After 2 long years of printing in Grand Rapids, I have repeatedly encountered 2 aspects of the business that I did not like at all: job related stress, and environmental impact.
In 2017 Bad Mojo Design will print in water based inks. This will drastically reduce the environmental impact (and save money) associated with the plastisol inks and necessary solvents I had previously been using. Water consumption will be reduced by at least 75% annually. The need for expensive and toxic solvents will be gone. The amount of trash going to the landfill will be reduced by at least 75%.
In addition to changing inks, the majority of print activity will be dedicated to executing original designs to support BMD as a clothing label/online store. This will eliminate a majority of waste generated from setting up, printing, and cleanup that is required to rapidly execute custom print jobs for clients.
The stress of the constantly juggling multiple jobs/clients, meeting deadlines, delivering product, chasing late payments, and all of the other not-so-fun tasks involved in printing custom jobs will disappear completely.
By reducing my job-related stress, and decreasing the environmental impacts of my business, I believe that these changes in 2017 will be the catalyst for many good things to come for quite a long time. I hope your 2017 provides the good things you’ve been needing in your life too!
-Scott/Bad Mojo Design