Pimp My Printer

by Nikki Raven

As a small business who not only deals with the public but, also likes to support other small businesses and charitable causes.. a new printer will go a long way to expanding the products available.

Design Spalding, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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DDC Vinyl is looking for your support, to help me to continue the work I do and continue to support other small businesses and charitable causes with the purchase of a new printer and special papers.

I know it is a lot to ask for you to put your hands deep in your pockets (or Paypal accounts) and support a project you know little, or nothing about. So, here's a little information on the business and project in hand.

How it began

DDC Vinyl is an offshoot of a business I started 6 years ago, after the birth of my third child. I wanted to spend as much time at home with her prior to her attending school and decided that starting my own business was the best way to do this.

Over the years, I have enjoyed every aspect of the business, from the initial concept of a design or product, all the way through to the finished item and customer support. Not only do I sell to the public but I also love being able to offer my services to other small businesses who may not be able to purchase bulk items from larger companies, for resale or promotion.

After fostering and volunteering for a Husky rescue for nearly 3 years, I also now offer services to other rescues assisting as best I can to offer high quality merchandise at reduced costs to assist them in being able to raise the much needed funds to continue.

What can it offer

The new printer and processes will enable the business to take the printing services I offer to a whole new level and therefore expand the range I am able to offer. In the long run giving my customers in all areas, new and interesting items for their own personal use or for resale.

I have spent a long time researching the printer and process and have come to the conclusion that this is the way forward to take my business potential further and allow me to expand and break free from the usual restrictions of a home run business and eventually, venture into an independent store, which would then open the avenues of employment for the local area and thus assisting the local community.

I am also very lucky to have a fantastic team of designers behind me that produce a variety of images and artwork. My current process limits the business to only using certain designs and technologies, where as the new printer and process will enable me to use a wider range of their art, which in turn helps also raise awareness of their talents.

What can I offer

I pride myself on the quality of my products, my customer service and product/process knowledge and with the purchase of this printer and process it will allow me to continue to provide up and coming products, responding to customer needs.

Times ahead

This is an exciting time for both myself and DDC Vinyl as a business, with the prospect of greater things to come and hope that you can see my passion for taking both my business and ability to supply fantastic products to my customers forward and hope you will consider supporting this venture.

I am hoping that this platform for raising the funds to assist a small business, shows that you don't have to struggle to be the little fish in the big pond and actually shows that you can swim with the big boys in the sea :)

What if the funding is met and continues to grow

Any funding over and above the amount shown will be used to research and develop other products and processes that will assist in continuing to grow DDC Vinyl and thus at the same time, allowing me to continue assisting other businesses and charitable causes with products that allow them at the same time to potentially expand and grow.

Thank you for taking the time to read my story.. and if you can promise to pledge I am sure you won't be disappointed at the range of rewards available.

Many thanks

Nikki x


*Printer image courtesy of TheMagicTouch*

Other images show items done for companies including Sibes and Sled Dogs Rescue, Cupcakelicious and general sales.

Tangible rewards can only be posted within the EU due to current business insurance.

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Promise fifty pounds and not only will you receive all of the above rewards.. including the thank you, immortalisation on media and a special, limited edition mug.. but you will also receive a matching, limited edition design t-shirt and a 5% discount on products for 12 months. Tangible rewards can only be posted within the EU

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Promise the megatastic amount of two hundred pounds and receive the same rewards as promising one hundred pounds.. with a very special added bonus - you will receive the opportunity to have your design used on a range of products at DDC Vinyl and you will receive the first of a run of t-shirts with your design in place. Your name will also be immortalised in your design on every product that uses that image. *Please note that no royalties will be received from the range and all images must be of your own design and not include any copyrighted or licenced material. Tangible rewards can only be posted within the EU

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