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Post by SEZnz on Sun Oct 10, 2010 4:08 pm

Hi guys,

I've just had a whole bunch of glitter tattoo stencils arrive in sheets - what is the best way to store them for use in your opinion? I have heaps of different designs so quite a lot to organise!

Also, how to you present the different options to your clients?

Thanks Smile

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Re: Storing your glitter tats/displaying options?

Post by CinJin on Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:26 pm

I separate them when I receive them. Then I store them in a plastic shoebox that has numbered tabs. The numbers coordinate with the image sheets I have created. So the client just gives me the number and we find it right away. I know others store in books & index files, but this is the easiest way for me right now.

This might change when I get more images. Right now I only have about 40 images and a stock of 10 per image. I also keep a lower stock than most because I am not a festival artist. I actually sell glitter tattoo kits where they pick their own designs and glitter colors and take home a kit to use themselves.

Hope this helps - Cyn
Very Happy

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Post by twinkletattoos on Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:37 pm

If you are going to keep them in sheets a file box would be nice, but I use a paper cutter to cut them up as soon as I get them and store in binders alphabetically for my online shop (using baseball card style sheets.) I have TONS of binders.

For events I have 2 setups depending on wind conditions (we get a lot of trade-winds here) and setup area size.

1- On non windy days with extra space I use a pocket chart with colored index cards. I tape the stencil to the card and number the card. I keep a "Work Book" in my lap with the matching numbered stencils (5 to 10 of each--depending how popular)

2 -I created a "Look Book" to match my "Work Book" by placing stencils on Xerox, number each stencil , and place copy into sheet protector. You can make this look nice by using colored papers instead of plain white paper.

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Post by BluAngL83 on Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:07 pm

i bought a cd case holder (no not the binder type) the kind that is acrylic or plastic and has a 2 cd holder? It's like a filing cabinet Smile

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Post by faketoos on Thu Oct 21, 2010 2:13 pm



Well, I'm a little insane when it comes to organization AND the number of designs I display at events. This is one of my storage boxes; for big shows I have 17 of these in a shelving unit. Check this gallery page on my website to see how this fits in with my display posters: http://faketoos.com/store/eventdisplays.html

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Post by EVENTERTAINMENTS on Thu Oct 21, 2010 2:50 pm

wow.. looks smart Smile like your website too x

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Post by twinkletattoos on Thu Oct 21, 2010 4:53 pm

Love your setup Mark! Very Happy

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Post by Sparklyone on Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:15 am

BluAngL83 wrote:i bought a cd case holder (no not the binder type) the kind that is acrylic or plastic and has a 2 cd holder? It's like a filing cabinet Smile

That's brilliant! I've been looking for an affordable and space-saving way to file stencils and your idea inspired me to use a regular CD storage case...mine has 15 2-sided pockets so I can store 30 different designs and find them at the flip of a numbered page! Thank you! flower

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Post by Noella on Mon Jun 27, 2011 5:15 am

I use small photo albums (one photo pocket on each side of a page) - I add tabs with the numbers I post on the display (with the picture actual size), and have a series of photo albums I can reach for (some are 5"x7", most are 4"x6", some have 36 pockets, some have more, up to 100 pockets). I have a little folding plastic box (bag) with stand that can hold a dozen or more books. I don't have a wind issue (the stand can clamp to the table), but 3 people can work it at the same time and it takes a very small foot print on the table.

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Post by SEZnz on Mon Jun 27, 2011 6:08 am

only saw this reply now, they look awesome, Mark! Thanks for sharing! what size case is this approximately? and what's the originally designed for? would love to get my hands on something similar here in NZ.

is it a bait box?

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Re: Storing your glitter tats/displaying options?

Post by faketoos on Mon Jun 27, 2011 12:14 pm

They can be purchased at Walmart in the craft section.

If you don't have access to Walmart, or they don't carry them, they can be ordered online from several sources. You can buy them one at a time here:

http://www.amazon.com/Akro-Mils-5905-Plastic-Storage-Hardware/dp/B000BQPZDK/ref=sr_1_5?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1302104265&sr=1-5

Or in a case of 6 (at a lower price) here:

http://www.bettymills.com/shop/product/view/Akro-Mils/AKR5905CS.html?referer=search

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Post by Sparklyone on Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:46 pm

THanks for the Amazon link, that looks even tidier and more professional. Smile LOVE the Faketoos website and especially your signage! I would totally buy a package deal of tattoos if they came with a few of your awesome signs! I love you

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Post by faketoos on Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:47 pm

Well then, Sparklyone, email me through the website and we'll talk!

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Post by ChangingFaceDesigns on Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:54 pm

This is how I display mine and it is great because it can spin around for people to see all the stencils at once and I don't have to go looking for them. Each side holds 40 different choices so 80 total


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Re: Storing your glitter tats/displaying options?

Post by Sparklyone on Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:14 pm

Do you find you have any issues with people touching or taking stencils in your display? I don't want people taking their own out or even worse, walking away with them.... No

.Well then, Sparklyone, email me through the website and we'll talk!.
Just did, thank you! Smile

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