MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL – MELBOURNE PRINTING SPECIALS!
Got a big event you’d like to promote?
Spread the word of mouth event with our street posters, brochures, promotional flyers, postcards, handouts and more!
Our Cheapest Printing Prices Ever!
- A3 Poster Printing Prices
- A6 Flyer Printing Prices
- A6 Postcard Printing Prices
- How to Create a Great Promotional Poster or Street Flyer
- Free Downloadable Poster Templates
We can print just about anything that you need. Custom printed flyers are an efficient and effective way to market an event. Whether you need band posters for your next gig, street posters for a comedy festival or flyers for a fringe performance, submit your order online today.
At Classic Colour Copy we offer a huge range of specialised and custom printing options, and if you have a specific event get in touch for a personalised quote.
View our specials below for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival for the best prices on flyers and poster printing in Melbourne. Reduce the costs of your posters or promotional printing needs by taking advantage of one of our specials!
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Our Printing Specials and Prices
Perfect for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival!
A3 POLE POSTER PRINTING SPECIALS
No less than 150GSM Coated Stock · Full Colour · Expert Printing
|Printing Price||$42 + GST||$75 + GST||$102 + GST||$127 + GST||$156 + GST|
A6 STREET FLYER PRINTING SPECIALS
No less than 150GSM Coated Stock · Full Colour · Expert Printing
|Printing Price||$46 + GST||$72 + GST||$128 + GST||$157 + GST||$189+ GST|
A6 POSTCARD PRINTING SPECIALS
No less than 350GSM Coated Stock · Full Colour · Expert Printing
|Printing Price||$52 + GST||$84 + GST||$140 + GST||$193 + GST||$245 + GST|
How to Create a Great Promotional Poster or Street Flyer
1. What colours do printers use?
Use a CMYK instead of RGB colour space for printing.
Modern Digital Laser Printers are great at producing a wide tonal range, especially in the middle gamut of colours. The colours they have real trouble at are colours at the outer ends of the spectrum like bright red, orange, green and blue. The trick is to utilize tone, colours and use visual tricks that the machine excels at if you want to make a flyer or poster that pop.
Using a CMYK colour mode will give you a more accurate representation of how your colours will look before you get them printed. To change this mode in Photoshop, you can easily switch it by going to Image mode > CMKY colour.
Here you can see on the left side, you can see the much brighter colours, on the right side – the closest CMYK equivalent. The reason you should change your document settings to CMYK is so you get a good idea of what your print may print like, as this is truthfully the best colours that a Laser Printer can reproduce.
Now the issue – knowing all this, and you have a flyer that you want to make pop with colour. Our suggestion is to use the Laser Printer’s primary colours that are both bright, and the Printer is great at doing – that is Magenta and Yellow. These are your two best colour pallets for making something stand out. Alternately printing black onto a brightly coloured piece of paper is still a great way to make things pop out and is super economical.
Pro Tip: You can also always get a test poster printed before ordering a batch of pole posters. We offer Same Day Printing for fast turnaround on your printing needs!
2. Know what paper size and what GSM paperweight you’d like
Popular poster sizes are A3, A4 and A6 Flyers.
An A3 is a standard poster size. A6 is a standard handout flyer size. These sizes are used as they are the most effective use of the ISO paper size we run. This means you get to use the entire sheet of paper, and you are not paying for print and paper that’s going in the bin.
We run great machines that are well serviced, and give excellent results and have a stupid amount of ways to ensure the best print comes out everytime. The paper we use is more than appropriate for the job at hand, the special coating on the paper allows the print to have more lustre and comes in at a great price point which just makes for an all-around feel-good experience.
GSM Meaning for Paper
GSM stands for grams per square metre, and this determines how heavy the paper stock is. The heavier the GSM, the denser the paper will be. For poster printing, a 150GSM paper is a good choice.
3. Work with high resolution files and be aware of text size
One of the biggest reasons a poster print will be delayed is because we get sent files that are too low resolution. Your poster might look good on your phone screen, but when it’s getting blown up you’ll lose that quality, and you’ll end up with a poster that has a pixelated or blurred image.
To avoid this, we’d recommend setting your files to have a DPI of 300 or more. DPI, or dots per inch effectively means the number of dots that make up the image. The more dots, the greater the detail, and less chance you’ll end up with a pixelated image.
There is no point having a great flyer if no one but yourself can read it. Text size is really important. We say 12pt is a very safe size to use on a wide range of fonts. That means 12pt at A3 and 12 pt at A6 size as well.
Pro-tip. Don’t fall into the trap of using the same design for A3 at A6 and just scaling it down or up, you may think you are saving time but it’s really just making your design hard to read & making problems. Design for the size you intend to output.
4. Choose a good printing company
We don’t want to toot our own horns but we’ve been printing for over 30 years, and have a huge amount of expertise. Unlike a lot of printing companies we also print everything in our Melbourne location (no outsourcing) meaning your printing is bespoke and are settings optimised for your design.
We don’t charge rush rates and get the job done.
We quality control, and can help you get the best printing outcomes for your projects.
5. Use the right file type
Creating a poster, only to realise you’ve the file has the incorrect dimensions is so frustrating! Changing the dimensions towards the end may mean moving that carefully placed font, throwing off the whole design. Don’t risk getting caught in this trap! To help you avoid this, and get started making your own posters, download one of our free templates.
6. Gutters, Margins and Templates
If I can impart just one thing to first time designers and people just giving it a go – it’s this;
Leave at least 10mm of space with no critical detail around the edge.
Leaving a distinct gap around the edge of the page ensures that we don’t cut off critical detail when we trim things to need to have full bleed but the bleed is not technically there. Plus it looks better when things aren’t stacked right to the edge.
Download our free poster templates below to get a headstart on your flyer.
A3 Pole Poster Templates (FREE)