Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Narragansett Bay
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If you're running a professional service business such as mine, clients want some tangible stuff to drool over and show-off to people. Four color illustrations on glossy 11 x 17 card stock have a greater impact than images shown on their laptop.
Sure, digital files can be emailed to them, agencies, contractors, even printing houses for production. But, I've found that clients need something to grasp besides a CD to take home with them after being dazzled by a cyber presentation.
Even with email putting the USPS out of business, I still need to send out hard copy letters and invoices in order to land jobs and get paid. In the process of printing these letters, specs, photo prints and plotted drawings, I use plenty of laser and ink-jet cartridges every day - and still have my diazo blueprint machine, which uses processed 24 x 36 sheets (cheap printing).
I've thought of ways to be "less wasteful", but unfortunately, we've become a paper-oriented society.
True Blue . . .
sold the Nauticat