flyer design question

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by mike lane lawn care, Feb 12, 2006.

  1. mike lane lawn care

    mike lane lawn care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,707

    making full color flyers has become much too expensive for me. how would i go about making a black and white flyer? and what color paper should i print it on. i would like to be able to print them at home on a laser printer, but i can also go to staples and print them for 7 cents each. advice is appreciated
  2. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,163

    I went to staples and used lime green paper with black lettering, they came out really nice.
  3. hillibilly

    hillibilly LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    This is a major question I have been wondering about too.
  4. mow2nd

    mow2nd LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 603

    Staples, black and white, economy paper is .02 after 2,000 copies, get 2 flyers per page and have them cut so basically ur flyers cost .01 cent a piece, can't get much cheaper than that, GOOD LUCK!!!
  5. bigjeeping

    bigjeeping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 903

    I purchased a Brother HL-5140 LASER PRINTER, and a few toner cartridge refills off ebay. I've had the thing for about 8 months and have already printed about 10,000 flyer with it. It's still going strong!

    I figure that staples does double-sided B&W for $.07/each.

    at 10,000 flyers that's $700!

    Well the printer only cost me $150, the ink is cheap as dirt when you buy toner refills on ebay, and you can find reams on paper for nothing when you shop sales!

    However I do take MY printed flyers to staples for tri-folding. They charge $.02/each for folding.
  6. amar

    amar LawnSite Member
    Messages: 203

    However I do take MY printed flyers to staples for tri-folding. They charge $.02/each for folding.[/QUOTE]

    A folding machine may be a good investment for you. Around the cost of 15000 folded flyers.
  7. nherweck

    nherweck LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 326

    actually, you can get one on ebay for about 2,000 of those flyers...i was going to purchase one that was about 40 bucks. so not bad!
  8. gslawncare

    gslawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 134

    I got a laserjet 2200 for 100 on ebay. works great and prints 500 in about 6-8 mins. the folding part sucks though. I honestly had a few buddies come over. Got sloppy drunk and we all folded about 1000 flyers each. It was cheaper and more fun than keeping a rip-off printing company in business.
  9. amar

    amar LawnSite Member
    Messages: 203

    I'm talking about quality. Not some POS! The problem with the smaller ones is they only hold a few papers, some only do one at a time. I'm sending out a few hundred statements a month in the season and I hate folding.

    :gunsfirin Billing SUCKS
  10. nherweck

    nherweck LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 326

    Wow, I'm sorta glad I'm still new in the business and don't have to worry about that many statements. Hah, I'm only sending out about 20 a month.

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