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153: Pushing the Limits of Magazine Printing with Rich Pauptit of Flash Reproductions

Updated: Dec 13, 2023

Welcome back to the fifth episode in this magazine series. Here you’ll meet Rich Pauptit, President of Flash Reproductions, who brings beautiful ideas to life.

In this episode you’ll hear the origin of Flash Reproductions (they were email before email was email!), including their secret sauce of a diverse set of printing process. You'll hear the way passion-project-turned-experimental-magazine -- Wayward Arts -- got started, how it’s evolved and the issue that Rich considers his greatest achievement EVER.

You’ll hear about the “lost issue” of Wayward Arts, interesting tech Flash Reproductions has integrated into magazines, as well as the trajectory that the business has tooled up to support. Finally, you’ll hear Rich’s ideas about the future of the industry including his take on AI, as well as his open invitation to listeners to see Flash in the flesh.

Check out and to explore a number of the pieces and process that Rich mentions throughout the episode.

This episode is part of a guest lecture series in CGCM 720 Magazine Production & Publishing through The Chang School at TMU.

Let’s listen in…

About Our Guest:

Rich Pauptit is a second generation printer. Growing up in the halls of Toronto's premiere print shops he learned the craft from his father Carl Pauptit.

Collaborating with some of the country's best graphic designers Rich and his Flash team manage to push the boundaries of the print medium creating inspiring and award winning results. All day, everyday.

Music: Where the Sun Set by Ketsa Licensed by Independent Music Licensing Collective (IMLC).

Talk Paper Scissors Theme Music: Retro Quirky Upbeat Funk by Lewis Sound Production via Audio Jungle

Episode Artwork: Canva

Boat Origami Photo: Boat Origami Photo by Alex on Unsplash

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