Learning and Education is the focus of #printsmart #IPD16

Come one come all !

It’s almost that time of year again , where the entire print , and integrated marketing community, print geeks, bibliophiles, paper addicts and print enthusiasts come together for the #print lovefest that is International Print Day.

When is it ? Are you ready ? What will you do? How does it work ?

Any why the hell are we celebrating print on social media anyway ?

Here’s the snapshot details

When : October 19th 2016 

What : Social Media love fest , real life celebration of Print , Integrated Marketing , Graphic Design. 

How : Share your wins, your work, your clients on the social media channel of your choice using #IPD16 and #printsmart hashtags. 

Are you ready ? 

Well, can’t speak for everyone, but I do know that here at Dolphin, we are definitely ready, and so excited , that we may even commence festivities way earlier than the official 9 am start time.

What will you do ? 

That is entirely up to you , however you decide to celebrate it , please make sure you go onto social media at least once and send an update using the IPD hashtags 

Are there other resources ? 

YES! If you wish to actually Print something to celebrate Print (Duh!) – there is an official logo, which you can use.

You can download the official logo below , we have 3 formats available(See Below) , courtesy for a second year in a row from the fabulous and amazing James Morse from Allied Printing

PrintSmart PDF/EPS


IPD PrintSmart Logo PNG

PNG Logo 686×330 Clear Background ( click the image to view and download the original sized file)


Print Smart IP Logo JPG

JPG logo 700×420 ( click link to view and download the original sized file)










Lastly – if you still don’t believe me about how big of a deal this Print Day melarky is — check out the official IPD website at  http://ipd.printmediacentr.com/  or this fantastic Interview with Printing Impressions  with Deborah Corn, the Queen of the Printerverse in person. [full disclosure, Deb does mention me by name, and my ego just can't handle the extra attention ;)]


Meet the Team : Vic Filbin

Our second rising star in the Dolphin family is Vic Filbin , from the East Rand region of Johannesburg, South Africa.

Image of Vic at his Desk in SA Office


Vic has been working with the team since February 2010 and is based in the South African office of Dolphin Worxs

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3 lessons on twitter (thanks to Guy Kawasaki being bored)

Over this last weekend, I watched a rather strange conversation unfolding on twitter. All at once it was morbidly fascinating, darkly amusing, and a bit perplexing.

Guy Kawasaki (yes, that Guy Kawasaki) replied to a tweet by an acquaintance of mine concerning her review of Canva. Her tweet linked back to a blog review of Canva’s suitability to commercial print.

I watched the brief flurry totally entranced. As a software company, we are firmly in the Tech world, and in particular, I am something of a Guy fan. At the same time, my software is written specifically for the printing industry and we have done so for the last 20 odd years. We’ve picked up a thing or 2 about commercial printing along the way.

So it was from my middle of the fence position that I read, re-read and digested the conversation, trying to extract some great Universal Meaning from it.

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