Creative Sales to the Rescue

How many times have you been hit with a hurricane of orders to place with little-to-no creative direction from your client? Probably too many times to name! And we understand the made-to-order process can be daunting for those with little time or creative background. Fortunately, we have just the folks to lend a hand, and they go by the code name: Creative Sales!

Tips from the Team: The more information we have about a project, the better! We always want to meet your client’s needs as quickly and accurately as possible.

Our talented team of Creative Sales reps are a special breed of creative thinker, graphic designer, problem solver, salesperson, and customer service all in one delightful package. They can take on strict (or open-ended) project guidelines and design custom journal ideas to present to your client. With our Creative Sales process, you’ll be able to show multiple creative solutions designed specifically for their project, without ever tapping into their budget or wasting precious time presenting items that don’t meet their needs.


We asked some of our Creative Sales team about how they see their jobs…

What’s your favorite part about Creative Sales?

TeresaTeresa: Coming up with a unique way to display the logo from the norm. I love going outside the box. Even if it’s just an oversized deboss of the icon from a logo.

What is your main goal when creating virtuals? 

mariaMaria: To make sure that not only can JournalBooks show their wow factor and capabilities, but I also want the distributor to have that same client come back to them for future orders. Building a relationship with our clients is key for us.

What ideas or products do you think customers should embrace, and why?

carolynCarolyn: Color, color, color! Digital color printing is such an easy way to add dimension and appeal to a normally basic book. GraphicWraps are an especially fun way to add a pop of color to your cover and it provides additional advertising space.


So how do I get virtuals from Creative Sales?

  1. Send us an email, or give us a call!
  2. Provide budget guidelines and any special needs, specs, or info on your client’s event/promotion.
  3. Once we work out the details together, we will produce several unique virtual book designs, based on you and your customer’s needs.
  4. Next, we’ll work with you to tweak the project until it’s the perfect showcase of ideas for your client’s event, product launch, or promotion.
  5. Now, you’ve planted the seed and, fingers crossed, an order is on the horizon!
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Sellutions | EcoBooks

“You are not Atlas carrying the world on your shoulder. It is good to remember that the planet is carrying you.”
— Vandana Shiva

We take great pride in keeping our products and processes as eco-friendly as possible, which is why we are FSC® certified. We also use:

  • Vegetable-based inks
  • Recycled scrap metal for our standard wire binding
  • Recycled cover materials, including recycled paperboards, polys, and leathers
  • 30% post-consumer recycled content in our stock filler paper, with optional upgrade to 100% recycled EcoFiller.

To celebrate today, here are some Earth Day friendly case studies from our January Sellutions!


Charitable Foundation

An Earth Day foundation wanted a small gift to hand out to patrons who donated funds img1above a certain amount in preparation for their Earth Day festivities. They chose the Large PocketPad as an attractive and convenient gift.

Customization Tip
Add multiple foil imprints for a stunning and unique gift

Product Shown
5.5 x 8.5 Large Paper PocketPad

Shown with: Flexible Natural Covers with Green #1 and Brown Foils on Front and Oversized Tint Foil on Inside


Electrical/Energy Companies

img2This company wanted a promotional item for their customers that would keep their services front-of-mind for future business. Looking for something that customers would find truly
useful, they chose an EnergySaver NoteBook that included stock informational inserts.

Customization Tip
Add full color inserts with business contact information and service numbers

Product Shown
7 x 10 EnergySaver NoteBook

Shown with: EcoBlack Paperboard Cover with Green #1 and Oversized Gloss Black Foil Imprints


Hybrid/Electric Automotive

A company that specializes in electric automotive technology created a journal to give to img3their sales reps while they are traveling to meet clients. The journal featured an imprinted
pen and custom printed filler, as well as an elastic privacy closure.

Customization Tip
Custom phantom imprints on every page keep your message or brand front-of-mind

Product Shown
5 x 7 EcoWrap Journal

Shown with: Amber EcoWrap with Gloss Black and Satin Teal Foil Imprints and Oversized Tint Foil

Sellutions | Employee Gifts

With Administrative Professionals’ Day (April 22) on the horizon, we thought it would be a great time to showcase a few gift ideas to make your employees feel extra appreciated!

Employee Handbook

A pharmaceutical company provided a Binder to their employees that features an employee
DB-800handbook and ruled filler. In the back, a vinyl pocket held full-color tabbed inserts that
answered FAQ’s and provided important educational info and guides.

Customization Tip
Tabbed inserts are a great way to provide important info for quick reference

Product Shown
5.5 x 8.5 DeluxeBinder

Shown with: Ink ColorFleck Covers with Two 2 Satin Silver Foil Imprints


Welcome Package

New employees at this engineering firm received a Pedova BrightWave Journal and a digital tablet with their welcome package. The journal features a full-color, fold-out SmartPicx inserti2 with information about the company, its mission statement, and corporate values.

Customization Tip
Add SmartPicx to your inserts for interactive print- to-web scanning on a smart phone or tablet

Product Shown
7 x 10 Pedova BrightWave

Shown with: Lime Pedova BrightWave with Blind Deboss


Employee Gift Set

During the holidays, an architecture group provides gift sets to employees, which includes a high-quality WoodGrain NoteBook for office use, as well as a small Sketch LifestyleJotter that employees can keep with them for inspiration-on-the-go.NB-10WG & PLH-300SK

Customization Tip
Customize calendars with important dates, advertisements, and messages

Product Shown
7 x 10 WoodGrain Medium NoteBook & 5 x 3.5 LifestyleJotter (Sketch theme)

Shown with: Walnut Wood Paperboard Cover with Copper,Satin Gold, and Black Foils; Flexible Natural Paper Covers with Copper, Black, and Tint Foils