So recently at the Spike Badges HQ, I’ve invested in several pieces of technology.
The first little lovely is a Wacom Intuos 5 Touch Tablet. It’s now my fave piece of tech and Â it speeds up the design process a lot more than with my MacBook Pro’s little trackpad. I’m normally an Illustrator aficionado but I’ve grown to respect Photoshop for it’s versatility because of the graphics tablet.
Next up was a laser printer. From now on all of our badges will be printed on a 160gsm card-stock, really it’s just really thick paper. This helps to give the pin badges a sharper finish.
And finally, a decent paper trimmer. The ability to accurately cut straight lines can never be overestimated. I had been using a craft knife and a ruler for a while but I sometimes ended up cutting into the pin badge print-outs.
So that’s all of the current new tech at the Spike Badges HQ.