[EMS Discuss] Another T-shirt update (new colors)

Thu Feb 7 13:58:43 PST 2013

Theoretically, she said we could use any color as long as the ink will show
up.  However, I feel it's important for EMS branding to at least stick with
the proper colors of our logo.  These shirts are essentially walking
billboards for EMS.  It seems like it would be a good idea to make it easy
for people to start recognizing the EMS logo when they see it and not have
to wonder if it's actually EMS.

There is a successful hackerspace based in Mountain View California that
actually has branding guidelines on their page.  You can check theirs out
for an example:  http://www.hackerdojo.com/BrandingAndLogo
And another example:

Granted, this hasn't been officially decided on by the board.  I decided I
was going to have T-shirts made for the group and normally I would just
pick a shirt color and an ink color and just do a run of shirts.  Since we
are making them ourselves now there are more options, but I thought it
would be a good idea to limit the colors to be at least close to EMS
"official" colors.

If everyone hates the idea of sticking to the brand colors then I guess
pick whatever color you want.  We should probably talk about this at our
next membership meeting so we can have it straightened out for the next
time we get gear made.  I don't want to impose any rules on everyone but I
figured since I was organizing this event I would just do what I thought
made sense this time.


On Thu, Feb 7, 2013 at 12:48 PM, <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:

> Rick,
> Sorry to be a pain, but we can't choose just any color from that page?
>  Only greens, greys, and white?
> -Darrell
> > *-------Colors-------*
> > *
> > *
> > I just talked with the printing company again.  It sounds like we can
> > choose different colored shirts if we want, but the ink will always stay
> > the same color for everyone's shirts.  The ink she is using will be a
> dark
> > "charcoal grey" which is close to what our logo's grey looks like.  Keep
> > that in mind.
> >
> > I'm sorry to make you order again, but with the new development
> > of additional colors, I want to make sure everyone gets what they want.
> >
> > Choose any green/white/grey colored shirt from this page:
> >
> http://www.blankapparel.com/Fruit-of-the-Loom_3931.htm%7C4VRYL4BWPSFCZEKA41310.5309551157
> >
> > But obviously you can't do black or dark grey because the ink won't show
> up.
> >
> > *-------Sizes-------*
> > *
> > *
> > She is going to drop off a few example shirts to the shop tomorrow night
> > and leave them there a while.  These will serve as examples of the shirt
> > and the different sizes.  If you are unsure what size to get, check out
> the
> > examples after tomorrow night and then send me your order after that.
> >
> > *-------WHAT I NEED FROM YOU-------*
> >
> > 1) What size(s) shirt do you want?
> >
> > 2) What color shirt do you want from that page?  Make sure it is a shade
> of
> > green or white/grey.  I think it's important for branding that our logo
> at
> > least always be green and not blue or red or some other random color.
> >
> > 3) You have to pay EMS the $20 for me to actually count your order.  She
> > won't order your shirt if I don't have the pre-payment.  You can give me
> > cash, check made out to EMS, or I can take credit cards on my phone with
> > Square.
> >
> > 4) Get me your order and payment before *Feb 15*.
> >
> > 5) Show up Friday night on Feb 22 to print your shirt! (Or get someone
> else
> > to do it for you if you can't make it).
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