Crazy Creative Ideas
It makes the job so worthwile

When last I blogged, I talked about Metrographics ability to help customers with any amount of experience and any amount of “crazy creative” ideas. I thought that over the next few blogs I would share a few of my favorites or “proud moments.”  Some of them are memorable for me because they were super complicated and some were not as difficult but resulted in an extremely satisfied customer.  We like providing a Great Customer Experience and many times we are rewarded with a Great Experience with the Customer! It makes the job so worthwhile….

My colleague Amanda recently talked about a large format project we did for a local customer.  We were given the opportunity to provide the wall graphics for the ground floor (and above!) of their new corporate headquarters. Our customer had a definite vision of what she wanted. (What felt like miles) of vinyl, glass walls, acrylic, metal letters and even a larger-than-life Scrabble Board.

Where DOES one find really large magnetic Scrabble Tiles? And how to decide on depth of stand-off letters and size of graphics on a wall that stretches over 130 feet? And what would be a good material to print on to provide visual interest yet make a cohesive project within a reasonable budget?
These and many other questions were asked and answered.  We pooled our resources and found answers to them all. This challenge was further complicated by a short time frame (a prescheduled “Big Reveal” at a customer event and construction delays). The client stayed flexible and so did the team at Metrographics.

The client’s text sums it up. “I’m sure I haven’t said this enough, thank you so much for everything you all have done especially with a very quick turn around. Everything looks so amazing. I’m am so happy we were able to work together on this and you made my ideas come to life. I couldn’t have done it without you! Everyone has had such good things to say about everything as well, you are truly amazing!”

What big dreams do you have? Let us help!

Once Upon a Time
Metrographics is Home

Once Upon A Time in a land many year’s away where the dinosaurs still roamed… Ha! Kidding. I don’t think I’m quite that old even though some days it feels like it! In my younger years I attended CPCC for a graphic design degree. I tried the 4-year college route but just couldn’t stay awake during all those classes about History, Calculus and… zzzzzzz


I received my Associates in 1986 and went on to work for a local design house , Hixson Design. I paid my dues over the course of the next 5 years working over a drafting table, hand rendering fonts, pasting up type and learning the tricks of the trade when all at once I  decided the starving artist scene was not going to be my thing. I began working for Mac Papers as a Paper Spec Rep calling on Ad Agencies, Design Houses, and in house Marketing Departments to procure firm paper spec requests on jobs. Since my entry into the sales world I have worked for 2 paper distributors, Mac Papers and Zellerbach (a blast from the past!), and 4 printing companies – Belk Printing, Keys Printing, Hickory Printing and now Metrographics. I have been with Metrographics 10 years as an Account Executive peddling print on paper and a multitude of other substrates.


During my printing tenure I have witnessed the dramatic turn technology has brought to our industry. No longer am I responsible for an art board and ensuring all copy and images stay pasted in place but rather the speed of lightning way in which we conduct business these days via the world wide web. Metrographics has grown over the 10 years of my employment embracing the new technologies and expanding our service offerings. It has been an adventure each time a new piece of equipment is added learning how to incorporate the new services into my clients need for print material.


I remember so well in the ‘90’s the world was on fire that we were going to soon be a paperless society. I am still waiting for that day to happen! Metrographics proves day in and day out that print technology is alive and well and is here to stay.


I am privileged to be a part of such a great work family here at Metrographics!


CA Weaver

Exceed the customer’s expectations!
Search no further, we would love the opportunity to show you how we can help.

That is what we, at Metrographics, want to accomplish.  Every customer, every job we want to exceed expectations for every customer.  This goal  is part of what drives me.  I hope to be given an opportunity to meet and work with you the next time you want a printed job to look great, and be delivered on time.  Whether offset, digital, wide format, mailing, kitting or fulfillment, I would look forward to introducing you to a really great, talented team of professionals here at Metrographics.


Most of my customers are professional men and women accomplished in their field.  Medical, law, large and small retail, manufacturing, municipalities and government. These are some of the clients I am working with just this month with large goals, limited time.


When you are searching for a printer to help you meet the demands of your business, including tight deadlines, I would think you would be looking  for a person with a variety of successful experiences to help you reach that goal. This is my 17th year in printing sales.  Prior to that I had 22 years selling the equipment and technology to help printing companies streamline their manufacturing processes. Give us the chance to exceed expectations on your next print job?


Watch for my next blog.  I hope to share important information with you, that will help make your life a little easier working with us as your printer of choice.

No Roadmap?
We love finding projects that have an interesting twist and need creative minds to make it happen

I admit it… it’s my first blog… and I’m scared. It’s just getting started that is tough. I feel like I have no roadmap. It’s not my area of specialty and I have no previous experience. So what’s a girl to do? Answer: Find a reliable resource. A professional. Someone who has been down the road before. Has seen the potential pitfalls and knows how to avoid them. Isn’t that what we should do when faced with a new challenge? In work? In health? In life?

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New Craft Project
The challenges and rewards from this type of project are what continue to inspire me

There were always new craft projects from my mom, and Mr. Fix-it jobs for my dad growing up, so with no surprise to my family my brother and I took the hands-on approach to life. Due to this, I attended King’s College to pursue Graphic Design and graduated in the top of my class. Little did I know, that was the first stepping stone leading to a career in Print Production. That stone dropped me right in the middle of the path to Metrographics, and more recently, allowed me to help supply a new building with fresh digs. The makeover pushed my knowledge of wide format print, our production programs and our machines to new heights.

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