The Final Days of Design Tools Monthly and the New Era of Private Label Websites

Out With The Old…

It may be cliche, but it’s true all the same: all good things must come to an end. Our good friend Jay Nelson, publisher of Design Tools Monthly, has announced that after 21 years of producing the Design Tools Monthly newsletter he will now be taking an extended vacation. He’s definitely earned it, but we’ll be sorry to see it go.

An online subscription to Design Tools Monthly was available as an add-on to Websites For Printers Level 2 websites, and bundled into Level 3 websites. So, where do we go from here?

For the time being, we do not have a replacement for the Design Tools Monthly newsletter.  (We tend to think that Jay is irreplaceable!) The existing issues that are currently on your site will remain there in the near term. But they’ll start aging pretty quickly since they do such a good job of providing current news, so we plan to remove them at the end of the year.

…In With The New

While we’re sad to see Design Tools Monthly drawing to a close, we are happy to showcase the recent release of an exciting new feature: Private Label Websites. More and more print buyers are asking for a print site they can order printing from that can be accessed through their own intranet and that feels like “home” instead of like a 3rd party site.

Our Private Label Websites feature gives you easy-to-use tools to quickly create just such an ordering site for your customers — and the best thing is, it all runs from your own website! Your own site’s workflow and settings remain unchanged, but your customer sees a complete website branded specifically to them!

We’ve been talking about this development a lot lately…we’re just that excited about it! Check out the following links for more information: