Charlie can you believe it….2017 is over! I cannot believe how fast 18 months has passed since we moved into our new shop. Yes I know Kodah, time has zoomed by and for us it means 126 months. I never have liked that 7X model. Who came up with that anyway? Yeah, it doesn’t seem fair 7 for us and 1 for them. But wow what a great year it has been! That’s for sure Charlie. The year started out great, one of the mildest winters ever. It really gave us a chance to enjoy playing outside without freezing our tails off.
Yep Kodah and speaking of cool how about the cool Konica Minolta we got in. I love it Charlie. This added a whole new dimension to the shop and the production capabilities. And man can it produce! Yes it does Kodah, and with the added finishing capabilities that are on it, we produce booklets and print with speed and efficiency better that ever. Charlie I especially like the “Booklet Bob” attachment. Staple fold and trim…done! It gives us more time to chase the ball out back. I like it too Kodah, gives me a little extra nap time since we don’t have to do all the extra work in bindery. That reminds me Kodah, when are we getting the new massage beds we put in a requisition for? Charlie I think that got filed away in a special place. Maybe so Kodah but like I always say, if you don’t ask you don’t get. You know, since we have started a new budget year I think I will put in a new request. I think you will get the same answer…sorry Charlie.
Charlie as much as I love seeing all the print work happening on the presses in the shop, the wide format department has been knocking out some really cool stuff as well. Man oh man, yes it has Kodah. This has been a great year producing cool signs, banners, and decals. That’s right Charlie. I think we should rename this department to the “Visual Communication Department”. It seems more appropriate than “wide format”. We are literally able to put a client’s branding and messaging almost anywhere. With all the cool new materials we have available today, it is simply amazing what we can do. Kodah how about “Cool Stuff Department”? I like the sound of that better, because I am really cool! I can go with that Charlie.
Hey Kodah how about the great mobile marketing events we are doing. Anytime the HUMV is on location it draws lots of attention. This is a big hit wherever it goes. You are right Charlie, the live events are the best. It is a way to provide a destination location at almost any event. Whatever Kodah, I am more in for the party and meeting new people. Oh yeah Charlie, you are definitely the party hound. But Charlie it is about a great experience and creating an opportunity for a deeper relationship with clients. Whatever you say Kodah, as long as I can have some fun.
Hey Kodah how about the Steele Creek Printing YouTube channel that got going in 2017. You are right Charlie, Grandpa Charles has posted a bunch of informational videos this year. Several of our clients are calling him a YouTube star. I have heard that too Kodah, but I want to know when the “real” star is going to get on there…ME. You know, some videos of me playing fetch, wrestling with you, and just walking around looking cool. I think those would make some great videos. With my great looks everyone will love them! Charlie I don’t know if I would call you a “star” but a “character”… yes! And I don’t know how that helps anyone with their business. Ok Kodah, how about me doing quality control, checking in inventory, loading the truck, and doing deliveries. Now you are getting it Charlie. Work hard…play hard!
Well Kodah all in all it has been a pretty cool year. Absolutely Charlie and I am getting jazzed about 2018 and the great opportunities and adventures ahead. It is really cool to have a dog friendly office. I hope we have lots of folks come by for a visit. Kodah I am sure we will get plenty, especially if we shoot some videos of me. Everyone will want to get my pawautograph. Oh Charlie…you are impossible.
Kodah & Charlie