Why did you start this website?

I wanted an avenue for people to learn about printing and promotional products that wasn't about selling a product but was a colloboration of many knowledgeable people in industries that can seem daunting at times for even those that have been in the business for many years. I have been in the business well over 20 years and I learn something new every day.

This is not a business that you turn on a machine and a finished book or promotional product comes popping out the other end. You are not producing a one of a kind "Mona Lisa" but a manufactured product that has literally thousands of variables that can affect the end job. There are many steps and many specialized segments in printing. No one knows it all. This is why I encourage you to participate in this blog or forum. If you are a printer and disagree with something I said or want to add a comment or want to write your own article please do.

If you want to publish one of our articles please do as long as you give us credit for writing it. It is free information. If you are from the other side of the table and buy printing or promotional products we also would love to hear your side of an interesting story. Do you see something we could be doing better or would like to see an article on please let us know and we will research and see what we can tell you about it. We will promise to treat you with respect and listen to what you have to say. I look forward to learning with everyone.

Buzz Tatom
The Odee Company