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Forum topic by PhillipRCW posted 04-25-2018 07:18 PM 448 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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PhillipRCW

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04-25-2018 07:18 PM

I was wondering if anyone has a good source for Personalized tags/labels for woodworking projects. I want the craft show displays to look more professional. I’m wanting something in the Kraft paper style.

Also, I’ve been looking through wire shelving units to use for table top displays and tall shelves for my bowls and vases. Just varies so much in cost and quality. Are there any brands or styles to head towards or avoid in your experience?

-- Phillip- Measure twice, cut onc.... Hey look, it's rustic.


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therealSteveN

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#1 posted 04-25-2018 10:32 PM

Some of the best I’ve seen had been made by the person who had the display up. A good color printer can be a huge business asset. Software abounds to enable you to do some pretty trick things, and always at a lower cost, than having it made up. You can add a logo for your business, use photos instead of just printed, or drawing graphics. The world is your oyster.

Depending on what your craft is, some have a need for instruction, or at least care instructions. You can include complete care instructions with idiot proof wording AND Pictures. A lot of feedback I have gotten when doing shows in the past was a “fear of messing it up” having an easy to follow instruction sheet can be as important as a good product. People buy easy as much as pretty.

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PhillipRCW

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#2 posted 04-26-2018 04:24 PM



Some of the best I ve seen had been made by the person who had the display up. A good color printer can be a huge business asset. Software abounds to enable you to do some pretty trick things, and always at a lower cost, than having it made up. You can add a logo for your business, use photos instead of just printed, or drawing graphics. The world is your oyster.

Depending on what your craft is, some have a need for instruction, or at least care instructions. You can include complete care instructions with idiot proof wording AND Pictures. A lot of feedback I have gotten when doing shows in the past was a “fear of messing it up” having an easy to follow instruction sheet can be as important as a good product. People buy easy as much as pretty.

- therealSteveN

I’ve made a few myself, but I’m running into limited space due to a vehicle change. I want to look into the metal wire shelving mainly due to transportation and the fact that it all looks cohesive. We have a cricut that I might be able to cut the material out on, just always seems like I’m short on time to mess with the stuff and get to work with it. I don’t mind paying a bit more to get it done right the first time.

I have definitely noticed the need for care instructions on my cutting boards. That’s why I want to get the cards made. So many people question the cleaning and maintenance of wooden cutting boards that I would love to post it on the tag and wrap it with some twine. Give the appearance of it being more professional. I’m currently making my own line of wooden earrings and necklaces too. Trying to find the fold over hanging tags for those and I want them all in the same material to keep up the cohesive look.

-- Phillip- Measure twice, cut onc.... Hey look, it's rustic.

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Rich

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#3 posted 04-26-2018 06:16 PM

Since logos were mentioned, I can’t recommend Freelancer.com highly enough. I set up a contest for my business logo, let it run for a week and got about 100 responses. Most are BS, the designer obviously just has canned logos that they change the text for, but about 10 of them were excellent. Ultimately I settled on a favorite and awarded him the win. I had posted $75 reward, but you can go lower. I thought $75 was pretty fair, and for that I got the logo in a hi res format, one formatted for the web, a favicon for my web site and a vectorized .ai version I can use for banners. If you decide to give it a try, PM me and I’ll share the detailed instructions my son sent me. He’s a real estate broker in Texas and uses them frequently.

While a good printer is essential for running a business, I still use professional printers for many things. For cards, brochures, etc, I go with Vistaprint. The prices are reasonable, the turnaround is fast and they deliver really high quality. In fact, I went with kraft paper for my business cards. Five hundred of them were $33.

Finally, I use rubberstamps.com for stamps. It’s cheaper to stamp bags than order custom ones.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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PhillipRCW

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#4 posted 04-26-2018 06:47 PM



Since logos were mentioned, I can t recommend Freelancer.com highly enough. I set up a contest for my business logo, let it run for a week and got about 100 responses. Most are BS, the designer obviously just has canned logos that they change the text for, but about 10 of them were excellent. Ultimately I settled on a favorite and awarded him the win. I had posted $75 reward, but you can go lower. I thought $75 was pretty fair, and for that I got the logo in a hi res format, one formatted for the web, a favicon for my web site and a vectorized .ai version I can use for banners. If you decide to give it a try, PM me and I ll share the detailed instructions my son sent me. He s a real estate broker in Texas and uses them frequently.

While a good printer is essential for running a business, I still use professional printers for many things. For cards, brochures, etc, I go with Vistaprint. The prices are reasonable, the turnaround is fast and they deliver really high quality. In fact, I went with kraft paper for my business cards. Five hundred of them were $33.

Finally, I use rubberstamps.com for stamps. It s cheaper to stamp bags than order custom ones.

- Rich

I actually have all my logos and cards in place now. Just trying to get a little more professional when I go to shows. I don’t do many since I mainly do furniture, but I want to expand a bit in my offerings for the next show.

-- Phillip- Measure twice, cut onc.... Hey look, it's rustic.

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#5 posted 04-28-2018 03:21 AM

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