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    Next: Another *gasp* logo

    I have plans for the future of my side-line in printer related, land-fill/cost saving enterprise but the logo and colour scheme is, erm... well, it would be nice if colour was a component to be honest.


    So, I humbly throw myself at the mercy of the graphics gods/goofs/gophers? and ask for your help in coming up with something that fits the bill for both print and web presences..

    The current site and logo is here but beyond wanting to keep the web layout about the same I am wiiiiide open to suggestions.

    The name is OctoInkjet but I'm debating just shortening it to OctoInk too...


    Colour has never been my strong point so I'm also open to recommendations of good colour blends for re-doing the sites CSS styling...

    Rewards/payment... Well I'm happy to pay a reasonable rate, provide a link in my FAQ for the question "Who did your logo?" and/or make a donation to comic relief, red cross, your beer fund, etc... as required...

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    Here is an imagery suggestion, how about styleizing the Oc at the start so that the c is almost closed up and the whole thing looks like an infinity symbol given the nature of the products you offer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    Here is an imagery suggestion, how about styleizing the Oc at the start so that the c is almost closed up and the whole thing looks like an infinity symbol given the nature of the products you offer.
    *image of me with slack jawed, stunned look*... My appreciation of your talents has gone up a notch... That's a really rather excellent idea... I like!

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    Why octoink and not contink? allthough octoink looks a bit like october oink (oct oink)

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    Here's a draft mockup, you could use the concept with contink to but would be slightly trickier to pull off.

    Just did it in publisher, font is Lucida Sans although I'm sure better options exist, just not on my laptop
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Next: Another *gasp* logo-octoink.png  
    Last edited by SYNACK; 4th February 2011 at 04:12 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    Why octoink and not contink? allthough octoink looks a bit like october oink (oct oink)
    Mainly because I got away from Continuous Ink systems after various aborted attempts to create designs that didn't suffer from leaking issue or require a 5 figure investment to get started (and copied for peanuts). It's also one of the most supplier heavy markets out there with every tom, gemma and davina coining it at minimal margins with narry a clue.

    The waste kit side of things was something that really took off though and despite some really poor competitors doing the usual scrape and re-sell routine with my resources I've built up a good communication and customer service rep'. Everything else like refilling, etc.. has come about from my willingness to apply my knowledge of communicating at the lowest common denominator (see all that working in schools has helped! ) and take that to other levels.

    ... but we're getting off track... I'll have a play with Synacks idea myself when I've got my tablet back out of its dusty draw... I have a pretty good idea of where this could go...

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    It's OctoInk not OcotoInk though

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    It's OctoInk not OcotoInk though
    Ah, but that's our New Zealand franchise operation

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    OcotoInk sounds Japanese

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    It's OctoInk not OcotoInk though

    Ben
    oops, my bad, I lost count of the o's

    Quote Originally Posted by contink View Post
    Ah, but that's our New Zealand franchise operation


    I have updated my previous draft so that it is spelt correctly, its proportions flow a little better now too.
    Last edited by SYNACK; 4th February 2011 at 04:13 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    oops, my bad, I lost count of the o's
    Couldn't resist:

    BARKER: 'O's!
    CORBETT: 'O's?
    BARKER: 'O's.
    (He goes to get a hoe, and places it on the counter)
    BARKER: No, 'O's!
    CORBETT: 'O's! I thought you said 'O! (he takes the hose back, and gets a hose, whilst muttering) When you said 'O's, I thought you said 'O! 'O's!
    (He places the hose onto the counter)
    BARKER: No, 'O's!
    CORBETT (confused for a moment): O's? Oh, you mean panty 'o's, panty 'o's! (he picks up a pair of tights from beside him)
    BARKER: No, no, 'O's! 'O's for the gate. Mon repose! 'O's! Letter O's!
    CORBETT (finally realising): Letter O's! (muttering) You had me going there!
    (He climbs up a stepladder, gets a box down, puts the ladder away, and takes the box to the counter, and searches through it for letter O's)
    CORBETT: How many d'you want?
    BARKER: Two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    OcotoInk sounds Japanese
    Dagnabbit, I was hoping to get that domain for my Asiatic franchises before the prospectors got in there but you've blown the idea already... *shakes head*


    ... and there ends my plans for global domination... *dramatic sigh*

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    Here is an imagery suggestion, how about styleizing the Oc at the start so that the c is almost closed up and the whole thing looks like an infinity symbol given the nature of the products you offer.
    Great idea! Here's another mockup using that suggestion.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SYSMAN_MK View Post
    Great idea! Here's another mockup using that suggestion.

    http://www.edugeek.net/members/sysma...oinksample.png
    Looks good... The font looks a little blocky though.... I'm just wondering if there's a somewhat more streamlined font for the rest of the text?

    I'll get to playing with this once my sons tonsillitis settles down... Fun 48 hours it's been!

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