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muzzled dogg
08-16-2011, 10:08 AM
I didn't want to have to pay anyone to do this but for whatever reason no one has stepped up to help, even the folks who have asked to have their names listed on the talent directory.

I started a thread here: http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?303352-Anyone-have-that-slimjim-for-converting-teenagers-at-rock-shows
and someone sorta made an attempt here: http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?303471-New-War-on-Drugs-Slim-Jim-Redesign
but i'm tired of pussyfooting around. i want this shit done

I'm pretty broke but I'll paypal someone $20.12 if they can design a slimjim for me.

Content:

[I would like to say the following but understand that size restrictions may not permit everything. plus i'm pretty flexible]


"the federal war on drugs has proven costly and ineffective, while terrible creating violent crime" -Ron Paul

Sponsored or cosponsored the following legislation:

-Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level!
-States' Rights to Medical Marijuana Act to allow states to permit medical MJ
-Removing Impediments to Students Education Act to allow rehabilitated drug convicts to get student loans
-Industrial Hemp Farming Act to decriminalize the use of industrial hemp

Voted NO to subject federal employees to random drug testing
Voted NO to establish a border patrol task force to combat drug trafficking
Voted NO on the Rave Act to punish concert promoters when drugs are found on the premises
Voted NO to increase foreign aid to Mexico to conduct a War on Drugs

etc

Should also mention the fact that he's a medical doctor, ie, something like a medical doctor with a cure for the War on Drugs

here's a quote we may want to use: http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/264494_10150212038823199_517328198_7352587_6877915 _n.jpg but there are some spelling mistakes and the design is corny




Here are the technical requirements my printer has given me:


I need a flattened, hi-res PDF/X-1a:2001 file, Acrobat 4 (PDF 1.3), CMYK, with 1/8" bleeds all around

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f339/shemdogg/pdf.jpg

Send me a two-page PDF file, with 1/8" bleeds, single up, and just add the crop marks, no borders and no need for any additional printers marks. I'll attach the sample business card sized PDF file so that you can see how it should come to me.

http://files.meetup.com/455674/TipGiftCards4Print.pdf

Please ask if you have questions.

I like the idea of making a contest out of this but honestly judging from my experiences to date I don't think there is enough interest. And anyways, I would prefer to be able go back and forth with the graphic designer. Clearly, I'm making this up as I go along. I'll pay whoever can get me the best before Friday night before I go up to NH for a major straw poll. Thanks.

muzzled dogg
08-16-2011, 02:29 PM
bumpers

Fatejuggler
08-16-2011, 04:52 PM
What do you want done differently from the one you linked to?

This one I mean: http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?303471-New-War-on-Drugs-Slim-Jim-Redesign

It looks pretty good to me. Do you mean you just want someone to convert it to a PDF file?

dannno
08-16-2011, 05:02 PM
I refuse to make a pamphlet about legalization of marijuana without at least mentioning that he wants to end the wars overseas..I don't know anybody who uses cannabis who that isn't an issue for them, or at minimum thinks we should still be fighting them... but unfortunately I dunno if I'm going to have time in the near future to do this..

muzzled dogg
08-16-2011, 08:11 PM
What do you want done differently from the one you linked to?

This one I mean: http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?303471-New-War-on-Drugs-Slim-Jim-Redesign

It looks pretty good to me. Do you mean you just want someone to convert it to a PDF file?

had a buncha comments in that thread about why i needed revisions made to that one

mtmedlin
08-16-2011, 08:19 PM
I have photoshop CS5 and some free time...I cant charge ya since we were in the revolution together in 08'. I am not the best graphic artist but I can give it a run. Send me a PM with specifics of what you want done. At worst, mine sucks and you dont use it.

muzzled dogg
08-16-2011, 08:20 PM
everything i have is in the first post and URL's linked in it

Darin
08-16-2011, 08:24 PM
I've posted a couple times now that I'd be willing to help... I started new ones (link is in my sig). Although you may not like the style, and I don't know what kind of look you're going for.

- Darin

muzzled dogg
08-16-2011, 08:25 PM
i like the pot leaf one

Darin
08-16-2011, 08:30 PM
Ok, I have to get to work now, but I'll try to work on it when I get back. Problem... I'm working on them as SVGs and don't have Photoshop... but I'm sure Photoshop imports SVGs no problem. I know Gimp does.

If you have a rough layout already in mind or anything, you can make a rough paint drawing of it if you want, and I'll try to make it however you want it.

- Darin

muzzled dogg
08-16-2011, 08:32 PM
sorry dont understand the techie jargon

i was thinking the eight bulleted points mentioned in post one but i dunno if they'll all be able to fit on a tiny business card that i've specified

parocks
08-16-2011, 08:58 PM
I refuse to make a pamphlet about legalization of marijuana without at least mentioning that he wants to end the wars overseas..I don't know anybody who uses cannabis who that isn't an issue for them, or at minimum thinks we should still be fighting them... but unfortunately I dunno if I'm going to have time in the near future to do this..

There should be a card/flyer to hand out to random people in bars (or teenagers at rock concerts). It should include marijuana, the wars, and what else? Social Security ripping off young people? I don't know.

Pot leaf is good for marijuana - dove is the anti war symbol.

Darin
08-17-2011, 07:21 AM
sorry dont understand the techie jargon

Haha, ok, good... cause I don't understand a lot of the tech jargon in your post either (sorry!). SVG is a sort of image format. So I was just saying, I would simply be able to make a printable image, not a PDF. But I just saw the graphics program I'm using allows PDF export... but only single page. I'm not huge on graphics editing, so I don't understand a lot of the stuff you posted... bleed, crop marks, printer marks, etc.

I don't have Photoshop, though... so if what you need requires Photoshop and 2 page PDF, I may not be able to help. Hopefully whatever I can make would be compatible with your printer though.

Here's a single page sample based on the size of the PDF you sent just for compatibility testing. (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/185397/RPBumpers/rppdftest.pdf)

Edit:

Or here's another one for Text compatibility. (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/185397/RPBumpers/Bus1b.pdf)

Here's what it should look like in the PDF:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/185397/RPBumpers/Bus1ab.png

Here after it's printed if I did the bleed allowance right or whatever:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/185397/RPBumpers/Bus1abp.png

- Darin

Fatejuggler
08-17-2011, 04:19 PM
Here's my admittedly amateurish attempt at the changes you wanted. I couldn't edit the file that was posted so I just recreated it. I'm doubtful however that on a 3.5" x 2" card so much text will be easily readable.

Also, I only have CorelDRAW X3 so I'm not sure if I can even output it in a format the printer can use. Oh well, I tried at least. :o

http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/900/backtest2reduced.png

muzzled dogg
08-18-2011, 06:45 AM
Bump Darin can u get my bullet points on there?

Darin
08-18-2011, 12:46 PM
Yeah, did they print ok for you?

- Darin

Darin
08-18-2011, 01:33 PM
Ok, I hope this works for you. I had to cut a little of the text for size width-wise. If it does work, let me know if you want anything added or removed.

The text is only 8 point... which seems a little small, but I don't know how it'll look when printed. I couldn't make it any bigger without making the bullet points shorter (less words):

2 Page PDF (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/185397/RPBumpers/Drug%20Card.pdf) or 2 Page PDF 10pt (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/185397/RPBumpers/Drug%20Card%20v2.pdf)

If that doesn't work:
Front Page Only PDF (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/185397/RPBumpers/FrontPage.pdf) or Front Page Only PDF 10pt (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/185397/RPBumpers/FrontPage%20v2.pdf)
Back Page Only PDF (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/185397/RPBumpers/BackPage.pdf)
or
Front Image File (PNG) (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/185397/RPBumpers/Front600.png) or Front Image File 10pt(PNG) (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/185397/RPBumpers/Front600v2.png)
Back Image File (PNG) (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/185397/RPBumpers/Back600.png)

I hope this works for you. Please let me know, cause I'd really like to help in the future if I can get the specs right!

- Darin

Edit: Fixed some spelling - please double check everything before you print and let me know if you find anything else!
Edit 2: Added a new front with larger 10pt text. Reworded to fit, so make sure it's accurate.

muzzled dogg
08-18-2011, 04:05 PM
alright i'm gonna talk to darin via PM's to finalize this. thanks yall