Mar 9, 2008

Recap of a week

One delight that I have in running Penny People Designs is that we're able to design & produce 99% of all of our products in our studio. In mid 2007 we decided to outsource our printing of Wedding & Bar&Bat Mitzvah Invitations to help with printing speed and more options for colour coverage. We've unfortunately had a pretty poopy experience with some orders that have come back from our printer. Yes, I said poopy.

Soooo.....Why am I mentioning this? We're now going ahead with a new standard protocol to send our clients, prior to ordering, a paper and print sample so that clients can touch & feel the paper prior to ordering. Sometimes clients need orders right away, so sometimes this isn't possible, but if you have time, and want to get a feel for the style of invitation if you need a Wedding or Bar or Bat Mitzvah, shoot us an e-mail. We'll send you a sample in the mail.

We're hoping that a good thing comes from a bad experience with this last printer - such as finding this new super-dooper printer. What else happened this week? I was driving with my window open in my little Mini Cooper and a car drove by me and hit a puddle and I got soaked. It was out of a movie. I had to pull over - I didn't know if I should laugh, or cry - I went with a little laughter.

I wanted to post a personal note as I personally like knowing that there are people behind companies. Running a business is great fun, and when one encounters road blocks (or icky-poo printer experiences) we have to learn from what happens and develop changes. So 2 things we learnt this week - Change printers for our Wedding invitations and lesson # 2 is to drive with your windows closed when there are puddles.

;) Lindsay

2 comments:

  1. What a bad week! But as always, when life hands you lemons, you make lemonde. You always seem to have positive outlooks, which is why your business is so super!

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  2. We loved our Bar Mitzvah Invitations that you did for us - and our friends that recommended you to us loved their order as well, so I'm sure you'll find a great new printer for these invites!
    -Carol (Mom to Jeremy)

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