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magicgraham
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Anyone got some good links to company's who provide cost effective printing and design for posters and show tickets , in the past I have used graphics 2000 in Vegas anyone using anyone else

Going to be using these for fundraising shows for schools and churches
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Mindpro
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Staples doesn't do printing, they do copying. You're looking for something more like ticketprinting.com or admitoneproducts.com
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Gotprint.com

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G. Batson
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I also recommend Staples. They did some nice banners and posters for me. They can also print brochures and biz cards. They are competitively priced especially with small runs and quick if you need something done right away.
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I repeat, Staples is not a printer!
G. Batson
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They offer printing services. That what the OP asked for...what are you nitpicking about?
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He asked about "cost effective printing", that's what I'm referring to Kinko's, Office Max/Depot and Staples are copy centers, the do not do printing. Ticket printing is usually done by printers, I was just clarifying and trying to assist the OP, rather than leading him down a wrong path and so he doesn't take the advice to go to Staples seeking a printing job only to be told they are not a printer. There is a huge difference in quality and pricing.

It's not nitpicking it's clarifying and dealing in the facts. Last time I checked Staples does not offer printing. To further clarify printing occurs on a press or digital printer, not a copier.
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Magicgraham,

It's true Staples does not offer traditional OFFSET printing. They CAN print just about anything you need. It's called DIGITAL printing. Xeorox built an empire with digital printing. If you're looking for a traditional printer, take Mindpro's advice and ask for offset printing. Staples, who offers digital printing can print what you asked for. http://www.staples.com (search for printing)

I would recommend asking each for samples/pricing. The banners and posters they printed for me (not copied) were very nice for my use...and cost considerably less than what offset printing would have been. That was my experience. You ultimately get to decide price/quality.
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For the two specific markets you are talking about the Staples "printed" posters should be fine, especially if doing short/small runs. If, however, you are doing a number of schools than to produce a standard poster with space for date time and place to be filled in could be the best route and you can go to a traditonal printer, a couple of which have been mentioned above.

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I can help out. I offer both design and printing services.
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Eatonmagic: I may need some design and printing services in the near future for the same reason as magicgraham (fundraisers). Let me know what you offer.
Thanks, Charlie
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magicgraham
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A couple good links thank you yep Blair its for around 40 shows all different venues
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With that volume of shows, then I would look at a generic (of your show) poster that could be suitable for all of them and that you could have printed in quantity. But as has been mentioned on other threads do shop around locally for print shops that could fill your needs. A local shop is always good to know of and to build a rapport with.

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Working on a four wall for next year, this thread put me onto a track I hadn’t considered. Do you want “stubs” for drawings and prizes? Do you need unique serial numbers? How are you going to distribute those tickets? Can you sell online?

I’m a HUGE fan of DIY, but Staples won’t do that.

You probably want to at least visit the websites mentioned above and see what they can offer. Running your PDF down to Kinko’s is always an option, but you may want a little more.
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In the past.. I have used business cards as tickets. They are a real common size, and they are smaller than traditional event tickets. So the cost is pretty low. 1000 tickets for $25. I have always been very happy with http://www.printplace.com

I have also used a sequential number stamper (maybe $50) to hand number the tickets.
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While that would be one way to do it, I would be greatly concerned with professional perception. I did this too - when I was in middle school. Why is it that magician's are always looking for the cheap, easy way out. I sure hope this is not a trend.

If you can't afford to spend a few of hundred dollars on this, maybe this area of teh business is not for you?

These are often a first impression of you, why on earth would you wnt to sacrifice quality and professionalism?
magicgraham
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I know from the past having professional looking tickets that match the posters add credibility
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A print broker will be able to help you get the best quality products, and lowest price.

If you're in Canada, I can help you out; I know great sources for both posters, and tickets. However, if you're in the US, you're better off searching for a local print broker.

More info about print brokers here: http://pearcetheatrical.com/news/print-b......rinting/

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On 2013-08-13 08:55, misterillusion wrote:
Eatonmagic: I may need some design and printing services in the near future for the same reason as magicgraham (fundraisers). Let me know what you offer.
Thanks, Charlie


Charlie,
No problem. Just let me know what you are needing. Generally speaking, if you need it printed, I can do it ; ) PM me with specifics and I will be glad to send you a quote. Thanks.
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