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kc2006
01-08-2006, 03:50 PM
I was searching old posts and I think I'm going to try the post it note method this year (among others). I only saw one company mentioned in all the different posts I read. I believe it was designapost.com or something.

Are there any other sites that offer this type of printing? The plan would be to get the local paper to put them on the front page of newspapers and then I would do select neighborhoods (in an attempt to get the name in front of them a couple times). I'd like to get ones nicer then just yellow with black or green text for the ones I would pass out. Possibly get some color in them. But the ones for the newspaper will be just yellow with green text and my logo consists of green/black.

Any help?

kc2006
01-08-2006, 09:11 PM
no one buys them anywhere else???

Jason Rose
01-08-2006, 10:05 PM
http://www.design-a-pad.com/

Sorry, I guess that's the same one you were looking at I assume. I used it last winter and it worked out pretty well for me.

kc2006
01-09-2006, 11:05 PM
bueler? No one knows of any other places?

Coreyb
01-10-2006, 12:19 AM
hey kurt, i would think the newspaper you are going to use would have a prefered printer that gives good rates. i would start there to do a search. i priced post its today. $52 per 1000, minimum 10,000. thought that was pretty good except for the fact that you only get a 2.25"x2.25" square to list your info. good luck

Branchland
01-10-2006, 07:12 AM
I think vista print does them.

walker-talker
01-10-2006, 11:07 AM
I did a search and came up with the site that Jason posted. I knew I seen something awhile back from Jodi (the moderator) posted.

http://lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=54874&highlight=post+notes

kc2006
01-10-2006, 11:12 AM
I did a search and came up with the site that Jason posted. I knew I seen something awhile back from Jodi (the moderator) posted.

http://lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=54874&highlight=post+notes

Thats the post I got the idea from.

I'll have to check vista print. I know who the local paper uses for a printer, I've dealt with him before so I'll give him a call today. (never thought of that haha)

Lux Lawn
01-10-2006, 11:15 AM
Kurt,
Are you going to go with that idea?

kc2006
01-10-2006, 11:17 AM
Larry, as long as one of the two local papers will do it, I'll do it.

tiedeman
01-11-2006, 02:34 AM
lets us know how it works out

kc2006
01-11-2006, 09:07 PM
Well I found another place online that does post it's. For some reason their standard paper post its are more expensive then neon ones. Heres what i saw.

25,000 standard paper (they have 8 colors i think) is $495
24,000 Neon paper $417

And they're both 3"x4" post its. Not bad price at all. I didn't get a chance to talk to the papers, will do it tomorrow for sure and go from there.

Dallas Turf
01-11-2006, 11:34 PM
Well I found another place online that does post it's. For some reason their standard paper post its are more expensive then neon ones. Heres what i saw.

25,000 standard paper (they have 8 colors i think) is $495
24,000 Neon paper $417

And they're both 3"x4" post its. Not bad price at all. I didn't get a chance to talk to the papers, will do it tomorrow for sure and go from there.



KC what is the wewbsite??????????
Thanks

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Hi kc2006,

Here is another site.

http://www.baslerco.com/

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kc2006
01-12-2006, 11:05 PM
http://www.bizforms.com/postit.htm

Site looks alittle cheap but I'd probably buy just one pack first to see their quality before ordering 25,000.

kc2006
01-13-2006, 05:45 PM
Well I can't find a newspaper that will try this method of advertising. They don't want to be bothered with it.

I did however find out the local free paper does flyer inserts. 24 dollars per 1000 (2.4 cents each), theres 16,000 that go out to homes only in my town. They rarely have flyers in the paper, I got one flyer the other day and thats the first one I've seen in there all year. The woman I always deal with there told me they don't push it because the sales people dont get commision from it. But she knows I always put an ad in the paper so she let me in on it.

So the latest thought...8.5x11 flyer with a post it note stuck to the flyer. The objective is that people will take the post it note off the flyer and keep the post it note. If I go with just a black in flyer on color paper, plus the post it note and the fee to insert them in the newspaper, I'm looking at $1001 plus tax. Not bad for 16,000. Thoughts?

TPnTX
01-21-2006, 11:29 AM
I'm going to chime in even though I don't know what the heck I'm talking about.

Where you thinking a news paper would attach a post-it to the front page? no....

Same with them using your insert with a post-it stuck to it. no...the newspaper has a printing press. At the end of the press is a folder somewhere in between is a thing that will insert the insert. They take stacks of these forms or inserts and put them in a feeder. That post-it would not survive this process. Plus...lol....who's going to manually stick 'em on there. You'd be better off to spend your money re-inventing a wheel or something.

Now you do have a good point about someone being inclined to keep the post-it rather than a flyer or post card.

Last year I was just part timing. I had business cards printed for about $40.00. Passed them out taping them to doors. People tend to keep business cards.

Thats all fine and dandy but at this point, I think I'm going to go the tried and true method and spend my money on door hangers. I can only afford one method of advertising right now so thats got to be it.

I wish you could get a door hanger that has a perferated business card that you can tear out and keep with your stack of other business cards.

Jason Rose
01-21-2006, 01:08 PM
I'm going to chime in even though I don't know what the heck I'm talking about.

Where you thinking a news paper would attach a post-it to the front page? no....

Same with them using your insert with a post-it stuck to it. no...the newspaper has a printing press. At the end of the press is a folder somewhere in between is a thing that will insert the insert. They take stacks of these forms or inserts and put them in a feeder. That post-it would not survive this process. Plus...lol....who's going to manually stick 'em on there. You'd be better off to spend your money re-inventing a wheel or something.

Now you do have a good point about someone being inclined to keep the post-it rather than a flyer or post card.

Last year I was just part timing. I had business cards printed for about $40.00. Passed them out taping them to doors. People tend to keep business cards.

Thats all fine and dandy but at this point, I think I'm going to go the tried and true method and spend my money on door hangers. I can only afford one method of advertising right now so thats got to be it.

I wish you could get a door hanger that has a perferated business card that you can tear out and keep with your stack of other business cards.

Our newspaper does do post-its (or something like them, a little heavier and kinda glossy on the front) In our sunday paper there's one on the front page at the top every week. It's usually some business advertising, I don't even remember what it is now... If there's one stuck on tomorrows paper I will let you know, heck I'll even take a pic of it if there is...

No, I don't know HOW they get them stuck on there, maybe it's up to the individual carriers to stick them on as they are folding them? They are always in the same spot and are at the very top and sticking out a half inch or so.

kc2006
01-21-2006, 02:18 PM
I've read about a few people on the site having it done so thats why I thought I could get the local to do it. I know Jodi (the moderator on the site) said she had it done 4 years in a row. ]

As of now, I signed up to be in the yellow pages (that comes out in april), already in the other phone book yellow book or something I forget the name, in the largest churches weekly bulletin, website will be back up and running soon, on the yellow pages website with an ad, I'll have an ad in the local paper thats put out to homeowners in 4 towns here it goes to 49,000 people, and I'm sending out 16,000 flyers. I'll also be putting post it notes/door hangers at houses, probably just a couple thousand of those. I'm hoping this does it for advertising, but I'm still thinking of other methods for throughout the year (especially in late may, that seems to be when all the lawnboys give up or people realize their current service is junk and they want to change). And I'll be doing an advertising campaign in the fall for aeration, de-thatching, and lawn renovations (I have to check the new flyer that Gopher has on their website about aeration), I'm going to have brochures made for that, to give a more professional view of the work and the benefits that come with it.

TPnTX
01-21-2006, 06:33 PM
oh I believe you, my bad. I was in the high speed printing business for years and I can't image having to do that.

kc2006
01-21-2006, 06:46 PM
I figured they'd want to stick it to me (no pun intended) because of the hassle of having to manually put a post it on each paper. But thats not an issue now.

MoviePimp
01-25-2006, 02:40 AM
It can definately be done and is used almost daily on our local paper. I worked for the paper as a route manager and it is put on mechanically. Way to costly for our paper though. When it first came out it garnered attention now it is ignored like a pop-up ad. Newspaper advertising in general is overpriced in my opinion. Now putting post its on mailbox posts (or paper tubes or where ever they will stick) that is a much more cost effective way to get the same message across to customers. Some people don't even look at front page of paper (straight to the Target ad) plus they can get bent up or ripped by carriers during delivery.

Another thing, I couldn't even count how many (way too many) times I've caught carriers not putting in inserts (any type of ad sheet) with paper. It was up to them to insert and that took time to do. Especially when papers ran late (quite often) and they had to be at work soon.

Small businesses rarely get much say in where their ad is placed. You might get buried on page 17 of the lifestyles section under the personals. Now that I think of that you might get a few interesting calls if you choose your ad right. :eek:

grassyfras
01-25-2006, 10:06 AM
Office Depot's printing center