Flyers, professional vs basic.

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  1. Diwrnach

    Diwrnach Grand Master
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    Up until now my flyers have always been double sided, glossy pro looking, though I have read in various places that people have had better responses from a small basic black and white flyer they printed off at home.

    Anyone have any input? considering giving the basic kind a go, but not sure.
     
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  2. Ben Wright

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    I'm having real success from home-made black and white flyers I have printed off at home.

    My are a small square 3.5 inches by 3.5 inches. I leafletted an area the other day and 5 people rang me.

    I was about to get some professional looking flyers but seeing as this method is reaping such good results, I'm not going to. The reason I think a homemade flyer that is only very small (like the ones I'm pushing through) is good because it looks DIFFERENT. If you're pushing a glossy flyer through it looks exactly the same as all the other junk mail they get through - the menus, the Macro magazines, the Farmfoods Catalogue etc.

    Try some homemade ones that are very basic and straight to the point and see if you get a result.
     
  3. Diwrnach

    Diwrnach Grand Master
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    That is what I was thinking s well, might have to give it a go :)
     
  4. boarcity

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    i had very good results from cheap homeprinted handwritten flyers. they looked as if a big kid had written them . i built my round on them
     
  5. Diwrnach

    Diwrnach Grand Master
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    I'm reading similar elsewhere as well, seems very basic, simple, cheap, home made flyers do better than professional glossy ones?

    Odd.
     
  6. boarcity

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    i used to like printing em- the print room scenario /the challenge of fault finding when the inks wont come thru properly

    manys the night nobody could sleep properly in this house cos a printer freshly loaded with ink was chuggin away on auto . " just ignore it and get to sleep , itll be finished soon. "
     
  7. Diwrnach

    Diwrnach Grand Master
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    Don't suppose either of you have a picture of what you did? or what did you have written on them? just had a go at making my own but end up getting carried away and saying too much.
     
  8. Tuffers

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    I've got a City & Guilds in printing :)
     
  9. Diwrnach

    Diwrnach Grand Master
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    That must of been an easy one, just click print don't you? :whistle::whistle::whistle:
     
  10. boarcity

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    did you ever say "hold the press" and mean it for real?
     
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