“Scream Queens” opens up next week and there were a couple small businesses involved that are worth mentioning.
Blue Cube Printing is a service in Portland that I have do all my printing. Why use a service in Portland? Because
A. I can’t stand printing myself. Ink and paper cost a fortune and maintaining a good printer is difficult. If a business prints for you, they can do it better, cheaper, and they have to give you a decent product.
B. Blue Cube is fast, prints on Fuji Crystal Archive paper, and is cheaper than local alternatives.
I was lucky to get my stuff printed during one of Blue Cube’s sales. Each of my 20×30″ images was $9.99. Compare that to $20, $30 at other places.
The other business is Image 3D. They create custom Viewmaster reels, starting around $25 (less if you just want a reel and no Viewmaster). As a marketing tool it’s awesome- no one can resist picking it up, flipping through it, oooohhing and ahhhhhing.
My aesthetic has a lot to do with being a manchild, so having toys involved in the show experience is crucial.