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Limited issue [message #54439] Mon, 24 September 2012 12:45 UTC Go to next message
avatar macouno  is currently offline macouno
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Just an idea for a feature... In the art business it's very normal to make items limited issue. That makes items much more collectible. Perhaps it's an idea for shapeways to support that concept? I think that it could really add value to certain items.
Re: Limited issue [message #54452 is a reply to message #54439 ] Mon, 24 September 2012 16:21 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Youknowwho4eva  is currently offline Youknowwho4eva
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I've had the idea before as well. I was considering using the Co-creator, not to make limited edition, but numbered editions. And even then you could shut it down after so many or so long.

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Re: Limited issue [message #54456 is a reply to message #54452 ] Mon, 24 September 2012 16:53 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar BillBedford  is currently offline BillBedford
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Aren't limited editions part of the old elitist way of doing things?

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Re: Limited issue [message #54535 is a reply to message #54456 ] Thu, 27 September 2012 03:38 UTC Go to previous message
avatar PeregrineStudios  is currently offline PeregrineStudios
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Not necessarily. It could be a commemorative thing. I have a pendant styled after the TriForce from Legend of Zelda in my shop - I initially modelled it for my girlfriend, changed the model slightly and printed her copy, and made the regular one public - so she has the only TriForce pendant like that, anywhere.

I was considering doing something similar - for example, the first... I don't know... 20 (or whatever) prints of a particular product line are made special or different, just to commemorate the beginning of a new item. Or the 100th print is made different to commemorate the milestone.

Not limited for limited's sake -- limited to commemorate an achievement, milestone, or other such event.

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