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Old 03-22-2011, 10:00 PM
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Post Card Critique

Just wanted to know what yall think. Next step is getting them printed. I have it done on publisher but I am having a problem finding blank post cards that will line up properly. I really dont feel like having to redo it on avery's site since they seem to be the only people that have the blank cards. Only other option is to bring it to a local print shop and let them charge me an arm and a leg to scan and copy it.
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Old 03-22-2011, 10:19 PM
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Ehhh... Wan't my opinion?

It looks like a flyer made on ms publisher... nothing special

I think the text is hard to read against the busy background, clip art? come on, you can do better than that, "Eagle Scout, first responder, reliable...." Im not a fan of this stuff...you know what I am "honest, trustworthy, reliable, have good work ethic...." Just like you.... (I'm just saying it doesn't really mean anything on a postcard, show it in your work)

Want my real opinion? Get a designer to design it for you... then you'll have a postcard that looks really good and probably a lot more calls. I've got to give you credit though, it looks like you spent a lot of time on this and I can tell you care about your business, if I were you though, I'd let a designer design the card.

I've heard some really good stuff about Bob at www.plan-itgraphics.com maybe you can shoot him an email to see what he can do you you.

It looks like you do some really good lawn and landscape work, but maybe graphic design just isn't your think :P

Also I LOVE your last name lol.
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Old 03-22-2011, 10:22 PM
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thanks for the opinion. i get that a lot about my last name lol. so far i havnt ran into anybody with the same last name as me in my area. i would use that as my business name just that nobody could say it right so its a lost cause. so i just broke it down for people lol. you say it chief-foe
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Old 03-22-2011, 10:23 PM
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Got a kick out of "Concrete weed killing" sorry.

You can get postcards designed fairly inexpensively.
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Old 03-22-2011, 10:26 PM
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i looked up the guy you told me about and he has really good prices compared to everyone else that i have looked into
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Old 03-22-2011, 10:28 PM
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Got a kick out of "Concrete weed killing" sorry.

You can get postcards designed fairly inexpensively.
yeah i didn't know how to word that. thats a huge problem here is southern Louisiana. with the way the ground sinks the concrete cracks and bam grass grows
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Old 03-23-2011, 07:21 AM
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Yes, have Bob at Plan-It Graphics design it. He will not only clean it up and jazz it up, but will pass along some advice for wording, etc. that will help too.
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I would also not write "minor" for anything. It makes you sound small, and that may put off people. Do what most people do, if the job looks to be too big, bid high....if you get it then you can afford to hire people!
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Old 03-24-2011, 10:37 AM
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give blake a call! he can help you with ya postcard design too.
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