Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

It's All In The Family

In 1927 Grandpa Charlie started up a printing business.  I never get tired of hearing stories about my grandpa, especially because I was so young when he died.  I only have one memory of seeing him in his house, leaning against the fireplace.  Who knows, it has been so long, maybe it's just a picture that I saw once that made an impression - but I'm hoping it's my memory. 

KSL Radio recently called us up for an interview about the print shop.  This is what aired on the radio last week.

This is Chris Redgrave for Zions Bank Speaking on Business.
I've made some interesting observations as I've met business owners for this program. One of those observations involves garages. However, while many of those structures shelter our vehicles and tools, others have housed the beginnings of very successful businesses.
Take Jaffa Printing for example. This Salt Lake City-based company that started in Charlie Jaffa'sgarage in 1927 has successfully made it into the second generation of family ownership, with Charlie's son Bob. They're quickly involving the third generation, with all six of Bob's adult kids now involved.
Interestingly enough, family-based companies like Jaffa are a major contributor to our U.S. economy. They're now responsible for 60 percent of the nation's employment and 78 percent of the new jobs created.
The best part of this story is that Charlie started his business without any printing experience. He needed a way to support his family and was interested in printing. . . so he started creating business cards and flyers for other companies in his Avenues neighborhood. It didn't take long for him to outgrow his garage and move to a bigger space. He put his company on hold for a number of years while he fought in World War II. This did not stop Charlie from coming home and continuing to grow his business.
Today, Jaffa Printing has found its niche in providing beautiful wedding invitations. Bob, the current company president, said they also do four-color printing for everything from brochures and booklets to product sheets and mailers. In the last few years, the company has acquired digital process that have has kept them up to date with current trends in technology. A growing number of orders come over the Internet. This is a far cry from Bob's start as a small child when he helped his dad handset each letter.
So, what's been Jaffa Printing's secret for success over the years? Bob says it's their love for the work they do and ability to go the extra mile for clients. They've also avoided any major debt while developing a strong and loyal customer base.
For Zions Bank, I'm Chris Redgrave, speaking on business.


Monday, October 11, 2010

Teagan's Wedding Invitation

Remember this photo shoot with cute bride Teagan?
Want to see what we did with her engagement photos? Here is her wedding invitation...

The invitation is bursting with personality with a large landscape photo & a beautiful name monogram on the front. It pulls open from there to reveal five additional photos.

Teagan did a great job choosing coordinating fonts & a deep rich color for her invitation. It has the look & feel of a very expensive announcement.

The neat thing about this design is that because it all prints on one side of the paper, it is surprisingly affordable! If you'd like to have an invitation like this one, you can find all the details here.
Happy Wedding Planning!
by Christy, Jaffa Printing

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Baby Shower Invites

Throwing a baby shower?
The fun ALWAYS begins with a cute invitation!

Have some baby shower invitations designed for you!

Prices on a 5x7 card like this one are as follows:
20 $1.75 each
30 $1.59 each
40 $1.49 each
50+ $ .98 each
Don't forget, the envelopes are always FREE!

Happy Planning,
by Christy, Jaffa Printing

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Aspen Leaf Wedding Invitation

If you are into pocket invitations wouldn't it be perfect to celebrate your love and usher in the changing season with this elegant invitation for Fall? It's called the Aspen Sleeve invitation by Jaffa Printing.

This beautiful wrap adds the finishing touch, customized with the names of the bride and groom, the wedding date or a monogram.

If it was love at first sight for you, like it was for me, then you'll want to be sure to check out the price online here.

Not getting married in the Fall?
No worries this style comes in many alluring colors and patterns.
by Christy, Jaffa Printing

Monday, August 30, 2010

Engagement Photo Session: Interview with the Bride

I recently interviewed cute bride Teagan
about her engagement session with Dave from Jaffa Photography.

How did you pick your photographer?
My sister and brother had Dave do their weddings and I loved how their pictures turned out!

How did you pick the location for your photo shoot?

I wanted to go somewhere that was unique and so I asked Dave what places he has liked in the past. He gave me a list of some places and I decided from there!

You guys look adorable! How did you decide what to wear?
Ohhh thank you!! We picked Rick's shirt first and then I went and picked a couple of shirts that would match it! We should have done it the other way around, boys shirts are a lot easier to find than girls!

Which do you prefer? Candid shots or posed?

Honestly I like both, but I did like it when Dave (the photographer) posed us and took a couple of shots and then told us to look at each other and of course when Dave says “Rick kiss her” that’s my favorite!

Did you come up with any of your own poses or did you let the photographer do all of that?

Rick & I had some ideas and Dave was more then happy to do them for us!

Were you nervous at all during the shoot?

No way! Dave makes it so comfortable and so fun!

What did you like about your photographer?
He was very personable. He gets to know everyone in the family and anyone helping out with the wedding not just the bride and groom. He is very fun and up beat all the time! Even if we have seen each other 2 days out of 3 he still is just happy to be there joking around and having fun!

What were your hopes? Did the photos meet your expectations?

I wanted good pictures just like everyone does, but I got AMAZING pictures!! Yes they did!

Which photo is your favorite and why?
I have so many favorites, it’s hard to just think of one. There is one where we are holding hands and looking at each other, it just amazes me that he can capture the love and sparkle in our eyes. All the pictures by the sunset are my favorite as well!

Do you and your groom agree on your favorite photos? If not, what is his favorite and why?
We agree on most of them, but his favorite is the one where we are sitting on the ground and were pullin our serious faces. He says it shows off our eyes and characteristics!

If you had to do it all over again is there anything you would do differently?
Not a chance! I loved every minute of it and can't wait for the wedding now!

Many thanks to Teagan for sharing her amazing photos with us!

If you'd like to book your wedding with Dave at Jaffa Photography you can find his contact information here.
by Christy, Jaffa Printing

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Vintage Wedding Invitation

If Vintage is the style of your wedding, you won't want to miss this invitation that Jaffa Printing put together for bride Vanessa. It is the perfect combination of old fashioned class.

The fun is in the details...
the beautiful design behind their names~

the way the date pops on the matching enclosures~

and the lovely motif in the bottom corner.

I love, Love, LOVE the way it turned out!

At Jaffa Printing you will receive as many proofs as you need to see until you are thrilled with your invitations! We would love to create one for you!

Happy Wedding Planning!
by Christy, Jaffa Printing

Monday, August 23, 2010

Fall Favorite

Can you feel it in the air?
It's that time of year again when the air is crisp and the leaves turn magical colors. This is one of my all time favorite invitations for fall! If you love multi-photo invitations bursting with personality, you are gonna love it too! It is called the Brittany Invitation from Jaffa Printing.

I saved the best news for last...It has a brand new LOW PRICE! Isn't it fun when technology allows us to do incredibly beautiful invitations for such an amazing price! View it online here.
by Christy, Jaffa Printing

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Save Money on the Postage of Wedding Invitations

Looking for ways to save money on the postage of your wedding invitations?

There are 3 things to pay attention to when choosing an invitation that will help you save money on postage in the long run

- The 1st is the shape of the invitation. Anything that is in the shape of a perfect square whether it’s a large 7 inch square or the smaller 5.5 inch square will cost more to mail.

The reason for this is that the square shape isn't compatible with the post office machines & has to be hand-cancelled which in turn will cost 20 cents more to mail than a standard invitation. So instead of 44 cents to mail, you will be paying 64 cents to mail a square design.

- The 2nd thing that you need to pay attention to is the weight of the invitation. A 44 cent stamp will cover anything up to an ounce. If the invitation, envelopes & enclosures, together, weigh over an ounce it will run an additional 17 cents per additional ounce more to mail.

- The 3rd way you can save money on postage is on the RSVP. If you choose to have your guests respond by phone number or e-mail rather than doing a mail back RSVP with an envelope, then you don’t have to pay postage on the envelopes that your guests would normally mail back to you & at 44 cents each... the savings will add up fast!

If including a mail back RSVP is still important to you, consider ordering a postcard style which is less expensive at only 28 cents each to mail.

Happy wedding planning!
by Christy, Jaffa Printing

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Wildflower Wedding Invitation

Are you planning an outdoor wedding? That's what I picture when I see this Wildflower Tea Length Invitation from Jaffa Printing. It's perfect for an outdoor venue, don't you think?

Of course this invitation is available in any color of ink and can be changed up how ever you'd like. That's what we're known for at Jaffa, a custom look without the custom price. Speaking of price, you're going to love that too! View it online, here.

by Christy, Jaffa Printing

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Modern Sophistocated Wedding Invitation

I love this invitation for it's modern yet sophisticated elegance. If this describes your style than you might consider the Rebecca Invitation from Jaffa Printing.

It is fully customizable & comes in any color of ink. The Rebecca Invitation is not available online just yet but if you'd like to order it, all you have to do is mention that you saw it on our blog and we'd be happy to help you place an order.
Happy wedding planning!

by Christy, Jaffa Printing

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Summer Wedding Invitation

Are you planning a summer wedding? Nothing says summer like this beautiful Monaco Sleeve wedding invitation from Jaffa Printing.

The sleeve keeps everything organized & the cards & matching wrap are available in many alluring colors & patterns. View the price online
by Christy
Jaffa Printing

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Boutique Style Wedding Show

Come see us at a boutique style wedding show this weekend at the Gateway!

10 am - 4 pm
in the Gateway Grand Hall
South Temple and 400 West


Don't miss the Haute Couture Fashion Shows at noon & 2 pm
Click here for all the details!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Watch for us on TV this weekend!

See what it's like to order invitations from the wedding specialists at Jaffa Printing!

We will be on television this weekend March 13th & 14th at the following times:
- on the CW after Saturday Night Live, at 11:30 p.m. on BrideAccess
- Sunday on BrideAccess, channel 4 at 9:30 a.m.
- Sunday on Comcast On Demand, local programming, BrideAccess

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Inspiration Board: Chocolate Cream & Sage

Do the colors of nature inspire you? Then why not take a hint from mother nature when it comes to planning your wedding. I love the simple elegance of the natural colors used on this inspiration board. Stunning!
by Christy, Jaffa Printing

Invitation: Lace Tea Length by Jaffa Printing
Location: Joseph Smith Building
Flowers: Scenemakers

Monday, February 15, 2010

Inspiration Board: Strawberry Mist

How does a nice cool summer wedding sound? If it sounds appealing to you then Strawberry Mist might be the color palette for your wedding. The parlor is one of the most elegant rooms in the Lion House. It is perfect for an intimate wedding dinner. The Flourish Invitation from Jaffa Printing goes with the vintage theme & looks especially stunning in the strawberry mist color scheme.
by Christy, Jaffa Printing

Invitation: Flourish Invitation by Jaffa Printing
Location: Lion House Parlor
Flowers: Scenemakers

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Urban Beach Photo Shoot

Really? You can do urban on a beach in Utah? It doesn't seem like any of these words should go together does it? But Dave at Jaffa Photography can make anything happen.
This is the Meisha invitation from Jaffa Printing. It is the perfect way to show off those photos & introduce the theme of your wedding. And the best part of all? It's on sale now through the end of March!
by Christy, Jaffa Printing

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Polka-dot Inspiration Board

Ooooo, can't you just feel summer coming when you look at this inspiration board? The polka-dots are fun & the colors are just delicious!
by Christy, Jaffa Printing

Invitations: Jaffa Printing
Cake: Granite Bridal
Flowers: Scenemakers

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Last Wedding Show of the Season

It's been so much fun to visit with you all at the fantastic bridal shows this season. In case you missed us we have one last show. We will be at the Wedding Festival at the South Towne Expo Center this weekend. Don't forget to come by our booth & pick up your wedding invitation coupons. Our designers will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about invitations from Jaffa Printing. As an added bonus Dave from Jaffa Photography will be at the show. This is the only show he does all year so don't wait to book your date!
by Christy, Jaffa Printing

Wedding Festival
Friday, January 29
th | 3pm - 8pm
Saturday, January 30
th | 11am - 7pm
Towne Expo Center

Friday, January 15, 2010

Ultimate Utah Wedding Inspiration Board for Nick & Whitnee

The winners of the Ultimate Utah Wedding
have been announced!

Wedding Invitation: Jackson Invitation by Jaffa Printing
Photography: by Zuma Photo
Dress: Ambrosia by Maggie Sottero
Tuxedo: Infinity by Jim's Formal Wear
Cake: Uneven Layers by Ambrosia Exquisite Wedding Cakes
Decorations & Flowers: Modern by Diamond Rental & Scenemakers
Transportation: Rolls Royce by Something Vintage Something Blue
Accommodations: The Palace Suite by Anniversary Inn

Special thanks to the University of Utah, Bride Access, abc 4's Good Things Utah
& Bridal Showcase for sponsoring this event!

by Christy, Jaffa Printing

Monday, January 11, 2010

The Winning Invitation for the Ultimate Utah Wedding

The television audience voted! The winning invitation that Nick & Whitnee will use for their Ultimate Utah Wedding is invitation #4, the Jackson Invitation from Jaffa Printing.

The Jackson Invitation is a beautiful contemporary invitation that features 7 candid photos of Nick & Whitnee. The prominent colors are red & black & white which are the couple's wedding colors. It has a fun tab on the right with their wedding date & the invitation pulls open from there to reveal 4 additional photos overlayed on the background photo of the stadium where Nick played football.

The television audience from abc 4's Good Things Utah did a wonderful job picking an invitation that represents the couple & incorporates their theme of the Ultimate Utah Wedding. Whitnee hand selected all of the photos for this invitation and it was her favorite from the very beginning. Congratulations Nick & Whitnee! We sure enjoyed working with you & wish you the best on your Wedding Day!
by Christy, Jaffa Printing

Invitation by Jaffa Printing
Photography credit: Zuma Photo

Thursday, January 7, 2010

50% OFF Invitation SALE

Jumbo Angled Photo Invitation (above)

Elsie Invitation (above)

Sabu Invitation (above)

For a limited time we are offering 1/2 off on our multi photo designer invitations. Free envelopes are always included. Custom styling is available at no additional cost.
(Minimum purchase of 100 invitations / offer good thru 5/31/10)

Ordering is so easy, just e-mail us the name of the invitation you are interested in along with your photos & we will post an online proof for you to view before your invitation is printed to ensure your complete satisfaction.
by Christy, Jaffa Printing

Invitations from Jaffa Printing
Photography credit: Jaffa Photography