Thursday, 26 May 2011
The main discussion during our formative was that another group is attempting the same thing so we should look into making our website have a USP. Futhermore we need to look into the legalities of creating a company and a site.
We must also consider the future of the site and how it will be maintained, who will join and how much will this cost. As we are leaving in about a month will we maintain it or students still within college.
Monday, 16 May 2011
I had an idea that we could set up a photography area on Level 4 where people could come and have their picture taken (with Kofi's nice camera maybe?) and we can print it as a momento for them. Or create a digital copy. Could charge about £1.50 for each hard/computer copy or something, and it will not really cost us much to set up either.
Above is an example using a picture from Freshers week.
Monday, 9 May 2011
The stall will also market our website service via the logo and web address appearing on their carrier bags. Paper bags can be printed upon and made by hand easily (http://www.ehow.co.uk/how_6395369_make-paper-carrier-bag.html) and very cheaply, and are more environmentally friendly than plastic.
T-shirts can be made using transfer paper, which can be printed on at Ravensbourne and ironed onto the t-shirts. The paper can be found at £4.95 for ten sheets, making it around 50p per shirt, then plain t-shirts or vest tops can be bought very cheaply for around one or two pounds each.We have also made contact via another team member to produce T-shirts with a company that can print them for £4 each, which may be a better option to make it look more professional
As the stall will be based in Ravensbourne, artistic material like pencil cases, rulers etc will be more likely to sell as they are useful within college. Plain pencil cases can be bought online from around 1-2 pounds each (for example at http://www.cc-craft.co.uk/pencil-case-1-pc-light-natural.aspx) and could be sold for around £3-5 after being customised. Alternatively, pencil pots can be made using card by hand:
We could also sell sketchbooks or notebooks by buying paper in bulk and binding them with our design on the cover. We can also print our own art books in the University.