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Thursday, June 09, 2011

No Job Too Odd!

Our business motto is "No job too odd". Our spokesvark Stan is always getting in trouble in our radio ads because of this business model (click on the purple MP3 widget to the right). Now my bum has been bitten for the same reason. I have spent two days as a "consultant" with an area fabricating firm, helping them learn to screenprint on acrylic-coated metal, which is a hoot, because first I had to learn. We mixed ink, fiddled with art sizing, made three screens in a row, got it all to work yesterday evening, then were informed that there was better art than what we had been given to begin with. One more screen done overnight, and Riatsila and I went in today so I could print whilst he loaded and unloaded the makeshift press we were using. We finished the job within an hour, after a two-day learning curve.

Customer happy, paid us in stuff...pricey inky stuff that they bought before I came on board.

You just can't print effectively on metal with PVC t-shirt ink, even if it is silver!


Michael W said...

What can I say? I love the ad!

Can a theater screen promo be far behind?

The Aardvark said...

Oh, for it to be so!

Thank you (he said modestly).
I voiced Stan, and did the writing.
My producer is David Goodman, who was the interviewer, and did the freewheeling "poodles on ice" come-on at the end.

Is it Freberg enough for you?

Michael W said...

Possibly Freberg enough (do you remember the nice television ad he did for Sunsweet Prunes, featuring Ray Bradbury?).

The Aardvark said...

Oh, yes. I have it linked somewhere on the blog...

The search doesn't work past where I changed templates.

"What are you people trying to pull...?"

Freberg is my creative hero. Look up "Omaha", an ad he did for the Butternut Coffee company.