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Captain Print Competition Card. Get yours FREE at

Captain Print is born…

“In a world where print has become a dying art, a world where people believe just having a website is the answer to all your business promotions, there is one crusader that champions the cause to a better, more successful way to promoting your business – lifting the benchmark and delivering cost effective high quality promotions to businesses and clients throughout the land. That person is Captain Print!”

Can you just imagine that as the opening soundbite to a major motion picture?

We could, but we’ve decided to hold back on the soundtrack and movie royalties, and instead give you the opportunity to win tickets to the latest Captain America – Winter Soldier movie – out today.

Simply grab yourself one of our competition cards with Captain Print and his Super Shield (you can order them here for FREE at ) and show us your shooting skills, by taking a short video of your abilities, and emailing it through to OR design a hero/villian and send it through and you’re in to win a double pass to the movie. There’s one given away each week from 11th April until 30th May. We’ll then decide on the best entry and give the Grand Winner a $100 print credit.

The competition card is a print promotion that has been designed inhouse by The Production House, printed full colour on 350gsm artboard and then die-cut using a custom designed die. To help the pieces stay as part of the A4 card small ‘knicks’ are made on the die-forme to keep the push out pieces in place. The diecuts and creases are all achieved in one hit, allowing us to fold the card down to DL size, making it cost effective to mail out. The result is a simple but clever direct mail promotion.

So what other adventures are planned for Captain Print? Watch this space.


An Ode to Your Spellchecker…

I love Hubbards cereal – truly a great NZ breakfast cereal. I also love their wee A4 folded to A5 printed “clipboard” flyer that they include inside their cereal boxes. Their latest included a wee gem of a poem, about spellcheckers – that small piece of software found in virtually all our computer and smartphone interactions. Dick Hubbard reminisces about how he first practiced his “handwriting at school on a ‘slate’ with a slate pencil. Then it was a lead pencil. Then it was a nib pen with ink from inkwells… then there was a new invention out in the shops called a ‘ballpoint pen’. They were banned at his school because it was felt they would corrupt good writing! I wonder wat thy thnk abt txt.

He goes on to share this Ode to Spellcheckers that had been sent in by Val D. Enjoy!

Eye halve a spelling chequer,
It came with my pea sea,
It plainly marques four my revue,
Miss steaks eye kin not sea.

Eye strike a key and type a word,
And weight four it two say,
Weather eye am wrong oar write,
It shows me straight a weigh.

As soon as a mist ache is maid,
It nose bee four two long,
And eye can put the error rite,
Its rare lea ever wrong.

Eye have run this poem threw it,
Am shore your pleased two no,
Its letter perfect awl the weigh,
My chequer has told me sew!