Re: Business Cards for Scouters
B P Hynes / NTnet (bph@NTNET.NT.CA)
Thu, 28 Aug 1997 18:27:31 -0600
I went through a couple of hundred business cards at the Canadian
Jamboree, plus we used them to make contingent luggage tags, too.
I have found the following:
1. Avery recently changed the stock of the "inkjet" cards. It's shinier
(it's either coated or "polished" or a really tight bond)... in any case
the inkjet ink will sit on top more and soak in less. I got stunning
results at 720 dpi, even down to 4 pt. The inkjet cards will work in
most lasers, but the laser ones don't get as good a result in the
2. The toner from a Laser does tend to "flake" or wear off...
particularly if your laser fuses at a slightly lower temperature. Inkjet
don't flake off --- but they do "run" if the card gets wet.
So, I only buy the inkjet version -- and I love them -- and hardly ever
use a B&W laser, now that the cost of colour is much lower. I carry the
bulk in something other than my "wallet", and I have a few laminated.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rick Weekley [SMTP:jmar@IX.NETCOM.COM]
> Sent: Thursday, August 28, 1997 9:12 AM
> To: Multiple recipients of list SCOUTS-L
> Subject: Re: Business Cards for Scouters
> I just thought that I would mention just one caveat on the business
> stock mentioned below.
> I have done the same thing with outstanding results. The only problem
> I had was that the cards did not last too well in my wallet. The
> (toner) started wearing off. If I wanted more durable cards that I
> subject to such abuse, I would probably go to a printer.
> > I thought I would ask if any of you are interested in having a
> > business card made for you. I have started printing these for
> scouters in
> I would second this idea that Martha presented. When I was getting
> for my trip to Philmont Training Center this summer I realized that I
> would be meeting a lot of new people, and would be talking about
> available on my web site. A card with all of the relevant information
> seemed like a good idea, but the time invlolved in getting it done
> professionally ruled it out.
> I went to the local Wall Mart and they had Avery business card stock
> both Laser and inkjet printers. The laser sheets were 10 sheets of 10
> micro-perforated cards for about $4.00. The inkjet sheets were priced
> differently. (Office Max prices were considerably higher)
> MS Word had the card stock listed in their label printing section with
> the page layout already setup. Otherwise a little time with the page
> setup features will get you ready to print. I used a little BSA
> typed in the information I wanted, and printed them up. They turned
> real nice and impressive, in spite of the lack of color. Obiously an
> inkjet printer would provide the color capability.
> Hope this helps.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City