It’s been awhile since we posted our first featured artist, Mr. Robbie White. Yesterday, a young man named Omar Patterson visited us to order some large prints of his artwork. Omar used to work part-time at PrintKEG while attending school so we knew this kid was talented, but I was honestly taken aback as I had no idea he was THIS talented.
Omar, nicknamed “Omally,” is exhibiting his acrylic work and graphics at ArtWorks in Beaufort, South Carolina. He’s an extremely nice and talented guy, so next time you’re in the area, go check his work out.
PrintKEG caters to artists of all fields and Omar is a prime example of who and what we stand for. We dedicate ourselves to assisting artists living as entrepreneurs and sharing their talents with the world.
We are very grateful for each and every client, and hope our blog can help market their causes while also demonstrating the wide variety of people who choose PrintKEG. Welcome to our new series, Featured Clients.
Robbie White was born in Charlotte, N.C. in 1948, the second son in a family of five boys. His father was a music teacher in the Charlotte Mecklenburg schools, and his mother was an elementary school teacher. At the early age of two he contracted encephalitis, after which he had to learn to walk again. At the age of three he was diagnosed with polio and hospitalized for six months. The illness left him paralyzed in his right arm, and he once again had to learn to walk. Despite his handicap, he graduated from UNC at Charlotte with a BA in Psychology and an Elementary Teaching certificate. In 1972 he was hired as a remedial reading and math teacher at Fennell Elementary School, located in Yemassee, S.C. Robbie White has been teaching at the same school now for 38 years.
In the early 80’s, he developed a keen interest in the new personal computers. He acquired the first classroom computer in Hampton District 1 in 1982. Robbie formed the first computer lab for Fennell Elementary School in 1990 and has been the technology teacher ever since.
In 1989 Robbie White wrote the first grant awarded to Fennell Elementary. Over the next 18 years, Robbie wrote and was awarded 13 more grants totaling $270,000 for Fennell math, science, reading and technology programs. In addition, starting in 2001, Robbie participated in a team of teachers that received well over a million dollars for Fennell reading and after-school programs.
From 1978 to 1982 Robbie drew and painted the illustrations with watercolor for two children’s books that have been in a drawer for 30 years. In 2007 he pulled them out and began working on them again. It took three years for him to finish the books and prepare them for print. Then in 2010, thanks to PrintKEG.com (where his son Nathaniel is Production Manager), he was finally able to realize his dream of self-publication. The first book, “The Pretty Moon”, is an old English lullaby that was handed down for generations in his family. The second book, “The Good Shepherd”, is the 23rd Psalm illustrated with pictures of children.
Since September 2010, Robbie has distributed 300 books and has recently ordered 500 more of the high quality, full color books from PrintKEG in December. Robbie developed an application based on “The Pretty Moon” that runs on the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. The program was accepted to the App Store by Apple in June 2009 and has sold in ten countries. The Pretty Moon App includes the option of listening to Robbie’s mother sing the lullaby or the option of turning the pages with a swipe of the finger. Next Robbie wants to develop a Good Shepherd App and start illustrating a new children’s book. If you would like more information and a preview, visit Robbie White’s website or email him at email@example.com.
We would love to learn about you! Learn more about our Featured Client series.
We want to know more about our clients! Whether you work for a big fancy corporation, a small mom and pop shop or in a messy corner of your dining room, PrintKEG wants to know all about you! Our new blog section, Featured Clients, is a fantastic way for you to gain some free online marketing and incoming links as we get to show prospect customers our wide range of clients.
What will you get?
What do we need from you?
1. 1-3 paragraphs telling us your story and what you do.
2. Why do you choose PrintKEG for your printing?
3. 1 or 2 images (at least 550 pixels wide)
4. Website URL, physical address, phone number etc. (whatever is applicable)
5. Videos and important links are optional
6. We would love a link to us from your website! (not required)
Please be thorough and proofread your content. Our internal marketers may check and edit content, but we will not proofread or fix too many mistakes so take your time!
Please send ALL information to firstname.lastname@example.org. We can’t wait to hear from you!
Updates to our featured clients program will always be listed here.
PrintKEG was highlighted in “Bluffton Today” on the front page. The article is written as “Going National”
We’re always extremely proud to be recognized by the people in our area. Our print company is located in Beaufort, South Carolina and we are members of the Beaufort Chamber of Commerce and Hilton Head Island Chamber of Commerce. We’re in the process of signing up for the Bluffton Chamber of Commerce. Although, we are a national online print company, Beaufort County holds a special place in our hearts.
Beaufort customers are welcome to visit our office to discuss or pick up a print project. We’ve been located in the Lowcountry since 2006 printing for a wide range of local customers.
Get started with PrintKEG’s newsletter printing service (renamed booklet printing). Newsletters can be essential forms of communication for almost any business or organization. Booklets are an effective way to promote offers, provide a list of services or give information about your products catalog style.
We offer five major booklet types: full size (8.5×11), half size (5.5×8.5), calendars (8.5×11), CD booklets (4.75×4.75) and comic books (7.5 X 10.25). All booklets are half-folded and stapled and printed full color and full bleed. We made these distinctions more clear on our website to simplify the process.
Some online print companies do not want to be labeled as “cheap booklet printing” but we have no issues with that. We focus on only offering products where we can be the cheapest, which is why our booklet printing is less expensive than most while still embracing premium papers, outstanding printing and awesome customer service. Our website may not have the fancy online designer, but we will save you bundles of money and frustration on printing booklets.
One major advantage of choosing PrintKEG for booklet printing is our representatives actually care about your deadline. We work closely with each booklet printing customer to ensure goals are met. If you have an upcoming booklet project, please contact us to discuss further. We’d love to work with you!