[ubuntu-uk] 10/10/10 installfests

alan c aeclist at candt.waitrose.com
Thu Aug 5 19:41:39 BST 2010

On 05/08/10 17:32, Alan Bell wrote:
> Hi all,
> So we talked a while back about doing some installfest type activities
> on 10/10/10 I have been drafting a little poster idea together, you can
> see it here:
> http://people.ubuntu.com/~alanbell/uuk/installfest2.pdf
> The idea is to get a bunch of these printed up (on a real CMYK offset
> litho printer) and distributed so each installfest organiser would get
> plenty (where 10<plenty<50 ) to be overprinted on a normal laser printer
> with the venue and time.
> I would really like comments on the poster design and in particular,
> corrections to the text on it. Also, if you want to help run an
> installfest (even if you have no idea of a venue etc.) please start
> making yourself known, I am only going to get them printed up if enough
> people want to take them.
> Alan.

Hi Alan
The date is clashing with an important family event for me and also 
the Bracknell Computer Fair too, so I think I will not be available to 
participate I regret to say. However I have a comment of two on the 
poster (well done).

Size - presumably A4 for domestic overprinting.
I have experience of domestic overprinting on similar stuff, and I can 
say that glossy finish is impossible for my HP inkjet, printing does 
not dry sensibly at all. I ended up using stick-on labels, ok but 
tedious extra work (with 1000 to do).  I know glossy looks good for 
display but - beware.

Top heading:
ubuntu installfest
installfest is not a common word for non Ubuntu eyes so I suggest 
using inverted commas, to read
ubuntu "installfest"

  ....... Ubuntu 10.10 the Maverick Meerkat   .....
for similar reasons as above, to read
....... Ubuntu 10.10 the "Maverick Meerkat"  .....

..... we are holding installation parties all  ........
Suggest emphasis on the words installation parties, either by bold or 

Good luck!
alan cocks
Ubuntu user

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