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Old 08-07-2010, 11:40 AM
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I just found out that 100 Proof Press will not be offering their blank calendars for 2011. Does anyone else know of a source for blank stampable calendars? (I could make my own blanks, but it's too much like work.)
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Old 08-07-2010, 03:24 PM
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I used to sell them but then what do you do with the ones left over? I'll google and see if I can find you some.
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Old 08-07-2010, 03:26 PM
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Well, there seem to be only a zillion printable calendars if you want to do it that way... they all seem to be free.
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Old 08-07-2010, 04:23 PM
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Thanks for looking, Stampo. I know I can use one sheet per month with the picture and calendar grid on the same sheet, but then binding them at the top is a problem because each page needs to flip. However, if I opt for a folded calendar that can be stapled like a book, then getting the front and back printing in the right order is a pain in the backside. It may be easier if I print the grids on full size label sheets that I can cut, peel, and stick on each page. It may make the calendars bulkier, but assembly would be easier. (I have a long reach stapler for fastening the folded sheets.)

If anyone else has any suggestions, I'm all ears...er...eyes.
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Hi, Lady Kestrel...

OnyxXpressions has offered stampable calendars as a downloadable option for the last several years. They are designed to be coil-bound on the left, so one could spread the calendar open on their desk and have the calendar on the right, and a place for notes of special interest on the left.

It literally takes two minutes to create this calendar - initially! But, then two days to tweak it for proper printing, colorizing, and sizing the mini-months for each new year - . So, I do charge a nominal price for it.

If you are interested in the 2011 version, please let me know.

I would love to hear your feedback on this.... and, anyone else's feedback who may be interested. It just does not pay to offer this to only one customer..... as you may appreciate.

http://www.onyxxpressions.com/calend...eCalendar.html
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Old 08-08-2010, 07:10 AM
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If you have to go with "print yourself", check with office supply places about binding prices, I used to read online about people doing this all the time before Bind It All and other self do machines came along. With so many people owning binding machines of their own these days (BIA, etc) there probably isn't enough business to make it worth while to offer anymore.
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Old 08-08-2010, 11:23 AM
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I have one that I want to get rid of. It was made by Stampin' Up.
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Old 08-08-2010, 11:47 AM
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Stacy,
I know of a local place that will do binding, but I'm looking at making 24 calendars, which could be pricey.

CM,
Your calendar looks very lovely, but, again, it has to be bound. What kind of a file is the download? (I'm a Mac user.)

I understand about not offering the pre-printed ones. 100 Proof Press stopped doing it because of reduced sales from their wholesale buyers. To get a good printing price, they needed to order a run of at least 3,000 calendars, and the numbers just aren't there this year. They hope things will improve for next year.

I have another idea, but I'm not sure yet if it'll be cost effective. I was thinking of doing loose calendar sheets to put in one of those acrylic picture holders that would stand upright on a desk. As the months change, the user could just exchange one sheet for the next. I have to do some research to see if those kinds of holders are still available. I remember seeing them in a catalogue or two, but not recently. Hmm. I guess even picture frames would work, if I could find something at the right price.
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AQ,
You posted while I was answering the other posts. Just one won't do it, I'm afraid.
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Inky Whiskers is a SU demo and SU sells bound calendars.

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