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Online Lynda Bradford

2012 Archive - Pre-order QE2 Story 2012 Calendar
« on: Jul 26, 2011, 10:44 AM »
We are at the planning stages of putting together the QE2 Story Calendar 2012.  This will be a unique item with members’ photos showing different aspects of the ship.   It certainly is a keepsake that you will want to add to your collection. 

We have decided to use a local printer rather than an online printing service to ensure that a quality item is produced. 

The calendar will be A3 size 16.5 x 11.7 inches or if you prefer metric measurement 420 x 297 mm.  We chose this size so that a good proportion of each calendar page would be allocated to the QE2 photo. 

The paper used will be a good quality 300 gsm silk finish for the front and back cover and 150 gsm silk finish for the 12 inside pages.  The calendars will have wire binding and hangers on the top.  Envelopes would also be provided which is useful if you want to send to friends or family as a Christmas present (yes as from today there are only 151 days to Christmas). 

But we need to know how many members would be interested in buying a calendar before we proceed much further in the planning stages as the number will affect the price which we hope will be around £9.99. 

If you would like to buy a unique QE2 Story 2012 Calendar please add your name below to ensure that a copy is reserved for you!
« Last Edit: Feb 27, 2013, 01:54 PM by Lynda Bradford »
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Re: Pre-order QE2 Story 2012 Calendar
« Reply #1 on: Jul 26, 2011, 11:00 AM »
Great idea.  I would like to order one.
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Re: Pre-order QE2 Story 2012 Calendar
« Reply #2 on: Jul 26, 2011, 11:37 AM »
I'm interested in at least one... :)
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Re: Pre-order QE2 Story 2012 Calendar
« Reply #3 on: Jul 26, 2011, 11:54 AM »
I really like the fact that you can get them done locally, which gives you far more options and great quality control. Thank you, Lynda -- and I am looking forward to it already!

Please put me down for three. Thank you.

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Re: Pre-order QE2 Story 2012 Calendar
« Reply #4 on: Jul 26, 2011, 12:11 PM »
Please add my name to your list  for one copy Lynda.

Thank you.

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Re: Pre-order QE2 Story 2012 Calendar
« Reply #5 on: Jul 26, 2011, 02:03 PM »
Hi
Great idea put me down for 1 please

Chris...

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Re: Pre-order QE2 Story 2012 Calendar
« Reply #6 on: Jul 26, 2011, 04:06 PM »
Please add my name (and if its going to be ready and dispatched in early December then make it 2)



You might wish to consider a company such as vistaprint, the more you order then less they are. the shipping is fast and the product of an extremely high quality.
I would gladly pay extra to have them posted in a hard backed envelope. Nothing worse than have a bent calendar.

Some of the ones l have bought in the past, nice though they are have been nothing more than photos printed onto photo paper and have the home made look, and from the Isle of Wight.
One of the members on here produced a very nice calendar with nice views of QE2 and Queen Mary, but went onto add the QV....
From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!

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Re: Pre-order QE2 Story 2012 Calendar
« Reply #7 on: Jul 26, 2011, 04:21 PM »
Put me down for three please.
Cheers  :)

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Re: Pre-order QE2 Story 2012 Calendar
« Reply #8 on: Jul 26, 2011, 05:08 PM »
put me down for one please  :)

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Re: Pre-order QE2 Story 2012 Calendar
« Reply #9 on: Jul 26, 2011, 05:47 PM »
....You might wish to consider a company such as vistaprint, the more you order then less they are. the shipping is fast and the product of an extremely high quality.

Myles - I agree with you - Having used Vistaprint for QE2 calenders in the past, they come highly recommended.
They do great offers, lovely reproductions (nothing worse than bad ones!)  use good paper/card, take sterling - and are incredibly economical as well as speedy!
I also have Snapad calendars from family - they too are excellent, although probably cost more.

Please may I order a bit nearer the time?

Rosie
QE2 had been waiting alongside in Dubai for what seemed like ages...Please don't leave her looking more like a Hotel-with-a-Hull than the greatest Liner afloat - Please restore her Lifeboats and Tenders to where they truly belong - she looks naked without them - please spare her this ignominy.

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Re: Pre-order QE2 Story 2012 Calendar
« Reply #10 on: Jul 26, 2011, 07:12 PM »
I would like to order one calendar please.

Cheers
Gill
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Re: Pre-order QE2 Story 2012 Calendar
« Reply #11 on: Jul 26, 2011, 09:04 PM »

Please may I order a bit nearer the time?

Yes but if everybody says that, there won't be a calendar at all, and an enormous about of hard work behind the scenes will go to waste.

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Offline PJtheMuppet

Re: Pre-order QE2 Story 2012 Calendar
« Reply #12 on: Jul 26, 2011, 09:18 PM »
Hi, may I order one please  :)

Thank you

Paula
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Re: Pre-order QE2 Story 2012 Calendar
« Reply #13 on: Jul 26, 2011, 09:20 PM »
Why not ask for a deposit to get the ball rolling, you have the paypal donate button which makes things a lot easier
Perhaps the same could be said for the dvds.... would that work?

Or if people wanted to send a UK  postal order (they must be cashed within 6 month) that might perhaps save on the paypal fees, and they can be cashed as and when.

Might this be an idea ?

Its also a good idea to put in a closing date, with no more orders being accepted after such a date...

You also have the option (to save on funds etc) by asking people if they so wish to send in a stamped self addressed envelope which can be stuck on the dvd packet and posted..every little helps
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Re: Pre-order QE2 Story 2012 Calendar
« Reply #14 on: Jul 26, 2011, 09:25 PM »
add my name for one copy thank's

Online Lynda Bradford

Re: Pre-order QE2 Story 2012 Calendar
« Reply #15 on: Jul 26, 2011, 09:47 PM »
Thank-you everyone for your pre-orders for the Calendar.  I will make up a list tomorrow so that I can keep track of the number of orders. 

We have researched a number of options for the printing of the Calendar, including Vistaprint but we feel that the option that we have chosen will give us better control to ensure that the finished product is a quality item. 

Why not ask for a deposit to get the ball rolling, you have the paypal donate button which makes things a lot easier
Perhaps the same could be said for the dvds.... would that work

Its also a good idea to put in a closing date, with no more orders being accepted after such a date...

You also have the option (to save on funds etc) by asking people if they so wish to send in a stamped self addressed envelope which can be stuck on the dvd packet and posted..every little helps
Thanks Myles for these ideas we certainly will look into these options

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Offline Lachlan

Re: Pre-order QE2 Story 2012 Calendar
« Reply #16 on: Jul 27, 2011, 12:20 AM »
I'd like to go on the list for two calendars please.

Offline smspruce

Re: Pre-order QE2 Story 2012 Calendar
« Reply #17 on: Jul 27, 2011, 08:41 AM »
I would like two copies of the QE2 calendar please.
Sandra Spruce

Great idea  :)

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Re: Pre-order QE2 Story 2012 Calendar
« Reply #18 on: Jul 27, 2011, 06:13 PM »
Could I order 2 please

Online Lynda Bradford

Re: Pre-order QE2 Story 2012 Calendar
« Reply #19 on: Jul 29, 2011, 11:02 PM »
Thank-your for all your orders for the Calendar.   We have many fantastic photos submitted for the Calendar that will make this a memorable item.  I will be contacting the printer next week and will keep you up dated on the progress. 
I was proud to be involved with planning QE2's 50 year conference in September 2017 in Clydebank
www.qe2event.com

 

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