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Bruce Ackerman


How Square Works With Printavo

New Feature

Take a look at how our Square partership works. You can now accept payments via Square when a person comes into your shop.

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Debate of Holding Inventory

Tips & Tricks

With the current market climate of always doing things faster, the apparent need to save some time with having inventory on hand may seem like an obvious one.  However there are some things to consider before you stock shirts in your warehouse on the shelf in anticipation of a sale...

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Printavo & Square Partner Up

New Feature

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That's right!  Head to My Account > Accept Payments to connect your Square account.  Then, accept payments via Square by adding the invoice number in the Note section of Square. Payments will then automagically be added to your Printavo account, that’s it!

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ISS Long Beach 2017 - Printavo @ Booth 1036

News

That's right, we're going to be exhibiting at, ISS in Long Beach, California!  The show is January 20 - 22, 2017 at Long Beach Convention Center.  Come see us at Booth #1036!

Want a free ticket?  Check out this flyer to use our coupon code: https://cl.ly/iXqW

 

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How to Transition to Printavo

Tips & Tricks

We’ve had shops from 1 to 50 employees transition to using Printavo. In this video we’ll discuss how those shops did it.

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Printavo Walkthrough

We updated our walkthrough video to show some new features and tips you can utilize. Watch it here:

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Pricing Matrices for Embroidery, DTG, Signing & More

New Feature

It's here! We now support all types of pricing matrices including:

  • Embroidery
  • Direct to Garment
  • Signing

We've create an Excel-like experience to allow you to create matrices of all types. Watch this demo video to learn more. You can also use separate matrices for each print location.

Head to My Account > Pricing Matrix to create a new matrix.

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Am I pricing my jobs correctly?

Ask Marshall Mondays

Ask Marshall Mondays is an advice column by Printavo for print shops to help grow their business.

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How to drive more traffic to your website

Ask Marshall Mondays

Ask Marshall Mondays is an advice column by Printavo for print shops to help grow their business.

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How can a print shop reduce costs?

Ask Marshall Mondays

Ask Marshall Mondays is an advice column by Printavo for print shops to help grow their business.

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How can a print shop get more customers?

Ask Marshall Mondays

Our latest episode to Ask Marshall Mondays, learn about how print shops can gain more customers.

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Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone

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More than one small printer has dreamed of letting go of the everyday tasks they are faced with so they could work on more high profile or valuable needs. The question that’s always asked is “how do you let go?” It’s not easy for some people, as they have boot-strapped ...

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Now Introducing: Automation

New Feature

With Printavo, we want to allow you to allow you to save time but automating repetitive tasks.  Our new feature, Automation, will help you do just that.  You can now enable this feature in My Account.  Automate repetitive tasks like requesting payment and moving orders through your workflow to save time. 

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Brand New Features: S&S Activewear, Email Templates, PO Numbers and more

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That’s right! Brand new features are live in Printavo. Here they are:

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Survival Tip: Protect Your Cash Flow

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Quite often businesses will fail, even during great periods of sales growth, because they didn't protect their cash flow. In the decorated apparel industry, money-management skills are often learned on the job and through tough lessons. It just takes dealing with a deadbeat customer's delinquent account to make you think differently about extending credit to just anyone. Below are thoughts that will help steer you in the right direction regarding your cash flow.

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Hire the Right People for Success

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Congratulations! Your business is doing fantastic and orders are growing everyday. It's gotten to the point where you need to start thinking about getting some help in the shop. It's a decision that a lot of shops mentally wrestle over. Who should you hire? Where to look? What do we do with them once they are onboard? This article aims at giving you a few tips to get in front of this challenge.

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Baby/Toddler Sizing

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We added 6M - 5T baby and toddler sizes for you to utilize in your line item columns. Access this functionality in My Account > Settings > Customize Your Line Items.

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New: Revamped Analytics & Expense Tracking

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We just released the ability to create expenses for your shop and specific orders. You can also see profit/loss charts for individual orders too.

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Sub-contacts, better printing & more new features!

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Hi Everyone! New exciting features for the Printavo family: Contacts under Customers - You can now have unlimited contacts/sub-customers under customers and use them when creating a quote. This was a highly requested feature and we're glad we could make it happen. View your own customers permissions - You may ...

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10 Things That Will Get Your Shop to the Next Level

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Starting off in business is always hard. Surviving is even harder, especially in the decorated apparel business. So how do you go from start-up success to the next level? Eventually you'll have to get more customers, bigger and better equipment, and even more employees. Each step can put you into a bigger group and can be either a wonderful experience or a vast plateau full of land mines. Here are some thoughts on the rungs waiting for you on the ladder of success:

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How To Use Printavo's API - Updating Orders

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An API is a way to pull and push data into one application from another. We built an API to allow our customers to connect 3rd party applications on the web to Printavo which helps you be even more efficient. Beware, this article might get a bit technical for some folks.

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How To Use Printavo's API - Creating Orders

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An API is a way to pull and push data into one application from another. We built an API to allow our customers to connect 3rd party applications on the web to Printavo which helps you be even more efficient. Beware, this article might get a bit technical for some ...

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Separation of Customer Due Date & Production Due Date

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You can now store a Production Due Date and a separate Customer Due Date on every order. This helps shops when they become busier and would like to schedule jobs to be printed on a different date than the customer is actually picking up the order.

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Preset Tasks & Taxable Fees

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New features are here:

    • Create preset tasks that are added to each invoice automatically. Do this in My Account > Preset Task List
    • Add fees that are taxable or not and not to invoices

 

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Purchase Orders Have Arrived!

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We'd like to officially announce the ability to create purchase orders in Printavo! You can now mark line items as needing to be ordered and drag these line items to POs. POs can then be automatically sent to Vendors and monitored via shipping tracking numbers. Check out the video for a full demo:

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Invoice Statuses Now Have Custom Messages

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You can now add custom messages inside your Invoice Status Actions. Head here to do this: https://www.printavo.com/orderstatuses/actions

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Multiple Pricing Matrices & Duplicating Line Items

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Great news on this warm Chicago day. We're releasing the ability to add multiple screen pricing matrices. This means you'll be able to choose which pricing schema you'd like to use when you're quoting customers. Printavo shops will also now be able to duplicate line items to help save time. ...

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Custom Domains

New Feature

We now allow our shops to have their shop names in the URLs that are shared with customers. Here's an example: https:// wooden-cotton .printavo.com/invoice/8743f4b174140a9a5233451af7726797 https:// wooden-cotton .printavo.com/customer/b90a7538a85b1463bfff3653f3bc53a6 This adds even more professionalism to your invoices. All users on our Premium plan can now customize this feature in My Account.

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Internal Messaging Tool & Lower Pricing Plans

New Feature

We wanted to let you know about quite a few exciting new changes going on at Printavo (simple, online shop management tool). Cheaper Pricing for Small Shops - We're now breaking our pricing into three plans. This will help accommodate small and large shops as we continue to grow. View ...

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API & Zapier.com Partnership

New Feature

As we've stated before, we're now are a Zapier.com partner . To get invited to our Zapier app, click here . Zapier is an app that lets you automate inputting and getting data from Printavo to other apps on the web. Ex. "automatically export all customers to Mailchimp", "add orders ...

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Print Notes On Line Items

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Just rolled out an update that includes the ability to add print notes to each line item. These notes are visible when viewing work orders. Here's a video demo (click on the post to view the video): [jwplayer mediaid="239"]

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Printavo's Pricing Matris & API Is Here

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It's an exciting day because we just pushed live a few new updates to Printavo: You can now assign tasks to users Screen printing pricing matrix . Under My Account > Pricing Matrix , you can edit & customize your matrix. By default we've loaded Sanmar's updated individual, dozen & ...

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New Video Walkthrough

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Check out a video feature demo we created to showcase everything Printavo can handle.

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New Feature: Email Message Shortcodes

New Feature

Use these shortcodes in your email message to pull in dynamic content from your invoice. Here are the shortcodes we provide: [invoice-id] Gets replaced with "Invoice #123" or "Quote #123" depending on the invoice status [customer-full-name] Gets replaced with the customer's first & last name [customer-first-name] Gets replaced with the ...

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More Additions

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Along with hiring a few more folks to our staff, you can now: - Print Packing Slips . This is essentially a view of your work order without production notes, attachments or terms & conditions - Payment Confirmation Emails. On a successful payment using one of our payment processor options ...

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New Features for Printavo

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It's been a while since we updated the blog but here are a few new features that have been released over the past few months: - Shipping Label Integration . You can now easily create shipping labels for orders using FedEx, USPS, DHL or Canada Post. - Better User Permissions ...

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Brand New Features!

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Our new homepage. Full Announcements & Updates: You can now customize your line items. This means you can set the columns you'd like to have on your line items. Set these preferences here Each shop gets a Google SEO optimized website for local search. You'll want to setup your shop's ...

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5 Ways to Drive More Sales to Your Print Shop

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Being in business requires sales and growth. Doing both can either come naturally, or be painstakingly difficult. We at Printavo are always looking for ways to boost our user base, and have also implemented plenty of strategies over the years in screen printing shops. Here are 5 realistic ways to ...

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New Printavo Features & Video Walkthrough

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Hey Everyone! Hope you're having a great start to the week. I wanted to let you know about new updates on Printavo: You can drag and drop orders on the calendar to change the due date quickly. You can change the order of line items on an invoice by dragging ...

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Start Invoice #'s Wherever You'd Like

General

You suggest features and we listen! You can now set the Invoice # you'd like to start on and also edit a current Invoice # on that specific invoice. To edit the start number, head over to My Settings and look for Invoice Seed option towards the middle.

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Printavo has been full upgraded once again! (Many New Features)

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Printavo has been an incredible journey. We started a few years ago with a vision to the best, simplest tool to manage your screen-printing shop. Now not only do screen-printers use our software, but so do embroiders and sign manufacturers. I'm constantly humbled but how many shops truly find Printavo ...

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Starting a Screen Printing Company: Building Blocks

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Are you thinking about starting a screen printing company? Screen printing is one of the most sought after small business ideas. It has an inviting do-it-yourself image that appeals to individuals willing to try their hand at an activity that nearly everybody will encounter at some point in their life. ...

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Printavo Welcomes Chris to the Team!

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Chris Woolum Printavo would like to welcome Chris Woolum to the team! Chris has been building web applications his whole life and worked with me earlier on in Printavo's life. This is the first team member and we're both extremely excited to take Printavo even farther.

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Keeping your Screen Print Shop Clean - Ink Messes

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New to screen printing or looking to streamline your operations? As a small shop operator, I found out the hard way that keeping a clean and organized shop was essential to being successful. By minimizing waste I found that I was able to maximize profits and productivity. One of the ...

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Custom email subject lines

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You can now input custom email Subject Lines that are sent to your customers. This will help enable shops to have more customization when it comes to emailing out their invoices. Happy screen-printing!

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Professional Looking Emails

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Hey All, I've been working quite a bit on the backend of Printavo to create a foundation that is ready to scale and add tons of more features onto. Tonight I redesigned the email templates so they look more professional when being sent to your clients. Take a look below ...

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How to duplicate an invoice

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If you need to create a copy of an invoice you created, follow these steps: Go to the invoice you'd like to copy (ex. https://www.printavo.com/invoices/123 ) Scroll to the bottom right Click on Duplicate Invoice

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Printavo vs The Others [Video]

New Feature

A little video I put together on the woes of using another screen-printing shop management software vs Printavo! Hope you like it.

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Art Approvals Are Here!

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I'm pleased to announce that you can now send art approvals to your customers on the Printavo platform. Check out the graphic below to understand how it works:

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How to Start a Successful Clothing Business

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Bruce from Printavo again (simplest way to manage your print shop). So the other day a friend asked how to get his clothing line up and running and I thought I would post my response up here so everyone can see. What kinda industry are you looking to start your ...

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How to start a screen-printing business

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Hello everyone, Bruce from Printavo here. I wanted to begin writing more blog posts on my experience of running a printing business back in college. I went to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and had not but business on my mind. This printing business turned into a software company ...

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The all new Printavo is here!

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Welcome back everyone! I'd like to introduce you to the brand new Printavo . I've worked day and night to bring you all the latest version of our shop management tool. After listening to customers, gather surveys and rebuilding everything, Printavo is now a very powerful utility. Along with the ...

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Printavo Version 3 [In Progress]

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Letting everyone know I have large updates coming in the next three weeks to Printavo. Many of the features that have been requested for the last year will be implemented of which includes a $50/month plan. This plan will have many new tools to help you manage your shop! I'll ...

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Ability to Import Quickbooks Customers is live!

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Open Quickbooks. Click Reports > Customers & Receivables > Customer Contact List. Demo In that new window, click Export. This will open Microsoft Excel with your exported customer list. Demo Inside Microsoft Excel, go to File > Save As... Change the format to "Comma Separated Values (.csv)". Demo Save it ...

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Status of Orders

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Printavo is a bit different from current other software solutions because it allows you to visually see the status of orders quickly. Based on the color of each status, you'll know where along the process that order is and what else needs to be done. Below is the list of ...

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Printavo Version 2 is live!

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Last night I pushed Printavo Version 2 live. This update allows for you to create more line item based invoices which is a huge improvement to what you've been using. You can now add any type of item (ex. 6XL, Stickers, Signs) you'd like or any type of expense you'd ...

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Printavo Pricing Starts Today!

General

First, I would like to thank everyone for using Printavo so far. I've received an overwhelming amount of support and feedback through emails, phone calls, tweets and more. We are expanding Printavo rapidly and adding staff to help grow. To cover the expenses, we need to begin charging a monthly ...

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Printavo featured on Apparelopolis

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Ron Anderson from Apparelopolis just featured Printavo on their blog. Thanks! https://www.apparelopolis.com/technology/97-printavo-screen-printing-management-software

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Printavo has over 100 print shops now!

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After launching a few weeks ago I've had 100+ print shops signup! I've received incredible feedback from many of these users and learned so much about gaining your trust. I'm working very hard to deliver version 2 of Printavo very soon which includes a lot of the feedback that has ...

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Almost 100 print shops!

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Hi All, I wanted to tell everyone thank you for signing up for Printavo. I've had incredible feedback on the product and I'm working very hard and making everything perfect. If you have any comments or questions at all definitely email me at info@printavo.com Have a great weekend! Bruce

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Printavo Pricing...

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Oh, did I mention...Printavo is completely free now :)

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All engines go! Printavo has launched!

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We've been working so hard behind the scenes for the past two years to deliver to you Printavo. Doing everything from surveys shop owners to figuring out what features we should have, we wanted to create a product that takes the hassle out of managing a screen-printing shop. Today we ...

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So Close We Can Taste It

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Hi Printavo Folks, Yes, we were suppose to launch February 1st but we ran into a few technical issues when finishing up Printavo. We're working super hard everyday to get Printavo launch in the next few weeks, stay tuned. Thanks for bearing with us :) I will be giving out ...

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The final stretch

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It's been a long road to get to where we are today with Printavo. We've worked very hard for two years to deliver a high quality, web-based, shop management tool to the public. Printavo will be able to handle your invoices, payment collection, status of orders, scheduling and basic bookkeeping. ...

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Happy Holidays everyone!

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The Printavo team wishes everyone a happy holidays. Enjoy time with your family and friends Bruce

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Hard Work Pays Off

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Hi All, We ran into a few back-end issues and are resolving them now with different parties involved. I am very dedicated to getting Printavo live as we are 70% done. We plan to get back to normal work in a few weeks and launch in about a month. I'm ...

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Updates!

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Dear Printavo Followers, We're still hard at work on developing Printavo and making it a simplistic but extremely useful way to help manage your screen-printing shop on any scale. Look for something incredible towards the beginning of August! Bruce

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What is Printavo?

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After running a screen-printing business for a good long while, we realized there's not a simple solution for screen-printers to help manage their shop. My name is Bruce Ackerman and I am one of the founders of Printavo. While running my print shop in Illinois, we were using multiple software ...

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