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In this edition:


Our production schedule, winter 2017


We offer other popular custom imprinted items


Can we print your shaded image?


Back issues of the Motorcycle Coasters® newsletter


Jack the Coaster Guy on the road



* Motorcycle Coasters® Newsletter Vol. 1, No. 3 *



Our production schedule, winter 2017


Each year, during the winter, we take a break from production.  During our break, we stop production of the Custom Imprinted Motorcycle Coaster® (one color ink on colored coasters).  We can still take orders for them during our break, but production will not happen until we return. 


Also please note, ALL other products, including the Full Color Digital Print Motorcycle Coaster® (full color image on a white, ridgeless coaster), are available as they normally would be.  They can be ordered and will be produced and shipped to you during our break.


See the next section of this newsletter for a list of other popular custom imprinted items we offer.


Here’s the schedule of our winter break for 2017:


Our last available production day is Friday, November 18.


Our first available production day after the break is Monday, January 8, 2018.


Please make a note of it for your records.


If you want to buy Custom Imprinted Motorcycle Coasters® and you need them sometime during November or December (or the first week of 2018), order now!



We offer other popular custom imprinted items


Crown Advertising offers other custom imprinted items for the powersports industry.  At the Crown Advertising website, you can find detailed information, including complete pricing. 


Other popular items we offer:


• Key fobs

• Kan Koolers

• Mugs

• Sunglasses

• Decals

• Bumper stickers

• Whistles

• License products

• Document holders



Can we print your shaded image?


The short answer is yes.  But, it still needs to be a vector line image to be usable.


In most applications, shading in an image to be reproduced is achieved by the halftone process, a reprographic technique that simulates continuous tone imagery through the use of dots, varying either in size or in spacing, thus generating a gradient-like effect (shading).  Halftone can also be used to refer specifically to the image that is produced by this process.  The resulting image will likely be a .jpg or .png format, not suitable for printing Motorcycle Coasters®.


So, how can you achieve the same shading in a vector line image?  By having your graphic artist produce a stippled image.   Stippling is the creation of a pattern simulating varying degrees of solidity or shading by using small dots or short strokes (lines). Here’s an example.




At right is an example of a stippled photo.


Literally thousands of small dots or short strokes create the shading effect here.


An image like this one can be reproduced on Motorcycle Coasters®.

Stipple example



Back issues of the Motorcycle Coasters® newsletter


You can request all back issues of the Motorcycle Coasters® newsletter by clicking this link: getyours@motorcyclecoaster.com.


We will send all back issues to the email address of your originating email message.  We can send the back issues to a different email address if you include instructions in the message body.  



Jack the Coaster Guy on the road


Every year in May (Memorial Day weekend) and September (Labor Day weekend) in Illinois, is the Springfield Mile.


Jack the Coaster Guy attends almost every time, usually with the Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club (VJMC), and Christine accompanies him.  Here are a few photos from his trip in September.


The rig is loaded and Christine is ready to go.  Road trip!





Oops!  Forgot the banner.  So, they improvised with a t-shirt!  The motorcycle is Jack's 1981 1047cc Honda CBX.  




The booth of hosts Vintage Iron Riders.





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