5 Easy Steps to a Spooky DIY Halloween Party

Posted Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 by .

It’s less than two weeks until Halloween. Here are five easy steps to get ready for that party:

1. Pick a Theme

Nothing is more magical than All Hallows Eve, the night when kids and adults alike transform themselves into magical creatures. Of course, magic reminds us of wizard school, which means we love this idea of a Harry Potter Halloween party. Here are 100 Harry Potter Halloween party ideas from House of Paint.

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Fight Cancer – Light the Night Celebration 2014

Posted Friday, October 17th, 2014 by .

LLS Light the Night Lanterns

LLS Light the Night Lanterns

Ink Technologies and team “Remember the Fallen, Fight the War(ner)” are celebrating another successful year of fundraising for the LLS Light the Night walk, raising over $17,000 in 2014 for the fight against blood cancer!  A cure is in sight!

Light the Night - Dayton, Ohio - 10/2/14

Light the Night – Dayton, Ohio – 10/2/14

The Light the Night Walk is an event that celebrates the fundraising efforts by teams across the country dedicated to finding a cure for blood cancer.  The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) hosts this annual event in various cities across America as a way to remember those we have lost, honor those still fighting, and thank those who are unyielding in their support. 

Lanterns are lit as everybody walks along the same path: red lanterns for supporters, white lanterns for survivors, and gold lanterns for the fallen. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has raised millions of dollars over the years which have helped to fund the discovery and development of a number of life-saving drugs that are used today, not only for blood cancers, but many other cancers.

Greg, Linda, & Robyn after the walk

Greg, Linda, & Robyn after the walk

In fact, it was one of those drugs that saved the life of an Ink Technologies employee and daughter of the company’s owners, Robyn Warner. In 2011, she battled Stage IV Lymphoma and has been in remission for over 3 years and counting. That same year operations manager, Greg Gladman, lost his brother-in-law Kevin Newton to the same kind of blood cancer.

Walk as if your life depends on it. Walk because someone’s life does.

Since 2011, our team of family and friends, “Remember the Fallen, Fight the War(ner)”, have participated in the Light the Night walk with sponsorship from Ink Technologies. Nearly $50,000 has been raised over the last 4 years by this team, including $1,000 from the generous support of our customers in 2014. Every $1.00 donation from our customers was matched by Ink Technologies.

Ink Technologies, owners Mike and Linda Davis, Robyn, Greg, and the many family, friends, and co-workers are proud to be among the highest fundraising teams in the tri-state area of Ohio and are determined to continue our efforts to eradicate blood cancer.

Walk as if your life depends on it. Walk because someone’s life does.

Top 5 Tech Halloween Costumes

Posted Thursday, October 16th, 2014 by .

You still have a couple weeks until Halloween, which means you still have time to put together something people will talk about for years to come. Here are five of our favorite technology-minded Halloween costumes.

1. Creepy Masks – Phone Not Included

These clever t-shirts and masks incorporate any size of mobile device for a quick and unsettling effect. Just slip in your phone and party on!

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Ideas to Celebrate Autumn

Posted Thursday, October 9th, 2014 by .

What’s not to love about the fall season? Sure, winter is waiting just around the corner, but put that thought aside for now and take in the moment. The vibrant colors are everywhere. The crisp air, the aroma of leaves, and of course, all things pumpkin. They all make for the perfect reason to slow down and enjoy this season before it slips away. Check out a few of the ideas we’ve gathered to help you do just that…

Take It In

It’s easy to pass for a professional photographer this time of year. The colors are vibrant and beauty is everywhere, whether it’s bluer than blue skies or curves of a pumpkin stem. Get artfully inspired by nature.
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Office Tips for a Peaceful Workplace

Posted Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 by .

If you spend much time at an office with other people, it’s likely you will have conflicts to resolve, quirky habits to adjust to, and pet peeves to confront. This happens even if coworkers become close friends. Personalities sometimes clash or communication breaks down, and we just need help coping. But what if there was a better solution than just coping? Read on for a few tips and tools to bring peace back to your office space.

Friends In Business

Communication Foundation

You’ve heard it before, communication is key. To keep communication lines open with coworkers, make yourself an approachable person. How do you do this? First, get to know your co-workers. The simple act of listening lets them know you care. Find some common interest to talk about, preferably non-work related. But don’t use this as a form of gossip within the workplace. Your coworkers will get to know quickly that they can be honest with you about work-related needs, concerns or ideas.
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3D Printing Provides a Creative Outlet

Posted Thursday, September 25th, 2014 by .

Whether your creativity comes out best in the kitchen or with a paint brush in hand, you might be interested to know what’s new in the world of 3D printing.

A Blank Slate

MakerBot, a 3D printer manufacturer, has provided a different kind of canvas for both well established artists and aspiring artists alike. The 3D form is named Zee and is a figure with a very simple human-like body without any hair or expression. Zee was inspired by blank vinyl toys in Japan when design head Lane Feuer noticed them. MakerBot sent 30 of the Zee dolls to leading artists from around the world. The results were fascinating.
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News Round-Up: Apple’s Latest Offerings

Posted Thursday, September 18th, 2014 by .

Technology news pages are all abuzz with the new Apple products and functions revealed last Tuesday. Say goodbye to iPods, and hello to smaller, sleeker devices that can do so much more. Have you had time to check them out?

It’s More Than a Tablet

Along with the anticipated iPhone 6 with its thinner, stronger shell, Apple also unveiled the iPhone 6 Plus “phablet,” which has higher resolution within its 5.5 inch frame. Internally, it is much the same as the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 Plus comes with a 64-bit A8 processor, but also carries a brand new camera sensor and optical image stabilization. Like the iPhone 6, it is set to hit the market in a matter of days. Look for it on September 19th.

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DIY Home Décor

Posted Thursday, September 11th, 2014 by .

Have you found your own unique decorating style for your abode? If you are like most, you’ve combined a bit of several different things you love – something old, something new, something borrowed and probably something blue too. The old saying might apply to more than just your wedding day. Whatever your style of décor, you will take the most pride in handmade design elements. Whether they work well together or not is another matter, but check out a few of these ideas and get started making your living space cozy and unique.

Tin Can Vases
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Printable Crafts for All Types of People

Posted Thursday, September 4th, 2014 by .

Whether you are an expert crafter or still getting used to safety scissors, these printable crafts are a great way to spark some imagination on a cool, fall weekend. They are easy, enticing and fun. Gather a group of friends to ensure an even better time enjoying your weekend!


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Office Design Trends: Improved Collaboration, Unplugged, and Outdoors

Posted Thursday, August 28th, 2014 by .

With laptops changing over to tablets and cell phones replacing all landlines, the way we work is changing too. Office floor plans and designs need to keep up with the current flow of today’s workers. Check out what trends are helping companies run at the peak of their productivity and how you can adapt these trends to your work place.

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