[Marketing] Branded USB sticks anyone?

Sean DALY sdaly.be at gmail.com
Sat Oct 31 16:48:55 EDT 2009

The first run of USB sticks cost over $8 each and both printing and
technical reliability were poor.

However, the dead sticks Caroline gave me from the run performed
admirably as mannequins (cf our beauty shot, color-adjusted by Gary,
which was very widely published).

I support the idea of stickers which would likely be much cheaper and
more flexible than sticks.

Nearly every modern netbook and nettop has an SD Card socket and USB
adapters are readily availble so branded SD cards or stickers could be
a solution too. SD cards are better protected than sticks hanging off
a USB port, and of course a USB extender cable adds cost.

Two items of note:
* I had specified LED equipped sticks for that first run, the activity
light hopefully prevented sticks being pulled before data written out
* Usually, a run is of only one graphic; I had negotiated three
graphics. An important aspect of our branding is that the logo color
changes ;-)

A final detail: the SFC paid the supplier months after the delivery (I
had made the cancelled PayPal payment the same day as the order, the
donation payment right after). We had cut QC corners on the first run
due to the urgency, and afterwards the supplier had assured me that
quality could be assured for a non-rush job. However, they are not
eager to work with us again anyhow because of the payment delay...


On Sat, Oct 31, 2009 at 8:27 PM, Caroline Meeks
<caroline at solutiongrove.com> wrote:
> sounds like a great idea. count me in for both cards and stickers.
> On Sat, Oct 31, 2009 at 3:25 PM, Bernie Innocenti <bernie at codewiz.org>
> wrote:
>> On 10/31/09 14:51, Walter Bender wrote:
>> > I think we could do better with Sugar stickers. With the Moo stickers,
>> > we could cut them in half and they'd fit the shape of a USB stick
>> > nicely.
>> Great idea. Can the stickers be made transparent, or cookie-cut?
>> We could also use the order to make Moo cards for us and anyone who
>> would like them.
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