Monthly Archives: March 2019

Designing Custom plastic cards and badges

Creating standard cards sometimes leads to boring cards. However, given that they are part of your corporate image, it is good to customize them to fit your corporate image and company ideas. There are several areas you can customize to give the cards a unique look. This article explores these areas and offers advice on how to do it perfectly.

Look for the Best Size

Most standard cards are about 85mm x 55mm. However, you can decide to go for smaller, square or larger cards. Extra wide cards surpass the 90mm x 55mm size while the half-fold cards are around 110mm x 85 mm. A wide card allows you to add more information onto the cards while the half fold gives the card a unique look while wearing it around the workplace.

Finishing

Conventional cards have sharp corners. However, you can also decide to have rounded corners for your staff ID cards. Rounding off corners gives the cards a sleek, stylish finish that makes them stand out and pleasant to wear around. Talk to your printing firm for the availability of such cards.
You can also decide to add a tactile finish such as matte, velvet or gloss lamination on the card. Not only does the card look stylish, but it also stays longer before wearing out. If you are going to pick a velvety or a high gloss finish, ensure that the colors of the text have enough contrast so that the card is legible from a reasonable distance.

Engraving Cards

Engraving is common with public service badges. With the popularizing of laser technology, engraving is a lot easier, faster and of good quality. You can use laser engraving as a security measure to ensure that the card data is protected from duplication. It also ensures that the authorized user is the only one that uses the card.

When going for the laser technology, decide on that data that you would like to burn onto your badge or the card and where the information will be burned. For the laser printed material to act as a security measure, ensure that it is printed on an area that it can be seen with ease.

Corporate identity

Your organization’s ID cards should always talk of the company. There are several ways you can customize colors and designs to look unique to the company. The easiest way to do it is to add your company logo and colors onto the card. You can also have the company slogan on the behind. If you have a bigger budget, you can have custom shapes that reflect what the company does. The design and placement of the text and portraits can also be tweaked to give the ID card a unique feel.

Finally, the quality of the card and the print on it is of great importance. Choose the material carefully onto which the biodata is printed and the kind of printer that you use to print the data. Quality material is long lasting with quality print holding on to the card for long.

Physical Activity After Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy drugs infused into the body have certain effects on your strength, health status, and cognition. You may be advised to rest a lot and limit physical activity. However, there are still activities that you can undertake safely after the chemotherapy session.

In fact, too much test may cause muscle weakness, loss of function and pain when moving about. Here is a guideline of what you should or not do right after your dose.

Driving

It is not illegal to drive just after having the treatment. However, the effect of the drugs begs the question, Is it really safe to drive? Some effects of chemotherapy drugs include poor or double vision, nausea, vomiting, poor judgment and reduced motion. You may also experience extreme fatigue or diarrhea.

All of these effects may pose a risk when driving. Therefore, it is generally recommended that you do not drive up to 48 hours after the treatment. Again, this depends on the side effects.

Sexual Activity

Body fluids such as sweat, urine, vaginal fluids and semen have large amounts of the drug after chemo treatment. Therefore, any intercourse within 48 hours after the treatment will pass the fluids to the partner. You may also not be in the right emotional mind to enjoy sex. Take two days off after the treatment before enjoying some lovemaking.

Cleaning Outside

Chemotherapy has serious effects on the body’s immunity. You may be affected by things that are generally not a problem such as pollen, dust, and flu. Moreover, you may feel pain when using hand tools such as mowers and cutters. Therefore, it is advisable that you avoid outdoors for several days after having the treatment.

Do not sweep your outdoors, mow or cut bushes until you regain your strength. In the same breath, avoid crowds to avoid catching any airborne diseases such as flu. Also, limit the number of people coming to see you right after the treatment. Family members with flue should wear masks.

Exercise

While exercise is good, keep it moderate or low until the extreme side effects have subsided. It is in your best interest to rest in the first two days after your chemo. After that, you can walk around home after rest. If you are not very weak, target a low to moderate workout routine of 150 minutes every week. Studies suggest that routine exercise the chances of re-occurrence of some cancers and improve the survival rate in many patients. It also lowers the chances of getting opportunistic diseases.

THE EVER-VERSATILE BEAN BAG

Probably the most versatile furniture item you can purchase, the humble bean bag has been the “go-to” for new home-makers throughout the decades. It’s “fits all” moldability makes it ideal for relaxing in front of the TV, to watch your favourite movie, or for relaxing in the garden with a cold glass of something nice.

Size and shape

Sold in a variety of sizes and shapes, there is something for everyone. Large, medium, small, round, long, flat, square – you name it, it’s no doubt available. There are even arm-chair shaped bean bags, offering a cheap yet practical alternative to more conventional seating.

Although a smaller bean bag can be easily moved and placed anywhere in the room, before you drop your tired derriere into it, a larger bag will let you relax in a number of different postures – sat, reclined, laid on your back, front or side – maybe even with your favourite person or persons.

Filling

The eponymous bean bag is filled with beans, right? Well, maybe – maybe not. Originally, of course, bean bags were filled with exactly that. However, these days, your bean bag could contain small polystyrene balls, shredded foam, cotton, or memory foam.

The most pliable filling that will mold to your body shape is that of beans or polystyrene balls. However, expect the bean bag to forget you the moment you get up. A memory foam bag will remember you and your body shape when you part company, waiting to welcome you back, like an old friend’s familiar embrace.

Cover and zipper

There are lots of attractive and fun cover-design. But choose your bean bag carefully Bean Bag Best warns. By its very nature, it will challenge your poise and balance. You may very-well end up wearing the red wine that you attempted to sit down with. You want to be sure that you can clean the bean bag’s cover, either in situ or by removing it and washing it.

If the cover is not removable, it’s advisable to choose one that is easy to wipe down, such as “leather-look”. Although not as comfortable as a fabric cover, you will not have to live with an ever-increasing collection of unsightly stains on your bean bag.

Finally, if the cover is removable and it has a zipper, be sure that the zipper is safely tucked out of the way. You can get a nasty scratch if it is exposed!

Myths Around CBD

Myths Around CBD

Discussions around CBD and other uses of the cannabis plant are taking center stage in the modern world. Do we have a possibility that all the countries in the world will legalize the use of CBD? That is just a speculation, and we have only to wait and see as these roll out. However, cannabis is one of the most misunderstood plants in the entire world. A good number of people think that its use needs regulation while another group believes that it should be free for everyone. CBD is just a component of the cannabis sativa plant, and the following are some of the myths behind it

All CBD products are the same

There are no guarantees that all the products you buy off the shelf are the same. The reason behind this is because the market regulations are not that clear because most countries are still in the early stages of developing policies. You thus have to do your research if you want to land on safe products. You have to take due diligence and ensure that the company has positive reviews from past customers and experts in the field. Endorsements from relevant bodies such as those on Omnia Biologics creates a positive reputation that you can trust.

CBD is legal everywhere

Why do the governments control the usage of a product that so many benefits? This question is pervasive among people who do not understand how CBD works. Whether CBD is legal or illegal is a topic of discussion in most countries, and that is up to you to research what applies in your state. You can extract CBD from either hemp or marijuana which affects the concentration of THC. In hemp, the concentration of THC can be less than 0.03% while marijuana will have almost 30% of the same. THC is the substance that causes the feeling of ‘highness’ when people consume recreational marijuana.

If you take a bigger dose, you feel the results faster

You may think that rubbing lots of CBD oil where there is inflammation will show the results instantly. It is not true because that is now how body receptors work. You need to give your body enough time to interact with substances that will alleviate some situations. Taking too much may even at times lessen the effectiveness of the drug. Consult a professional if you are not sure of the dosage.