Friday, December 16, 2011

Tis the Season for Giving

I think everyone has heard the saying, “It’s better to give than receive.”  Did you know the origin of that saying is from the Bible, Acts 20:35 (King James Version) and it reads “I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.”  Well, Old Trail Printing not only believes in giving back to the community but we actually practice what we preach.  Recently we printed a calendar for Cap City Creatives to help promote local artists.  I would like to share the press release from Cap City Creatives.

                                                       FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Columbus, OH – December 14, 2011 – Cap City Creatives has published its inaugural artists’ 2012 calendar with help from local printer Old Trail Printing and is offering it free to local art lovers.
Back in early summer 2011 Whitney Works – the founder of the artists group Cap City Creatives and her fellow member Hanif Abdurraqib played around with the idea of promoting a 2012 calendar featuring local artists within their 20+ member strong group. However, the printing costs involved put the idea on the back burner. 
Eventually another group member, Darrell White started to pitch the idea to local printers to see if they would help with the costs. Most said “no” but then Jeff Lampert – Director of Marketing for Old Trail Printing - agreed to present the idea to others at Old Trail Printing.
In the end, the team at Old Trail Printing (including Jeff Lampert, Natalie Burwell – Account Executive and Mike Held – principal at OTP) agreed to cover the printing costs free of charge to the artist group. The end result was over a thousand calendars printed for the relatively new artists group to offer free to the public just in time for the Short North’s gallery hop.
“It really was a collaborative effort” says White, “Dale Ziemianski, a digital artist, did the cover design,  Donna Estep, a pop artist, and Molly Durst, a Graphic Designer both worked very hard to create the internal design.” The result is a very unique calendar with art from painters to poems to even… soap.
White later added “Without Jeff and his team, [at OTP] I’m not sure how we would’ve made this happen.”
 The complimentary calendars are currently being offered at various locations throughout the Short North including Travonna Coffee House - 1195 N. High Street Columbus, Ohio 43201.
Cap City Creatives is a dynamic group of visual artists, musicians, photographers, performers, designers, and art enthusiasts from all over the Columbus area that meet up to network, promote local artistic talent and plan collaborative art events. For more information please visit:
Old Trail Printing - Founded in 1928, OTP is one of the largest woman owned printers in the Midwest. OTP is a leading creative and graphics solutions provider offering creative, printing, binding, mailing, kit packing and distribution solutions.  Old Trail Printing is a qualified G7 Master Digital and Offset Print Solutions Provider headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.  For more information please visit our website:

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Written by Jeff Lampert, Director of Marketing and Business Development
“The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree:  the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other”