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!
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!
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
Any funds raised beyond our goal will go toward additional supplies, including unlocking additional ribbon and print colors!
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!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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