2.25.2010

On Self Promotion

Recently I've decided to try and become more involved with business networking and the local community. I'm finding there's only so much that Google ads, a Facebook page, and a Twitter account can get you. I'm looking to expand my circle of contacts and referrals, so I've started attending events and trying to be a little better about self promotion. This isn't something that comes naturally to me, mind you, being the introvert that I am. But I keep hearing over and over that it's the only way to really get your business going. Last night I printed up these cute promo cards in violet ink on the 8 x 12 that I plan to had out at an event tonight:


The big press was in a pretty good mood last night, though I definitely noticed he was a bit crankier than last time. I think it may have something to do with the cold - last time I went in to print, the heat had been on for quite a while before I arrived and I managed to print my way through FIVE different projects:





Granted it was all the same color, but I didn't have nearly as many inking problems as I usually do. Last night was still pretty good, though I did have some inky issues off and on. The most common problem seems to be that I'll get everything set up and begin running some prints, then at some point a part of the plate either starts getting over inked or not inked at all. It's odd, because it only starts happening after a bunch of prints have gone through. I feel like something must be moving, and I suspect it's because the chase may not be completely level. I have a similar problem at home where I have to continually bang the top or bottom of the plate base to keep it even. At some point I probably need to look into getting some newer/better chases that are flat. For now, I'm just happy when the big press seems to be in a good mood.

By the way, there have been so many updates over at my shop that I'm not even going to list them all here. Check out the news page here for the latest.

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