From the Sponsorship Desk: WordCamp Minneapolis and TEDxAmherst

Sponsorship Desk

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That’s right. It’s Friday, which means a checkin from the Sponsorship Desk, where Jesse and Andrew are working hard to get amazing in-kind stickers out to tech events and worthy causes.

This week we get a little Midwestern flavor along the Mississippi, home of the Ten Thousand Lakes and WordCamp Minneapolis 2015.

Then we get to head east to Amherst, Massachusetts, and the home of Minutemen and this year’s edition of TEDxAmherst, where the theme is “Pioneer.” And as they say on the site: “The talks surround the theme of pioneering a better future, for not only ourselves but our posterity”

Wow. So much amaze to ensue with these two events. Read on for a bit more about each.

Ideas Worth Spreading

TedxAmherst StickerGiant Sponsored Stickers

TedxAmherst StickerGiant Sponsored Stickers

From the TedXAmherst site:

Speakers are undoubtedly the cornerstone of what makes TED so special. Here at TEDxAmherst we work hard to curate speakers that have honest, powerful, and intelligent ideas. We work closely with the speakers to tailor their ideas into the perfect TED talks for our audience. Our speakers, much like their topics, come from all over the globe. When we curate a speaker for our conference or we hand out a ticket for conference attendance, we are growing the global community of not just TED, but of our world.

We are in esteemed company with a slew of other awesome sponsors.

Code + Community = WordCamp Love

Wordcamp Minneapolis 2015 StickerGiant Sponsored Sticker

Wordcamp Minneapolis 2015 StickerGiant Sponsored Sticker

Huge thanks to the organizers of WordCamp Minneapolis 2015 for all of their hard work to bring together WordPress Developers for a weekend of fun and code. And we are stoked to be sponsors with a group of favorites.

Scott Pilgrim vs. The Sticker World

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Scott Pilgrim is back! Bryan Lee O’Malley’s graphic novel released yesterday for sale and is offering everything Scott Pilgrim fans love… STICKERS… and awesome artistic storytelling, of course.

Scott Pilgrim is a series of graphic novels, originally released as a black and white series of six starting back in 2004. Oni Press started releasing these graphic novels in full color in 2012.

So Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour, what’s the story?

“SCOTT PILGRIM has faced down six of Ramona Flowers’s evil exes but now that the happy couple is no more, was it even worth it? And if Scott and Ramona aren’t together, then why do the ominous messages from Gideon Graves keep coming? This the end of the SCOTT PILGRIM saga like you’ve never seen it before–in full glorious color with a bevy of extras. This is truly SCOTT PILGRIM’S FINEST HOUR.”

The fantastic part of these Scott Pilgrim color releases is getting to print the full color stickers that are included in the Collector’s Edition of Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour.

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Brewer Highlight: Revolution Brewing

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Revolution Brewing is crafting beer just for you. You’ll find their brewery on the western slope of Colorado nestled in the North Folk Valley within the town of Paonia.

There is a lot to love about Revolution. They are environmentally conscious with every aspect of their business and a great company to recognize on Earth Day. Fresh, Local, Tasty.

Fresh. They do not filter or pasteurize, nor do they use any chemical additives. Their batches are hand-stirred and satisfaction is the goal.

Local. They are all about ingredients from Paonia and are on a mission to establish all home grown ingredients for their craft beer. They also get water directly from Mt. Lamborn springs.

Tasty. Revolution’s gourmet beer is brought to you in a can. Cans are easily transported, it takes fewer fossil fuels to ship, they don’t break, and the beer stays fresher. All great reasons to enjoy and try out their Miner’s Gold, Colorado Red Ale, Jessie’s Garage, Stout Ol’ Friend, Lovett or Leave It IPA, Rye Porter and an assortment of seasonal beers.

We recently stopped by Revolution Brewing and took aerial shots with our StickerGiant drone. They have a great central spot with a relaxing, at-home, vibe. They boil brats and have live music every Wednesday starting around 5:30pm.

The revolution is on for durable product labels, get your custom labels today.

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The Pantone Spectrum

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What is Pantone? PANTONE® is the worldwide language of color and if you ain’t speaking it, then it is a sad black and white kind of world.

Pantone is an awesome and colorful company. They are THE authority on color being the lead provider of color systems, technology to improve selection and accuracy around the communication of color for tons of industries, including printing stickers.

It all started on a sunny day with rainbows… “In 1963, Lawrence Herbert, Pantone’s founder, created an innovative system for identifying, matching and communicating colors to solve the problems associated with producing accurate color matches in the graphic arts community. His insight that the spectrum is seen and interpreted differently by each individual led to the innovation of the PANTONE® MATCHING SYSTEM®, a book of standardized color in fan format.”

Pantone has just released an official new color, Minion Yellow. “…PANTONE Minion Yellow is a color that heightens awareness and creates clarity… the color of hope, joy and optimism” stated Leatrice Eiseman, Exectuive Director, Pantone Color Institute. This is the first official new color in three years from Pantone.

We love colorful stickers! The more color the better. The most important part is making sure to match the colors you want. So why is Pantone color matching so important? Well, if you are new to us or missed it in the past, check out our Pantone Color Matching – Screen to Ink video for some insight. Monitors are deceiving us all!

Pantone color is important to us in the sticker printing process because it provides us with the right CMYK code to accurately match colors for printing. Know your CMYK! Here we explain the difference between RGB and CMYK colors to highlight why you should know your CMYK color code.

“I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music.”

- Joan Miro

It’s “Green Monday”

420 Blog

In the Game of Joints, you either get high or you try. —– You’re welcome Game of Thrones fans

420 is upon us. So what does that mean? For those in the “Green States,” it is a new “Black Friday.” Let’s just call this a “Green Monday.” Green being celebrate, appreciated, labeled, sticker’d and sold.

It’s all about the business. From January 2014 to October 2014, the Colorado Cannabis Industry rang in $573 million in revenue between recreational and medical marijuana. Colorado’s annual demand for marijuana is projected at 130.03 metric tons and 90% of sales were for out-of-state tourists.*

Here at StickerGiant, we have been working with cannabis brands in Colorado for years. There are many ways to use our custom stickers in retail cannabis branding and medical marijuana promotion.

  • Sticker Sheets for Exit Bags
  • Product Labels for Cannabis Containers
  • Promotional Stickers for Dispensaries and Green Tourism Events
  • Marijuana Entertainment Company Stickers
  • Marketing and Branding Stickers
  • Food Safe Product Labels for Edible Cannabis??

We’d like to wish a Happy 420 to our customers in the Cannabist industry and look forward to working with more of you as the rise in “Green States” continues on.

*Thanks to our friends at The Cannabist for these revealing cannabis statistics. That’s right, there is even pot journalism covering this now. Earlier this year, we made stickers for the documentary called Rolling Papers, which covered the development of pot journalism in Denver. 

For Active Duty Military and Veterans, Patriot Boot Camp Fosters An Entrepreneurial Life

StickerGiant Patriot Boot Camp

StickerGiant Patriot Boot Camp

We’re a big fan of Techstars around here, and when Patriot Boot Camp came across the Sponsorship Desk, we got pretty excited, even though they purchased these stickers and it wasn’t an in-kind sponsorship.

Patriot Boot Camp (PBC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that hopes to assist active duty military members, Veterans, and their spouses with the education, resources, and community needed to be successful technology entrepreneurs. This year’s event will be kicking off on Friday and extend through the weekend, and the agenda is packed. We wish all Patriot Boot Camp organizers and attendees a wonderful weekend.

From their page:

Patriot Boot Camp was founded by Taylor McLemore as a volunteer effort organized under the startup accelerator Techstars to address the gaps in support military members, Veterans, and their spouses often encounter as technology entrepreneurs.

The first Patriot Boot Camp event was held in 2012 at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Subsequent events were held in 2013 at the George Washington University School of Business, and in 2014 at Goldman Sachs in New York City and the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery in Madison, Wisconsin.

Many sponsors, mentors and supporters helped PBC grow into a successful catalyst for helping military Veterans and spouses launch into technology entrepreneurship. In fall 2014, PBC became an independent program and filed for 501(c)(3) non-profit status.

Learn more about Patriot Boot Camp.