What is an Imprint?

An imprint is an informative design printed on the bottom of the last page of the calendar, a.k.a. the backer. Visible all year long, it hangs below the calendar date pad. The standard imprint is 10″ wide by 2″ high. Well-designed imprints include your contact information, specialized logos, and descriptive photos. If your imprint is complete, send it to us, and we will print it just the way you want it! If you need help deciding what your imprint should look like, give us a call, and get help from the calendar pros!

Sample Imprint
Imprint with calendar on top

How to Build an Imprint?

Imprints advertise your organization. You are highlighting contact information, clergy names, service times, and other information. The best imprints are simple, with clear and concise text and a logo or photo. To stand out among your competitors, create your imprint in various colors!

Here are some tips from the calendar pros:

  • Know how much space you have and try to utilize it with easy-to-read text.
  • Make sure what you put on the imprint will last 365 days! If you are changing Mass times at the end of January and those times are on the imprint, it will be out of date after the first month. Try to direct patrons to your website for the most up-to-date information.
  • Pictures and logos make imprints more interesting! Please check out our artwork guidelines to see the best way to send us your images.
  • Have fun and be creative!

Here are some sample imprints to get your creative juices flowing – and remember, our talented team is here to help your imprint stand out.

What can you do with this huge 10-inch by 2-inch space? The possibilities are endless!

Represent Your Church and Sponsor in Full Color!
Your Church Here
Another Sample Imprint
Represent Your Church and Sponsor in Black and White
Sample Imprint
Sample Imprint
Advertise a big event or celebration!
Church Picnic
Use this space to tell everyone who you are
Funeral Home Imprint Only

We offer an Extended Imprint Area – It is called an Extended Backer

Is 10-inches by 2-inches, not enough space? Don’t worry if you need more space to display your information, you can make your imprint 2″ longer. This longer last page is called an extended backer. The extended backer size is 10″ wide by 4″ high and has an additional cost.

Extended Backer is a 10 by 4 inch space

Artwork Guidelines:

At Blue Mound Graphics, we pride ourselves on impeccable imprints. The only limit to what you can do is your imagination! Here are a few guidelines to help make your imprint the best it can be:

  • For black-and-white line art, sending us a PDF is best.
  • For photographs, please send a .JPEG/.JPG or a .TIFF file (a larger size/higher resolution is best).
  • For logos, please send a .EPS or a .AI (Adobe Illustrator) file if possible. If it is not possible, one of the above formats is preferred.
  • If we need to scan your art, send a glossy black and white or continuous tone photograph.

If you have any questions on how to send us your artwork or imprint information, never hesitate to Email us at or call us at (414) 475-7500.

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