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Whether you're ready to launch or still at square one, Gilson has the integrated marketing solutions to meet all your business needs.
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COMPOSITION
service ; \ˌkäm-pə-ˈzi-shən\

Converting raw data and archived materials into a polished format and automating data conversion.

Seize the Data

You’ve got the data, we’ve got the means to efficiently and economically transform it into price lists, spec guides, testing materials, textbooks and more.

Capabilities

We work with businesses to convert their raw or legacy data into materials that can be taken out into the marketplace. Each year, we compose hundreds of thousands of price lists for manufacturers, complete with product specifics and pricing. We also compose testing materials for companies that develop and administer educational assessments. In both cases, we automate the data conversion process to reduce costs, improve accuracy and speed turnaround. This also allows streamlined price updates, and enhances our ability to prepare data for electronic distribution, on CD/DVD or via the Web.
  • Process analysis and development
  • Template/specification development and testing
  • Data/manuscript conversions and scriptwriting
  • Item composition and forms composition
  • Quality control (electronic and manual)
  • Prepress, including press-optimized PDFs
  • Artwork edits and art tracking
  • Project tracking
  • Special accommodations: large print, Braille, audio and web tagging
  • Project archival – minimum of four years

CREATIVE
service ; \krē-ˈā-tiv\

Designing, developing, writing and producing materials to support client marketing and branding.

AD AGENCY ON STEROIDS

We offer all the strategic and creative brand-building capabilities of an agency, plus the very latest production and implementation technologies, all under one roof.

Capabilities

Some clients rely on us for all of their communications needs. Others want a solution to a particular marketing challenge, or just a new idea or two to revitalize their existing programs. We can work in any capacity and tailor our services to any budget. Because we share space (and ideas) with printing experts, technology pros and fulfillment wizards, we are particularly adept at creating solutions that work together across multiple platforms and formats.
  • Brand Strategy
  • Identity Design
  • Advertising
  • Digital Marketing
  • Direct Mail
  • Collateral Literature
  • Trade Show Displays

TECHNOLOGY
service ; \tek-ˈnä-lə-jē\

Marketing support system integrations, custom collateral, pURL campaigns and more.

A MINDWIRE® OF YOUR OWN

Our proprietary MindWire® system streamlines your workflow and gives you anytime access to design, print and fulfillment projects.

Capabilities

MindWire®, a state-of-the-art digital system available exclusively to Gilson customers, integrates design, print and fulfillment in a seamless workflow that saves you time, money and frustration. You can use any or all aspects of MindWire to address your unique needs.
  • Online file submission and proofing systems
  • 24/7 automated inventory and order management
  • Integrated digital asset management
  • Custom web site design and development
  • E-commerce solutions
  • Personalized URLs (pURLs)
  • Static and variable print on demand
  • One-to-one marketing
  • Integrated direct mail solutions

WEB SERVICES
service ; \ˈweb\ \ˈsər-vəs\

Custom web site design and development, online advertising, social media and search engine optimization.

NEW AND IMPROVED MEDIA

Our in-house new media studio utilizes the latest multimedia technologies to help you better connect with your customers.

Capabilities

Ignition, our in-house new media studio, is the key to digital success for our customers. We create custom web sites, from the most basic to sophisticated applications that include e-commerce, flash, interactive, contest and product configurator capabilities. We empower clients to update their sites with ease. We facilitate web-based marketing via email blasts, personalized URLs (pURLs) and online advertising. We enhance web sites to improve search engine results for companies seeking a competitive online edge. We also create interactive CDs/DVDs with product configurators, product galleries and games, and then duplicate them for distribution.
  • Custom web site design and development
  • Content management solutions
  • Email blasts and pURL campaigns
  • Online advertising/banner ads
  • Search engine optimization
  • Social media integration
  • Mobile marketing
  • CD/DVD authoring and duplication

PRINTING
service ; \ˈprin-tiŋ\

Commercial offset printing, state-of-the-art digital printing technology, variable data, UV coating, die-cutting.

ONE-STOP SHOP

We have the expertise and equipment to handle most any print project – and ensure brand consistency across all your communications.

Capabilities

Over the course of 70+ years in the printing business, we’ve built quite a reputation as an early adopter of cutting-edge technologies. We have the skills and technology to handle virtually any print project, in any quantity, for any budget. We offer the convenience of online file submission and proofing along with the flexibility of variable data printing to support one-to-one marketing. Whatever the job, we deliver a high-quality finished product – which is why some of the nation’s most image-conscious companies rely on us.
  • Print production and management
  • Traditional offset printing
  • Digital printing
  • UV coating
  • In-house diecutting
  • Electronic file submission and review
  • Color and image consistency across all brand platforms

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LARGE FORMAT
service ; \ˈlärj\ \ˈfȯr-ˌmat\

Direct to substrate printing, CNC routering capabilities, custom indoor and outdoor pieces, rapid prototyping.

Think Big

Store signage, point-of-purchase displays, trade show backdrops, banners, vehicle wraps, magnetic signs … if you’ve got a big idea, we can bring it to life.

Capabilities

We print large-format pieces up to 8-feet wide by virtually any length – everything from trade show displays to in-store signage to vehicle graphics. We’re known for the quality of our custom work, devising one-of-a-kind solutions that always exceed customer expectations. We print, mount and laminate all projects in house, and attach all display hardware ourselves. We also assemble, pack and ship these big projects, providing a one-stop resource for companies large and small.
  • Indoor and outdoor solutions
  • Trade show displays and hardware
  • Wide variety of substrates
  • Mounting and laminating
  • Custom prototype samples
  • Accurate color matching

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PACKAGING
service ; \ˈpa-kij-iŋ\

Retail and promotional packaging, custom folding cartons.

BOXING CHAMPS

You tell us what you need to box up and we’ll dazzle you with a solution – custom folding cartons, retail and promotional packaging, litho labels and more.

Capabilities

We produce custom folding cartons, promotional packaging and litho labels for a wide variety of companies. We can print on a range of board thicknesses and types. Our in-house diecutting capability saves time and money while our stringent quality protocols ensure consistently excellent package performance.
  • Standard structural packages
  • Prototype samples on various substrates
  • Package design improvements
  • CD/DVD labeling and packaging.
  • Graphic design services
  • In-house flatbed (platen) die cutter
  • Digital CNC cutting router

MAILING
service ; \ˈmā-liŋ\

Full range of mailing services for one-time or ongoing projects.

First Class

We have an entire team exclusively dedicated to coordinating and administering mailing services – just tell us what you need and they’ll make it happen.

Capabilities

We provide a full spectrum of mailing services, from folding, inserting and sealing to complete management of list data. In addition to traditional address application, we offer the flexibility of variable messaging through the inkjet process, Post-It® note application and wafer-sealing of folded items. We can integrate customer-supplied lists or specify, locate and acquire lists based on customer specifications and demographic data.
  • Coding Accuracy Support System (CASS) certification
  • Delivery Point Verification (DPV) certification
  • National Change of Address (NCOA) processing
  • Intelligent mail barcodes
  • Variable messaging for personalization
  • Mail list acquisition
  • Post-It® Note application

Download the Gilson Equipment list
FULFILLMENT
service ; \fu̇(l)-ˈfil-mənt\

Accurate and on-time delivery of complex fulfillment projects.

BUILT TO ORDER

We customize fulfillment programs for a wide variety of businesses and products, using cutting-edge technologies that enhance speed, accuracy and economy.

Capabilities

We offer fulfillment services for both stand-alone projects and ongoing programs. Our capabilities run the gamut from simple light assembly to sophisticated inventory management. We receive inventory, store and distribute items ranging from printed materials and swatch samples to retail product and apparel to prizes and incentives. We pick and pack; assemble and kit; procure, process and pay; and pick up and drop ship, as needed. Best of all, we utilize state-of-the-art technologies to help our customers manage their fulfillment programs more efficiently than ever before.
  • 200,000 sq. ft. distribution center with 10,000 pallet storage positions
  • Kit building and distribution
  • Rebate programs and check management
  • Sweepstakes/clearinghouse services
  • Clean, secure, state-of-the-art facility
  • Tiered security levels for high-value items
  • Web-enabled management information system with customizable shopping experience
  • Real-time inventory and usage reporting