Friday, March 14, 2008

Is it really March?

Oh my, I haven't blogged since Valentine's Day! The days are flying by and the orders have been pouring in (which is a good thing, but daunting when I have to hand print each card!) . I recently started working with a sales rep in Oregon who has been kicking butt! Yay. In fact, if you are in Portland, you can find me at Oblation Papers in the Pearl and Tigard.

This crazy busyness has led me to ponder the idea of doing a preprinted line for wholesale. I've always been kind of against it, as it isn't a completely handmade process. But, if I want to grow my business and my line, I need to start researching the possibility. I determined that it's still a completely handmade process up to the point of reproduction. I would have them professionally printed on a laser printer reproduced from my original hand printed scan. So, I think they would still have that handmade look.

It's a pretty big step (and investment!) but I think it's the next logical move if I want to go to the next level. I will always have my handmade line, I think that's important. I just think in terms of wholesale and getting into more stores, this makes sense.

I'll keep ya posted. Have a great weekend!


Kristin said...

congrats on being in Portland- it's such a great town for us small businesses! I am so in agreement with you on the handmade v.s (what?) thing- I'm thinking an automated press-
we are probably both wearing ourselves out!

pinkbathtub said...

Thanks Kristin! Yeah, I think it may be time...I am worn out:)

Clear Pink said...
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Clear Pink said...

Congrats on Portland. Good luck on your next business adventure. I LOVE your work.

pinkbathtub said...

Thanks so much clear pink!