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Who to Design Flyers? Print? (Kinko's is through the roof)

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by mdvaden, Aug 16, 2007.

  1. mdvaden

    mdvaden LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,944

    Actually, I"m not after a flyer designer, as much as someone who can take the one I did, and arrange the layout in the right format for a printer.

    Someone I can send a Word doc or pdf too, and can re-do the flyer on the right software.

    But I'm curious about printers.

    I'm looking for 2000 to 5000 color flyers on 8.5 x 11 - single side - for under $450.

    Kinko's locally, quoted me a price that is through the roof, for either of 2 options. Even their budget option farmed out is over $1200.

    Online, I think the cost will be much less.

    Anybody found a reputable service online to order from?

    Or a big multi-city company that I can use for just the flyer layout?

  2. Team-Green L&L

    Team-Green L&L LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,776

    I found that gotprint.net has the most reasonable pricing structure
  3. fiveoboy01

    fiveoboy01 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,988

    Did you try a local smaller printer?

    I got 5K full color glossy flyers on medium-heavy stock for about 850 bucks. But this also included some re-design work which I believe costed around 75-100 dollars.
  4. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,220

    WOW never seen this Q b4.

    most of us do them outselfs, make sure you do a half page flyer, printed on full sheet then cut it in half, you get 2 for 1 this way,

    Not sure why you would want to go with color, But to each his own.
    I make mine then take them down to a copy machine.

    when I started I ran off like 500, cut them in half had 1000, and to be honest I still have them.

    never got around to passing them out,

    newspaper ads keep me busy

    Good luck
  5. mdvaden

    mdvaden LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,944

    That's actually fairly reasonable.

    I'm not sure if this site is talking about gloss, but certainly color print.


    One side in color for 5K looks like about $600 dollars.

    Just one of a couple I looked at two days ago.

    Wonder if running an online quote by a local company would knock a hundred dollar of a local quote.
  6. fiveoboy01

    fiveoboy01 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,988

    It wouldn't hurt to try. I didn't attempt to negotiate the price with my printer but I guess I might have been able to.

    The thing is, there are REAL deep discounts as you go up in numbers. Example of pricing I got for the flyers I was talking about:

    2500 - 600 bucks.
    5000 - 850 bucks.

    I believe she quoted me 1200 for 10K flyers.

    Those numbers aren't exact as my brain is a bit fuzzy, but you get the picture.

    You save a lot by getting large numbers.
  7. mdvaden

    mdvaden LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,944

    Since the estimate is free :) I asked the local company doing my business cards for a quote. Both for the color flyers and for converting my flyer on Word to an appropriate file layout. Probably should hear back next Monday.
  8. American_Lawn

    American_Lawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 211

    my mother-in-law is in the printing business. I can try and get you a deal. pm if interested.
  9. mdvaden

    mdvaden LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,944

    Okay, heard back from Southern Oregon Printing in Medford, Oregon: the company doing my business cards.

    Color flyers on 80# gloss stock...

    1000 is $260

    2500 is $424

    5000 is $665

    Reasonable. And no shipping since they are here.
  10. fiveoboy01

    fiveoboy01 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,988

    Definitely reasonable. I'm amazed at the quantity discount that the printers give. It does make sense though.

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