Help a Humane Non-Profit

Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Johnny Angell, Apr 10, 2006.

  1. Johnny Angell

    Johnny Angell Played With Dinosaurs Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 1998
    Messages:
    6,909
    Likes Received:
    1,057
    Location:
    Central Arkansas
    Real Name:
    Johnny Angell
    I volunteer for a humane organization. They print a quarterly newsletter and its always a thrash for them to find a printing source. What suggestions would you have for the cheapest (but good quality) printing. The newsletter is an important public face for them, so we don't want it looking trashy. It would have to print on 11x17 paper and they also do an occasional color page.

    Using somebody like Kinkos can be pricy. We'd appreciate ideas?
     
  2. Mark Philp

    Mark Philp Second Unit

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2001
    Messages:
    302
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Syracuse, New York
    Real Name:
    Mark
    Well, I'd start by checking small local printers. Perhaps, you can find an owner who happens to be interested in your organization's cause and will make you a deal. You might also look at companies that have their own in-house printing departments. If your group's a non-profit then maybe they'd do the printing for a tax write-off. One last thought. Check to see if you have any schools in your area that teach various trades to high school kids that aren't college material. Printing may be one of them. They might do it for free just for the experience.
     
  3. Jay H

    Jay H Producer

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 1999
    Messages:
    5,654
    Likes Received:
    32
    Location:
    Pittsfield, MA
    Real Name:
    Jay
    Have you thought about going email (via Adobe Acrobat)? I am a member of a small hiking club in the catskills. I recently saw their budget for mailing/printing the "Catskill Canister" which is their small perhaps 10 pages (double sided) newsletter they do like 4 times a year. The costs for that was like $7000 which is not chump change for a small club. Always thought if they go email option, they could reduce the number of mailings done. Won't eliminate it but it would take a bite out.

    Jay
     

Share This Page