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Wordcamp Chicago Custom Sticker Sheet

Wordcamp Chicago Custom Sticker Sheet montage

Custom sticker sheets spread your message like nothing else. One printed piece carries a multitude of individual stickers.

How many stickers can you fit onto one sheet?

The sticker sheet we printed for WordCamp Chicago is a super cool example, with four separate die-cut images that include the WordPress logo and three Chicago event-specific designs.

While WordCamp Chicago 2013 has come and gone, there's always another event in the works.

Upcoming WordCamps include:

  •     WordCamp Albuquerque : September 13-15

  •     WordCamp Buffalo : September 14

  •     WordCamp Tokyo : September 14

  •     WordCamp Baltimore : September 21

  •     WordCamp Salt Lake City : September 21


WordCamps have been held around the globe.  Which brings us to our trivia question ...

Q: What location is NOT scheduled to host a WordCamp event in the closing months of 2013?

  • Las Vegas, Nevada

  • London, England

  • Orlando, Florida

  • Wroclaw, Poland

  • Anchorage, Alaska

  • Toronto, Canada

  • Kathmandu, Nepal

  • Denver, Colorado


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A: Anchorage

And here's a bonus question:

What's your favorite song that mentions the Windy City and why?

New York and Detroit may be on the same street, but Chicago was Frank Sinatra's kind of town. And to bring it back on topic, WordCamp Detroit is coming up on October 26th ...

Riding With MOTO-D Racing

MOTO-D Racing oval sticker

Armonk, New York-based MOTO-D Racing designs and builds accessories for the performance riding motorcycle market. If you take your bike to track day, you'll want to check out their line of tire warmers, race stands, and folding ramps.

MOTO-D's one-piece motorcycle base layer/undersuits provide a wicking layer between your and your leathers, and are available for both cold and hot weather.

Need to fasten a camera or smartphone to your bike? MOTO-D's GPS Camera Mounts are racetrack-tested and rock solid. The mounts are built from 6061-T6 aluminum and can be outfitted to accommodate iPhones (3G, 4G/S and 5), Android devices, Contour HDs and Go Pros.

Take a gander at the wicked cool custom oval sticker we cranked out for MOTO-D ... our digital printing press rendered their logo's three-dimensional black and gold effect with precision. Wham! Is that a sticker or an emblem?



And now, for some motorcycle trivia!

The meticulously crafted Vincent Black Shadow is one of the most revered motorcycles of all time and one of the fastest of its era.

Q: Vincent Black Shadows were used as police motorcycles in a 1950s Science Fiction film, set in the future. What was the name of that film?

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A: George Orwell's 1984.

#payphoneography Sticks Around

#payphoneography sticker

Once upon a time, pay phones controlled the means of communication for folks on the go, and it wasn't all that long ago ...

Many folks in the world today can't remember a world without mobile phones. They've never dropped a dime into a slot to make a call. They can't imagine going for a month without paying Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and the like their monthly fees.

Mobile phones are eradicating pay phones. Each day their numbers dwindle.

Payphoneography is an effort to preserve a bit of history with digital bits ...

In December 2011 Dan Marker-Moore started documenting this on instagram as @payphones. Starting in Los Angeles the project quickly evolved and expanded out New York, Chicago, and other parts of California. At the same time other photographers got involved and began taking photos of payphones and using the hash tag #payphoneography (payphone photography) .


If you see a payphone in an interesting place, take a few moments to capture it.

Q. How many calls are made via pay phones each year?

  • 400 million

  • 750 million

  • 1.7 billion

  • 3.6 billion


A. 1,700,000, according to the The American Public Communications Council (an association of Payphone Service Providers).

Blue Lab Brewing's Sticker Pops with a Custom Die-Cut

Blue Lab Brewery's custom die-cut sticker

Take a look at this super sweet sticker we recently printed for The Blue Lab Brewing Company. Notice how the steel badge extends over the bottle cap's circular edge? That's a nifty little touch. An average shop would offer a circular shape as standard fare. Going off the menu for a special job like this would pump up the cost. Our fully digital process allowed us to use a custom die-cut for a subtle effect that makes the sticker jump without breaking the bank.

Ready to pop the cap on a cold one? Head on over to Blue Lab ...

The Blue Lab Brewery was just voted Best of Virginia for a sterling cast of delightful liquid refreshments that includes IPA, Pale Ale, Stout, Irish Red, and Hefeweizen. Blue Lab is located in Lexington, not far from US Interstate 81 and can be found at 123 South Randolph Street.

Be sure to stop in for a Summer Blond before the kids go back to school!

Which brings us to our weekly trivia question (on a classy blonde note) ...

StickerGiant isn't a normal sticker printer. Normal sticker printers offer mundane standard die-cuts as the norm and boring packing tape, but we're proud to be Abby Normal.

Q: Which actor did not appear in Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein:

  • Gene Wilder

  • Teri Garr

  • Peter Boyle

  • Harvey Korman

  • Marty Feldman

  • Madeline Kahn

  • Gene Hackman


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A: Although Harvey Korman starred in Blazing Saddles, he did not appear in Young Frankenstein.

LAX All Stars Stickers: Grow the Game

LAX All Stars

What's the fastest growing team sport in America?

While the answer may be up to debate, a lot of folks will proudly say: LACROSSE!

LAXAllStars.com was founded by Jeff Brunelle, Connor Wilson and Ryan Craven in 2010. As former NCAA and MCLA college lacrosse players, Jeff, Connor and Ryan saw the need for a media outlet with content provided by players, for players.

The goal? Grow the Game.

Serving an audience of over 300,000 hardcore lacrosse fans worldwide, Lacrosse All Stars (LAS) hosts a network of independent blogs and produces its own compelling content on a daily basis. The LAS platform empowers passionate lacrosse fans to make their voices heard.


The website is packed with game recaps, player interviews, lifestyle articles, training advice and reports on all the coolest new lacrosse gear.

We recently printed Lacrosse All Stars’ super cool red, white and blue stickers. They're totally legit. If you play lacrosse, you need one ...

Which brings us to the this week's Trivia Topic:

Q: How many kids currently play lacrosse in the United States?

  1. 200,000

  2. 300,000

  3. 400,000

  4. 500,000


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A: Approximately 400,000, according to US Lacrosse, the National Governing Body of Lacrosse in the United States.
Lacrosse is one of the fastest growing team sports in the United States. Youth participation in the sport has grown over 77% since 2006 to nearly 400,000 in 2012. No sport has grown faster at the high school level over the last 10 years and there are now an estimated 282,000 high school players. Lacrosse is also the fastest-growing sport over the last nine years at the NCAA level with 671 college teams in 2012, and that's just the tip of the iceberg.

Source: US Lacrosse

 

 

 

 

Surf Me, Fish Me, Love Me, Live Me

Maine

This series of circular stickers uses a single color and a bold graphic to get its point across ...

ME, ME, ME ... it's all about ME ... the Great State of Maine, that is!

LiveMe.com produces a marvelous line of Maine-inspired apparel and accessories, from t-shirts and hoodies to buttons, pint glasses, camp mugs, flying discs ... and foam koozies.

Everyone knows you can't have enough koozies on a hot July day ... well, as hot as it gets in Maine ... with that in mind, LiveMe offers a BeerME backyard toolkit that features four BeerME koozies and a flying BeerME disc. Sweet!

Beer and driving never mix. But beer and flying discs? That's an awesome combination!

Which brings us to today's trivia question, this being Tuesday, and all. You might be thinking, "oh, it's a trivia question about Maine!"

Nope. It's about flying discs ...

Q: Who invented the Frisbee?

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A: The Frisbee was invented by Walter Frederick Morrison.

The earliest version of the Frisbee took off in 1948 and was originally marketed as "Flyin-Saucers." A new name, the "Pluto Platter," came with a redesign in 1955. Morrison sold the rights to Wham-O in 1957 and they relaunched with the Frisbee name.