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#1 caroline

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    Posted 12 November 2008 - 03:52 PM

    Can someone help me out here with some direction?

    I've visited VP's site and can't for the life of me figure out which bloody products to select!

    I've seen on several other threads (that I can't locate now) that some folk had their menu cards printed through VP. Was that on postcards?!!

    When picking the brochure, do you just forward the information you want, along with your monogram and desired pictures?

    Are they worth the money it's going to cost to print them?

    I don't know if it's the stress rolling in b/c we're only a month out or what?!! But HELP!!

    #2 ashrose

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      Posted 17 November 2008 - 07:36 AM

      Have you tried ordering the free samples from Vista Print? It was helpful to me to see all their products and options ... and they got it to me quickly.

      I don't see why you couldn't print menu cards on postcards -- the post cards are glossy on one side and matte on the other... I would do your logo/ect on the glossy side and the actual menu on the other. Don't pay for the postcards though... you can almost always find them for free.

      If you want long and slender menu cards, look at their RACK CARDS as an option.

      If those don't suit your fancy, try making a mock up of what you want, in the size that you want and measure it... chances are you can find a blank product with the cardstock in the size you want.

      #3 ~Kate~

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        Posted 17 November 2008 - 10:04 AM

        Hey Caroline,

        Here's my thread where I have my menus done using brochures - see later posts in that thread for my detailed instructions. When using brochures, you don't just forward info - you have to design them yourself using the site. It takes a bit to get used to, but start playing around with it - after you've created an account, you can use the "save for later" button to save your work and come back to it later. You can upload photos yourself on the site (for a small one-time fee, no matter how many items you use the same pic on).

        http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t29750

        I did my programs using the oversized postcards. IMO, the regular postcards would be too small for menus.

        Ashrose is right - you shouldn't pay for anything on VP except shipping! Sign up for their emails and you'll be able to get almost all products for free.

        Good luck!!

        #4 caroline

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          Posted 18 November 2008 - 02:22 PM

          Thanks guys, will get working on it. Hopefully, I'll have time! (we're less than a month out!)

          #5 adias.angel

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            Posted 18 November 2008 - 03:09 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by ashrose
            Have you tried ordering the free samples from Vista Print?
            Is this the samples:
            http://www.vistaprin...re...1:17:22 PM

            #6 volley7878

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              Posted 09 January 2009 - 02:37 PM

              I'm glad I'm not the only one who is confused :) I tried to make a brochure and gave up!




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