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Post Card Critique

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by TheChiefsLawnCare, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. TheChiefsLawnCare

    TheChiefsLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 960

    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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  2. clean_cut

    clean_cut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,327

    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.
  3. TheChiefsLawnCare

    TheChiefsLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 960

    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
  4. srl28

    srl28 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,177

    Got a kick out of "Concrete weed killing" sorry.

    You can get postcards designed fairly inexpensively.
  5. TheChiefsLawnCare

    TheChiefsLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 960

    i looked up the guy you told me about and he has really good prices compared to everyone else that i have looked into
  6. TheChiefsLawnCare

    TheChiefsLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 960

    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
  7. jada86

    jada86 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 124

    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.
  8. TSB group

    TSB group LawnSite Member
    Messages: 118

    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!
  9. Adeas Printing

    Adeas Printing Sponsor
    Messages: 604

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  10. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,737

    give blake a call! he can help you with ya postcard design too.

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