Looking Forward to the New Year

As 2020 comes to a close, we hope you have been able to make the best of this holiday season, and that you find joy and peace in the coming year.

Stafford Printing will be closed Dec 31 and Jan 1. We look forward to seeing you in the new year and helping you make all your projects a reality in 2021!

Finishing 2020 on a Strong Note

This has been a unique and challenging year for sure, but life and business are still marching forward nonetheless. If you’re already getting a head start on your ideas for 2021, or still have a few loose ends to tie up before January rolls around, here are a few recent projects we’ve done to give you a little inspiration.

Here is a poster we made for the Marine Corps Systems Command. Personalized posters can be created for any organization, business, or occasion – you can even design yours online.


Custom envelopes, like this one for Smart Beginnings, add a professional, polished touch to all your official correspondence. We print custom envelopes in multiple sizes and designs to accommodate any company or organization’s requirements.


This is a postcard we made for Arsenal Events, alerting local residents of a foot race in their area. Postcards can be used for advertisements, reminders for upcoming events, or anything else you’d like to get the word out about.


Business flyers are an extremely cost-effective way to raise brand awareness and help bring in customers. You can even include a coupon or special offer, like Rebellion Fredericksburg did in this flyer we made for them.


Al’s Pals is a newsletter produced by Smart Beginnings (and sent out in their custom envelopes!). A newsletter is a great way to keep in touch with customers or supporters, keeping them updated about everything that’s going on behind the scenes.

Stafford Printing is a full-service printer providing a range of products for all your needs – we’re here every step of the way to help you finish 2020 on a strong note, and hit the ground running in 2021.

Who is ready for 2020 to be OVER?

Pollsters say EVERYONE! I think they got that one right!

As always, we are thankful for our employees and our customers. Thank you for keeping us in business and at Stafford Printing, our people, technology and solutions are ready to engage as we prepare for 2021. We are looking forward to a new year and helping our clients have a successful 2021.

We have a full range of products and services to help you complete your 2020 goals and projects:

  • Banners
  • Booklets
  • Brochures
  • Bumper stickers
  • Business cards
  • Calendars design
  • Door hangers
  • Die cutting
  • Email marketing
  • Envelopes
  • Flyers
  • Invitations
  • Labels
  • Letterhead
  • Magnets
  • Mailing services
  • Notepads
  • Pocket folders
  • Post cards
  • Posters
  • Prescription pads
  • Rack cards
  • Stickers Tickets
  • Yard signs
  • Window clings

If you’re ready to have a chat with beverages and donuts delivered by Howard or Tanya, call 540.659.4554 or email howen@staffordprinting.com. We’re also open for tours!

What Are You Thankful For?

With so much negativity and divisiveness in the world, we are choosing to be thankful for the people and things we DO have! We want to know – what are you thankful for this week? As always, we are thankful for our employees and our customers. Thank you for keeping us in business and allowing us to serve you!

It was our pleasure to work Hunter Lakefront Communities on their community booklet. Hunter Lakefront Communities specializes in lakefront properties, of course! Check out their website for more information.

Postcards are the perfect advertisement for everyone! Here are some new postcards we made for Shifflett’s Waste Services. Here is a review from one of their customers:

“They are quick to respond! Wonderful customer service and best price around!!” – Heather Pilcher

A recent postcard for University of Mary Washington Alumni. We are so thankful to be a frequent partner with UMW.

Julie and her husband, Josh, on an outdoor adventure.

Employee Spotlight: Julie Maida is one of Stafford Printing’s graphic designers. She has been with the company for three years and has a background in illustration.

Always interested in growing and improving, she looks for new ways to broaden her skillsets and never gets tired of learning new things.

One of her favorite things about her job is working directly with clients on creative projects and marketing campaigns. She loves to getting to know people and turning their vision in a reality.

In her free time she likes being with her family – even better if it involves an outdoor adventure!

Creative Inspiration for All Your Fall Projects

The new season is finally rounding the corner, and with it comes a new batch of innovative and creative printing projects from our customers!

Menus for Patriot Subs

Handbook cover artwork for Rappahannock Valley Garden Club

Banner art for the Rappahannock Riverfest on October 24th

Postcard artwork for Rappahannock United Way

Artwork for a fall box from Hola Amigo


Product labels are among the most important communication tools between your company and potential customers. They also provide an assortment of creative ways to market your message. You can place your brand on paper, glass, fabric, stone, and everything in-between. Labels aren’t just for products, either – you can use them for return addresses, warnings, or a quick way to tag specials and sales!

Right now we’re offering 25% off all labels and stickers until December 15th. Use code 25OFF at checkout .


Over the past 33 years, our customers have become like family to us. No matter what your creative vision, we can help you make it a reality!

Community, Resilience, and Looking toward the Future

Over the past six months, things have been tumultuous to say the least. We’ve been lucky to be able to forge a path forward, and we hope your business has been equally fortunate as we all move into the last part of this unexpectedly eventful year.

Howard recently had a birthday, and in this video he reflects on the importance of resilience when navigating through tough times. He also talks about some new exciting additions at Stafford Printing, and there’s a quick check-in to make sure that you’re all doing okay, as well!

Community is so important, and we’re proud that our customers are almost like family to us. They’re our number one priority, through the good times and the bad. This look at the history of Stafford Printing underlines just how far we’ve come over the past 33 years, and how we embrace the values of customer service and accountability to make sure that every printing job is completed to the highest possible standard.

We want to help our customers succeed in whatever they set out to do – let us know exactly how we can assist you in reaching your professional and creative goals!

We’re Busy Making Memories This Summer

Students may not have had a traditional graduation this year, but they did make memories!  We printed a banner of every graduate at Stafford High School with their picture and they were hung from a fence at the school. Did you know we have personalized banners and yard signs for other occasions too? You can see them here.


Did you know we have a die-cutter? Think-cool shapes, greeting cards, boxes, and package design.

Visit Fred printed these uniquely awesome die-cut masks as a tourist attraction!  Support your local businesses – they need support now more than ever.


Check this video out to see how die-cut projects are created in house!


Hola Amigo is a Spanish Subscription Box Club for kids.  What a cool idea. We printed these colorful booklets for them earlier this month.

We have new products and services available! See what’s currently available at Stafford Printing, and let us help you make your next project a reality.

How to Reopen Responsibly

It’s a very mixed time in the business world. Business owners are eager to get their doors open again, but of course the goal is to do so in a way that keeps employees and customers safe and healthy. If you and your team were working for home or closed entirely during the lockdowns, you may be feeling somewhat unsure of where to start when it comes to tackling the huge task of reopening.

To help your small business get started again in the right way, we’ve put together a package to assist you in safely reconnecting with your customers.

The package includes the following:

  • opening signage
  • social distancing signage
  • a marketing email campaign
  • a direct mail campaign
  • a banner
  • floor graphics
  • labels
  • digital creative assets for your social media advertising

Packages can be tailored for individual businesses, so if you’re looking for something that’s not listed above, let us know exactly what you need and we’ll be happy to help.

We want you to feel comfortable and confident in reopening your business as the lockdown restrictions ease! Contact us here for a consultation and we will help create a plan that works for you.

Prepare for Your Next Breakthrough by Prioritizing Self-Care

There are many seasons in life.
Some are exhilarating, others exhausting. Some bring immense growth, and others deplete you.
Just as there are seasons in nature, there is continual change in our daily lives. Many of us were caught off guard by the coronavirus, and our questions about the future can be more depleting than the uncertainty of this day.
But wisdom takes the long view, and that means prioritizing personal health so you can endure and thrive tomorrow.

From Crisis to Recovery

As you move from a season of chaos to a season of recovery, self-care is one of the most important things you can do. What might this look like? Here is a checklist to consider:

Set a Routine and Prioritize Consistency

Since so many things are out of whack, daily routines are more important than ever.
Create expectations for yourself and your family by involving them in daily cleaning, cooking, recreation, or school responsibilities. Make room for relaxing and fun activities, and build quiet space into your calendar. Posting a new weekly schedule for everyone can make life feel more fun, productive, and stable.

Spend Time Outside

Enjoy the outdoors every day, whether it’s a walk around your yard or sitting under an umbrella on your front steps.
The outdoors will refresh you. Even opening the windows can bring an invigorating breeze and a gush of energy.

Cultivate Joy

A lot of what we hear and see these days is scary and troubling, and there is power as we move in the opposite spirit.
Whether it’s a YouTube video or a hopeful song, find one thing each day that makes you smile, laugh, or feel good. To double the impact, share your positivity with others. A joy shared is multiplied!

Reach Out

Perhaps the last few months have left you so frazzled you haven’t made time for others.

Isolation is very dangerous, increasing your risk of mortality, prompting quicker cognitive decline, and inflating your pessimism about the future. People need people, and sometimes YOU need to be the one who makes the first move. Reach out to others through emails, video-conferencing, a driveway coffee date, or a long walk.

Control What You Can

While it is natural to worry about the future, anxiety can carry you away.

When uncertainty tempts you to fret, counteract that by concentrating on what IS in your control. Can you deep-clean your storage room, re-arrange furniture, or start a wood-working project? Bringing order to chaos is a wonderful antidote to stormy emotions.

Help Others

Research shows that helping others is a great way to help yourself.

When recovering from a season of stress, one of the best ways to recover is by lifting others up too. Can you donate money, supplies, or time to a non-profit? Deliver groceries or a “favorite” pampering item to someone who isn’t expecting it?
When you are stressed or afraid, one of the most powerful things you can do is to find someone who is worse off than you and serve them.

This Too Shall Pass

COVID-19 has prompted a season of isolation and stress like many have never known.
It is scary to think of living like this forever, but remind yourself that it WILL end, even if it takes a long time to rebalance. Just like seasons pass each year, this time of testing will pass as well.
There is no “right way” to take care of yourself, but it crucial that you do it!

Print Bridges the Social Distancing Gap

There are so many twists and turns this year that keep taking us to new places. Dealing with social distancing can be difficult, but as we’re finding out with countless Zoom conferences and FaceTime chats, communication is not only possible, it’s part of what keeps us sane during these challenging times.

Communication through print can also help. Naturally we’ve been talking to businesses about their post-pandemic plans and marketing strategies, but businesses are not the only ones who can benefit – print can help just about anyone to get a message out there into the world.

One of the ways we’ve been facilitating those messages is through personalized banners.  Graduation is coming up very soon, and you can celebrate your graduate in style with a yard sign or personalized banner to announce it.

We have created a specialized website portal for your custom-made signs and banners to include:

  • Colleges
  • Private Schools
  • Fredericksburg City Schools
  • Spotsylvania County Schools
  • Stafford County Schools

One-sided yard signs are $15, two-sided yard signs are $18, and banners are $40.  You can come pick your sign up, or have it shipped to you for $12.70.

To get your custom sign or banner, login here with the username (Grad Special) and password (2020).

If you need a custom layout, for example a name doesn’t fit or a school that isn’t listed, please contact art@staffordprinting.com for assistance!