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

Mr. Clif EMAIL HIDDEN
Fri Feb 8 08:30:03 PST 2013


So is it still the plan to give people the leeway to pick greenish or 
greyish colors? Or has the plan evolved from there?

     Clif

Austin McKimmey wrote:
> "Kiwi" wasn't the original color from the first images, that would just be
> odd if it was kiwi. It was more likely "Kelly Green", the more common color
> to use. I just wanted to charify that.
>
>   and personally I like Kelly Green.
>
> -Austin
>
> On Thu, Feb 7, 2013 at 10:46 PM,<EMAIL HIDDEN>  wrote:
>
>> *Sigh*  OK, I'll take a large in "Kiwi".
>>
>> -Darrell
>>
>>> I'm in agreement that we should stick to largely uniform colors on
>>> this.  Otherwise it kind of misses out on the point of _group_ shirts.
>>>
>>> With the expanded guidelines, I'll go with an XXL in "Kiwi".
>>>
>>> Taper.
>>>
>>> On Thu, Feb 7, 2013 at 1:58 PM, Rick Osgood<EMAIL HIDDEN>
>> wrote:
>>>> 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:
>>>>
>> http://wiki.heatsynclabs.org/wiki/File:Heatsync_labs_brand_standards.pdf
>>>> 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.
>>>>
>>>> Rick
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> 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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