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From janI <j...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Apache Ambassadors
Date Tue, 25 Jun 2013 13:55:18 GMT
On 25 June 2013 15:43, Nick Burch <nick@apache.org> wrote:

> On Tue, 25 Jun 2013, Marcel Offermans wrote:
>
>> On Jun 25, 2013, at 14:42 PM, Rich Bowen <rbowen@rcbowen.com> wrote:
>>
>>  3) Someone to estimate what it'll cost to ship these out to various
>>> people
>>> in various countries. Should someone just take a sufficient number to
>>> events, or should we ship to each individual? Get prices.
>>>
>>
>> It might be worth finding various local places to print them instead of
>> centrally trying to print and distribute them.
>>
>
> I agree, shipping costs can be quite large, and you also risk hitting
> customs / import duties if you try to move too many pre-printed ones around.
>

not only shipping cost, but also the "one-fits-all" concept is different.
If we used the european standard (quite tall), it would (at least in many
places) of asia not be t-shirts but  whole suits.

Also this might be a place, where we could get a sponsor, in return for
somehow signalling that print house X printed the t-shirts.

rgds
jan Iversen.


> My suggestion would be to get the design done in a small number of
> colours, as this reduces printing costs, and increases the number of places
> that can handle it. Then, for common areas (perhaps US, Europe, Australia,
> Sri Lanka?) we have a large order put in (with a decent discount!), and
> nominate a volunteer to send them out within that region as required.
>
> For people not in one of those places / who needs an unusual size / shape
> etc, we have photos showing the suggested layout of the shirt, and the
> vector graphics that were used to print the main batch. Someone can then
> find a local printer to the them, hand over the graphics and show a photo
> of how it should look, then pop back a little later to collect.
>
>
> As for getting the design done, most of us seem to lack the skills, but we
> do have a few members about with a good eye for design / with such a person
> nearby. Take a look at the people who designed tshirts for past barcamps,
> and ask them nicely if they can help again :)
>
> Nick
>

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