Case badge / sticker mock-up



  • Here are a couple of case sticker mock-ups I have knocked up.

    I am trying to find someone to print them for a reasonable price. The key thing that will set the price is the Die-Cut (rounded edges) but thought I'd get some feed back first.

    Have mailed a few companies here in the UK, just waiting for them to get back to me…





  • First quote back:

    Quote as requested:
        100 = £75.00
        250 = £80.00
        500 = £88.00
        1000 = £99.00

    This includes cutting out the rounded shape!



  • No Interest/Input at all  ???



  • I think they look really good. Maybe a little too much Intel in the shape of the red curve, but very professional and good looking. I think I prefer 'filtered', but 'protected' is maybe a little more client friendly. Very nice, and considering the prices, if you were selling these at cost I might buy some just for kicks and stick them on my installs.



  • Yes they look nice :)
    If you actually buy them i'd definitly take some too.

    As ktims said: protected sound maybe better for a broad audience.
    Or maybe something along the lines of: "shielded", "secured" or "locked".



  • Ok - Good!

    This is a serious proposal! I do intend to get at least one batch run up to test the quality.

    I first went for 'Installed' so that this sticker could be stuck on the firewall its-self. But then I thought if I went for protected, filtered or what ever then they could be stuck on the servers pfsense was protecting as well, as a sort of advertising thing.

    I went for an Intel look so that the stickers wont look out of place stuck on a branded Intel server but if 'we' all think it may cause the dev's too much grief (if Intel can actually brand the shape of a sticker, and do actually give a toss) I may tweak it a little. I mean its not like pfSence manufacture CPU's in competition with Intel, if anything pfSense/freebsd promotes Intel products over others.



  • Still think the Intel shape fits better  :-\








  • Mail from Intel European Legal Department on a request for clarification.

    Thank you for your enquiry.

    Intel will not approve the use of a logo that bears a resemblance to any of its intellectual property, if it is designed to ‘not look out of place’ next to our badge then it will cause confusion that a product is owned or affiliated with Intel. We would request that you amend your proposed logo to one which would compliment our badge as opposed to bearing a resemblance to it.

    Once again, thank you for asking.

    Best regards
    Victoria


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    @cheesyboofs:

    Still think the Intel shape fits better  :-\

    I kind of like the look of these new ones with the rounded top and bottom. With a little red border around the top half on one of the last two examples, it would almost look like a padlock, adding to the security theme.

    As nice as the Intel logo ones look, sometimes it is better to stand out - in a good way - than blend in.  :)



  • I would certainly be interested. I build and install ALIX based firewalls and and at the moment there is nothing on the ALIX´s cases at all. This sticker would give them a much more professional finish.

    I´m not really bothered by the shape, and agree with the suggestion that standing out is better than blending in.

    Keep us posted of your progress.



  • it will cause confusion

    I'd really like to meet one of these people that get "confused" in situations like this. There must be a whole underclass in society, wandering around in state of utter confusion, unable to make sense of things that may look like other things.

    You have to appreciate the risks - imagine what would happen if they're allowed into corporate comms/server rooms and they see a sticker for "pfsense" that is just TOO MUCH LIKE AN INTEL STICKER.

    Think of the children.



  • @Bern:

    it will cause confusion

    I'd really like to meet one of these people that get "confused" in situations like this. There must be a whole underclass in society, wandering around in state of utter confusion, unable to make sense of things that may look like other things.

    You have to appreciate the risks - imagine what would happen if they're allowed into corporate comms/server rooms and they see a sticker for "pfsense" that is just TOO MUCH LIKE AN INTEL STICKER.

    Think of the children.

    This is very funny - It tickled me  :)

    I haven't given up on this, I was getting bogged down in the detail particualy how round the top and bottom should be or how fat or tall it should be. So I thought if I leave it for a bit when I come back to it - it would leap out at me….



  • You could also go with the Microsoft sticker style rather than Intel.  It worked pretty well for Ubuntu and resulted in some nice looking stickers: http://ubuntu.wordpress.com/2006/08/12/free-powered-by-ubuntu-stickers/



  • This is the sticker/badge I'm gunna get made up as a dummy run, it will be 16mm x 20mm - unless anyone can think of any show stoppers.

    The first batch will be of 250.



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