If You Can Read This, Thank a Printer
To the printers out there, I realize times have changed from when vendors would come up to the office and discuss projects with us, but I would suggest you make a special effort to get to know NEW EMPLOYEES—and especially entry-level production people. You have an awesome opportunity to become not only a safe person to turn to with questions, but also a mentor.
You don’t have the time? You should make it! Not only will the people you help provide you with better files, and better jobs to print, they will work with you as much as they can. Like me, they will consider you their partner and, when possible, take you along as they move along during their careers. One very common thing about production people you probably already know—we are loyal!
Deborah Corn is the Intergalactic Ambassador to The Printerverse at Print Media Centr, a Print Buyerologist, international speaker and blogger, host of Podcasts From The Printerverse, cultivator of Print Production Professionals the No. 1 print group on LinkedIn, Girl No. 1 at Girls Who Print, host of #PrintChat every Wednesday at 4PM ET on Twitter, the founder of International Print Day and the founder of #ProjectPeacock. She is the recipient of several industry honors and sits on the board of the The Magazine Innovation Center at the University of Mississippi, and is an advisor for the Advertising Production Club of NYC.
Deborah has 25+ years of experience working in advertising as a Print Producer and now works behind the scenes with printers, suppliers and industry organizations helping them create meaningful relationships with customers and members, and achieve success with their social media, content marketing, event marketing and sales endeavors.