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« on: June 16, 2005 12:43:45 PM »

Here's a bunch of mini duck (yes, I'm aware that one brand is duct, but this is a knockoff brand that makes duct tape in colors) tape journals. They're all the size of playing cards, with 48 pages each. The blue journal with the sailor button was made by my friend Two-Holed Button on Craftster.









And just curious, how much would you pay for one of them?

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« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2005 08:36:51 PM »

I like how these turned out... what kind of a binding did you use?  And what kind of paper are the pages?  It looks like pretty good stuff from the photos... nice deckle edges.  I think pricing depends on how they're put together... how long they took you and how well they'll hold up, how much your materials cost, that sort of thing.  They're really cute though!
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« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2005 09:00:56 PM »

Thanks! I sort of made up a binding - a mix between coptic and just another. It holds up really well though, it's not super loose or anything. The pages are just regular printer paper, but ripped (I love the deckled edge!). Materials cost around $1, and they take about an hour and a half to make each. I'm thinking at least $3, at most around $5. How does that sound?
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« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2005 09:11:33 PM »

Well, I know you can find little address-type books and such in a store for around that price... but since these are handmade, your own design, and take over an hour a piece... $3-$5 is not nearly enough!  If you're making them for friends, you're enjoying yourself, and it's just a hobby, then that's one thing, but I think you're selling yourself short if you have intentions of making a lot of these for selling.  Take out the $1 in material costs, and you're down to $1.33 - $2.66 per hour... way below minimum wage!

Anyway, I love the deckled edge too -- you should try making some paper -- fun way to recycle and you get the best deckled edges!
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