26-Feb-2015 (Thu)
Wherein we have the world's most awesome laptop stickers back in stock!

The laptop stickers are back in stock!

These are specially formulated to re-brand laptops. The DNA Lounge logo is a transparent cut-out. If you stick one of these over the glowing Apple logo on your laptop, the DNA logo will light up, and no other light bleeds through: no "Ghost Apple" glowing through, even in complete darkness.

No other sticker will do this! None!

You may recall that I spent literally years trying to find someone who could manufacture these stickers for us. We finally did find someone and there was much rejoicing! But the stickers were too awesome, and so we ran out of them more than a year ago. Unfortunately, when we tried to re-order them, the old sticker vendor said, "Oh, we don't do that kind of thing any more."

So then we spent more than a year trying to find someone else to do the same thing. You'd think the second time around would have been easier, since we could actually send them sample stickers as material samples, as an Existence Proof. But no.

If you were one of the dozens of people who said to me, "That's crazy, you must be doing something wrong, my buddy's sticker shop can make those, easy", you're wrong. Your buddy totally told us that he totally can't make those. (Or, your buddy just didn't respond to our calls or email at all, which is actually really common with sticker vendors.)

Unless your buddy works for Studio Graphics / Independent Studio Services, who are literally -- and I literally mean literally -- the only people on the planet who can do die-cut foil stickers.

Because these stickers are awesome and I want you all to to be wearing them, we're only charging $1 each for these, even though they cost us almost that much to manufacture, even when you don't count the zillions of hours wasted trying to figure out how to do that.

(Confidential to my staff: any time you see someone DJing here who has a giant, glowing Apple ad on stage with them that you can see from the back of the room, please offer to solve that problem for them by turning it into a DNA Lounge ad, gratis.)

14 Responses:

  1. Amy says:

    After I was told a long winded and more polite 'hell no' by my boss when I tried to look into a solution for the glow in the dark business cards (he didn't want other customers cards glowing when we couldn't see the glow in the dark ink to wash out of the press, killjoy >.<), I absolutely understand how much of a pain it is to get some of this stuff done. Thank you for sharing the company that does it though, I will be bookmarking that for future reference.

    Where did you get the glow in the dark shirts screen printed?

    • annonnymoose says:

      Every glow-in-the-dark thing I've played with glows under UV light. Would portable UV lamps not have helped you to find all the ink?

      • Amy says:

        It probably would have, but my boss didn't think it was worth the effort to worry about when I'd asked into it.

    • Pavel says:

      What sort of equipment is used to press business cards? If you were the only guys in the business of making glow-in-the-dark business cards, it could be worth having a whole standalone unit.

      • jwz says:

        To be clear, there are people who will print glow in the dark business cards, as long as the only color you want is "canonical glowing yellow".

        The difference between cards and shirts is essentially the difference between the laserjet on your desk, and a silkscreen box (but at industrial scale).

  2. MattyJ says:

    Sweet! Looks like I'll be lunching at DNA Pizza today. Gonna bring a pocketfull of singles, clear out the inventory, then I'll charge $1.10 for them, setting up shop in the parklet, and make a killing. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

  3. Timmay says:

    Sweet! Ordered two of the foil stickers (and some other stuff to pad the order.)

    WTF is up with no auto-complete on the order page? That's not a security feature, it's just lame.

  4. Ryoga Vee says:

    Got mine last year. Rock it with Pride!

  5. Karl says:

    ... aaaand Apple just dropped the backlit logo.

    Clearly the universe is conspiring against you.

    • Dave in Austin says:

      Given the underpowered nature of the announcement, I think there's still a market for them for a few more years.