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A first for us... Protest signs

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by binki, Jun 25, 2020.

  1. binki

    binki Premium Subscriber

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    Normally protestors are seen with hand made signs. We got a call to make some handheld coro signs for a protest against the city council taking a job action against the Police Chief. Go figure. It was simple and easy to do and I saw them on multiple videos posted to facebook. 14x23 Thin Blue Line with a heart and some text supporting the Chief.

    Go figure.
     
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  3. Notarealsignguy

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    Not gonna lie, i was slow a few weeks ago and thought about throwing that out on facebook. Then quickly realized that I dont want a part of any side of that!
     
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  4. The Yanki & The Brit

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    I'll take anyone's money!
     
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  5. David Wright

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    That’s what I like, a man of principle.
     
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  6. Bly

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    I did some signs for my daughter and her bf for the local BLM protest.
    Didn't get paid naturally.
     
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  7. binki

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    Here is the update. The signs were a big hit. Remember, this is in support of the Police Chief who is battling with the city manager and city council over a labor action against the Chief. A fair number of citizens are supporting the Chief as well as at least 1 council member. The signs were hand held, 14x23.

    We are expecting a reorder for yard signs with the same info on them but 16x24.
     
  8. Gino

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    :thumb:
     
  9. binki

    binki Premium Subscriber

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    This just in.....

    Part of the protest is a social media following and someone posted about getting yard signs made, they would by some if they were available. Our contact that we made them for "volunteered" to do them. Text message comes in with the first order this morning. We are printing right now, order more materials in the morning, delivered by afternoon and hopefully final product delivered by Tuesday.

    It's funny where orders come from. You just never know what might pop up.
     
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  10. FireSprint.com

    FireSprint.com Trade Only Screen & Digital Sign Printing

    Get it while you can! We're doing thousands of signs for BLM right now. High volume 1 color signs are great for screen printing. Lowest possible cost that way! https://www.firesprint.com/yard-signs/
     
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  11. binki

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    This just in.........

    We have our second reorder before we have even finished the first one. Yay Us!

    We are still laying low. We put a "Printed by Us" decal on the back of each sign. Free advertising. Go figure.
     
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  12. binki

    binki Premium Subscriber

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    This just in......

    The person ordering the signs does a lot of buying for various youth groups and is running for local office. Looks like more work out of this one little job.
     
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  13. Stacey K

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    That's great! You never know what jobs bring in the bacon!
     
  14. Gino

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    Like a box of chocolates, ya just never know what's coming next.........................
     
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  15. FireSprint.com

    FireSprint.com Trade Only Screen & Digital Sign Printing

    I feel like this is how all things work. You just never know. Treat each customer with respect.
     
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  16. binki

    binki Premium Subscriber

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    I agree. We got a call for hand held signs for the protest and had to produce a small number for the next day. As a result we got a call over the weekend to produce yard signs and agreed even though we didn't have enough material to produce all off them until Monday night. This, I am expecting, to lead to a lot more work through referrals as well. If I go back to when we opened our B/M location I can point to 2 customers that between them generated 90% of our business just by them referring us. Happy customers are the best and least expensive form of advertising.
     
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  17. Gino

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    Word of mouth is "KING" !!!
     
  18. The Yanki & The Brit

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    If you didn't get paid naturally, how did you get paid?
     
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  19. FireSprint.com

    FireSprint.com Trade Only Screen & Digital Sign Printing

    We're starting to see people ordering rally fans and auction paddles again: https://www.firesprint.com/rally-fans/

    We were making a thousand a day before the pandemic for rallies, auctions, and sporting events. Then it just stopped.

    We appreciate the business, but I sure hope everyone is wearing a mast while they use them!
     
  20. Gino

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    :roflmao: How so ?? Ya think they're going sailing ??​
     
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