We could have a whip round. Hub sponsored hub badge? Your badge empire cannot be limited by mere money! We must go multi-size! I've already ordered a new wing for my Blueshift Badge Museum.
Ah, I don't like asking for money for my little projects.
I spent many years not doing stuff because of cost; I promised myself a while back that as long as it wasn't bank breaking I should just *go for it* and try things out, otherwise I'll never get anywhere!
I get that, but if a new cutter is going to be top dollar then I'm also aware you've been good enough to supply me with a heck of a lot of free badges over the last few years. I'm fine with investing in Blueshift's Badges Ltd.
Maybe I'll set up a ko-fi account or something (where people can buy you a 'virtual cup of coffee' to help with costs, that seems to be the in-thing at the moment.
I can absorb a lot of costs but this year was a bit of a stretch, and it does rely on being employed still (another big reorganisation at work!)
The thing is, if you start charging for stuff, it immediately cuts down the amount of people who are interested by 9/10s and to be honest I'd rather this be a fun community thing and push stuff out there than making about £30
There's other avenues I want to look at if we're doing the TMUK stall at TFN again though (and some projects with Andy underway!) It's just finding the time to do it all!! Aaa.
Hmm cannot seem to repeat my exciting badge procedure!! (the ink is breaking up on the paper i'm using despite it working fine on the first sheet. I wonder if the first sheet was different, or slightly rougher from being at the front of the pack?)
Thanks Kevin. I need to see where we are in terms of content at the moment. Quite a few people are wanting to do additional colour pieces which wouldn't work in the current setup (where I'm printing and assembling the insides by hand) though 1) I don't actually know what we'll be realistically getting and 2) when I have an idea of the final pagecount I can look at budgeting for full colour printing professionally, which *might* be cheaper
A lot of this depends on how much cash I have which I why I'm keen to get this done sooner than later, as there's another restructure at work coming in April so who knows if I'll have a job come then!
Could look into crowdfunding I guess, not sure if I want to go down that rabbithole!
I wouldn't. If you're asking folks for money for it, better it goes directly into the charity.
Oh yes, I mean I'd rather handle stuff in-house as it were, this is just in terms of if help was needed in covering printing costs, though I'm still able to do that at the moment (looks like the big restructure at work has got pushed back again which helps)
At the moment I'm paying for all printing out of my own pocket for everything, which does all add up into a worrying amount. I don't mind doing that as I believe in us guys!