Los Angeles, CA (PressExposure) July 18, 2008 -- Advertising is one of the factors propel a new product as the top player in the market. Although not the sole element to make the commodity a successful production venture, it can make a significant difference in its sales record. One of the most commonly utilized media for advertising are full color prints. They not only offer vivid images but affordable visuals, as well.
There are several full color prints to choose from. They come in different sizes, different page numbers and at different costs.
1. One-sheet ads
These are the least expensive of the selection. These are one-sheet, two-page ads that include postcards, flyers and brochures.
Postcards, albeit the smallest of the three, are a popular choice partly due to the offered resilience of its thick paper material, and its small size. It is now used a lot for direct mailing campaigns.
Flyers and brochures are pretty much the same in terms of stock type but they are easy to distinguish due to their difference in size and folding. Flyers are the smaller ones and are not folded. Brochures, on the other hand, are usually folded into several flaps. The appeal of brochures can be enhanced with the type of fold used, some of which include gate fold and accordion fold.
Since they have bigger spaces and are divided into compartments, brochures can contain more information than flyers and postcards.
2. Multiple page ads
These include newsletters and catalogs. Newsletters are a good way to showcase news, product launches, updates and other fresh information. As for catalogs, they are used for disseminating comprehensive information about the product, even about the company profile and other related and relevant data.
Calendars are also an avenue to advertise but they serve the primary function of date registries rather than materials for advertising.
3. Large format ads
There are a number of options for large visuals: those that are suitable for outdoor use, and those that are ideal for indoor areas.
For store and establishment interiors, images the size of movie posters are frequently employed since they provide wide and crisp visuals. Some posters are coated with aqueous solutions that give off a light sheen on the surface of the stock used, while some are inks are ultraviolet (UV) coated. UV cured posters have intense luster on the surface, and they have water- and fade- resistant prints. Caution should be taken when opting for UV coated posters since when exposed to spotlights and other very bright light sources, the surface reflects the light so the images cannot be seen properly.
Options for outdoor ad materials include billboards and vinyl banners. Billboards are those very big ads that you see by the road side. These have the advantage of visibility and appeal. Banners are the smaller and cheaper version of billboards. These are posted with the aid of grommets to which strings are attached.
Both are made of vinyl, a durable and flexible synthetic material that does not easily tear and are waterproof.
Other outdoor ads include adhesive posters which easily stick to smooth and flat surfaces. There are also window clings which adhere to glass statically. Both materials can be removed and replaced.
Full color prints are a practical choice for advertising since they have a host of options for stock types and also have a range of price choices to suit your budget.