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Old April 3rd, 2011, 2:45 PM   #1
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There have been several bottles with Fat Chance graphics over the years. Neon yellow, pink and white. I would really like to have some reproductions made, but really don't know where to start. Maybe we could have a batch printed somewhere.
First I would like to know if anyone knows a place in Europe or the UK to where this can be done. Secondly and most important, we need some example of the graphics used. If anyone could post examples it would be much appreciated and we can see where this will lead us.
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Old April 7th, 2011, 12:38 PM   #2
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I had a clear one (cloudy, natural plastic color - not white). Will have to look in the bins to see if it's still around. Will post if I have it.
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Old April 8th, 2011, 2:16 PM   #3
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I have a clear one. I'll post it this weekend. I'm also interested in some reproductions.

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Old April 8th, 2011, 7:36 PM   #4
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i have a yellow large i will take some snaps. Took me like 5 years to find it!
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Old April 11th, 2011, 1:18 PM   #5
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I found a couple of places in UK who can print to order before, just need to watch the min order qty..
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Old April 11th, 2011, 5:02 PM   #6
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OK, thanks for the replies! I am looking forward to seeing those graphics. By the way, is there a way to copy the graphics from a bottle onto a flat surface?
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Old April 11th, 2011, 5:58 PM   #7
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Spikes...

if you can find clean graphics I can create you - artwork for a bottle design...I am a designer.

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Old April 12th, 2011, 8:34 PM   #8
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yup.. same response. Take clean picture, recreate in illustrator....
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Old May 26th, 2011, 7:55 AM   #9
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I would be interested in a couple if you get them made.
Annoyingly I had one back in the day,in yellow, very cool
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Old May 26th, 2011, 8:01 AM   #10
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Can someone take a clean picture of the graphics and email them to me?
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Old May 26th, 2011, 1:49 PM   #11
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uups! I'll send you some pics this weekend. I promise!!

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Old May 29th, 2011, 1:25 PM   #12
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Old May 29th, 2011, 3:15 PM   #13
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Just dropped you a line. Those graphics look great!
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Old May 29th, 2011, 8:52 PM   #14
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guess i better show mine.
Sorry for the delay.

Mine is a bit beat up.
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Old May 29th, 2011, 8:53 PM   #15
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This would be very easy to redo in illustrator.
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This would be very easy to redo in illustrator.
Cool anyone with the experience in illustrator to merge the se pictures into a (vector) file? It needs to be 100mm x 235,5mm. Than I can get things started!
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Old May 31st, 2011, 6:11 AM   #17
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i can get to it ina week unless someone else can do it quicker~

Might even be cool to just wrap velum around the bottle get a nice fat marker to match the line and redraw it then scan it so u get the tru rough hand drawn line that is evident in the art
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Old May 31st, 2011, 6:15 AM   #18
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A week would be just fine.... In the meantime I have contacted the printers. My question would be:
1. 500ml or 750ml bottles?
2. white, clear or yellow?

My suggestion would be to make white 500ml bottles as they will match practically any bike.
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I would go 500 clear....It will match everything, and I think you will be able to get better choices in bottle stock....

Also, I second the wrap it in Velum concept mentioned above, only because it would be guess work trying to get the hand drawn lines to match perfectly - based on a photo shot in 3D space.

Question: are we trying to match old exactly?

or should you consider creating something new - with a new interp on a well known graphic style, using the same type of messages and imagery found in the sales collateral?

something to think about...perhaps.

Either way I am in for 6 if you get em made....

thanks for doing this, and if your other artist gets tied up - i can help too....

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Old May 31st, 2011, 1:43 PM   #20
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I'd certainly buy some.

500ml is fine. And I think clear or clear yellow is nice---helps us remember to clean our bottles~! (that said, I'd take a few in whatever color)
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Old June 1st, 2011, 2:51 PM   #21
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I'm in for a few, as well.
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I'll pony up for a couple if it ain't too expensive.
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I am almost finished with the artwork so it is time to choose a bottle to have printed. My suggestion would be a white bottle with a dark lid, although some of you suggested a transparent bottle. The transparence of the bottles I can order is not as clear as the original though. Furthermore there are several lids to choose from. Here are the possibilies, all are about the same price:
http://www.bottlepromotions.nl/en/bi...+programma.dot
I would like to have the white Shiva bio printed (Quick Step and Saxo bank use these). First of all, it is biodegradable. Secondly it has a nice white screwtop. Any others have an opinion on this?
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I am in - whatever you decide...

it's your project, thanks so much

I will still take 6 no matter what you choose...ideas on cost yet?

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Ditto---your project and call. I would buy 3-4 for sure. Clear would be neat, but I'd be fine with white too.
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I will definitely take more than one bottle. The white is ok but I would also like to take a clear bottle. They promised me that I get this weekend also photos of other bottles with different motives. I would send you the photos via email. I would also like to thank you again for your hard work on this and give us the opportunity to get bottles of Fat chance.

Greetings from Germany

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Old June 4th, 2011, 2:31 AM   #27
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Thanks all, especially Helmut for the artwork :-)

I will try to keep the price under
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looking good, think 500ml would be more user friendly , i would take a load once you decide on style , keep us informed
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YES thanks to whoever did the art so i didn't have to! Although fun...... time is tight!

I will take 4.

I assume they dont make aqua fade

LETS SEE THE FINAL ART!
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I'm in for a few bottles myself.... Why not also consider making some decals, since the graphics is available anyway
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I would like 4 as well!
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OK guys: I need some help with Illustrator. I have made a file in .psd format, but the printer says the quality is to low. Can anyone trace it into a vector for me? PM me for details.
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Hi mate,

I will take 4 bottles, too - when available

Suspicious idea - thx

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OK guys: I need some help with Illustrator. I have made a file in .psd format, but the printer says the quality is to low. Can anyone trace it into a vector for me? PM me for details.
Vector problem on hold, I may have found a solution.

Furthermore: the bottles will be 100% biodegradable, with at least 20% post-industrial recycled plastic. They degrade like paper or wood, in a process which should take between one and five years.
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Vector problem on hold, I may have found a solution.

Furthermore: the bottles will be 100% biodegradable, with at least 20% post-industrial recycled plastic. They degrade like paper or wood, in a process which should take between one and five years.
We'll just have to buy more from you then : )
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I'd be up for a couple of bottles too please.
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I would have a few bottles as well.
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Send me the psd file, I can convert it.
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I'd be up for a couple too!
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