$331 pledged of $735 goal
backers
$331 pledged of $735 goal
backers

About

NEW:  10/6/2017 We've updated the Ribbons on a Roll reward!  Now you'll be able  to choose whether you want peel-to-reveal adhesive included on your roll for no extra cost!
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Exchanging badge ribbons is an honored tradition at several fan conventions and its popularity is on the rise.  Unfortunately, so are the costs, with convention goers sometimes paying nearly $2 for each ribbon they give away or getting stuck with tons of leftover ribbons due to high minimum order quantities.

We'd like to change that by offering custom badge ribbons with NO setup charges and LOW minimum order quantities.

Badge ribbons are a logical addition to our collectible and exchangeable con merch such as pinback buttons and keychains.  It's something we've been asked to add to our line up, and now we've finally come up with a cost-effective way to do it, but we'll need your help to get the capability off the ground.  Not only will we be able to make affordable badge ribbons, we'll even be able to offer custom ribbons up to 4 inches wide by the yard!


Pledge rewards are deeply discounted badge ribbons (measuring approximately 4" x 1.75") in 25 count and 50 count quantities.  We're also offering 50 yard custom ribbon rolls. Backers will be able to choose, at a minimum, from Red, Blue or Black ribbon as well as choosing from Gold, Silver, White or Black text.

Additional colors will be added as stretch goals! Once funded, you'll be able to specify what your ribbon will say*, indicate color choices and choose from a number of True Type Fonts.

What's so special about this project?  Most companies currently offering badge ribbons require a minimum order of over 100 pieces before any price breaks are applied in addition to charging setup fees.  Backing this Kickstarter will get ribbons to you at $0.75-$1.00 each with no hidden fees - we're even covering the cost of shipping!

Sample ribbon from the machine we'll use.  White ribbon with metallic gold print (foil).
Sample ribbon from the machine we'll use. White ribbon with metallic gold print (foil).


Once we've got the machine, we have plans in place to be able to offer additional custom products, from adding personalized ribbon for gift wrapping, to support ribbons, to lanyards... and more!  But before we can do any of that, we've got to get to fund the machine first!  So for this campaign, we kept the pledge rewards small and simple.

Here's how our funding goal breaks down:
Equipment & Supplies - $650
Taxes and Fees - $85
Total: $735


STRETCH GOALS
Any funds raised beyond our goal will go toward additional supplies, including unlocking additional ribbon and print colors!

Stretch Goals!
Stretch Goals!



Red Fish Rue Fish is so excited about adding this capability to our line of customizable merch!  Thanks for your support!



*Unfun note: Please be reasonable and respectful.  Requests for ribbons with hateful or discriminatory language will not be printed.

Risks and challenges

We've already chosen a company for the equipment and supplies and have been chatting with them about our plans. Once this project is fully funded, and those funds are released to us (about 2 weeks after this campaign closes), we'll order the required equipment and supplies and get started creating the ribbons right away. We intend to begin shipping in December.

Known risks are equipment/supply shipping delays beyond our control and equipment malfunction. The machine will be brand new, so we're not anticipating any mechanical failure, but these things can happen. While the warranty will cover any malfunction requiring replacement or repair, it still would take time.

Delays in backer survey responses would also delay shipment of perks, so make sure you respond to your survey right away!

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    Pledge $20 or more About $20

    Earliest Bird: 25 Custom Badge Ribbons!

    Your choice of 25 badge ribbons in a single design (single color ribbon with single color text). You'll indicate color choices and what you'd like your ribbon to say on the survey sent out once this project is fully funded.

    Ribbon color choices: Red, Blue, Black or any other color unlocked throughout the campaign.

    Text color choices: Silver, Gold, Black, White, or any other color unlocked during the campaign.

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    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    Early Bird: 25 Custom Badge Ribbons!

    Your choice of 25 badge ribbons in a single design (single color ribbon with single color text). You'll indicate color choices and what you'd like your ribbon to say on the survey sent out once this project is fully funded.

    Ribbon color choices: Red, Blue, Black or any other color unlocked throughout the campaign.

    Text color choices: Silver, Gold, Black, White, or any other color unlocked during the campaign.

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    25 Custom Badge Ribbons!

    -EARLY MARCH SHIPMENT-
    Your choice of 25 badge ribbons in a single design (single color ribbon with single color text). You'll indicate color choices and what you'd like your ribbon to say on the survey sent out once this project is fully funded.

    Ribbon color choices: Red, Blue, Black or any other color unlocked throughout the campaign.

    Text color choices: Silver, Gold, Black, White, or any other color unlocked during the campaign.

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    Pledge $38 or more About $38

    Early Bird: 50 Custom Badge Ribbons!

    Your choice of 50 badge ribbons in a single design (single color ribbon with single color text). You'll indicate color choices and what you'd like your ribbon to say on the survey sent out once this project is fully funded.

    Ribbon color choices: Red, Blue, Black or any other color unlocked throughout the campaign.

    Text color choices: Silver, Gold, Black, White, or any other color unlocked during the campaign.

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    Pledge $38 or more About $38

    50 Custom Badge Ribbons!

    -EARLY MARCH SHIPMENT-
    Your choice of 50 badge ribbons in a single design (single color ribbon with single color text). You'll indicate color choices and what you'd like your ribbon to say on the survey sent out once this project is fully funded.

    Ribbon color choices: Red, Blue, Black or any other color unlocked throughout the campaign.

    Text color choices: Silver, Gold, Black, White, or any other color unlocked during the campaign.

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    UPDATED! Ribbons on a Roll!

    You'll get one 50 yard roll of a single repeating custom ribbon design. It is also enough for 450 4-inch ribbons. This is a great option for event runners and small business owners!

    For badge ribbons, you will need to cut the ribbon off of the roll. You'll indicate color choices and what you'd like your ribbon to say and on the survey sent out once this project is fully funded. NEW: You'll also be able to choose whether you want peel-to-reveal adhesive included on your roll!

    Ribbon color choices: Red, Blue, Black or any other color unlocked throughout the campaign.

    Text color choices: Silver, Gold, Black, White, or any other color unlocked during the campaign.

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Funding period

- (30 days)