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BD&E Wins Gold at 2012 Collegiate Advertising Awards

February 14, 2013adminAward News

Broudy is proud to congratulate BD&E for their recent success in the 2012 Collegiate Advertising Awards. BD&E won awards in several categories, including a Gold Award in the Recruitment Category for their Dual Degree Brochure, which was printed by Broudy Printing. Congratulations on the fine work!

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Broudy makes donation to the American Red Cross

December 14, 2012adminCommunity Service

In the season of giving, Broudy Printing is proud to make a charitable donation to the American Red Cross in the name of our clients.

The American Red Cross exists to provide compassionate care to those in need. Our network of generous donors, volunteers and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering, here at home and around the world, through five key service areas: Read more →

Self-Mailer postal regulations set to change on January 5, 2013

November 8, 2012adminMailing News

First, the definition of a self-mailer: It’s a folded piece that is letter-sized, isn’t mailed in an envelope and doesn’t have a binding. If it has staples in the fold, it is a defined as a booklet, not a self-mailer, and booklets aren’t affected by these changes.

Now, the new regulations document is long and complicated. But, the majority of you only need to know the following:

1) Final folds on the top will no longer be allowed.

2) Self-mailers that now only need one tab on the top will need two.

3) Quarter-fold self-mailers will need to be at least 70# book (=28# bond).

4) No tabs will be allowed on the bottom. Read more →

U.S. Postal Service Announces New Prices for 2013

October 16, 2012adminMailing News

First-Ever Global Forever Stamp Debuts When Prices Change January 27

Beginning early next year, the Postal Service will introduce a First-Class Mail Global Forever Stamp. The new stamp will allow customers to mail letters anywhere in the world for one set price of $1.10, and is among new mailing and shipping services filed with the Postal Regulatory Commission today.

The price for First-Class Mail single-piece letters will increase by just a penny when prices change in Jan. The new 46 cent Forever stamps will allow customers to mail letters to any location in the United States. Forever stamps are always good for mailing a one-ounce letter anytime in the future regardless of price changes.

Highlights of the new single-piece First-Class Mail pricing, effective Jan. 27, 2013 include:

  • Letters (1oz.) – 1-cent increase to 46 cents
  • Letters additional ounces – unchanged at 20 cents
  • Letters to all international destinations (1oz.) – $1.10
  • Postcards – 1-cent increase to 33 cents

Prices for all products (Mailing and Shipping services) will increase by 4-percent, but prices for Mailing Services, such as regular letters and advertising matter, will increase only 2.6-percent.  The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) will review the prices before they become effective Jan. 27, 2013. Today’s Shipping and Mailing price filings will be available on the PRC website at and the new Mailing Service prices will also be available at

Shipping Services

Several new Shipping Services products will be available in January. Free tracking will be offered to all competitive packages, including retail Priority Mail and Parcel Post (recently renamed Standard Post).

Also new, customers shipping Critical Mail letters and flats will now have the option of receiving a signature upon delivery as part of the service offering.

A large variety of flat-rate boxes and envelopes for Express Mail and Priority Mail, including the padded and legal-sized flat rate envelopes will continue to be offered by the Postal Service.

New domestic retail pricing for Priority Mail Flat Rate products include:

  • Small box – $5.80
  • Medium box – $12.35
  • Large box – $16.85
  • Large APO/FPO box – $14.85
  • Regular envelope – $5.60• Legal envelope – $5.75
  • Padded envelope – $5.95

The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.

Broudy Awarded SHADY AVE Magazine Printing

October 5, 2012adminGeneral News

After successfully printing the Fall 2012 issue of SHADY AVE, Broudy Printing is very proud to be awarded the opportunity to print  the magazine for the upcoming year.  The quarterly publication, with a readership of  45,000, is dedicated to the news and lifestyles of Pittsburgh’s East End, Fox Chapel and Oakmont communities.  For more information, please contact SHADY AVE Communications.

Broudy wins Creative Nonfiction Magazine Printing

September 13, 2012adminGeneral News

Creative Nonfiction was the first and is still the largest literary magazine to publish, exclusively and on a regular basis, high quality nonfiction prose. The magazine has consistently featured prominent authors from the United States and around the world and has helped launch the careers of some of the genre’s most exciting emerging writers, as well as helping establish the creative nonfiction genre as a worthy academic pursuit.

Creative Nonfiction has a circulation of 7,000 and serves the whole spectrum of readers, from nonfiction and journalism enthusiasts to poetry and fiction writers, editors and agents.

Creative Nonfiction has always generated energy, intellectual substance and debate within the genre, in part by publishing timely, often controversial theme issues. Recent partnerships with book publishers, notably W. W. Norton and Southern Methodist University Press, have led to special issues published simultaneously as books–an arrangement that not only offers great value to subscribers but also helps work stay in print for longer and have wider distribution.

Creative Nonfiction is printed in Pittsburgh, PA, by Broudy Printing Inc., and is distributed in the U.S. by Ingram Periodicals Inc., Media Solutions, and Ubiquity Distributors Inc., and in Australia by Speedimpex Australia.

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Shady Side Academy Magazine wins CASE Circle of Excellence Award

September 12, 2012adminGeneral News

Broudy Printing is very proud of our partner Shady Side Academy who was recently honored by the 2012 CASE Circle of Excellence Awards with a Bronze Award in the Independent School Magazines category.  Broudy has printed the the award winning magazine for several years.  The Shady Side Academy Magazine is published twice a year, in summer and winter, for alumni, parents and friends of Shady Side Academy.  Browse prior issues of the award winning magazine.

Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania selects Broudy

June 29, 2012adminGeneral News

Broudy Printing is proud to welcome our newest university client, Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania.  After a state-wide search of over 20 printing companies, Broudy was selected for a 3-year contract for Lock Haven’s printed admissions collateral.

Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania is a state university in Lock Haven, in central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River and is roughly 30 miles from State College. Lock Haven University is one of the fourteen members of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.  Lock Haven’s main campus enrolls 5,000 students. Lock Haven also has a branch campus in Clearfield, Pennsylvania that enrolls 500 students. It offers 69 undergraduate programs and 4 graduate programs.

Broudy is very excited to welcome Lock Haven University of Pennsylania and will strive to offer the best service an printing possible.

Broudy offers new Soft Touch™ aqueous coating option

March 6, 2012adminGeneral News

Broudy Printing is proud to introduce an aqueous coating that’s sure to be a hit called “Soft Touch™.” This coating imparts a velvet-like, almost “rubbery” feel with a rich matte appearance to printed materials. Soft Touch™ is applied in-line on the printing press, and doesn’t require any off-line treatment or processing.

In the past, designers would have to spec a more expensive, papers, matte film lamination or a UV matte coating, in order to achieve a similar effect. Although Soft Touch™ is a more expensive material than traditional aqueous coating, it does offer cost savings (and turnaround savings) versus off-line laminating or matte UV.

Soft Touch™ coating is a water base or aqueous coating. Like other aqueous coatings, it’s non-yellowing, it dries quickly and allows faster press speeds and turnaround times. In addition, aqueous coatings are environmentally friendly – they have very low VOC content, and water base coated papers can be recycled very easily.

Please be aware that “Soft Touch™” is a registered trademark of one of the many manufacturers of this product. Other manufacturers are now adopting their own terms for this coating – such as “Soft Feel” or “Liquid Velvet.”

At Broudy, we have done many jobs utilizing the “Soft Touch™” coating on various substrates. Similarly to many other Matte coatings, the “soft touch™” does flatten the image quality somewhat. We have found the best results printing on a high quality gloss stock as the base substrate. This gives the best ink holdout allowing for superior contrast. The smoothness of the quality gloss paper also adds to the luxurious feel of the “soft touch™.”

Proposed 2012 USPS Barcode and Mobile Promotion

February 27, 2012adminMailing News

Background and Program Description

The 2011 Mobile Barcode Promotion was so successful because it utilized emerging technologies and the prevalence of smartphones to integrate direct mail with modern devices. Customers and businesses alike benefited from the ease of use and the postal savings affiliated with this promotion.

The following information describes the proposed 2012 incarnation of the promotion:

The 2012 Mobile Commerce and Personalization Promotion provides mailers with an upfront postage discount on qualifying Standard Mail® and First-Class Mail® letters, flats, and cards that contain a mobile barcode or similar print technology that can be read or scanned by a mobile device.  The technology must lead the recipient to either:

1. A webpage that allows the recipient to purchase a product or service on a mobile device.
2. A personalized URL, which leads to a web page that is unique to an individual recipient.

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For 50 years, Pittsburgh-based, Broudy Printing, has been a one-stop shop for printing, mailing, direct mail, marketing collateral, variable data printing and more.

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