Bumper Sticker / Sign

Posted by $ Thoritsu 1 month, 2 weeks ago to Culture
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I don't know how widespread these signs are, but around here there are a lot of these black signs: https://www.etsy.com/listing/83156016...
or
https://www.amazon.com/Believe-Metal-...

I really want to make an alternative version and/or bumper sticker:

"Science is real but AGW is not science
CO2 - 6.2%; Clouds - 15.5%; Water - 38.9%
Black Lives Matter but racism is not the issue
2,925/2,600/234 vs 3,315/2,677/514
No human is illegal but humans behave illegally
So we eliminate tracking sex offenders?
Let’s not replace old religious dogma with a new religion of misplaced outrage.
If you want to discuss these rationally, I welcome it."

Any of you smart people here know how/where to get these made? The one I have done in MS Word is nicer and colorful, but formatting is limited here. Comments are of course welcome.


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  • Posted by CaptainKirk 1 month, 2 weeks ago
    First, save it as a PDF File, it will scale.

    I design most of my stuff using PowerPoint. Better controls over formatting things...

    Then take the PDF file to a printing place like FedEx Kinkos.

    They have poster board, etc.

    One solution, print it large enough to cover your TRUMP2020 sign, both Sides.

    And "Laminate" it to the sign with a Roll of clear boxing tape (3 Inch wide Cellophane tape).

    and put that down as your sign.
    ==

    I have marched, and sign waved in 2016.
    We will be starting up again in FL.
    I am a Trump Supporter b/c I like being Energy Independent, and having beat back ISIS, and SO MANY more things. He deserves some of my time...

    Last time I ware a Prison Suit and Flew a "Hillary For Prison" sign.

    This year, I am still working on the right approach.
    I am thinking a Biden Sign:

    Let Biden
    Retire!

    or

    Biden
    Should be
    Hidin'

    Good Luck!
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  • Posted by $ Olduglycarl 1 month, 2 weeks ago
    I too was going to recommend a local printer...many now days can do it with a disk of your work...go to Staples, see what they can do or what their suggestions might be.
    I also used VistaPrint for our yard signs when we had puppies to sell.
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  • Posted by $ Commander 1 month, 2 weeks ago
    Smart people? Did someone hide all your mirrors?
    I have had the best service with small print shops. Insty Prints is franchised in MN. I chose the St Paul shop because of Michelle.
    Small shops will gladly spend a little time doing layout and formatting if you bring your ideas of font and scale. All my business promotional and personal art works have been done in small entrepreneurial shops.

    Projects I have done with Michelle include high resolution photo on canvas, reproduction of machine tool manuals that needed enhancement to reasonable legibility and latest a high resolution printing for cover art for an upcoming authorship.

    Best of fortune
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  • Posted by $ DriveTrain 1 month, 2 weeks ago
    I have a bunch of bumperstickers I need to get on Zazzle or CafePress to create and start selling, but I will put the ideas here and give free leave of anyone who wants to, to produce them and sell them as well - any and all ideas contained herein are up for grabs (so long as you don't turn around and shut me out 8^) Go for it. 'Not planning on retiring as a Bumpersticker Tycoon anytime soon, I just want to get the ideas out there ASAP.

    Those two websites - Zazzle and CafePress - work roughly the same. You create a design, either on the sites themselves (the tools are a bit klunky,) or just work them up in a photo editor - two excellent freeware programs are IrfanView and http://Paint.net (functionally similar to Paintshop but a free download) - and upload them. Zazzle/CafePress will then place them automatically on any product you specify, from bumperstickers to shirts to coffee mugs to phone cases to tote bags and everything else imaginable. The website takes the set base price for every sale, you pick the percentage profit you want from each product, it's added on, and the total displayed price is adjusted accordingly. They do all the sales, production and shipping, and send you periodic account balance updates. You can cash out whatever you've earned whenever you want.

    Here's my impromptu site at Zazzle, which I hammered out a couple years before the last election - hence the stunning total of two (2) designs, as I deleted all of the 2016-specific items after the election:
    https://www.zazzle.com/store/poorrich...

    Anyhow, here's how I would correct and augment either of those yard signs - any/all of these ideas are up for grabs too:

    WE BELIEVE
    ALL LIVES MATTER, WHATEVER COLOR
    INDIVIDUALISM IS THE ONLY ANTIDOTE TO RACISM
    LOVE IS VALUES
    IMMIGRATION CAN BE BOTH LEGAL AND HUMANE
    TRADE IS LIFE
    WE COULDN'T CHANGE CLIMATE IF WE TRIED
    HUMAN RIGHTS ARE INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS
    GENDER COLLECTIVISM IS AS BIGOTED AS RACIAL COLLECTIVISM
    NO FREEDOM WITHOUT CAPITALISM
    "Black supremacy is as dangerous as white supremacy." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Something like that.

    So given that the Democrat party:
    - Opposed the abolition of slavery;
    - Opposed freeing slaves via Republican Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation;
    - Created and unleashed the Ku Klux Klan as the Democrats' secret police to terrorize blacks;
    - Opposed desegregation consistently;
    - Opposed civil rights legislation, including civil rights as championed by Republican Martin Luther King Jr;
    - Created and unleashed the "War On Poverty" which perversely increased poverty and re-enslaved primarily black Americans to multi-generational dependence on narcotic "benefits";
    - Created and unleashed "Black Lives Matter," a black supremacist organization as virulently racist as the Democrats' previous racist organization, the KKK - and which advocates totalitarian Marxism, which is de facto slavery for all;

    This:

    . . DEFEAT RACISM
    DEFEAT DEMOCRATS
    [N.B- Periods are for centering illustration only.]

    Here're more - some less useful than others, but in the interests of brainstorming:

    CORONAVIRUS IS SAFER
    . . . THAN NEWSOM *
    [* Insert your local tyrant of choice, per locality]

    .COVID-19 IS SAFER
    THAN BANKRUPTCY

    KUNG-FLU IS SAFER THAN
    . . GREAT DEPRESSION II

    . . . . . . . LAISSEZ FAIRE
    AN IDEA WHOSE TIME HAS COME
    (Oh, wait... https://www.zazzle.com/laissez_faire_... - spam, sorreee)

    COLLECTIVISM KILLS
    EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.
    (w/ a row of logos from all of the 20th-21st century dictatorships along top or bottom of text)

    . . . 20TH CENTURY = 150,000,000 MURDERED
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . DEAR SOCIALIST:
    HOW MANY CORPSES ARE ENOUGH FOR YOU?


    . . . . ALL LIVES MATTER
    If you need a race in front of this,
    . . . . You are probably a racist.

    BLEXIT FOUNDATION
    . .IS MY ANTI-BLM

    . . CANDACE OWENS
    IS MY ANTI-FARRAKHAN

    . .'MIGHT BE TIME TO...
    READ ATLAS SHRUGGED
    . . . . . JUST SAYIN'

    . . . . . RED CHINA: GUILTY
    of CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY
    . . END COMMUNISM IN CHINA

    SUE CHINA
    XI DID THIS

    . . XI DID THIS
    END RED CHINA

    . LIBERATE
    HONG KONG

    NO CAPITALISM
    .NO FREEDOM

    . CLINTONIZE
    KIM JONG-UN

    'Best get this posted or we'll be here all day.
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  • Posted by $ pixelate 1 month, 2 weeks ago
    I have not yet seen these particular signs in yards, but I have seen "Hate Not Spoken Here"
    I just shake my head at the obviousness of the virtue signaling.

    I do like your idea of a sign that offers competing ideas and beliefs. There is a place where I live that can generate these weather-proof yard signs. I may come up with my own set of beliefs and have some signs created then strategically post them. Thanks for the inspiration.
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    • Posted by CaptainKirk 1 month, 2 weeks ago
      I was just in Utah and saw many of these...

      I was thinking to go around and ask for $20 for another "BLM" sign, or I would be forced to put a Trump2020 sign in their yard for free!

      Of course... THAT would be extortion, but NOT BLM threatening businesses in KY!
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