post cards -- bleeding

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by Mike M, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. Mike M

    Mike M LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Anyone know a good online printer/direct mail service that has "bleeding" capabilities for printing? (Or any recommended printers worth checking out?) Quantum mail is not Mac friendly and Click-2-Mail does not offer bleeding.

    Thanks,

    Mike
     
  2. Pro-Scapes

    Pro-Scapes LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Vista print has always done any printing I have needed with excellent results. I use them for cards... my reference list and my brochures
     
  3. Tim R.

    Tim R. LawnSite Member
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    Mike check out "Got print". They have done excellent work for me and they are the best price I have found.
     
  4. moonlighting

    moonlighting LawnSite Member
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    I have used Overnightprints.com in the past. they often have sales on their different products. I found the product to be quite good.

    jason
     
  5. David Gretzmier

    David Gretzmier LawnSite Gold Member
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    Gotprint.com has full bleed capabilities and is the best price on cards. I buy the 6x11's full color both sides for around 6 cents each. That is the largest size you can do on the lower prioce saturation mail rates. I think the 4x6's are only like 2 cents each full color. crazy cheap.
     
  6. Alan B

    Alan B Sponsor
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    Mile,

    I would recommend vistaprint.com or printingforless.com. Full bleed will not be a problem for them. FYI any one should be able to do a full bleed, bleed is not about printing but the trimming (cutting the paper). No printing press prints to the edge, there is a white margin, if you have it trimmed off it is a full bleed. If their press can't print the size u want with a bleed, you should be able to just get a full bleed but in a 1/4" smaller size (i.e. 8.5 x 11 no bleed or 8.25 x 10.75 with full bleed).

    If you want a nice print job ask for #1 premium paper (whiter--makes colors pop better), get a thicker stock, and add a UV coating (extra gloss clear coating).

    Sincerely,

    Alan
     
  7. David Gretzmier

    David Gretzmier LawnSite Gold Member
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    also on the UV thing- my mailer folks want to print the addresses right on the cards, and also print the postage permit. they prefer the backside without the UV coating . everything else that can make your card stand out- thicker card stock, larger size, etc. is right on the money.
     
  8. Mike M

    Mike M LawnSite Bronze Member
    from usa
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  9. Alan B

    Alan B Sponsor
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    Billy good to see you are using the internet to source and buy your printing. I set-up some of the first online printing and printing rfq sites in the late 90's. Also nice article in this months Turf you wrote. Congrats.

    Sincerely,

    Alan
     
  10. Pro-Scapes

    Pro-Scapes LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Thanks. I emailed you about it. Alot of the info and photos to be included in my article ended up on the cutting room floor. I guess they ran short on space for some reason:laugh:
     

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