How Much Do You Pay For Take Out Menus?
Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:59 PM
I was just curious how much you pay for standard take out menus and where do you get them? Thanks.
Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:21 AM
Bouillie: eating in south Louisiana
Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:15 AM
Back to your question, where to source, and how much to pay, I don't have a real answer. Years ago, before the Internet, my company used glossy 2 color spot pages as sell sheets. We found a printing company in Canada that had really good rates, even with shipping. I can try to look up the name tomorrow when I'm back at work. For now, I'd google spot color printer or something, and just get a bunch of quotes - you'll see pretty quickly what the going rate is, and who the outliers are.
Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:46 AM
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Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:33 AM
Posted 19 November 2012 - 01:28 AM
Leaflets (and we get lots of them) are also colour. Maybe not four-colour, but certainly spot colour.
As Frank Zappa nearly said "B&W don't make it."
I don' t know why, but I have hundreds of the damned leaflets. I know I will never go to those restaurants. In fact, some have long gone. But I still gather them almost every day.
Still some people collect stamps. Used stamps. Is there anything more useless?
Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:02 AM
If doing a limited run, up to 500 or a thousand, don't spend the money on color printing or offset printing. Pay a good designer for a professional layout. Pay a little extra for decent paper stock - 24 lb bright white perhaps. Black and white copies nowadays are digital. Excellent reproduction. To save money, if your menu is limited, consider going two up (two menus per copy). Or use legal size or 11x17 and go three or four up.
Unless I was doing huge runs, I'd only use offset printing if I wanted to run two or three colors. Again, what comes out of the press is only as good as the design that goes into it. Have it professionally done.
Full color copies are less expensive than they used to be, but still relatively costly. Unless color photos are essential, I'd go either black and white or two or three color printing.