When OvernightPrints.com had their latest FREE postcard promotion, I decided it was time to take full advantage of it. *And since there really is no such thing as a free lunch, I was willing to pay the $6.30 per set of 50 “free” cards. It’s past time I had some actual collateral material to promote my logo work. I have a very basic web portfolio, nothing fancy, slow loading (for now), but figured I could really use some handouts for those times when I’m networking.
I set up 6 different one-sided 5″ x 7″ files, each with samples of my designs and then 2 more files designed as front and back covers. Once ordered, these took about one week to receive, arriving in 8 different packages. One of the risks you take with printing like this with so many files and through online services such as this is lack of color control from one piece to the next. I was pleasantly surprised that all my pieces came out very consistent. The only exception was that the trim was a bit off from one piece to the other so they don’t stack perfectly smooth together in sets.Once I collated the pieces I tied each set with twine. Other options would be to hole punch and add book rings, spiral bind at FedEx/Kinkos, etc. This promo could also have been set up with two images per sheet as a smaller sized set and double the quantity. There’s lots of ways to show your work, crafts, or art with these postcard promotions. My 8 piece promo ended up costing me only about a buck a set. My business cards, shown in the last photo, were also purchased during a FREE OvernightPrints.com promo. I paid extra for 2-sided printing.I’ll keep several promos and business cards in my car should I ever need to whip’em out. Because I’ve ordered through ONP before, I receive emails with the free printing promotions. Follow me on Twitter and I’ll be sure to let you know the next time they come around.If you need a little inspiration, here are several other posts I’ve done about printing with OvernightPrints.com, just click on any of the following links: