Company Growth Fueled by Enhanced Demand of Custom Funeral Programs and Keepsake Memorials
Online PR News – 29-December-2011 – – CINCINNATI, Ohio—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Strawberry Designs, the largest distributor of greeting card quality funeral programs and keepsake memorials in the Midwest, today announced its move to new corporate headquarters in Cincinnati. The opening of the new office marks the achievement of another milestone in the company’s growth plans including the expanded enhanced design department and its flagship product the “W” program which is a customized twelve page funeral program featuring detailed torn edges, gold leaf, vellum paper and greeting card quality card stock. At twice the size of the company’s previous headquarters, the new space is designed to accommodate its expanded management team and fast-growing design staff, which conduct product development, design, support and operations for its full portfolio of funeral programs and keepsake memorials.
Founded in 1999, the growth of Strawberry Designs has been accelerated by the compelling need of funeral homes to cost effectively provide a smooth transition of losing a loved one and giving them less to deal with during this process which allows us to strategically partner with funeral homes in order for them to fully service their customers. Strawberry Designs provides the creation of a funeral program required by the most demanding, discriminating enterprise of customers by incorporating a high level of technology, digital printing, and textured, gloss, and embossed stock for funeral homes to offer to their customers.
“This new office expansion comes on the heels of the successful completion of the Strawberry Designs customized program rollouts. I’m very excited about this move as it mirrors Strawberry Designs’ expanding operations and growing presence in the marketplace,” said Henry Long Co-owner of Strawberry Designs. “With digital printing and greeting card quality products and accessories emerging as the funeral programs growth wave of the future, Strawberry Designs and its cutting-edge use of technology in digital printing for funeral programs is well poised to thrive and grow at its new headquarters.”
The new Strawberry Designs facility features a first class design center, an expanded management and distribution facility, the utilization of state of the art digital printers such as the HP Indigo digital presses enabling photo accuracy and speed second to no other customized funeral program printing company.
“We chose Cincinnati for our corporate office because of its rich technology assets and talented workforce. Our company sees Cincinnati as a place to fuel our creative juices and continue to blaze a new trail of innovation,” said Henry Long Co-owner of Strawberry Designs. “Strawberry Designs prides itself on the innovation of our product offerings and the talent of our people, and given our strong business presence in the Midwest, Cincinnati is the optimal location for us to continue to grow our business.”
About Strawberry Designs
Strawberry Designs, believes that printing in-house via funeral home or church are relics of the past. Today’s digital printing should be left to companies who specialize in and execute full-time the art of digital printing and design. Just as individuals select a physician who specialize in a specific field, funeral homes should do likewise. Having a printer who specializes in funeral programs enables the funeral home to have a strategic partner that is competent in that particular field also allowing the funeral home to do what they do best which is to provide a memorable funeral. Last, selecting a specialized funeral program printer is just smart because it is cost effective and it provides a higher level of service than the funeral home is able to provide. Strawberry Designs provides full color, full bleed customized funeral programs that parallel greeting cards along with accessories such as register books with watermark images of the dearly departed, thank you cards and casket panels, just to name a few. More importantly, Strawberry Designs collaborates with the funeral home to be their marketing component and distribute marketing pieces, which is far more effective than any direct mail marketing and or electronic advertising. Specifically on the back of each funeral program, there is a full color image of the funeral home, its address and additional contact information.