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Old 10-08-2011, 00:12   #31
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Re: 'Business Card' for Liveaboards ?

I told my kids I was going to have my name and under it, 'International Sails Director', and Sandra could be 'Sailsgirl'.

They threatened to cut off my allowance, take away my toys, and put me in an old age home, so I guess that takes care of that!
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Old 10-08-2011, 06:32   #32
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Re: 'Business Card' for Liveaboards ?

Very true, Capt. Lulz, but in the cruising world we really don't care or are impressed by how "professional" the boat card looks, we simply want a convenient way to remember our new friends and communicate with them down the seaway. Life is a lot more relaxed when cruising and vanity a lot less important.
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Old 10-08-2011, 06:59   #33
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.............. Life is a lot more relaxed when cruising and vanity a lot less important.
I agree,- and one of the most impressive cards we received was a quick line drawing of a boat on a blank card and signed. After passing our cruising card to them, this couple produced a simple work of art that made a clear statement of unpretentious freedom.
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Very true, Capt. Lulz, but in the cruising world we really don't care or are impressed by how "professional" the boat card looks, we simply want a convenient way to remember our new friends and communicate with them down the seaway. Life is a lot more relaxed when cruising and vanity a lot less important.
Thanks osirssail, I was going to make the exact same comment. In over ten years of printing our own cards on board with our printer we have never had anyone mention how unprofessional our cards were, quite the opposite we have had lots of positive comments from fellow cruisers. When sailing through Belize or up the Rio Dulce and we ran out of boat cards, the printing companies were few and far between. If we were only sailing out of our local yacht club it might not be an issue. Chuck
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I agree,- and one of the most impressive cards we received was a quick line drawing of a boat on a blank card and signed. After passing our cruising card to them, this couple produced a simple work of art that made a clear statement of unpretentious freedom.
A friend of mine gave me his card.
His name is Bob.
His boat's name is Bob.
The card is all white.
In the middle of it is...

Bob
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A friend of mine gave me his card.
His name is Bob.
His boat's name is Bob.
The card is all white.
In the middle of it is...

Bob
Wonder if that Bob/Bob is a home-finished C&C? If so, say G'Day from Jim and Ann and Insatiable... lost track of him a long time ago!

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Ha Ha! Can't beat a "Bob" card but here are a few of the fun ones we have made.
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Two online printers I have used and can recommend both are:

Iprint
Vistaprint

Both are fast, efficient and very inexpensive.

I found even if you take their cheapest shipping option, the cards come in days, rather then weeks as advertised.

They both have online design features, or you can upload your own PDF.
Yep, we used Vistaprint, just payed the postage, got free stamp as well (great for boat documents) - eg clearance through customs/ quarantine etc
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SOME PEOPLE
ON SOME BLOWBOAT
NEAR SOME ISLAND
SOMEWHERE
SOME OF THE TIME

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Neatly centered of course.
I can always write down what information I want on the back.
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Since we are aboard quite often it is much easier to simply print cards as needed. I made my free business cards at http://bizcardcreator.com.
I didn't have to pay anything and printing myself means I don't have to be at any specific place to have them sent to me.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, capt jack.
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SOME PEOPLE
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www.wedontdoemail.com


Neatly centered of course.
I can always write down what information I want on the back.
Leaving space to scribble stuff on (before handing over) is the most useful part of a business card and one oft forgot by the overkeen "designer"
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Leaving space to scribble stuff on (before handing over) is the most useful part of a business card and one oft forgot by the overkeen "designer"
Can't beleive I really wasted 30 seconds of my life writing that ........time to get a life
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Re: 'Business Card' for Liveaboards ?

i used to have cards with my name and professional info . i find cards are restrictive. i dont do cards-never was a good yuppie----if i enjoy someones company i will try to remember to photograph them , their boats, or what it is as sooo much fun. (remembering, of course, that taking pictures removes the soul of the individual being photographed)
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I gotta believe that my business card shown on the attached link could use a little improvement. Any suggestions are most welcomed! Thanks!

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