[Ubuntu-be] New posters and flyers - how many do we need ? best printing-site?

Jurgen Gaeremyn jurgen.gaeremyn at pandora.be
Sat Jun 27 06:50:58 BST 2009

Ok Jean,

as nobody's answering, I'll give it a shot.

First of all: what's the lifespan we want to give these posters and 
flyers? Will we use them for 15 years? Or do we want to change with 
every new release (just calling the 2 extremes here, neither one are 

Second question: what's the forecast on activity? If you look in the 
activity logs for the past few years, how many events has Ubuntu-be 

Third question: (Now that I'm thinking this through) is a flyer the best 
promotional material to give? How about CD-sleeves (just simple paper 
ones) with the same info printed on them... obviously, as it envolves 
folding and glueing it would be much more expensive... but in my 
impression, people still find it easier to throw away a flyer than to 
throw away a "real CD" As we're giving away CD's as our main promotional 
mean, possibly we should explore this route too. People who are old 
enough to remember the vynil LP's... remember how inside the cardboard 
container, the LP was always inside a second (protective) sleeve with 
the lyrics printed on them (or some other stuff)... If real CD-sleeves 
are too expensive, maybe just a small 1-fold paper to acompany a CD 
could do the job? Or a jewel case front-insert. I would put that in the 
jewel-case if it looked good! And it offers fairly the same amount of 
space on half the amount of paper (recto-verso), which might also be an 
ecological argument.

As a very passive (but maybe too big mouthed) Ubuntu-be participant, I 
don't have the info needed to make a realistic estimate.
For the Software Freedom Day, HCC Belgium will be organizing a happening 
around Brussels. I think that would be a nice place to have flyers (or 
CD-inserts or whatever promotional material). But I have no idea if we 
will be expecting 20 or 200 persons... so I don't know how much material 
I would ask for this event.

For me personally... I wouldn't dare to make a claim on the little 
Ubuntu-be fundings there are (even though I would like one of those 
posters for my computer room). Possibly selling the posters for a fair 
price would lower the threshold for people to express their desire to 
have one (as they could honestly buy it)

I hope I didn't stir up too much with this "after the facts thinking" ...

jean7491 wrote:
> Hi to all,
> On 18/06 I posted a message for an estimation of the need in flyers 
> and posters (beside the Dipro fairs).
> With only 1 reaction, I wonder that nobody needs flyers or posters for 
> Ubuntu promotion ?
> *Questions about new posters and flyers :*
>  (edition 2009: see 
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BelgianTeam/ComputerFairs#Print%20Documents%20&%20Presentations)
> 1. Before we start printing new posters and flyers, we need an 
> estimation of the products we need for the coming year(s?).
> If you think you can contribute to the promotion of Ubuntu by using 
> posters and flyers, please give the following information about what 
> you need (not for Dipro fairs) :
> Poster 2009 "Free your PC" : how many do you need ? NL or FR ? why ?
> Flyer 2009 background yellow-brown : how many do you need ? NL or FR ? 
> why ?
> This is only _information,_ not an order !
> 2. Best prices we found are the following:
> For the flyer, flyer.be <http://flyer.be/> (no cost for the port): 
> 1250 ex. for 54.45 euro, 2500 ex = 66.55 euro and 5000 = 83.49 euro 
> (VAT included).
> For the poster, maxevent.be <http://maxevent.be/>: 250 ex. A2 for 140 
> euro + 10 euro port (VAT included).
> If you knows better prices and services, please give us the information.
> -- 
> Jean
> /Ubuntu Belgium Events Team/

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