Learn How a Die-Cut Invitation Makes Recruiting Marketing Stand Out

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Our creative solution on this recruiting direct mail piece won Gold in the 2024 Graphic Media Alliance Print Excellence Awards. Learn how our expertise resulted in an award-winning invitation. 

Graphic Media Alliance Print Excellence Awards

The Business Problem 

Mercy McAuley High School, an all-girls, college preparatory Catholic High School in Cincinnati, OH, needed effective recruiting tools to attract new students. Specifically, they wanted a unique invitation for a junior high student shadow day. After deciding they wanted an invitation die cut to the shape of the school mascot, they came to Evolution creative solutions for project execution.

Evolution’s Creative Solution 

The Customer Solutions Team dedicated to Mercy McAuley High School brainstormed about the direct mail objective: recruit new students. Upon arrival in the mailbox, this piece needed to stand out. A clear poly envelope would protect the die cut invitation and allow it to arrive undamaged but visible. The receiving student would see the wolf mascot and school logo immediately know Mercy McAuley was reaching out to them. Evolution creative solutions also managed the mailing. Addresses were printed onto the invitation during the print process and were readable through the clear poly envelope. 

For help with your recruiting materials, open house flyers, or admission packets email [email protected], call 513-681-4450, or complete an online request here https://evo-creative.com/contact-us.  Learn what our dedicated Customer Solutions Team can create to help you stand out from your competition.

Project Specifications  Rationale
Invitation Paper Stock100 lb Endurance Silk CoverDesigned for digital printing with an elegant feel  
Envelope Clear 6” X 9” booklet envelope Standard business envelope size 
PrintingDigital Cost effective for larger quantities 
Die Cut Custom cut out of school mascot Post print cutting provided an outline of the school mascot to enhance brand recognition. 
FoldBifold invitation One center fold 
Mail ProcessInkjet address, insert one & mail