Tally Books are used by workers and inspectors in the oil and gas industries. These books are made rugged for outdoor use. Here is how they are constructed:
For stiffness, we start with chipboard. This is the solid gray “cardboard” material that cereal boxes are made out of.
The 2 pieces of chipboard (front and back of the tally book) are covered with a colored vinyl for protection from the elements. Vinyl comes in a variety of colors. The inside layer is usually the same color as the outside layer.
To hold the paper pad (or stone pad), we add a front and back clear pocket. So the first and last page of the pad are slid into those two pockets. For durability, the first and last page are made of heavier paper. This pad is held in place just like the check register in your vinyl checkbook.
Not in this order, the imprinting is done on the outside cover and the inside pockets.
Printing is done in 3 different ways: Screen printing, Hotstamping, Full-color imprinting.
Sometimes we add a clear vinyl pen loop on the side. We can also add an insert. It has 3 clear vinyl pockets so that you can add papers and cards of your choosing.
Are needed by your employees if they need to make notes continually in the field. They are essential to the oil and gas industries. Oilfield and gas field workers and inspectors need to have durable pipe tally books to keep their records current and safe.
Give your employees a sense of pride. Seeing your company logo on the books tells them that they are team members.
Pipe tally books aren’t just for the drilling industry. They are used by many other people to record readings and data in the field. They are small enough for a pocket, and water resistant. Tally Books with your company logo are a great way to “woo” your customers, if they are on this list:
Oilfield workers and inspectors
Gas well workers and inspectors
Electric power companies
Your corporate logo can be put on the front and back cover, even in full color. The new optional “stone pads” look like paper, but they are water resistant, and cannot be torn. If your customers use your tally books, they will look at your logo many times a day. That’s the best way to target your market advertising. They are also made in the USA.
Pipe Tally Books are really designed for outdoor use. They are mainly used by oil and gas field workers. They keep track of continual data such as the number of pipes inserted into an oil well drilling rig. They have a weather proof vinyl covering. They are small enough to fit into your pocket, and be available constantly. Some of the new ones come with “stone pads”. They are waterproof and tear proof. They are a great improvement over paper pads. But pipe tally books can be used for any kind of writing. Here are 5 silly and odd uses. How many more can you come up with?
Composing a music score for a Broadway show.
Doodling while you are sitting on a jury.
Writing love letters to all your girlfriends overseas while at your best friend’s wedding.
Keeping track of your dairy cows medical care.
Writing police reports you read in the newspaper.
If you post the best addition to this list by the end of October 2017, I’ll send you a free sample tally book. (USA address only)
Art. Start with the best and neatest art file of your company logo. Vector art is the best art. If you want to use a photograph, please make it high resolution. 300 dpi at the final size will give the best results.
Balance. Design your tally books so that your logo is on the front, and some other information is on the back.
Color. Choose the imprint colors and vinyl colors that will reflect your company’s colors.
Design. If you need help with the design, the online company can usually help you. They have the experience.
Extras. Do you want to order these extras? Vinyl pen loop. Clear vinyl inserts with 3 pockets for your papers that you add later. Stone pad instead of paper pad.
Free proof. Always ask for a free email proof before your order goes into production.
Ground shipping, unless you’re in a hurry.
Hi resolution stock pictures are usually available as a background to your imprint.
Important facts, like your phone number, location, services, and products can be displayed on the back cover.
They are custom made to show off your logo and artwork. Simple one color imprints or full color imprints are possible. Waterproof stone pads are optional. Pen loops and pocket inserts are optional also.
Your choice of vinyl color will be made into the cover.
Stock art is available, or you may furnish your own high resolution full color photos.