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Post by cavmad » Fri Apr 28, 2006 2:06 pm

Just a thought but as well as a club `shop` selling spares how about a BX calendar for 2007? I`m convinced we`ve got enough cars between us all to get some good pictures of different models in different conditions and maybe it would raise some money towards admin/bandwidth costs?
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Post by Way2go » Fri Apr 28, 2006 2:40 pm

It's a constructive idea but how many do you have to sell before breaking even on your production cost? What would be the minimum run?

In this computer & PDA age, a calender is not a necessity and probably many people only put them up when they are company give-aways. :wink:
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Post by cavmad » Fri Apr 28, 2006 2:44 pm

Good point! TBH I`ve no idea what they`d cost but just thought if the cost was fairly low that maybe a few could be sold.
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Post by Way2go » Fri Apr 28, 2006 2:58 pm

I seem to remember that when I was involved in company calenders the minimum run was 500 and if you found someone who would do less the overall cost was still at the other 500 level. As you go up from 500 the unit cost will then fall as the up front artwork costs etc are amortised over a larger print run.
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Post by ellevie » Fri Apr 28, 2006 4:51 pm

And the models don't come cheap !
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Fri Apr 28, 2006 5:01 pm

I'd do the artwork and work on the pictures (if good enough - ie high enough resolution - image files could be supplied) and do what was necessary to get a print-quality pdf to the printers for free. The trouble would be in doing it cheaply enough. Even a short run with a digital printers would, with binding result in a unit cost of about a tenner, then you have the cost of administering the distribution...

I don't think it is viable, really.

However, I could do a series of 12 x A4 pages (one per month - a novel idea I know! :roll: ) which could be downloadable from the BXClub site and we could all run them out on our printers... A couple of staples and a hole punch and you're away!

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Post by cavmad » Fri Apr 28, 2006 5:24 pm

Sounds good Philip, sounds good!
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Post by Way2go » Fri Apr 28, 2006 5:26 pm

Philip chidlow wrote: However, I could do a series of 12 x A4 pages (one per month - a novel idea I know! :roll: ) which could be downloadable from the BXClub site and we could all run them out on our printers... A couple of staples and a hole punch and you're away!

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A good idea and to progress this further as a DIY calender idea, you probably don't need to go that far. How about a photo gallery that you can select from, that places selected photo in a layout and imports an outlook (or similar program) month into the date layout part?
It means you can have your own preference of picture and know what has been previously planned (clashes) when you print it at the beginning of the month.
Obviously needs a little utility program to import the picture and date info.
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Post by cavmad » Fri Apr 28, 2006 6:56 pm

Sounds like a plan then? Maybe if someone would be kind enough to host the pictures or print/get them ready to print we could do something?
Don`t shoot the messenger but as probably everyone would like to see their own car(s) immortalised maybe we could all send pic`s in and the best go onto the calendar?
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Fri Apr 28, 2006 7:15 pm

I deal with pictures in Photoshop, as part of my work. I art direct shoots too, but to get a proper shot done of each car would need a budget of about £1200. Per car, that is!!! :shock: :lol: :lol:

So as we aren't Citroen themselves, let me see what I can do. Just email me your finest pictures to me citroengti@btopenworld.com

And I'll see what can be done... :wink:
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Post by M » Sat Apr 29, 2006 9:02 am

I will see if I can convince the wife to pose topless spread over the bonnet of the Red One....

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Post by cavmad » Sat Apr 29, 2006 9:04 am

Great idea Marty, do you want a hand with the photography :?: :D
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Post by Vanny » Sat Apr 29, 2006 9:12 am

Images sent :D