[EMS Discuss] T-shirt updates

Bruce Cooley EMAIL HIDDEN
Wed Feb 6 00:42:21 PST 2013


As much as I like green, all the green shirts I've ever have gotten washed 
out where sunlight hits them over time, leaving them unevenly colored long 
before the shirts wear out.  Just a thought...

Bruce

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mr. Clif" <EMAIL HIDDEN>
To: "Rick Osgood" <EMAIL HIDDEN>
Cc: "discuss" <EMAIL HIDDEN>
Sent: Tuesday, February 05, 2013 5:14 PM
Subject: Re: [EMS Discuss] T-shirt updates


> How about forest green instead of that bright green? I would be happy with 
> something more muted. I guess I could go with the dark grey but I prefer a 
> natural color.
>
>     Just my 2c,
>     Clif
>
> Rick Osgood wrote:
>> Great idea with the poll Austin.  I just sent in my response.  Let's try 
>> to
>> use that poll to determine the color we like best:
>>
>> http://www.learnmyself.com/poll11565xB8Ded535-1
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Feb 5, 2013 at 1:36 PM, Austin McKimmey<EMAIL HIDDEN> 
>> wrote:
>>
>>> I made a quick poll if anyone wants to use it. It might be easier then
>>> compiling what people say in the emails.
>>> http://www.learnmyself.com/poll11565xB8Ded535-1
>>>
>>> I would be down for a Green shirt for my self, but truly gray would be 
>>> ok
>>> as well, as long as it's not a super light gray shirt.
>>>
>>>
>>> I might like to add, that if we did Green shirts, The black logo could
>>> easily be printed on the white lab coat backs that people are getting. 
>>> If
>>> she would be ok with doing that. Just something to add.
>>>
>>>
>>> On Tue, Feb 5, 2013 at 1:00 PM, Taper Wickel<EMAIL HIDDEN>  wrote:
>>>
>>>> Put me down for a green shirt in 2XL.
>>>>
>>>> Taper.
>>>>
>>>> On Tue, Feb 5, 2013 at 12:52 PM, Rick Osgood<EMAIL HIDDEN>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>> OK I have more info on the shirts.
>>>>>
>>>>> Those colors are not exact.  I was thinking you could use a charcoal
>>>> grey
>>>>> ink which I have, or straight black ink on the Kelly Green shirt.  The
>>>> green
>>>>> shirt will look more like this:
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Click here to see the basic Tshirt I usually offer, and the color 
>>>>> kelly
>>>>> green available.  This is a 100% heavy cotton, high quality Fruit of 
>>>>> the
>>>>> Loom shirt style #3831.  It's also offered in women's sizes.  Size 
>>>>> S-XL.
>>>>> 2XL-6XL are available for $3 extra ($23 total).
>>>>>
>>>>> For the Grey shirt, you could do Athletic grey, or silver.  And the 
>>>>> ink
>>>> I
>>>>> mix myself, so I could try my best to match it to your logo.
>>>>>
>>>>> I could do child sizes...... they are XS-XL.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On Tue, Feb 5, 2013 at 12:16 PM, Rick Osgood<EMAIL HIDDEN>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>>> Those are the mock-ups she gave me.  I'm sure there are other 
>>>>>> possible
>>>>>> combinations but voting on an infinite combination of colors would
>>>> take a
>>>>>> long time and everyone has different tastes.  I'm trusting her
>>>> experience to
>>>>>> pick colors that will go well together when printed.  I did ask her 
>>>>>> to
>>>>>> clarify if those colors are exactly the same or if they will appear
>>>>>> darker/lighter/etc.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I also asked her what sizes are actually available, including
>>>> childrens'
>>>>>> sizes.  Will report back my findings.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On Tue, Feb 5, 2013 at 12:15 PM, Ellery Weber<EMAIL HIDDEN>
>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>> If those are the only logo/shirt color combos available, I would pay
>>>> 20$
>>>>>>> to have someone make a gray one for me ;)
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> EW
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> From: EMAIL HIDDEN
>>>>>>> [mailto:EMAIL HIDDEN]
>>>> On Behalf
>>>>>>> Of Rick Osgood
>>>>>>> Sent: Tuesday, February 5, 2013 12:07 PM
>>>>>>> To: discuss
>>>>>>> Subject: [EMS Discuss] T-shirt updates
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> TLDR:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Sorry for the wall of text below.  Long story short, A local t-shirt
>>>>>>> company will come onside to EMS and let us print our own shirts.
>>>>   Here's
>>>>>>> what I need from you:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> 1) Will you buy and print your own t-shirt for $20 per shirt?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> 2) If so, what size(s) would you want?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> 3) Look at the attached mock-ups.  Please tell me which one you like
>>>> best
>>>>>>> and let me know if you would buy the other one if more people prefer
>>>> that
>>>>>>> one.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> 4) Do you think Friday night on Feb 23, is a good time to have her
>>>> come
>>>>>>> on site to print shirts?  That's the night before the Make-O-Rama.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> 5) Are you willing to pre-pay so I can be sure to pay her when she
>>>>>>> arrives onsite?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Details:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I have some pretty exciting news about the t-shirts.  I got in touch
>>>> with
>>>>>>> a local screen printing business called Threadbare
>>>>>>> (http://threadbarepress.com/).  They can make t-shirts with their
>>>> screen
>>>>>>> printer using more environmentally friendly inks that end up with a
>>>> slightly
>>>>>>> more retro look.  I think the examples on their website look really
>>>> good.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Anyway, I contacted them about their "mobile press" and they sound
>>>>>>> excited to actually come on site with their mobile screen printer 
>>>>>>> and
>>>> let us
>>>>>>> actually make our own t-shirts.  I think this can be way fun.  It
>>>> allows us
>>>>>>> to buy EMS branded t-shirts but also learn how screen printing works
>>>> and
>>>>>>> even make our own shirts!
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Price
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> To have her come on site to print the shirts, it will cost $20 per
>>>> shirt.
>>>>>>> That's her cost, so EMS will not make any money off of the sale at
>>>> that
>>>>>>> price.  For $20, she will let us print "mini-screens" onto paper for
>>>>>>> practice.  These will also be our logo so we can turn these into EMS
>>>> fliers.
>>>>>>> Then she will give you a t-shirt in the size you request and you can
>>>> print
>>>>>>> the design onto the front or the back, whichever you prefer.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> If she prints the shirts herself and does NOT come on site, they 
>>>>>>> only
>>>>>>> cost $15 per shirt.  Something to consider.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> We need to get about 8-10 shirts at least to make it worth her while
>>>> to
>>>>>>> come on site.  I would like to get a feel in this thread for how 
>>>>>>> many
>>>> shirts
>>>>>>> we can expect to have made so I can get back to her.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Date
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I asked her if it would be possible to do this before our 
>>>>>>> Make-O-Rama
>>>> so
>>>>>>> we can wear the shirts at the event.  The only day she has available
>>>> is
>>>>>>> Friday, Feb 22 during the open hack night.  That's the night before
>>>> the
>>>>>>> event.  She says if the room is warm, the shirt will dry in about 20
>>>> minutes
>>>>>>> and is wearable right away.  So I think that date is doable, but it
>>>> will put
>>>>>>> the two events back to back.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Shirt design
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I have attached the two mockups she made for us to this email. 
>>>>>>> Please
>>>>>>> take a look and let me know which you prefer.  All of the shirts 
>>>>>>> have
>>>> to be
>>>>>>> the same, so please let me know which you prefer and whether or not
>>>> you
>>>>>>> would buy the other option if that one wins the vote.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Questions
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Please respond to this email and answer the questions I posted at 
>>>>>>> the
>>>> top
>>>>>>> of this message.  If we can get 8-10 shirts purchased on the 22nd,
>>>> I'll go
>>>>>>> ahead and schedule it.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
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