Today is officially our 12th Anniversary. We were founded July 19, 1999. The employees on the first day of work were Johnson Chin, Erik Covitz, Tom Larkin, Jerry Love and Jason Shoats. 12 years later 3 of the 5 still remain working at Worldwide Ticketcraft.
Here are some interesting things about what it was like at Worldwide in 1999…
What was the first job you printed? San Angelo Texas Hockey Team
What’s the first equipment you purchased? An 8 color flexo press that we still use today.
When did you introduce the blacklight feature? Since the beginning.
Did you always have the ability to print numbers? Yes, but our first numbering machine was used and we ran into a lot of problems until we bought a new one a few months later once sales kicked in.
When was foil added to the list of security features? Probably about 2 to 3 years later when we added the Ikela Hot stamp unit to the press.
In 1999, what was the cost of thermal paper vs. today? Paper was more expensive then than it is now. Back then a roll would cost $540 which today costs about $400 due to larger orders and technology enabling paper coating and slitting to cut rolls 102 inches wide vs 36-60 inches wide back then.
And a thank you to our loyal customers and vendors with hopes of many good years to come.