2015: CatPrint Year in Review!

2015 was even more exciting than 2014! Here’s a look at what happened this year!

Events at CatPrint

Snow Day

Our year started off with our one and only snow day of 2015! Our Customer Service Team worked from home as it was too dangerous to drive, even for Rochester standards!

February 2, 2015: First CatPrint Snow Day of the year!

February 2, 2015: First and only CatPrint Snow Day of the year!

WeddingWire World 2015

CatPrint Attends WeddingWire World 2015

CatPrint Attends WeddingWire World 2015

This was also the first year that CatPrinters attended WeddingWire World 2015. We learned a lot about marketing and business practices for the wedding industry. This year was also the 2nd year in a row that we won the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award! 

National Stationery Show 2015

CMYKat at the 2015 Stationery Show!

CMYKat at the 2015 Stationery Show!

For the ninth year in a row, the CatPrint NSS team assembled to attend and exhibit at the National Stationery Show! Our new mascot, CMYKat, even made a special appearance!

Chase Corporate Challenge

2015 CatPrint Corporate Challenge Team

2015 CatPrint Corporate Challenge Team

For our second year in a row, Laura organized the Chase Corporate Challenge Team once again! Out of 30 companies in our Mixed Category, we placed 4th as a group! Our Cat-Sprinter Laura herself placed 17th in the female category. Considering there were over 10,000 participants, that is quite an achievement!

2015 Spirit Week

CatPrint’s annual Spirit Week this year was full of crazy and fun themes thanks to the organization of our Production Specialist Pat and the thoughts and ideas from all CatPrinters!

CatPrint Spirit Week 2015 Crazy Hair Day

Crazy Hair Day

CatPrint Spirit Week 2015 Decade Day

Decade Day

CatPrint Spirit Week 2015 Cat Shirt Day

CatPrint Shirt or Cat Shirt Day

CatPrint Spirit Week 2015 Christmas

Christmas in the summer!

CatPrint Spirit Week 2015 CMYK Day

CMYK Day

New York Comic Con 2015

For the fifth year in a row, the CatPrint Comic Con Team attended New York Comic Con and met up with old and new comic art & illustration customers!

Bustling Artist Alley at NYCC 2015!

Four Legged Furry Friends

Nova

Earlier this year, Customer Service Manager Nicole adopted Nova for Harper’s early birthday gift.

Harper and Nova

Best siblings!

And he grew enormously!

Puppy Nova!

Puppy Nova at 18 lbs!

At 8 weeks he was only 18 lbs.

Harper and Nova 2

But now, at 11 months, he is at a whopping 87lbs, outweighing his older sister Harper, by 25lbs!

Max the Cat

Max with a Tie

Max is ready for his date!

Max was everyone’s favorite! This senior foster cat absolutely loved purring for belly rubs.

Marilyn Monroe the pretty wildcat

Foster Cat Marilyn Monroe

Foster Cat Marilyn Monroe

As pretty of a cat she is, Marilyn Monroe was an adorable kitten who absolutely loved to play all of the time in the office.

Marilyn Monroe with Coffee and Lily

Marilyn Monroe with Coffee and Lily

She even surprisingly got along with the two office dogs, Coffee and Lily, even though they were the first dogs she had ever encountered!

GRASP Paintings

GRASP Painting

Max becoming an artist!

CatPrint’s foster cat Max, along with other foster cats from GRASP had a painting session at CatPrint for a GRASP fundraiser!

Foster Kittens for a Day

kittens

Foster Kittens for a Day

We also had visiting foster kittens for a day! These babies were bottle fed regularly thanks to Customer Service Manager Nicole and Production Manager/Creative Director Becca!

Paige & Avery the mischievous sisters

Paige and Avery

Paige and Avery

These two sister cats absolutely loved to be cuddled with and petted!

Paige & Avery received their Christmas wish early when they were adopted together into their forever home right before Thanksgiving!

Have you ever seen a cat sleep like this?!

Have you ever seen a cat sleep like this?

New Features & Offerings:

Art Quality Poster Canvas

For our customers who have been wanting archival quality giclee prints, CatPrint started offering a new stock called Art Quality Poster Canvas earlier this year!

Magnets

Perfect for Save the Dates, we started offering Magnets around September!

Magnets

Gold Foil

The most popular offering this year so far is gold foil, which was announced at the end of October!

Gold foil invitations

Gold foil invitations

Template Gallery – so many designs!

Our Template Gallery, which we launched in mid-December 2014, now has 450+ designs which includes:

  • 130+ Christmas & Holiday Greeting Cards
  • 110+ Wedding Stationery

Walkthrough

To help educate customers who are interested in the CatPrint printing process, we developed a walkthrough to know what it is like at CatPrint on a day to day basis.

CatPrint Interviews

We were also privileged enough to be given the opportunity to interview five CatPrint customers this year!

Josh P. and game cards

We interviewed Josh P. on how he created and printed his own card game with CatPrint!

Josh P Card Game

Cool examples from the Card Game

GreenSpirit Arts by Sally Smith

We interviewed Sally Smith about her business GreenSpirit Arts. She taught us a lot about environmental sculptures!

GreenSpirit Arts - Dragon Faerie House at Waterfall

GreenSpirit Arts – Dragon Faerie House at Waterfall

La Familia Green by Mollie Green

Mollie Green, owner of La Familia Green, provided entrepreneurial advice and personal experience in the design industry in her interview.

La Familia Green Greeting Cards

La Familia Green Greeting Cards

Paper Traveler by Beverly Jones

We interviewed Beverly Jones about her vintage envelope, collage, and photograph greeting card business, Paper Traveler!

cardjetaime

Colleen Attara Studio by Colleen Attara

We interviewed Colleen Attara about her business and inspirations for greeting cards & prints at Colleen Attara Studio.

Colleen Attara Studio

 

This year was super exciting with all of the new offerings and features. We look forward to an even more productive and innovative year for 2016!

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CatPrint is a boutique color printing company offering premium short run printing via the internet. When founded in 2004, the company was operated out of the owner's basement. Today, CatPrint has expanded into a cutting-edge web establishment, employing a team of workers with expertise in the fields of graphic design, productions and customer service. We also guarantee the use of the largest and most innovative digital presses available to us. Throughout our development, we strive to remain a customer-conscious organization, always trying to offer the most satisfying printing experience. Remember, our main concern is always you – the customer!

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