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Old 05-14-2004, 09:00 AM
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Suggestions on B&W flyers

I'm just looking for suggestions here. Since its later in the season I'm going to be giving my flyers out but I'll also be talking to all the homeowners i give them to. I figured it will help get accounts because I can show them how professional i am, suggest some things and if their lawn isn't being taken care of good I can attempt to get them to come to me because I'll do it better. So since I don't have the money to do color flyers (called around and cheapest is 98 cents a piece) I figured I'd just do a black and white flyer on a glossy tan paper and have my brother (does graphic design and different art things) design it for me, i figured it won't be that bad since i'm already talking to them. I'm going to try and attach it but its photoshop so i dont know if i can.

Let me know what you think and give me suggestions. The only thing i dont like about it is that it doesn't have any real body to it.
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Old 05-14-2004, 10:49 AM
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Can't see the flyer, but B&W have worked for me in the past.

What I did was design it so that when I printed it on BRIGHT green (LIME) paper, the black would contrast the green, and it would still catch your eye.

Hope this helps some. And remember, a B&W flyer is better than No flyer at all.... sometimes.

Just make sure to review it a few times and get some input, so you uphold your company name as they go out.

B&W can be just as responsive as color sometime.

Good luck with them.
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Old 05-14-2004, 11:58 AM
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Yea I have to figure out how to get it from photoshop7 to paint program to show you. I talked it over with my brother and he's going to redo it to have more body to it, then i'll try to get it on here.
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Old 05-14-2004, 01:33 PM
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I agree...the astrobrites paper works great. It's heavier stock than standard paper and the black laser toner on the bright paper looks good.
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Old 05-14-2004, 02:31 PM
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Yea I have to figure out how to get it from photoshop7 to paint program to show you. I talked it over with my brother and he's going to redo it to have more body to it, then i'll try to get it on here.
you should be able to do a Save As and select jpg, gif or bmp. or there should be an Export, Export to Web, etc with same options.

i used the astrobrite lime green with B/W laser and it worked pretty good.

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Old 05-14-2004, 05:59 PM
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Hi kc2006,

Can you save your file as a *.gif or a *.bmp and then try to post that?
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Old 05-15-2004, 09:58 AM
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I have to try and make it smaller, just tried and it said the file is too big
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Old 05-15-2004, 10:04 AM
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Ok I think i have it now?

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Old 05-15-2004, 12:38 PM
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hi Kc2006

What size isyour flyer? I'm guessing it is 8 1/2 x 11 and the price of $.98 each was for 1000?

What if you mde your flyer 5 1/2 x 8 1/2?
Have you checked into digital color copies?
If you stay with B&W I would stay away from the glossy paper, not worth the cost IMO.

Just my .02
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Old 05-15-2004, 12:46 PM
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The flyer is half a page (half of 8.5/11) the color copies were 98 cents a piece and that was for 500, there wasn't any discount for more. The glossy colored paper with just b&w is 18 cents each, with just card stock its 14 cents each.

I think the cheapest one was digital color copies so it was still pricey. Any thoughts about the flyer though? Does it need anything?
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