When I found out about this, I was all over it, like powder coat on a charged piece of metal, like machining lube on an end mill or popcorn residue on a hungry members hands. I was to develop this remarkably effective way of plugging TechShop and benefiting from referrals all in one fell swoop
This Instructible has all the things you'll need to entice new members, and get classes from referrals.
It contains an interactive PDF of the card, you can click on the image to import your own picture, a modifiable text field to enter either your name or whatever you desire (the referral number is just my member number), as well as as a description of TechShop and a cut path so that you can give your cards rounded corners on the laser cutter.
Things you will need:
- Cards printed using the supplied interactive PDF either on paper or card stock. Don't cut them apart, as you'll get to use a laser to do this for you in a later step.
- An Epilog CO2 laser.
- Material to etch the flavor text into and adhere to the back of your referral card, wood, acrylic, leather or something else.
- A vector file with the cut path for cutting your cards apart with a nicely rounded corners.
- A glue stick or spray mount adhesive to attach the front of your card to the back (you can also just print double sided cards).