An Hour with Lon Winters of Graphic Elephants, LLC

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. On this week’s program, we’ll welcome industry veteran and icon Lon Winters of Graphic Elephants onto the show to discuss his 30+ years in the industry and his time as a screen printing expert. Lon is founder and president of Print This, Inc. and Graphic Elephants, LLC.

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Lon Winters of Graphic Elephants

Terry: Lon, we like to ask our veteran friends on the show about a little history. Tell us how you got started in the garment decoration business.

Aaron: Graphic Elephants… we see large booths and large displays of your graphics at trade shows. Also, we visited your website. Maybe the easiest question to ask about Graphics Elephant is what DON’T you do? But seriously tell us more about GE and who your customers are.

Terry: Lon, tell us about the consulting services you offer customers through your company, Print This.

Aaron: We know you’re doing some other projects outside your printing and consulting projects with Dane Clement. Could you share with our listeners about the different educational products and services you offer the industry?

Terry: Lon, we talk education regularly on 2 Regular Guys. When you’re helping customers with educational needs, what’s the #1 issue you see in the industry where these customers are seeking your help? What are they struggling with?

Aaron: You’ve mentioned your outreach program through Christian Edge Apparel. What’s that all about?

  • Printwear Magazine Article – Out soon.

Terry: What are the next few events where you’ll be exhibiting and of course speaking?

Aaron: How can our listeners contact you and find your companies?

P.S. Lon is going for a Reggie this year!!! Stay Tuned

About Lon: Industry consultant Lon Winters is founder and president of Print This, Inc. and Graphic Elephants, LLC. During his nearly 30 years in screen printing and decorated apparel, his companies have won well over 50 international industry awards. Those include SGIA Golden Image Awards, “Printwear” Awards, “Impressions” Awards and FESPA Honors, among others. He has been an Honorary Golden Image judge for the last 15 years, has published hundreds of feature articles and monthly columns and leads seminars and workshops for a wide array of industry professionals internationally. Lon was inducted into the Academy of Screen Printing Technology in 2014 and is recognized for his contribution to the screen printing industry.

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