An orchestra I play in has recently switched from using leaflets to promote their concerts to using A6 postcards. These have turned out to be an epic success:
- They look smart (full-colour printing both sides, decent quality card)
- They're a convenient shape and size to easily carry around.
- They're inexpensive.
- They can easily be used as an impromptu poster with the addition of a pin.
- They're small and sturdy enough to be sent through the post (they would, for instance, be ideal for a free constituency mailshot).
I'm therefore proposing to get some made, since there is some considerable lead-time involved in manufacturing them. I'm going to front the cost of getting them made, and I'll be selling them on to PPUK members at cost.
Design contest: deadline February 8th 2010
I'm going to offer a free PPUK t-shirt (once they come out ) to the best full, print-ready design submitted to me (email@example.com) before the 8th February 2010. The rules are as follows:
- The chosen entry must be licensed CC-BY.
- Include front and back artworks with dimensions 111x154 mm, which will be trimmed to 105x148 mm (i.e. a 3 mm border will be discarded).
- Entries must be in PDF format. All fonts must be embedded.
- It would be nice (but not essential) if you could include source files for the design, so that future cards can be based on it.
- Don't forget we can do printing in full colour right to the edges!
- The following imprint needs to appear somewhere on the card (it can be very small, but it has to be large enough to be legible -- a 2 mm high typeface should do it: "Printed by print! GmbH & Co. KG of Brückenstraße 7, D-97421 Schweinfurt, Germany. Promoted by Peter Brett of 21 Raglan Road, St. Johns, Woking, GU21 2AX, on behalf of Pirate Party UK, of 22 Fairmount Road, Worcester, WR4 9FJ." There are fines of up to £5000 associated with non-compliance.
Please feel free to post your designs on this thread for others to discuss and make suggestions for improvement. Since I'm putting the money up for this, I'm going to choose the one I think is best, and that will be the winner. Drumming up popular support for your design might help you. Or it might not.
If you have questions/suggestions, post them here.
If you want to get your hands on some postcards once they're made, see this other thread!