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Our COO got a Really Cool CAR!!!

For Image Options Executive Partner Dave Bales, the wait is finally over.  His new Tesla Model S has arrived!
This baby is fully electric, technologically advanced and goes 0-60 in 4.2 seconds with a silent 416 Horsepower.  The disappearing door handles and 17″ touch screen are pretty darn cool and none of us are missing the tailpipe or the emissions.
Dave has always been environmentally conscience and when he isn’t showing off his new ride he can easily “refuel” at our new charging station.
No more pitstops at the Gas Station for Dave!

 

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Trash For Teachers Making Headlines

Using IO “Trash” a group of enthusiastic Animo Venice Charter High School students are continuing their innovative machine at NATIONALS.
The 6 freshman entered in the Rube Goldberg Machine Contest where they needed to  create a giant chain reaction in order to complete a simple task-erase a chalkboard. The machine is a combination of all of the STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art Math) genres into one patience testing contraption.

The students spent every Saturday for 2 months working on the project and entered in the LA county regional competition where they won First Place and are now headed to Nationals in Wisconsin. We are looking to fundraise money to pay for transportation and hotels while on their quest to win the national competition.
For more information, please take a look the the article and video made about our team:
Rube Goldberg Regionals

 

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SGIA Announces Image Options 2015 Sustainability Recognition Program Honoree

Image Options recently received a 2015 Sustainability Recognition Program Award from the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association. This award recognizes member companies that “create and adopt sustainable business practices and set an example for other companies to follow.”

 

“Companies all over the world and throughout every industry are adopting sustainable strategies and processes, and SGIA wants to recognize their achievements,” said Marci Kinter, SGIA’s Vice President of Government and Business Information.

 

To be considered for the award, Image Options submitted our sustainability policy and a description of our continuous improvement projects from the past year.

 

Highlights from our policy:

 

  • We have programs in place to increase our recycling and decrease our hazardous waste.
  • We participate in the Trash for Teaching program by donating vinyl, fabric, and other byproducts of printing for art and science projects in schools.
  • IO is the only certified Sustainable Green Printer in California.

 

The program also encourages us to continue our sustainability efforts in the years ahead. One way Image Options achieves this is by participating in SGIA’s Peer-to-Peer Network. This group of industry professionals meets regularly via teleconference to share ideas on integrating sustainable solutions into our operations.

 

We’re proud to do our part to ensure a sustainable future!

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Image Options named in 2015 Top Shops!!

Image Options Ranks 7th out of 50 Top Shops!

 

Image Options ranks seventh out of the top 50 printers in the country based on sales, according to Wide-Format Imaging’s 2015 list!! The magazine surveys more than a thousand companies nationwide to determine the 50 Top Shops annually.

 

This elite ranking places Image Options among the industry’s best leaders and innovators, who are driving trends and best practices. Here’s a look at the list by the numbers:

 

  • Average years in business: 28.34 (the oldest on the list is 104)
  • 13% increase in revenues among this year’s top shops over last year’s (188% increase over the list’s 10-year history)
  • 05% of shops offer color-only services (a decrease from last year’s 52.38%)
  • 28% of projects are for retail and POP displays and signs (the largest segment of applications)
  • 98% of projects are wide-format

 

A closer look at the top shops’ approach to printing reveals an emphasis on full-service offerings—including marketing expertise—not just pay-to-print solutions.

 

According to the magazine, the nation’s top firms are true marketing partners with capabilities to help clients with strategy and marketing along with design, logistics, project management, and innovative printing services.

 

Additionally, the best shops offer savvy planning and adept execution on all components of a campaign, including…

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A new era dawns for Dana Point’s Ocean Institute

Dylan Fleming and Jake Sedlak of Image Options in Foothill Ranch cover the windows of the Ocean Institute with a transparent image of a kelp forest in the new Headlands and Beyond exhibit. The Dana Point Harbor non-profit is having a grand re-opening as a 7-days a week operation..

NICK AGRO, STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

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