I. Determine Quantity (Points to Consider):
A. One’s surrounding area: rural/urban, commercial/residential
B. Frequency and size of public events: parades, concerts, etc.
C. Number of potential distributors
(If the desired size of the order being considered is less than a few hundred tracts, then folding becomes a non-issue)
II. Contact the Printers (3 Minimum):
A. Bring a sample copy of the tract (does not need to be the exact copy of the one you wish to have printed at this point) to the printer. This can be a floppy or a paper copy. Or, if personal visit is not possible:
1. Have the printer look at a sample picture of the tract available at http://goodmessage.org/Scripts/Job1/DGLY/Folding.JPG for the preferred folding method (called tri-fold)
2. Have the printer download a PDF copy of the tract (sample or actual) from either Good Message (http://goodmessage.org/Scripts/Job1/DGLY/HGSY.English%2001%20Central%20CA%20USA.pdf) or Distinctly and Rightly (http://www.distinctlyandrightly.com/Job1/Bible%20Tracts/3%20tracts/HGSY%20-%20WNY.pdf) for the layout and size of the document.
B. Ask the printer for a quote on 1000, 2000, 5000, 10,000 tracts, folded, by the least expensive method available (there are different paper weights and printing methods available, but start with a quote on the lowest cost option).
III. Choosing the Printer:
IV. Placing the Order: