timeline cover. It works rather well.

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 Aly Moffatt 

A humorous cover.

Giuseppe Draicchio 

A Facebook timeline cover featuring everyone’s favorite extraterrestrial.

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Oliver Alexander

The yellow immediately catches your attention.  I wonder if anyone has actually taken him up on the offer.

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Whiteboard Doodle 

A very whimsical Facebook timeline cover.

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Jeremy Isshin Bardou 

I don’t want to be unoriginal but part of me wants to recreate this Facebook timeline cover using CD covers instead. Anyone else agree that Jeremy has great taste in video games?

video game facebook timeline cover

Leo Lee

You get to know much about Leo by just looking at his timeline cover.  This is definitely another idea I might try for my own Facebook timeline cover.

geeky facebook timeline cover

Sudipto Mahato 

Clean and simplistic.
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Louis Lundberg

Great way to show off your different range of emotions.

hot chick facebook timeline cover

Amber Saenz 

I wonder how many links her site has to rank for the keyword awesome.

Enri Pedernera 

This is a great example of cashing on a popular fad and being relevant. I can’t wait to see what other Facebook covers he will create down the road.

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Krizel Corpuz 

A collage of pictures creates Krizel’s timeline cover.

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Mohammad L. Azzam 

The whimsical interaction between Mohammad is fun.

foolish facebook timeline cover

Ori Hasson 

Another video game related Facebook timeline cover. I love how Ori, incorporated the Doom user interface into his timeline cover.

doom facebook timeline cover

Matthew Inman

As a fan of illustration, I had to include this timeline cover.

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Do you have a cool Facebook Timeline Cover? If so send us your link and I will add another posts featuring Facebook Timelines Covers from our readers!

Placemat Advertising

Placemat Advertising Strategies

There are a variety of different types of placemats. Some of the common sizes include 10.5” x 16.5”, 10” x 16” and 8.5” x 14”. In addition to size, take into account a few different factors for your placemat advertising strategy.

Use Both Sides

Take advantage of both sides of the placemat printing. It’s fine to print on only one side but why not both? It just gives you extra space. You can use one side for a specific message or offer and the other side for a different one. Perhaps use mostly text on one side and mostly graphics or photographs on the other side.

Use a Logo

If you have a logo – use it! A logo is what stands out in someone’s minds. It is especially powerful when it’s large and in color.

Print in Color

Why would you print in black and white when you can print in color? There is typically no or very miniscule price differences between printing black and white and printing color placemats. Vibrant, bold, colors are by far preferable and more interesting to look at.

Templates

There is no reason to fear printing placemats. You don’t need to hire a designer or sweat through the process yourself. Instead, the best printing companies will have easy to use templates. Just upload your files and you’re on your way!

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Business Card Paper Stock

The Very Best Business Card Paper Stocks

The Paper Stock Reflects Your Company

Choosing cheap paper stock cheapens the image of your business. When trying to impress others and increase your business efforts, why would you skimp on the one thing that you are most likely to hand out to people? Consider the impression that it makes on you when someone hands you a flimsy business card. It isn’t memorable nor impressive.

Don’t Use Free Business Cards

Sure, there are online print websites that allow you to print business cards for free. This may seem like an excellent deal. Be warned – it isn’t. Instead, companies that offer free business cards typically advertise on the back of the card. They also do not have dynamic color and the business card paper stock is flimsy and shoddy.

Quality Paper Stock Is Affordable

Part of the reason that you don’t insist on only the top quality paper stocks is likely due to cost. The thing is, people have the misconception that it has to be expensive and it isn’t, not at all. Work with the printing company to work within your budget for the best product possible. Also keep in mind that the more that you order at once, the cheaper that they are. You will get a bulk printing rate and the better card stock will pay for itself in new clients.

Make people want to look at your business card and hold onto them. Business cards are commonly used for handing to people, sending out in mailers and leaving on counters. It shows who you are. It’s a crucial piece of your marketing campaign. It costs hardly any more money to choose the best paper stocks for your business cards so invest wisely!

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Create Your Own Personal Fashion Lookbook

Create Your Own Personal Fashion Lookbook

Fashion lookbooks add flair to any fashion marketing campaign. When a designers create their own personal fashion lookbook, they can leaf through them and make sure that the models are outfitted properly, that the shoes and accessories go with the outfits. They could then decide on the best looks for promotional campaigns or runway shows.

So, what if you are not in the fashion or retail industries? Everyone is entitled to their own fashion lookbook! If you are a fashionista, or even a fashion blogger, this is a great way to keep track of outfits. You can put together outfits for work or even going out on dates. Make sure to add in accessories such as jewelry and scarves. All you have to do is flip a page and there are the perfect outfits for you! What a great way to save time and energy!

In addition to those accessories, you can even customize look books so that they contain hairstyles, sunglasses and even perfume. We all know that certain perfumes go with certain outfits! This takes the guesswork and stress out of getting ready for the day or special events.

Luckily, printing fashion lookbooks does not have to be spendy. Choose from a matte or a glossy finish. Make sure that the photographs that you use are good quality. Printing templates can help you design the lookbooks exactly how you like! You will be the envy of all of your friends.

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Digital Printing Vs. Offset Printing

Digital printing has become more common in recent years. Each one offers specific benefits and disadvantages. Let’s explore those so that you can get a better idea as to what will work best for you!

How Does Offset Printing Work?

Offset printing involves three cylinders. The lettering and images are put onto the printing plates. Ink is applied to them, and they are then transferred to the paper. If you are using multiple colors then the same thing repeats until the image is complete. The images created from offset printing tend to create intense images with great clarity.

I recommend offset printing when…

  • Printing large volumes of paper or items. If printing more than 1000 postcards or flyers, this is the best option for you.
  • The materials are large, such as large vinyl banners
  • The documents and paper are thick

How Does Digital Printing Work?

Digital printing is a modern form of printing. It’s done by inkjet or laser printers. Digital printing means to use specialized computer software to transpose images on items, such as banners or flyers. There are no actual presses involves, which is the main difference between digital and offset printing. The great thing about digital printing is that you can print on demand. It’s also environmentally friendly as there is no need for the plates and the ink.

Consider using digital printing when…

  • You are on a tight budget.
  • You need to customize images. Digital printing makes that easier.
  • You are printing small batches. Digital printing is ideal for that.
  • You need them done quickly

As you can see, both digital and offset printing have their place, advantages and disadvantages. Combine them to use in marketing campaigns or use the one that works best for you!

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