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Postby hackerzc » Mon Jul 22, 2002 10:23 pm

danielwang wrote:What the hell are the app specs? Do we have to leave space for the horizontal slot punch, is there a polychem, dye sub or thermal laminate? Do we draft this on a cam plotter or normal printer?

Last time I designed a badge, I had angry attendees yelling at me over the phone and of course dozens of broken printers and inked up keynotes...


Which would work better:
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|....................punch........................|
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or a vertical card?

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|.............punch.............|
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To made this badge look cool, can we allow for opalescent paint, holofoil or uv/glow imprint? I have it....

Do we each make our own or buy them?
Are thee/should there be
specifications to make sure they all look the same?

I really don't want thousands of different loking badges at the next con I go to... inkjet, color laser, copied, etc...


Dude, these are being made for peole to print on there home PC. Your not making ID tags for the FBI. Perspective my frind, perspective.
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Where are they?

Postby hackerzc » Tue Jul 23, 2002 9:34 pm

Well it's about 10:34 here Phade. Have you finished judging the badges yet?
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Postby danielwang » Wed Jul 24, 2002 10:56 am

yah well i submitted mine to get to him Tuesday morning... for him it's about 4 hours late but don't forget... TIME ZONES!!! I'm sure right now, it is still Tuesday in some other country around the world and we are at the opposite side of GMT... allow for plus or minus 12 hours LAG.

::sarcasm::
No wait, I forgot. All the a-m-v.org visitors are american! No really! We don't have ANY european visiors!
::/sarcasm::

So it better be here by thrusday. or hes busy l88king @ all those damn last minute submissions. got to love those. although i cant say im not guilty of the same. hehe.

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Postby hackerzc » Wed Jul 24, 2002 1:15 pm

danielwang wrote:yah well i submitted mine to get to him Tuesday morning... for him it's about 4 hours late but don't forget... TIME ZONES!!! I'm sure right now, it is still Tuesday in some other country around the world and we are at the opposite side of GMT... allow for plus or minus 12 hours LAG.

::sarcasm::
No wait, I forgot. All the a-m-v.org visitors are american! No really! We don't have ANY european visiors!
::/sarcasm::

So it better be here by thrusday. or hes busy l88king @ all those damn last minute submissions. got to love those. although i cant say im not guilty of the same. hehe.


Actually is is not Tuesday anywhere in the world. It is however Thurdays in some parts like Japan(remember, we are behind the rest of the world).
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Postby mckeed » Wed Jul 24, 2002 7:59 pm

Hey Phade.......where are the results fo the badge contest....i am leaving tomarrow for bmore and need to make mine before i leave.
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Postby danielwang » Thu Jul 25, 2002 12:37 am

no not today dammit... i couldn't be THAT late!!!

actually, the dealine was monday. so my email was sent tuesday morning at around 4,5, or 6 o-clock. but we have to take into consideration time zones. legally in previous cases the time zone of the contest admin is used, so that would be approx 2-4 hours late. however with international participants it usually is GMT... which gave me another hour.

Do we have ANY users heve from jpan? oh commeon...
we ALL are from the same time zoned as phade is? in virginia?

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Postby mckeed » Thu Jul 25, 2002 8:47 am

welll....its too late now.....since i am leaving right now....i had to resort to other methods to fashion a badge.
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Postby danielwang » Thu Jul 25, 2002 10:18 am

well anyway, Phade is taking his time in selecting a badge for this year.

after all, it's a-m-v.org and it has to show on our members, it better look good. im betting he is printing them again and again under different conditions to ensure that the badge will go the distance in any production situation...


I'm talking to F@$TSIGNS and other dealers to-day about PVC cards... they prolly req.d- a minnie order. If anyone wants to get a pvc card maybe pool together cost for 100-card order? Or maybe phade has something set up alradies. I can print 1000 business cards color that are badge templates, then type in names and lamiate (buy the machine ofcourse), then share the costs... I'm getting them from OfficeMACKS jsut so you know,

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Postby Petro » Thu Jul 25, 2002 4:25 pm

Phade

Any word on a winner? Some people have already left for Otakon. I need to know if I should just make my own badge and hope people recognize it. ^^;;
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Postby AbsoluteDestiny » Thu Jul 25, 2002 5:45 pm

I think Phade might be kinda busy moving house right now. Well, he's moving soon so I'm guessing this is the reason for his current absence.

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Postby MistyCaldwell » Thu Jul 25, 2002 6:25 pm

I'd say, make your badges in whatever style you have. Maybe some people could post a badge style for others to use, and then when the official winner comes in we can use all remake them and use the official ones at cons the rest of the year.

So sorry Phade, not to disrespect your authority to choose a design for your site...but I had to have one just for Otakon.

I have printed out 5 color extras of my style and I could give them to some people at the con. I myself am leaving tonight...right after I take a nap to be exact.

I promise I'll use the winning design when I am at Sugoicon in October ^_^

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Postby Petro » Thu Jul 25, 2002 6:27 pm

MistyCaldwell wrote:I have printed out 5 color extras of my style and I could give them to some people at the con. I myself am leaving tonight...right after I take a nap to be exact.


Can you post the design on the web so I can see if I can use it?
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Postby MistyCaldwell » Thu Jul 25, 2002 6:37 pm

I guess this will disqualify me from the contest Phade is having...but I was not going to win most likely anyway. Ah well.

Alright here is the jpg:

http://www.geocities.com/excel_sagas/otakon.jpg

The psd file zipped:

http://www.geocities.com/excel_sagas/otakonbadge.zip


and an example of how I made mine:

http://www.geocities.com/excel_sagas/misty.jpg

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Postby MistyCaldwell » Thu Jul 25, 2002 6:40 pm

Oh , because geocities SUCKS you have to cut and paste those jpg files and right click then "save target as" for the zip.

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Postby bloodyfang » Thu Jul 25, 2002 7:56 pm

why don't you just change the extension to .txt Misty?
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