Today we’d like to introduce you to Trevor Millet.
Trevor, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I’ve loved print media since I can remember. I’m a 5th generation printer and I learned most of what I know from my grandfather who I worked closely with at his classic print shop from a young age. I wanted to expand my knowledge of print media into other areas so I went to work for an apparel and large format printing company that was on the cutting edge in technology.
I’ve been able to bring all of that knowledge and experience together today in TM Impressions. I now have the capability to supply awesome clients with anything from basic business cards and shirts to custom coasters and masking tape.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
This has been an awesome ride, I can’t complain! But as with any new business, there are always long hours and unexpected challenges. TM Impressions has 0 external funding so everything from marketing to operations has to be creative and effective. Learning new skills such as web design and graphic design have come through years of experience (trial and error). Also, people don’t tell you how difficult accounting can be! We’ve seen great growth over the past six months so I’ve been able to bring in some incredible people to help me out.
Please tell us about TM Impressions.
TM Impressions is a full-service print media provider and design agency. We can offer as much or as little design input as you need to produce a beautiful printed product. We are proud to produce high quality, one of a kind products with excellent customer service at affordable rates with no hidden fees and free shipping to the 48 connected states. We specialize in the hospitality industry such as boutique hotels, bars, and restaurants but are open to work with almost any industry. What sets us apart is our vast knowledge of the industry and the ability to provide one on one help with your project to get the context of the project and what you’re trying to accomplish. Normally there is more than one way to go about producing a project. Our incredibly vast vendor network also ensures our clients will receive the best quality products in a timely manner at a great price.
Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
My favorite memory from childhood would have to be going to work with my dad at the family print business around age 5. The printing presses that print from rolls (like giant rolls of toilet paper!) can’t use the last 50-75 feet of paper so the roll is taken off at that point and gathered with the others to be donated to a local school’s art department. But, if there were any left, I would take one and roll it across my dad’s office so that I could draw one continuous artistic masterpiece for hours! Fun fact: I ended up running that printing press over a decade later.
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