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Old 01-08-2017, 10:47 AM   #1
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Just updated ours. Before I print them out onto Avery cards any suggestions?
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Old 01-08-2017, 10:58 AM   #2
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I am just guessing, but Paul must be the bald one? Great card.
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Maybe add in small print somewhere "Grand Alaskan 53"?
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I just had some made up using the photo that's our signature pic on here. No pics of us and only the boat name, our names and my cell number on the card.


I like having the MMSI number on there.
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Rather than printing aboard and using up your ink, Vista Print is really really cheap.
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I have phone # on card makes contacts easier. For those who don't want to be contacted less need for the card. I also have pictures and information on both sides of the card. My daughter made the cards as a gift and used a commercial entity Vistaprint to do the work.
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I have phone # on card makes contacts easier. For those who don't want to be contacted less need for the card. I also have pictures and information on both sides of the card. My daughter made the cards as a gift and used a commercial entity Vistaprint to do the work.
The phone number is on there, I have blurred it out as anyone on the Internet can read this thread, not just members.
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Maybe add in small print somewhere "Grand Alaskan 53"?
The card is busy enough.
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Personally I'd remove your faces. The card is kind of busy.
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Personally I'd remove your faces. The card is kind of busy.
Interesting, the feedback we get on this is mixed. Many people actually say that it is the faces of the people they meet that they want to remember, not the boat! So some say remove the boat!

Can't win!
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I'm not fan of 2 sided cards. We use a business card envelope for active boat cards. The two sided ones end up being one sided.
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Interesting, the feedback we get on this is mixed. Many people actually say that it is the faces of the people they meet that they want to remember, not the boat! So some say remove the boat!

Can't win!
Out cruising, we're known by our first name and boat name, ie: Larry or Lena on Hobo or as our dogs parents. No right or wrong answer for your cards.
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Interesting, the feedback we get on this is mixed. Many people actually say that it is the faces of the people they meet that they want to remember, not the boat! So some say remove the boat!



Can't win!

As someone with a truly terrible memory I understand the desire for images of the individuals. However, when looking at making my own boat cards I thought about what it was that I wanted to know:
Image of the boat
Boat name
Boat make/model
Home port
Owner's names
MMSI
Phone number
Email

Given that, I whipped up a boat card in about 5 minutes as a "temporary" card until I could come up with a good photo of the boat. I had some printed up at Vistaprint very inexpensively. B&W is super cheap. I suppose that if I find a good photo I might redo it, either as a colored photo with text or a monochromed image.
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I guess the other question is:

Since these are social cards do I apply the same rules regarding "clutter" to them as I would a business card? Or do I put as much social info on them as I can?
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As someone with a truly terrible memory I understand the desire for images of the individuals. However, when looking at making my own boat cards I thought about what it was that I wanted to know:
Image of the boat
Boat name
Boat make/model
Home port
Owner's names
MMSI
Phone number
Email

Given that, I whipped up a boat card in about 5 minutes as a "temporary" card until I could come up with a good photo of the boat. I had some printed up at Vistaprint very inexpensively. B&W is super cheap. I suppose that if I find a good photo I might redo it, either as a colored photo with text or a monochromed image.
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Just updated ours. Before I print them out onto Avery cards any suggestions?
It does seem a bit busy. Perhaps you could use a slightly smaller font and reduce the size of your faces.

Vista Print is great. Home made cards look - home made.
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I'm not fan of 2 sided cards. We use a business card envelope for active boat cards. The two sided ones end up being one sided.

Another reason that I like one-sided cards is that I can make notes on the back, either when giving a card or when I have received one. That is why I prefer a matte back instead of glossy.
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I guess the other question is:

Since these are social cards do I apply the same rules regarding "clutter" to them as I would a business card? Or do I put as much social info on them as I can?

With a blank back you can always add information to the back by hand. I wanted to put information on there that would would allow folks that I met to contact me if needed. Because of that I have considered eliminating the email since most boaters are going to be more likely to text or phone me, or use the VHF when out cruising. I don't check my email much these days when I am not in the office.
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