At Davis Direct, we’re more than a printer – we’re your partner. We pride ourselves on being a resource for our clients for everything from paper type and print planning, to mailing, file setup and more. 

Download or request our helpful resources below, and as always, contact your Davis representative when you’re ready to bring something to life!

Check out all the Davis Direct Resources Below!

Canva Guide (Digital Download)

Submit your Canva files right, every time.

As Canva becomes more and more popular, you may find yourself designing print items on the platform. Make sure you’re setting up and downloading your files correctly with our Canva print guide!

Canva Guide

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Digital+ Sample Guide (Request Book)

Enhanced Digital Printing Capabilities

With Davis Direct Digital+, your printing options have never been better, now with the convenience of digital printing with a way to elevate your piece:

  • Print metallic inks without the cost of foil stamping
  • Add depth and texture with clear inks
  • Print on dark paper stocks with vibrancy and pop
  • Variable print data on colored envelopes

Request your sample book below to learn everything we can do for you!

Get your FREE Davis Direct Digital+ Book!


Effective June 10, postage rates have increased. Here’s what you need to know!

Last Sunday’s postage increase is one of the largest in history. We’ve compiled the new rates below. But what does this mean for your direct mail strategy?

We know that direct mail is effective, and there are ways to save money. Among them:

  1. Review your lists to ensure you’re not mailing to bad addresses.
  2. Ensure your design fits within USPS guidelines so you don’t end up paying more than you have to.
  3. Take advantage of certain USPS programs that offer discounted postage.
  4. Work with your Davis Direct representative for out-of-the-box ways to maximize your message (and postage).

Just because postage has gone up doesn’t mean you should abandon direct mail. Direct mail has one of the highest ROIs of all marketing channels when done correctly. If you have questions about how to maximize your direct mail strategy, contact us today to brainstorm innovative ways to get your message out!

New postage rates as of July 10, 2022:

First Class Regular

  • One ounce stamped letter size pieces will increase to $0.60 each
  • One ounce metered letter size will increase to $0.57 each
  • One ounce Flats size pieces remain the same at $1.20 each

First Class Presorted

  • Mixed AADC letters will increase to $0.515 each
  • Mixed AADC cards will increase to $0.372 each
  • Mixed ADC Presorted flats will increase to $0.934 each

Standard Mail

  • Mixed AADC Letters will increase to $0.349 each
  • Mixed ADC Flats will increase to $0.854 each

Nonprofit Mail

  • Mixed AADC Letters will increase to $0.207 each
  • Mixed ADC Flats will increase to $0.648 each

File Submission Guide (Digital Download)

Submit your files right, every time.

At Davis Direct, we get questions all the time about the proper way to submit files to us. Fonts, images, pdf sizes – it can get confusing! That’s why we created our file submission guideline to take the guesswork out of creating and sending us your files.

Additionally, if  you’re using InDesign to create your files, we’ve created a preset that will let you export your files with the exact specifications you need.

Download Your Free File Submission Guide

Paper Sample Book (hard copy request)

Cover vs. Text  |  Coated vs. Uncoated  |  What are all these numbers? 

If you’re confused by all the options when it comes to paper for your printed project, you’re not alone. We talk to customers every day who need help navigating the paper decision. That’s why we’ve created a paper type guide that gives you a physical sample of some of the most common types of paper and lists their specifications, so you can be sure your piece is printed exactly the way you’d like.

Simply complete the information on this page, and we’ll mail your guide directly to you – free of charge!

2022 Year-in-Print Planner (hard copy request)

When should I begin planning my big projects? How soon should I look at current inventories?

Print projects can sneak up on you. That’s why we’ve developed this comprehensive 2022 Year in Print Planner that helps you plan ahead for anything you may need this year – large or small. You’ll benefit from the year at a glance, a handy month-by-month list with holidays and major events, and plenty of project planning pages to ensure you have all the information you need to get your project done on time!

Simply complete the information on this page, and we’ll mail your guide directly to you – free of charge!

Envelope Size Guide (Digital Download)

There are a LOT of envelopes out there.

Davis Direct handles mailings of all types, but starting on the right foot with the right envelope for your needs is key. We’ve created a handy guide to all US-sized envelopes with their name, size and types of enclosures they can accommodate. Download your copy and keep it handy!

Download Your Free Envelope Size Guide

What is Bleed? (Digital Download)

It sure does sound… violent.

But no need to worry. “Bleed” is a printing term that is used to describe a document which has images or elements that touch the edge of the page, extending beyond the trim edge and leaving no white margin. When a document has bleed, it must be printed on a larger sheet of paper and then trimmed down. Our “What is Bleed?” guide gives you all the info you need to know!

Download Your Free "What is Bleed?" Guide