My magic carpet
January 27, 2016
Recently we visited a company, and as we walked into the front entrance, there on the floor was a carpet with the company’s logo and “welcome” printed on the carpet.
It was big and bold, and made a very clear first impression to any visitor walking in. Over lunch, I commented on the carpet and recounted a carpet story from when I was a young school boy:
“On more than one occasion I have found myself ‘on the carpet’, a English expression for being in trouble. My most famous incident was as a 12-year-old at school. My school was something like Harry Potter’s Hogwarts, but you got to go home at night if you were lucky. One day when I was having a chemistry lesson before lunch, I smuggled a handful of potassium permanganate crystals out of the chemistry lab, and while waiting in the lunch queue I very quickly introduced them into the school drinking water dispenser.
“Within a matter of seconds the water turned purple, and my godmother, the school cook, wasn’t amused, and the purple water for lunch didn’t go down well with the headmaster and teachers, so I spent an interesting hour or two stood outside the headmaster’s office inspecting the headmaster’s carpet, waiting for my punishment and for my parents to arrive and collect their ‘mischievous’ son. Just for a moment, I wished I could fly away and avoid the painful test of bravery as the punishment was given out. In the 50 years since that incident, I have found myself examining more than one carpet…”
Fast forward to today, and unbeknown to me Stefanie had tracked down the source of the carpet we had seen during our recent visit, and had a special The Recycler carpet made. It is, without a doubt, a unique “work of art”, and just demonstrates what sort of applications are out there for inkjet.
It just takes a little imagination and carpet gazing!
You can see my magic carpet at our Remanexpo@Paperworld booth, D37.
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