I started in the print industry in 1984 in the Stationary/Sign department of Calgary Co-op as a “Print-a-sign Operator” making the templates for the weekly sales signs to be printed on the press. Couple of years later I was running the AB Dick press. When I took over the press I was printing the weekly signs along with over 400 different business forms the company used. This only lasted a short time as technology was ever evolving and we changed to digital printing where we ran most of the items on a Production Copier. Eventually all our printed items were farmed out to other print vendors and I was sent for training to do the business form designs and took some courses in purchasing. After 20 years I moved on from Calgary Co-op to other print shops where I did estimating, ran the digital machines, ran the bindery department, shipping/receiving, to running a complete digital/bindery department.
Two years ago I purchased a DTG (direct to garment) printer which uses water based ink and started printing t-shirts in my basement. About a year after that I purchased a sublimation printer to print promotional items using a dye that sublimates onto items like coffee mugs. After working in the print industry for 36 years and worked in every aspect of printing I have made many contacts which I use to find you the best quality, pricing and delivery at my fingertips.