Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Card Production

Pendlenton Industries in in production! 

I've long had a little ambition, to see some of my photos printed onto greetings cards.  This had been on my mind for a while now, and earlier this year I made some enquiries to see whether this little ambition might perhaps become a reality...

What seems like months ago now, I posted an album of 42 photos onto facebook and asked my friends to comment on the pictures that they thought would look good on cards.  The response was amazing, with a flattering amount of people taking the time to look through them and 'like' or comment on them.  I found it a fascinating process, to see which images were most popular (incidentally, not always the ones I had thought!)

Since then I've selected images and had many many visits to a printer here in Brunei.  Much discussion ensued about the style of the cards, whether they should be matt or glossy, what should go on the reverse, etc, etc, and finally - when I was beginning to think it might never happen, a couple of weeks ago I saw the proofs:


They looked great; I was so pleased. 

Since then I have sourced envelopes, and plastic sleeves in which to protect them.   And today I collected my cards from the printer...  450 cards in total - 50 cards each of 9 different designs.  This is what the dining room table looks like tonight; a production line fuelled by large mugs of tea (soon to be moving on to mojitos I feel!).


So now I am pleased to announce that tomorrow I will be putting my cards on sale.  Just at my school first of course, closely followed by the LS Office on Base, but I hope to be able to persuade a local craft gallery to take some too. 

I'm not going to make my millions but the satisfaction of undertaking this project should, I hope, make it all worthwhile.  Exciting stuff!


Back to the production line now...

10 comments:

MrsW said...

Great work Kate - I'm pleased that you made it all happen!
I'm sure you will sell them all, you are very talented and have a good photographic eye!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic!

Melanie

At Anna's kitchen table said...

Kate, well done! That is so exciting!
You are a great photographer and it's nice that you've been able to do something creative with your photos.
X

Tina said...

something i was always going to do but didnt..
they look brilliant.

i bet they will sell like hot cakes
x

Anonymous said...

Well done Kate and I'm sure you wont have any trouble selling them.
Sandy
xx

Ben said...

wow... they do look great! I admire people who can take good photos cos mine always come out looking like crap hehe.

Foodiva said...

Hiya Kate, your cards look really, really good from what I can see. You should start making some Christmas versions soon! Btw, I grew up in Berakas Camp and lived there for 20 years, so that's why I hopped over here (from Ben's) straight away. Cool blog you have here, I've enjoyed reading your recent posts.

Michelle said...
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Michelle said...

Sorry for the duplicate posting. Wanted to say, they look fantasic, and good luck!

Sarah Canada said...

Looking forward to my complimentary set, hint hint... Actually I'm VERY happy to pay- as you know :-) Maybe I could order some and sell them over here- The Canadian distributor for Kate Pendlenton designs sounds good....
Sx