Printing calendars... to sell

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Printing calendars... to sell

Post by ak_powder_monkey » Tue Aug 18, 2015 7:05 pm

Anyone know a good supplier for (sorta) bulk (25-50) printing custom calendars that I could then turn around and sell?


Looks like the cheapest I can find is like $10 per (of dubious quality), was hoping wondering if anyone has done this and has some tips....
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Re: Printing calendars... to sell

Post by austrotard » Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:37 pm

dude, you've 25-50 in your family?
fuck fair. fair doesn't exist. it's just a word to make people think they're doing some good.
fair is a concept created by the same beings who created deities.
nothing in this world of any consequence is fair. just look around, josh.

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Re: Printing calendars... to sell

Post by west_jay » Wed Aug 19, 2015 11:44 am

Nobody is going to waste your time printing that quantity.
I used to be in the business.

Print them yourself.
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Re: Printing calendars... to sell

Post by PGflyfisher » Mon Aug 24, 2015 5:03 pm

25 to 50 is nowhere near "bulk".

I did some research into this a while back and unless you are printing 500 or more you don't see any significant price breaks. I found that the paper tended to be the biggest determining factor in price. If it is something you plan to sell you need good paper as well excellent image quality. Based on the quotes I received, I needed to buy and sell over 1000 calendars in order of make $1 profit per calendar.

If this is your retirement plan, I'd rethink it.
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Re: Printing calendars... to sell

Post by D-nymph » Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:30 am

Awww, Powder Monkey is giving away calendars with his photos for Christmas! How cute! :coffee
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Re: Printing calendars... to sell

Post by fishskibum » Thu Sep 24, 2015 6:34 am

hmmmm troots n beadz
or carp n hot chicks
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i do like troots though
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Post by Lando » Mon Sep 28, 2015 6:55 pm

I ordered one for the office. Thanks, FSB.
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Re: Printing calendars... to sell

Post by fallen513 » Fri Oct 02, 2015 9:28 pm

MPIX dude. The math is easy, just charge twice what you pay.


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Post by pbrstreetgang » Sat Oct 03, 2015 5:46 pm

will there be poems?
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Post by austrotard » Sun Oct 04, 2015 4:12 am

there once was a boy called pat-rick,
if he shagged three birds it be a hat trick.
but he hasn't touched one,
not counting his mum
the oirish and their poems are gay.
fuck fair. fair doesn't exist. it's just a word to make people think they're doing some good.
fair is a concept created by the same beings who created deities.
nothing in this world of any consequence is fair. just look around, josh.

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