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The Official 2006 Caedes.net Calendar

Submitted by caedes 11/04/05 3:12 AM GMT

This is a call for images for the 2006 calendar. I hope to have the calendar ready for sale before December, so we need to get going on this project. Here is a page which has more details and a form to use to submit your image nominations. I'm really looking forward to giving these out this year as gifts, so if you've ever wanted your work in print or you want to show off your work to the family every single day of the year get your images nominated ASAP.

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::kjh000
11/04/05 7:07 AM GMT
Kewl! ^_^ I'll aim for an autumn / early winter contribution, myself I think. How much extra would the shipping to Sweden be?
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.DMINATOR
11/04/05 8:41 AM GMT
Great idea :).Going to submit my the best autumn image for this so far.
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::verenabloo
11/04/05 9:04 AM GMT
This is a wonderful thing...I wasnt here a year ago...but I've enjoyed choosing some of my photos to submit..Its worth a "shot"..lol....looking forward to seeing all the ones who are going to try this....
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We are shaped and fashioned by what we love....
::philcUK
11/04/05 12:00 AM GMT
Cool! Gratuitous shameless plug opportunities. Definitely up for that :-)
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"Some mornings, it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps"
.nigel_inglis
11/04/05 12:28 AM GMT
Looking forward to it!
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It's never too late to be early. - Alexisonfire Check this out!
::djrangman
11/04/05 12:32 AM GMT
Woot! I can't wait to see the final result of this- I'm definately down for ordering the calender(s) produced!
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'I cannot pretend to be impartial about the colours. I rejoice with the brilliant ones, and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns.' -Churchill
.nigel_inglis
11/04/05 12:39 AM GMT
I'll definitely order one as well. Glad to support the Caedes community.
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It's never too late to be early. - Alexisonfire Check this out!
::djrangman
11/04/05 12:51 AM GMT
Um, is the submitting cover designs a separate thing (like it sounds in the explanation) or is it going to be chosen from among the nominated images?
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'I cannot pretend to be impartial about the colours. I rejoice with the brilliant ones, and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns.' -Churchill
.Varindweion
11/04/05 1:05 PM GMT
Is it possible to nominate someone else's pictures?
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THERE'S NO JUSTICE. JUST ME.
+grimbug
11/04/05 1:20 PM GMT
The nomination process is for your own images only! its basically a means for us to gather potential images for the calendar together and know we have each individual artist's full concent to use the images!
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- 'Insert witty quip here'
*caedes
11/04/05 3:07 PM GMT
The cover design has different requirements from a normal image. If you look at the example of last year's calendar you'll see that we need room for a title and content listing. It would be best if the submitted cover designs would include those as well.
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-caedes
::jzaw
11/04/05 4:24 PM GMT
me me me ... i want a photo in the calender
cool idea ... now let me see which shall i forward ? ;)
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do acts of random kindness and sensless beauty! - small ***gallery* ** for your enjoyment
*caedes
11/04/05 4:42 PM GMT
I've looked into the current shipping charges at the printer that we used last year. Let it suffice to say that I was not happy with the charges. I set them a strongly worded letter, and I am currently looking for similar services elsewhere.

If you would like to help you can look around on the web for similar services. The printer needs to provide a wall calendar with custom monthly images and cover image. They also need to provide shipping of the item directly to each individual calendar customer (not a bulk shipment of them all to one person).
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-caedes
.Nauxilium
11/04/05 4:44 PM GMT
That's a wonderful idea!! I'm centainly going to buy it!
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.pom1
11/04/05 6:44 PM GMT
have submited my photos. you can get desktop calendars here for $14 on orders over 25.
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Please feel welcome to view my Gallery Here
*caedes
11/04/05 6:51 PM GMT
That link didn't work.
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-caedes
.pom1
11/04/05 7:06 PM GMT
http://www.kodakgallery.com/CalOverview.jsp?
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Please feel welcome to view my Gallery Here
*caedes
11/04/05 7:52 PM GMT
Many of the businesses that people are pointing me to will only make a certain large batch of calendars and then mail them all to me. What I want is a service which will take the orders and ship the calendars directly to you guys since I don't really have the time to break-in-bulk a large shipment of calendars.
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-caedes
.MorpheusZero
11/04/05 8:13 PM GMT
Are fractals acceptable (or even have a chance)? I was just wondering because the preview showed only photos.
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*caedes
11/04/05 8:45 PM GMT
Last year was only photography. This year we will do multiple calendars, so a fractal-only version is probably in the works.
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-caedes
.MorpheusZero
11/04/05 9:22 PM GMT
Awsome.
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::laurengary
11/04/05 9:35 PM GMT
Cool !! I'm not good enough to be in it, but I'm excited thinking of what images will be chosen. Awesome, is right.
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I don't want to achieve immortality through my work... I want to achieve it by not dying ( Woody Allen )
.panda1300
11/05/05 3:30 AM GMT
Yeah I was gonna say $15 seems a little pricey for a calendar. But i really like the idea, and i like last year's alot, I hope this one turns out good as well. ^_^
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AGHHHH!!! MY IMAGES KEEP GETTING DELETED!!! Doesn't this bother anyone else?!?! GRR
.razorjack51
11/05/05 4:52 AM GMT
This sounds very cool to me! I'm not sure if my images are good enough, but that didn't stop me from submitting 5 of what I consider to be my best images anyway. I'm looking forward to seeing this calendar!..=]
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"A man who limits his interests, limits his life." -Vincent Price - My Gallery
::CaptainHero
11/05/05 8:45 AM GMT
I bought the excellent 2005 calendar. I found that the holes that were punched for the binding unfortunately obscured the titles of the works. This year, we can maybe do something about that?
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"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." Bertrand Russell
.jaecee666
11/05/05 2:28 PM GMT
Yay solooking forwards to seeing the final product!!
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Life is a series of delicious deleriousness!
::Nikoli
11/05/05 3:48 PM GMT
Hear ye, anything I can do to help let me know.
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When you bursting @ the seems to say something this is the best time to shut up.
.MorpheusZero
11/05/05 5:44 PM GMT
How will the final images be chosen?
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.WACKYFUNCKYGIRL
11/05/05 5:58 PM GMT
I love this idea! i have submitted my images and cant wait to see the product!
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SmiLe And tHe WOrld SmilEs aT yOu ( : !!!!!!!!!!
.nigel_inglis
11/05/05 6:25 PM GMT
My images are in, can't wait to see the final product of the calendar!
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It's never too late to be early. - Alexisonfire Check this out!
.foofoo
11/05/05 6:33 PM GMT
I can't wait to receive mine. I love caedes and respect all the others who are here to share a small part of their world with us.
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+Samatar
11/05/05 10:05 PM GMT
I have submitted my 5. If you need them I have the originals with out borders/sigs etc. Look forward to getting my copy - no matter who is selected I know it will look great!
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-Everyone is entitled to my opinion- Get involved in the Artist of the week!
._DRU_
11/05/05 11:17 PM GMT
How about image manips? It is photography but...some don't even fit into any season? I submitted one image...I'm not really expecting it to be an image in the calendar but I'm just wondering?
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Please stop by Fools! Also...tell me what you think!
::verenabloo
11/06/05 8:23 AM GMT
Mine are turned in too...will be such fun to see whose are in the calender. I would not want to have to choose, there are soooo many talented artists here at caedes.net...
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We are shaped and fashioned by what we love....
*caedes
11/06/05 10:19 AM GMT
If we get enough image manip typs then we can make a calendar for those as well.
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-caedes
::kjh000
11/06/05 12:34 AM GMT
Graeme! Did you hear? I hope you've submitted a bunch of your coolest!
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.MorpheusZero
11/06/05 7:32 PM GMT
So.......How will the final images be chosen?
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*caedes
11/07/05 1:22 AM GMT
Right now CafePress looks like the best deal. Shipping is only $4 in the US and $7 for international. The base price is a bit higher than daprints offers, but the lower shipping fees really make the difference.

Chosing the images in the calendars is not going to be an easy process. Obviously, I'd like it to be a fair process, but constraints such as getting the seasons filled up, having only one image per artists per calendar, and having separate themes is going to make it difficult. Right now we have enough content for 26 calendars, so there will inevitably be some images which do not get in a calendar.

Some of the criteria that we will use will be

1. Quality of the image and professionalism.
2. Time the author has been on caedes.net.
3. Number of images the author already has in a calendar.
4. How much we need the season that the image fits into.
5. How many of a particular theme of images we currently have.
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-caedes
.jaecee666
11/07/05 3:30 AM GMT
Sounds like you have your work cut out for you!!!! Glad it's not me choosing - I wouldn't be able to decide between so many fabulous pics!! :)
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Life is a series of delicious deleriousness!
+grimbug
11/07/05 1:22 PM GMT
hahha! well i can only submit 5 images klas..so picking 5 is tough..i'd just let the selectors have carte blanche with all of my images if i could!! But i have picked one of the manipulations i used some of your photos for, so we can both take a little credit if that pops up!
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- 'Insert witty quip here'
::kjh000
11/07/05 5:47 PM GMT
^_^ Now that would be something! :P I understand your dilemma fully. Picking those five was an excruciating exercise in self-examination. ^_^ Luckily for me I don't have that many *really* good ones... (That was what I came to conclude after a while at least.) I still hope I have a decent shot at making it for an autumn / early winter page.
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::stuffnstuff
11/07/05 7:36 PM GMT
Before you burst my bubble by making skill a requirement, may I ask if you would be asking us for larger versions than are on the site?
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You know that the outhouse is in the right place if it seems too close in summer and too far in winter.
*caedes
11/07/05 8:44 PM GMT
Yes, I was thinking about how I'm going to do that. I should proabbly start accepting the larger version right away and use that as a further criteria to pare down the list of images. I'll let you knwo when you can send them in.
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-caedes
::kjh000
11/07/05 9:25 PM GMT
When you are saying "larger" versions do you mean pixel-wise or byte-wise (as in less compressed)?
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akashastrega
11/07/05 10:29 PM GMT
There was an AMAZING photo recently of a NO sax man next to the river called New Orleans (I believe) --here is the link to the pic: It doesn't necessarily go to any holiday, but it is a great reminder to us of what we have in life (that can so quickly be lost) and to cherish those things...family and friends, music, joy...I wasn't sure if I should nominate it for the calendar, but thought I'd put it past you guys and see what you thought. I think (for me) a calendar coming from such amazing artists as we have here, should not just focus on the seasons, but on LIFE, and this image certainly captures the wonderfulness of it.
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Look to the Future, Remeber the Past, but Live in the Present, and Never forget to tell those you love "I Love You", you may not get another chance.
*caedes
11/07/05 10:56 PM GMT
The seasons is just to give me options for the case where we do want to put the seasonal images in the correct place. Certainly we will have an oportunity to create non-seasonal themes as well (fractals being an obvious example).

"Larger" referrs both the pixel size and file size (less compression).

I'm also interested in hearing opinions on acceptable prices and shipping charges so that I'll know what services are acceptabel to the most members, thanks.
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-caedes
::kjh000
11/07/05 11:23 PM GMT
Ok, I almost thought so, I just went hunting on my HD and among my backup CDs and I now have five uncompressed approx. 14 MB PSD files of 2592x1944 files to go with my selected works. ;) Just say go... ^_^
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.mesmerized
11/08/05 1:06 AM GMT
Perhaps I'm abit late but I just submitted 5 images...couldn't decide what to do...fyi, a couple I submitted were only 1024 x 768 in my gallery, smaller than requested, but I can certainly supply a much larger version if interested...in some cases, I have 3008 x 2000..also I am curious about the larger versions being needed...on one image title I submitted, some color editing was done on the smaller uploaded version so the one in my gallery is better than the original.
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.heidlerr
11/08/05 1:37 AM GMT
Please make sure that the title and artist info is not in the area of the sprial binding this year. It was not planned out very well last year.
Russ
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View the world with your mind's eye. Mr. Russ
*caedes
11/08/05 2:35 AM GMT
Well, in my defence, we didn't have enough time to order a proof from the printer before people wanted to start buying the calendars, and the dimensions that the printer gave of available printing space was innaccurate. I'm sure that if we decide to use CafePress the results will be more acceptable.
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-caedes
*caedes
11/09/05 10:55 AM GMT
I've changed the calendar image nomination page to allow you to upload a high resolution version of your images. I've also sent out notices to all the artists who have nominated images so far.
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-caedes
&trisbert
11/09/05 11:30 AM GMT
My originals are around 80Mb 16bit tif. Are these to big or do you want something a little smaller?
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There are three colours, Ten digits and seven notes, its what we do with them thatís important. Ruth Ross
.razorjack51
11/09/05 11:38 AM GMT
The images I uploaded are rendered at1600 x1200, although I may have a couple that are rendered at 2048x 1535. Is that going to be good enough for consideration in the calendar?
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"A man who limits his interests, limits his life." -Vincent Price - My Gallery
::philcUK
11/09/05 11:40 AM GMT
I converted mine to regular old 8bit JPEGS at max quality setting which saw them down to around 8 megs. For the size of your images you wont see any appreciable difference at 8bit and the printers probably wouldnt like 16bit either :-)
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"Some mornings, it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps"
*caedes
11/09/05 11:56 AM GMT
I've included some details on the upload page.
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-caedes
.DMINATOR
11/09/05 12:50 AM GMT
I am a little lost here, got the remainder about calendar that states :

Calendar images need to be uploaded separately from the normal gallery images in order to ensure that we get the highest quality images for printing.

What does this mean, should I delete my existant image, and upload it again, or what does this mean ?
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.DMINATOR
11/09/05 1:24 PM GMT
ok with a little help from Phil I found it :)
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::tbhockey
11/09/05 2:42 PM GMT
this sounds like fun. I wish I could be as involved with caedes as I used to be, but college isn't helping out much.
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-tbhockey
::kjh000
11/09/05 3:29 PM GMT
lol! I managed to keep my files under 100 MB... ^_^ PNG conversion made them half the size of the PSD files (they are now about 6 to 8 MB) but it's supposed to be lossless so it should be ok. I'm not sure about my "Bird-Cherry" image since it's much brighter then I usually like my images... :P You will make a wise choice, I'm sure. If I can have any influence on the outcome, pick some of the others I've submitted in the first round... (I just don't think I have that many more, really good ones, to replace it with. I guess I could but I'm leaving it be right now.)
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::JOHNLAKEBURR
11/09/05 5:04 PM GMT
Hi !
WHEN do you see the Calendar?
I can't wait !!!!!!
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"Life is but a smile on the lips of Death" (Li Zhinfa)
t6atrav
11/09/05 6:18 PM GMT
caedes please call 717-772-5632
ask for AT ...
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*caedes
11/09/05 6:40 PM GMT
That's long distance for me. How about you just email me?
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-caedes
+Samatar
11/09/05 10:42 PM GMT
Two of the originals I've uploaded won't match the caedes versions due to cropping. I thought this way you could either crop them to match the caedes versions or leave them in the original format which will be fine with me. If you'd prefer me to crop them to look like the caedes versions just let me know.
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-Everyone is entitled to my opinion- Get involved in the Artist of the week!
.cyberkat
11/09/05 11:14 PM GMT
DMINATOR can you (or someone else) please clarify this about uploading pix for caledar separately? I must admit that I don't understand that part either... and besides, I don't have any better version of the images to upload, than the one I already uploaded. *shrug*
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*caedes
11/10/05 12:30 AM GMT
Samatar: upload the finished image, I won't have the time to edit everyone's images.
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-caedes
+Samatar
11/10/05 8:48 AM GMT
Gotcha. The versions I'll upload will be slightly different to the caedes versions but they won't require any editing or cropping.
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-Everyone is entitled to my opinion- Get involved in the Artist of the week!
.J_272004
11/10/05 11:54 PM GMT
Ive submitted.. if you need a bigger or better version I have them... I know you were thinking of a fractal one.. are you going to do it? if so when can we upload for that.. ?
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"Life's like chocolate left in the sun... once it melts its gone"
*caedes
11/11/05 12:51 AM GMT
You upload (with the calendar image upload page) the pictures that you nominated. If you've nominated fractal images then you'll need to upload them.
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-caedes
.MorpheusZero
11/11/05 12:53 AM GMT
Huh? Could you please rephrase that?
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.J_272004
11/11/05 1:16 AM GMT
ok.. i know i need sleep but...... ive just uploaded 5 photos.. so does that mean I cant upload fractals now.. im sorry my brains asleep....
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"Life's like chocolate left in the sun... once it melts its gone"
.razorjack51
11/11/05 3:34 AM GMT
Okay I've now uploaded my 5 fractals. Thanks for making that clear. I guess I didn't realize that they need to be uploaded again for the calendar.
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"A man who limits his interests, limits his life." -Vincent Price - My Gallery
*caedes
11/15/05 4:13 AM GMT
Just as an update so far: I have ordered a proof print from cafepress in order to make sure that the print quality is good and the description of the product is accurate. I should get it next week. We have about 180 printer images uploaded so far. If you have nominated an image but have not uploaded the print version you need to get that done ASAP. I'm only going to be choosing among the uploaded ones.
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-caedes
.jaecee666
11/15/05 9:02 AM GMT
yay im so excited i hope one of my images gets in :D
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Life is a series of delicious deleriousness!
.MorpheusZero
11/15/05 8:22 PM GMT
Edit: Nevermind
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fOxOnThErUn613
11/20/05 2:42 PM GMT
Just wanted to let you know, I use CafePress and make custom calendars for people, and I've only gotten good reviews from my customers. I charge $19.99 per calendar. :)
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*caedes
11/20/05 9:36 PM GMT
That's the average price that I've seen on CafePress. I've ordered a proof print of last year's calendar from them, and I should get it this week. Assuming the quality is satisfactory, the calendars should be available shortly after that.

If you have not gotten your print source images uploaded for the calendar you need to do that asap. In particular I need Winter themed images since we have the fewest number of those.
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-caedes
.razorjack51
11/21/05 2:32 AM GMT
I was just wondering, will we be informed in the event that one of our images is going to be on a calendar. I'll probably buy one anyway, but to some it might mean the difference between buying and not buying.
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"A man who limits his interests, limits his life." -Vincent Price - My Gallery
*caedes
11/21/05 3:19 AM GMT
There will be full-size previews of all the calendar images available and I'll try to notify all the people whose images have been chosen (via PM).
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-caedes
&jojomercury
11/22/05 12:57 AM GMT
Seems like a reasonable amount for the calender.I still have the first poster which I cherish.Maybe some day it will be worth big money on ebay for it's historical value lol.
Peace&Respect Jojo
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Laying Easy Somewhere Shade Across My Mind
*caedes
11/22/05 5:42 AM GMT
I just got the proof of a calendar print from cafepress. I'm happy with the quality. Everyone should make sure that the title of your images and your "real name" (in your Profile) are the same that you want to appear on the calendar image. That's where I'm getting the info to print below each image. In the next few days I'm going to prepare previews of the calendars so that we can make sure everyone's name is spelled correctly and I'll make the calendars available at cafepress shortly thereafter.
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-caedes

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