How Stuhr Museum Solved Its Membership Card Problem

Using a typewriter to create membership cards may seem passé, but that’s what the Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer was doing until recently. They typed information on plain card stock (which did not hold up well) and even typed addresses on the envelopes to mail them to members. But no more!

Brooke Business Forms solved this challenge by using an 8.5 x 11 sheet with 1 or 2 integrated cards, laminated on both sides, which they printed for the museum. All the Stuhr staff had to do was run them through their laser printer to print the member name and information. They then tri-folded each sheet and inserted it into a window envelope for mailing. The laminated card is very durable and lasts a long time.

“We checked locally for a product like this but could not find a company that could match the quality, price point or customer service of Brooke Business Forms,” said Renae Hunt, Facility Events Manager/Volunteer Coordinator for the Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer.

"What the Stuhr Museum and other museums found is that all of our card products are designed to go through laser printers,” said Neil Rosen, membership card products expert at Brooke Business Forms. “We also have card products for inkjet printers. You can purchase our products in small quantities and you can purchase them blank or we can print them in advance.”

Rosen adds that the company received a tremendously positive reaction to its story in the April 5, 2016 issue of the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) Aviso e-newsletter, which showcased how Brooke Business Forms provides AAM members with an integrated solution for their membership card requirements.

"A large number of AAM members contacted us for free samples of our products,” Rosen explains. “It’s important to get and test the samples to make sure you’re absolutely satisfied with their quality and your ability to print on them. Many of these museums were then able to upgrade their cards to a better quality, thin gauge plastic card or an integrated card on an 8-1/2 x 11 letterhead. These products ran smoothly through their laser printers. Besides getting a much better quality product, they also found they saved money over their current cards.

Brooke Business Forms provides customers with free samples of our products for you to test in your printers as often as you wish!

Call our resident museum membership card products expert, Neil Rosen, 800-228-0202 or email him,