A Chat with Red Dragon
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
All prints are hand stretched using special tools, not robotic machines. Frames are made of premium wood, instead of particle board. And no print ships without bumpers, a clear protective coat, hanging gear, or even the nail. Yes we include the nail.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
The owner worked at his dad’s shop and gained a passion for print. He realized that todays fast-paced, digital world gave rise to cheap substandard printing that he couldn’t accept. A year later he founded Red Dragon Print, and now serves the people of Central Texas.
What do you love most about your job?
I hand deliver most of my jobs. When people unwrap their order, it’s like seeing a child on Christmas. Their eyes smile andI receive hugs and thanks. I’ve even been invited over for dinner. We don’t sell prints. We sell reminders of the best moments in people’s lives, and nothing could be better
What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer?
I client sent us a really small, pixelated photo of her husband and child. It was the only photo she had of that day, so we told her we would do our best. We were able to retouch the image, and on the day of delivery she unwrapped it, looked at me with a straight face, and asked “Did you paint it?”