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WE DEVELOP EXPERTISE

The Print Mentor provides one-on- one or small group training to individuals, increasing their knowledge regarding commercial print and how to navigate that world from either the buying or selling side of the desk.

With decades of experience in the graphics industry, we are uniquely positioned to train on universal skills including organization, communication, collaboration, teamwork, etc. and also on a variety of print-specific, nitty-gritty topics including pre-press, paper, proofs, presses, press checks, finishing, shipping and everything in between.

Our curriculum is modular, highly customizable and very interactive, so each individual’s unique needs are addressed. We share our knowledge and experience so that potential problems can be recognized early and avoided, and potential revenue opportunities can be identified and converted to dollars. Investing in training and development is money well spent.

WE DEVELOP EXPERTISE

The Print Mentor provides one-on- one or small group training to individuals, increasing their knowledge regarding commercial print and how to navigate that world from either the buying or selling side of the desk.

With decades of experience in the graphics industry, we are uniquely positioned to train on universal skills including organization, communication, collaboration, teamwork, etc. and also on a variety of print-specific, nitty-gritty topics including pre-press, paper, proofs, presses, press checks, finishing, shipping and everything in between.

Our curriculum is modular, highly customizable and very interactive, so each individual’s unique needs are addressed. We share our knowledge and experience so that potential problems can be recognized early and avoided, and potential revenue opportunities can be identified and converted to dollars. Investing in training and development is money well spent.

PRINT IS MONEY

Printers and Marketers alike can realize lowered costs and increased profits through the development of expertise regarding all facets of print production: sales, service and project management. Development takes the time and expertise that The Print Mentor can provide.

Our mission is to help eliminate rework, rejected jobs, miscommunications and difficult conversations about missed deadlines or unexpected costs.

We’re here to provide the needed experience and training to insure win-win-win-win relationships between vendors, marketers, their employers and their clients.

PRINT IS MONEY

Printers and Marketers alike can realize lowered costs and increased profits through the development of expertise regarding all facets of print production: sales, service and project management. Development takes the time and expertise that The Print Mentor can provide.

Our mission is to help eliminate rework, rejected jobs, miscommunications and difficult conversations about missed deadlines or unexpected costs.

We’re here to provide the needed experience and training to insure win-win-win-win relationships between vendors, marketers, their employers and their clients.

THE BOTTOM LINE

Lack of knowledge leads to mistakes. Mistakes eat up profits and damage relationships. Lack of competence and confidence on the part of team members means lost revenue opportunities and higher turnover of both employees and clients.

We provide awareness of not only potential problems, but also potential opportunities so they can be spotted early, and, with the speed bumps softened along the way everyone can enjoy the rewards of a job well done. While we’re at it, we reinforce the importance of communication, attitude, follow-through, organization, timeliness, teamwork and other valuable skills.

Our goal is to strengthen both technical and collaborative skill sets. Result: Greater revenue, stronger relationships, increased job satisfaction and higher retention of valued employees and clients.

THE BOTTOM LINE

Lack of knowledge leads to mistakes. Mistakes eat up profits and damage relationships. Lack of competence and confidence on the part of team members means lost revenue opportunities and higher turnover of both employees and clients.

We provide awareness of not only potential problems, but also potential opportunities so they can be spotted early, and, with the speed bumps softened along the way everyone can enjoy the rewards of a job well done. While we’re at it, we reinforce the importance of communication, attitude, follow-through, organization, timeliness, teamwork and other valuable skills.

Our goal is to strengthen both technical and collaborative skill sets. Result: Greater revenue, stronger relationships, increased job satisfaction and higher retention of valued employees and clients.

LEVERAGE OUR SKILLS

What is causing the hiccups, the less-than- ideal results, the issues or headaches for your team? Tell us how we can help you. Let us share our experience and passion with you! Invest in your staff’s development.

Our team is made up of highly experienced professionals from within the graphics industry who are passionate and motivated to share their knowledge. Our team has seen the best and the worst. We thrill in the delivery of a print job that went well, contributed to the bottom line of all parties and increased job satisfaction for all concerned.

LEVERAGE OUR SKILLS

What is causing the hiccups, the less-than- ideal results, the issues or headaches for your team? Tell us how we can help you. Let us share our experience and passion with you! Invest in your staff’s development.

Our team is made up of highly experienced professionals from within the graphics industry who are passionate and motivated to share their knowledge. Our team has seen the best and the worst. We thrill in the delivery of a print job that went well, contributed to the bottom line of all parties and increased job satisfaction for all concerned.

FOUNDING PARTNERS

Our team is made up of experienced print professionals who are passionate about their industry and motivated to share their knowledge.

Our founding partners are a veteran high-producing sales professional and a veteran high-volume print production manager with over 50 years of combined experience.

We’ve seen the best and the worst, and we thrill in the delivery of a print job that went well for all parties, and a print buying program that helps meet and exceed your goals.

With decades of extensive experience in commercial printing, from both the printer’s and the client’s side, we know that if we can help clients learn more about printing, their ability to purchase it wisely and efficiently will grow, as will their profits.

Our clients learn to become more aware of potential problems so that they can spot them early and soften the speed bumps in production.

In our dream world there would be no re-work, no rejected jobs, no miscommunications, and money would fall from the sky like diamonds for our clients.

We know that training on important printing concepts is a much-needed service that we can offer, providing a win-win-win-win relationship between print vendors, project managers, their employers and their clients.

The world of commercial print has been very good to The Print Mentor team, providing excellent careers, friends, and colleagues.

Let us share some of our secrets with you! Leverage our skills; contact us  and let’s discuss how we can help.

Fern Peterson

Fern comes to The Print Mentor after a 28-year career as a high-producing National Print Sales Professional based in the greater Minneapolis-St.Paul area. Twenty of those years were spent with one of the largest privately-owned print solutions providers in the US.

She has expertise in traditional sheetfed printing, POP, CAD, temporary display, packaging, UV, flexo, large and small format digital, screen print, G-7 electronic pre-press, specialty finishing, binding, lettershop and vendor selection.

She has mentored several print professionals and is the founder of Women Who Print, a Twin Cities-based network of print professionals.

Fern can be reached directly at fern@theprintmentor.com or (612) 991-7123

Nancy Arnold

Nancy comes to The Print Mentor with 20-plus years of experience “on both sides of the desk” in the print industry.  After 15 years in sales for high-end printers in California and Minnesota, she spent 7 years as the Print Project Manager for a major Fortune 100 Financial Services provider.

In this role, Nancy was responsible for production of all Corporate Marketing collateral, merchandising and in-store  graphics for 2,800 locations nationally.  She also founded and ran a successful high-end retail textile firm in Santa Fe, buying from over 100  vendors.

Her expertise in balancing deadlines with incredibly high quality expectations – combined with the love of all things creative – is a priceless asset to The Print Mentor clients.

Nancy can be reached directly at nancy@theprintmentor.com or (952) 250-5757

FOUNDING PARTNERS

Our team is made up of experienced print professionals who are passionate about their industry and motivated to share their knowledge.

Our founding partners are a veteran high-producing sales professional and a veteran high-volume print production manager with over 50 years of combined experience.

We’ve seen the best and the worst, and we thrill in the delivery of a print job that went well for all parties, and a print buying program that helps meet and exceed your goals.

With decades of extensive experience in commercial printing, from both the printer’s and the client’s side, we know that if we can help clients learn more about printing, their ability to purchase it wisely and efficiently will grow, as will their profits.

Our clients learn to become more aware of potential problems so that they can spot them early and soften the speed bumps in production.

In our dream world there would be no re-work, no rejected jobs, no miscommunications, and money would fall from the sky like diamonds for our clients.

We know that training buyers on important printing concepts is a much-needed service that we can offer, providing a win-win-win-win relationship between print vendors, project managers, their employers and their clients.

The world of commercial print has been very good to The Print Mentor team, providing excellent careers, friends, and colleagues.

Let us share some of our secrets with you! Leverage our skills; contact us  and let’s discuss how we can help.

Fern Peterson

Fern comes to The Print Mentor after a 28-year career as a high-producing National Print Sales Professional based in the greater Minneapolis-St.Paul area. Twenty of those years were spent with one of the largest privately-owned print solutions providers in the US.

She has expertise in traditional sheetfed printing, POP, CAD, temporary display, packaging, UV, flexo, large and small format digital, screen print, G-7 electronic pre-press, specialty finishing, binding, lettershop and vendor selection.

She has mentored several print professionals and is the founder of Women Who Print, a Twin Cities-based network of print professionals.

Fern can be reached directly at fern@theprintmentor.com or (612) 991-7123

Nancy Arnold

Nancy comes to The Print Mentor with 20-plus years of experience “on both sides of the desk” in the print industry.  After 15 years in sales for high-end printers in California and Minnesota, she spent 7 years as the Print Project Manager for a major Fortune 100 Financial Services provider.

In this role, Nancy was responsible for production of all Corporate Marketing collateral, merchandising and in-store  graphics for 2,800 locations nationally.  She also founded and ran a successful high-end retail textile firm in Santa Fe, buying from over 100  vendors.

Her expertise in balancing deadlines with incredibly high quality expectations – combined with the love of all things creative – is a priceless asset to The Print Mentor clients.

Nancy can be reached directly at nancy@theprintmentor.com or (952) 250-5757

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GET IN TOUCH
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Email: info@theprintmentor.com
Phone: (952) 250-5757

PO Box 24254
Minneapolis, MN 55424

GET IN TOUCH
Say Hello

Email: info@theprintmentor.com

Phone: (952) 250-5757

PO Box 24254
Minneapolis, MN 55424

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What we do

The Print Mentor educates, inspires and coaches on the complex, interesting, and sometimes treacherous world of commercial printing.

Contact us

Email: info@theprintmentor.com
Phone: (952) 250-5757