Tuesday, September 20, 2011

New Design

I made a new design of a Raya Greeting card  last weekend. Just for a few of my lecturers. I would have made for all  (at least for those who teach me) if it hadn't been so freaking expensive too print them. I would have gone to Bormas cause I was back at home during the weekends but I didn't have time to go. I wish I had gone there instead of having to print here in Seremban.

In Seremban, a colour printed page would cost me RM2.50. I have checked most stores and they cost fairly the same.  And to make a card, you would need to print front and back... you do the math (RM2.50 x 2 =  RM5.00 per card). I decided to print 5 cards (initially it was 10 but realising how much it would have cost me, I cut it to half hehehe) which made me RM20.00 poorer (only after that lady grew pity on me and gave me a 50 cents discount for each printed page).

I know Bormas would have charged me lesser because the last time I had my cards printed... it was far cheaper. And at that time, if I am not mistaken, I printed 7 cards and cost me less than half what I have paid for 5 cards (in Seremban). And seriously, the printing was much finer with Bormas.

Ok so maybe I am promoting Bormas more than I should... but what can you expect? I am a very satisfied customer of Bormas and yes, maybe they should start paying me for the good words I put out about them Haha!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Bringing the OLD back!

It was nearly the end of the month of Ramadan. The Muslims were still dedicatedly fasting (so were I). And everyone were busy preparing for the celebration of Eid day - shopping, cleaning the house and all. Five to ten years back before Facebook or Twitter kicked in, everyone including my sister and myself would buy a bunch of greeting cards to be sent out to families and friends. And we in return, would receive more than a dozen each  few days before the celebration. It was really something to look forward to. 

But, you probably have guessed. No one really send greeting cards nowadays except for cheap companies solely for promotion and advertising. So, I was thinking that night that maybe I should bring the tradition back into the present. I mean, who would expect to receive greeting cards from friends and families nowadays? Which is good right? It will be something special and certainly surprising (or probably a total shock to younger generations who never seen a greeting card before or never knew such tradition ever exists)

 So, I thought maybe I should start making my very own cards and send them out to my friends. So, that's what I did. And it didn't took me that long to produce one. 

The outcome was fantastic. I really love the printing done by Bormas... Not only I think it is cheap and reasonable but the printing and the colour turned out to be beyond amazing! And plus, my friends love it. Haha