Need a way to print and mail varying quantities of custom postcards
August 11, 2014 1:24 PM Subscribe
I'm working on a construction project where we need to notify anywhere from 1 to 50 or so households at a time of work happening near their homes. Distributing flyers consumes a significant part of staff time, so we'd like to create and mail custom postcards for each work location. What's the best way to go about this?
posted by Ham Snadwich to Work & Money (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
We settled on mail notifications, because:
1. We can pretty easily get the addresses from our GIS database
2. It *should*(?) be relatively inexpensive, as compared to 45 minutes of staff time per location it takes currently.
3. People regard it as more "official" than door hangers/flyers.
The text/graphics would be mostly boilerplate, according to the type of work to be done, but we would like to include small maps of the work, so preprinted cards might not work.
So we can handle creating the text and the addresses, how to handle printing and postage? We've got a standard office printer/copier, but 50 pages of double sided cardstock might be beyond its capabilities, and we'd prefer not to have to handcut sheets of cards. We'd also like to be able to create and mail them the same day, or upload them to a service that would do the same.
We don't need multiple colors or glossy stock, plain cardstock and grayscale printing is fine for our purposes.