How Tally Books Are Constructed

Oilfield Tally Books
Oilfield Tally Books

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.

Tally Books are made and printed in the USA.

 

Why You Need Custom Tally Books

Why? The top 5 answers to this question are:

Tally Books…

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  1. 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.
  2. Give your employees a sense of pride. Seeing your company logo on the books tells them that they are team members.
  3. advertise your company to everyone who has one of your custom tally books.
  4. Help your employees by keeping valuable tables and conversion formulas at their fingertips. You design the table that best suits your needs, and it will appear on the book.
  5. Support American workers. Pipe tally books are made and printed in the USA.

3 Tally Books To Make Your Job Easier

Oilfield Tally Books
Oilfield Tally Books

Do you work outside (or inside) and keep hourly track of:

  • Number of pipe sections you hooked up to your drilling rig
  • Number and location of defects in a pipeline or electric service line
  • The condition and species of trees on a curb lawn
  • The dial readings of gauges at various locations
  • The meter readings at all the houses in a neighborhood
  • The condition of the machines in a factory at various times of the day
  • Any other number, value, or condition of any entity in your job area

Then you need heavy duty Tally Books to keep track of these things.

Here are the 3 most popular styles to make your record-keeping job easier:

All are made and printed in the United States. USA-made by American workers.

 

3315-Default Flexible Tally Book with Sewn Pad 3315

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If These Are Your Customers, You Should Give Them Tally Books

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

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  • Gas well workers and inspectors
  • Engineers
  • Survey companies
  • Electric power companies
  • Contractors
  • Geologists
  • Railroad workers
  • Environmentalists
  • Botanists
  • Zoologists
  • Biologists
  • News reporters
  • Truckers

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.

Why Do Tally Books Sales Follow the Price of Oil?

Oilfield Drilling Rigs
Oilfield Drilling Rigs

Tally Books Sales Follows the Price of Oil for these reasons:

  • Tally Books are used by the oil and oil service industries. When oil companies are busy, they need tally books.
  • They are a daily necessity for keeping accurate records of drilling.
  • Gifts between oil service companies and drilling companies usually are tally books. When oil flows, so does the money to buy business gifts.

$57.67 was the price of a barrel of crude oil on November 30, 2017.

The 5 Oddest Uses for Pipe Tally Books

The 5 Oddest Uses for Pipe Tally Books

(How many more can you add?)

Tallybook Contest
Tallybook Contest

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?

  1. Composing a music score for a Broadway show.
  2. Doodling while you are sitting on a jury.
  3. Writing love letters to all your girlfriends overseas while at your best friend’s wedding.
  4. Keeping track of your dairy cows medical care.
  5. 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)

7 Secret Features of Custom Tally Books

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Custom Tally Books

7 Secrets yes, but only secret until you read this post. Custom tally books are essential tools for people who work in:

  • Oil fields
  • Gas fields
  • Forestry
  • Mining
  • Drilling
  • Any job that requires continual field recording of data

When you order custom tally books, you usually want your company logo and phone number on them. Here are the “secret” options that are available:

  1. Inside printing. Printing on the inside part of the vinyl cover.
  2. Stone pad instead of paper pad. This marvelous material can’t tear, and it is water resistant. Perfect for outdoor jobs in any weather.
  3. Pen loop. Don’t want to carry your pen separately? Why not have a custom vinyl pen loop built into your pipe tally book?
  4. Clear inserts. These fit into the front or back cover, on the inside, so you can insert up to 6 pages of your choosing.
  5. Junior size book, only 6″ high, instead of 8 5/16″ high. Some people prefer the junior size.
  6. Colored vinyl border, as shown in this picture. the vinyl border and your imprint are both protected with a clear vinyl cover.
  7. Stock pictures, to add a flair to your oilfield pipe tally books. Or, you can have your own picture printed in the background.

The Best Oilfield Tally Books in the USA

Oilfield Pumping Rigs
Oilfield Pumping Rigs

Everyone who works in the oil and gas drilling industry needs to keep track of their daily activities. Tasks like

  • the number of feet of pipe that has been put down
  • number of times the equipment has been oiled and repaired
  • the hours that you worked today
  • gauge readings of all the equipment
  • inventory of pipe and supplies that were received today

You can’t trust these things to memory. The most accurate way to keep track of data in the field is to enter it in a tally book as it happens.

The best oilfield tally books in the USA are made right here in the USA. They are weatherproof, and have many options, like:

  1. Pen loop
  2. Inside cover imprint
  3. Clear inserts for keeping often-used papers
  4. Full color imprint
  5. A selection of stock art

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