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Old 08-16-2018, 12:41 AM   #21 (permalink)
 
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In case anyone wants to see the poll this is the thread

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Mike thanks for doing this. If there is anything I can do to assist in any way feel free to let me know.

No rhyme or reason for these links but some I found maybe of interest. Also if anyone has dealt with a business like this and is either a customer or friend or relative of a company who may help us, feel free to jump in.

https://onlineriver.com/plastic-cards/

http://membershipcards.com/

http://www.relyco.com/products/id-me...plastic-cards/

https://plastekcards.com/product-car...bership-cards/


As Mike said now is a good time for the artists and graphics people to help come up with a design for our very own membership card that everyone will be proud to show and use. He will let everyone know how and if a contest is needed to pick the design. So work on it or roll it around in your head till then. I believe this time we can get this done.
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Old 09-20-2018, 07:38 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I just wanted to give you guys an update about this project. I've looked into outsourcing, not practical. I looked into buying our own equipment to print our own PVC type membership cards. It is possible to do this with several types of readily available ink jet printers. I just happen to own one of the printers that would work. It's doable, and Jeff gave me the green light to buy a couple of the items needed and give this a shot. Then Jeff made another suggestion, well two suggestions actually. Suggestion 1: Design and order PVC type cards with a common IAP design on them, then apply heavy duty foil labels with the member information on the back of the cards. The concern is whether not the printing on the labels would last. Maybe these could be laminated for extra durability. We would have to experiment. Suggestion 2: Use heavy stock, as heavy as we can find, print the cards and laminate them. Again, I would want to see what is available. I think both of these ideas are worth exploring so that is what I am doing before I make any purchases.

Please be patient. I am doing this in my spare time. The availability of spare time fluctuates from day to day. I assure you that I'll keep working on it and that I will keep the membership informed as to the progress.

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Mike...rest assured that, "I" am in no hurry.

Thanks for doing this.
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Mike thanks for staying with this and I believe everyone here has the uttmost confidence in your ability to get this done and there is no real pressure for time so work at your own pace. Thanks for keeping us updated.

With some of the suggestions that Jeff made and maybe you are thinking got my mind to wonder over to the use of a business card setup. Vista Print is a very good company to deal with for quality and possibilities such as different materials such as plastics or heavy card stock. Maybe another avenue to try. Again thanks.
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Any possibility of letting us printing our own?

I do NOT print legal docs, but I do know how and have the ability to print HIGH quality and laminate. Done that plenty of times. Lasts for years.
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I received some label samples from On-Line Labels and Jeff was kind enough to use his laser printer to print some information on them for me. I adhered several to the back of old credit or gift cards and abused them. I think either one of the two materials will be plenty durable for the occassional times that the card is taken out of a wallet or pocket and subjected to skin oils, hand lotions, etc.

One of the labels is silver foil, the other is white vinyl.

Both of these materials withstood:

Being buffed with White Diamond for 60 seconds.
Being submerged in water for a couple of hours.
Being polished with Micro-Mesh sheets of 3600 or higher grit
Being scrubbed with bathroom cleaner.


Neither of the materials could withstand:

Being buffed for 10 seconds with Tripoli (I would have been very surprused if they did!).
Being cleaned with Acetone (See comment above).
Being polished with 3400 or lower grit Micro-Mesh.

Next I'll locate source for plastic,credit card sized cards. The front of the cards will be identical.

I'd like as many members as possible to answer two questions for me.

First, silver foil or white vinyl labels for the back of the card? The silver is more prone to air bubbles when adhering the label.

Second, use the standard IAP Logo on the front or hold a contest to come up with a graphic for the cards created by one of you? Keep in mind that participation in the Bash Logo Contest was sparse, to say the least.


No polls, just give your opinions in this thread.


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Any possibility of letting us printing our own?

I do NOT print legal docs, but I do know how and have the ability to print HIGH quality and laminate. Done that plenty of times. Lasts for years.
We would like to keep the cards as standard as possible, with only one IAP Membership card recognized as sanctioned by the IAP. If we were to allow everyone to print there own we run the risk of having multiple designs in circulation. If these cards are ever used at brick & mortor stores for discounts(and I am not saying that they will), or as ID at penturners gatherings multiple designs could cause confusion.

I would like to hear any suggestions or comments you may have about materials.
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Mike thanks for the update. I am from the school of different. I like things unique. I think normal is boring

With that said going on what you mentioned and want it to be easy for whoever winds up producing these, white and if possible blue lettering to go with the IAP colors if at all possible trying to get them involved somehow. If not possible then black on white.

I would be in favor of running a contest and whatever images are produced add the basic IAP logo in the vote category if it comes down to that.

I do agree with having one design and only one design for all cards so that they can be recognised throughout the pen making field weather vendors, get togethers, or any other function that may come along in the future.

Glad to see we are making progress on this adventure. Thanks again.
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I would LOVE Silver if it comes with Blue letters

Otherwise,

Will take White.
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