What is Big Data?

big data small

Written by: Dave Ruel, Legal Technology Specialist The term “Big Data” has been used quite a bit over the past few years.  So what is it exactly? In the simplest of terms, big data equals “lots of stuff”. Think about [...]

Understand QR Codes

color qr

What is a QR Code? How is it used? Why are they useful? How do I get one? Consumers and marketers alike may not have a full understanding of QR codes. Thus leading to them being poorly used, or worse not [...]

History of the Blueprint

blueprint out - Copy

Through the years, we have seen several authentic blueprints come through our doors. Time and time again team members are just as fascinated with them. Blueprints are truly pieces of history and paved the way to the modern processes of [...]

The Impact of Personalized Print

personalized printing

Written by Ashley Koch, Director of Marketing We have all been subject to the generic mass mailers for years. Time and time again we see postcards and letters that are addressed to “Residents of” or “Home Owner of.” Do we [...]

Busy Month for the Legal Community


It has been a busy month for the legal community. Many organizations have hosted annual dinners or fundraisers – a great way to kick start the summer. Avalon was fortunate enough to sponsor these organizations, and their events. We look [...]

Time to Proof: Tips on Reviewing Proofs


One of the most important processes in printing is proofing. A proof is the final safeguard that ensures everything is spelled and formatted correctly, colors are as desired, sizing is correct, and the list goes on and on. Proofing prevents [...]

Safety First! Understanding Safety Signs

safety first

We all know how important safety in the workplace is. In order to keep employees and visitors safe you need to make them aware of any dangers that may exist and how to handle emergency situations if they should arise. [...]

The Grass is Always Greener…On the Golf Course!

golf ball

With the brutal winter behind us, and warm summer weather upon us, it should come as no surprise that everyone wants to get outside. You begin to see parks and sidewalks fill with people, outdoor parties, kids swimming in the [...]

Understanding File Resolution and Its Importance in Print


It is all too common that people grab files from the web, want them blown up, printed out and expect to have a quality print. However, that will not be the case. Almost always the file’s resolution is too low [...]

Dave Ruel Becomes a Certified E-Discovery Specialist


Needless to say, establishing credibility is essential, in business and in life. Do you have the knowledge, do you have the right skillset, do you know what you are doing? Of course you can say “Yes I do,” but most of [...]