I order my photo-polymer plates from Boxcar Press. Without them, I wouldn’t be able to run my business from this rural plat of earth here in Idaho. There’s just something so majestic about working on concept and design for a client and getting to know them. The revising of endless rounds of proofs to make everything perfect – some may think this is beyond their patience level but to me it’s SO awesome to see everything progress and take on life.
Just like my babies growing up too fast, it feels like jobs that go through the studio are birthed with lots of hard work, and then they grow with help and lastly they are printed with care and shipped off to a new home and to start a new life.
I have these folders in my email client that I use to organize my jobs that are open. There are folders for each round of revisions that a client will fall into – in addition there are folders for estimates, invoiced clients, ticket phases, plates, press, finishing, and completed. Every week I’m getting plate orders from Boxcar and their customer service and attention to detail never ceases to amaze me. I haven’t yet had an order that hasn’t failed to meet my expectations, to which I am grateful for. Below is an order that came late last week. There are about 5 jobs on this plate that will all print early this week and will finish out and ship near the end of the week/early next week. I love getting my skinny brown packages and inspecting the plates and proofs, something beautiful to behold and why I can hardly wait to get on press!