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Just What is a QR Code Anyways?

We’re sure you’re seeing them. You might not know what they are, or exactly how to use them, but they can be powerful for your business. Simply put – they are a way to link your print media to your website or blog. Visit Independent Forms Services’ QR Code Information Page to learn more about the codes, gain insight on practical as well as interesting uses, and gain access to scanning software links so you can start using QR codes today.

Or if you’re already hip to this new technology, simply scan the code above and view our page on your mobile phone!

We’re Celebrating Our 35th Anniversary

The Management and Employees of Independent Forms Services would like to express our gratitude to all of our friends, otherwise known as our customers, as we celebrate the start of our 35th year of business. Our hopes and dreams that started on April Fools Day in 1976 have carried us into our fourth decade of service to all of you. Together, we have experienced the profound changes and continuing challenges that represent being in business today.

We value the business relationship formed with all of you. Our committment to serving you, as we continue to explore ways to help you run your organizations, has been the foundation of our business. This will not change. As a family business, IFS is now in our third generation. With that in mind, we are pleased to announce that Jenny Ambrosini (Puntney) has been named our Vice President of Operations and has joined our Board of Directors.

Thank you for allowing us to be part of your business.

Wayne Kubek
Dave Puntney
Greg Ursitti
Doris Puntney

It's Time to Start Thinking 2012 Calendars

IFS is now offering Early Order Discounts for your 2012 imprinted calendars. We have many different styles, designs and themes to choose from. Please call us at 815-725-0633 and ask your sales rep for details. Or you can always email us at sales@independentforms.com.

Updated EHL Signs Now Available

The FDIC announced an address change for the Federal Fair Housing and Equal Credit Opportunity Discrimination complaints. The address has changed to:

FDIC Consumer Response Center
1100 Walnut Street, Box #11
Kansas City, MO 64106

The signs are 11″ x 14″. Black or white verstions are $22.50 each, or $40.00 each for black with a magnetic backer. Spanish versions are also available.

All FDIC insured depository institutions must display the updated signage by March 28th, 2011. Click HERE to download a PDF order form. As always, feel free to call 815-725-0633 or email us sales@independentforms.com.

USPS Relaxes Upcoming Requirements for Intelligent Mail Barcode

Recognizing ongoing concerns about mailers’ readiness for broader adoption of the Intelligent Mail barcode (IMb®), the USPS® has decided that automation discounts for mail with POSTNET barcodes will continue to be offered beyond May 2011. Today’s announcement, made following consultation with key industry leaders, means that mailers also may continue to use the POSTNET barcode for reply mail (such as Business Reply Mail (BRM), QBRM and Permit Reply Mail) and PLANET Code® for Confirm® Service.

The relaxing of requirements beyond the planned May POSTNET retirement timeframe allows for an easier transition to the full use of the IMb while continuing to receive automation discounts. The value of the IMb is a proven technological advantage with more than 41 billion pieces of IMb-enabled mail processed by the USPS. As more Industry leaders continue to embrace the IMb, the Postal Service is committed to enhancing the benefits of Intelligent Mail Services.

To create your new Intellingent Mail barcode, you will still need to acquire a Mailer ID online HERE. Then just forward the info you get from the USPS to your IFS representative and we'll get the new bar code for you.

If you have any questions, please contact your sales rep at 815-725-0633 or sales@independentforms.com.

FDIC Releases Final Ruling to Include IOLT Accounts for All Temporary Liquidity Signage

IFS has the updated signage available now. Please call 815-725-0633 or email us at sales@independentforms.com for more information and pricing.

The Board of Directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) today approved a final rule to include Interest on Lawyer Trust Accounts (IOLTAs) in the temporary unlimited deposit coverage for noninterest-bearing transaction accounts. Read more from the FDIC HERE.

The new signage reads:

“NOTICE OF CHANGES IN TEMPORARY FDIC INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR TRANSACTION ACCOUNTS

All funds in a “noninterest-bearing transaction account” are insured in full by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation from December 31,2010, through December 31,2012. This temporary unlimited coverage is in addition to, and separate from, the coverage of at least $250,000 available to depositors under the FDIC's general deposit insurance rules.

The term “noninterest-bearing transaction account” includes a traditional checking account or demand deposit account on which the insured depository institution pays no interest. It also includes Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts (“IOLTAs”). It does not include other accounts, such as traditional checking or demand deposit accounts that may earn interest, NOW accounts, and money-market deposit accounts.

For more information about temporary FDIC insurance coverage of transaction accounts, visit www.fdic.gov.”

Lenticular Motion Pens

IFS is now offering a new patented pen with a unique “twist”. As you turn the pen, your logo is accented with a lenticular effect. There are ten stock designs available and minimums start as low as 100 pieces.

Call 815-725-0633 or email us at sales@independentforms.com for more information and pricing.

Halloween Stadium Cups – Only $0.50 Each and Quick Turnaround Time!

We're featuring these 16 oz. orange stadium cups as a last minute Halloween idea. Purchase minimum is 100 and they're produced in 24 to 48 hours. They come with a black imprint on one side and we have tons of stock Halloween imagery to pair with your logo and create a great Halloween theme. These are perfect for Haunted Trails, Halloween events, or as giveaways.

Halloween Stadium Cups

Please call 815-725-0633 or email sales@independentforms.com with any questions.

Exciting New Product – Cup Cufs!

The folks here at IFS came across this interesting new product called the Cup Cuf. Instead of using the throw-away paper coffee cup sleeves of old, the Cup Cuf can be used as a marketing vehicle for you and your brand. Use these to promote your company or organization while enjoying your favorite beverage:

Cup Cufs

If you have any questions, please call 815-725-0633 or email us at sales@independentforms.com.

2010 Anti-Bacterial Hand Sanitizer Options – Recommended by the CDC!

IFS is now featuring five different antibacterial hand sanitizer options. Our hand saniziter gel comes in two different sizes and four different colors/scents. The new sanitizer spray comes in translucent tube with many different cap colors available. We also feature a spray/pen combo and a new “fresh scent” foaming spray. All options include a four-color label as well.

These options are great giveaway items for the teller line as well as for internal use. Please call 815-725-0633 or email Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer Options