How to Design and Print Door Hangers

Two Methods:Sample Door HangersDesign and Print Your Own Door Hangers

Although they are often overlooked by businesses, door hangers can be very effective marketing tools. If you own a business and are looking to increase your market share in a specific community, consider doing a door hanger printing. Doing so is really a very easy process with just a few steps.

Sample Door Hangers

Sample Door Hanger

Sample Door Hanger for Business

Design and Print Your Own Door Hangers

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    Decide on a Theme. Figure out what you are trying to tell the people in your community. Are you a new business that is trying to gain a foothold? Are you cutting prices and want people to know? Have you recently remodeled and want customers to see your new store? Whatever it is, figure out how you can convey that message to the people in your area. You do not need to determine any design specifics at this point, just the basic theme of your campaign.
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    Decide on a Number. How many door hangers will you need? To figure this out, you first have to know where you will be placing them. Once you decide on a location, there are a few methods you can use to decide on a final number to print. You can get a list of addresses from the post office or city government, from which you can determine exactly how many you need. Or you can just estimate based on the size of the community you are targeting.
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    Decide on a Printer. This is perhaps the most important step in the entire process. There are literally thousands of potential printers for you to choose from, but only a handful of quality printers. Do your research. You will find vast differences in the services offered by different printers and in the prices they will charge. Find a printer that has a reputation for producing quality work and with whom you are comfortable.
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    Decide on a Design. Working with your printer, you will now come up with the specific design for your door hangers. While your printer will probably have some very good ideas for the look of your door hangers, remember that they are yours and you have the final say. Always keep the theme of your door hanger campaign in mind and make sure your design conveys that message effectively. Be careful not to let the design get too complicated, which could overwhelm your customers. Keep it simple and straightforward.
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    Decide on a Time Frame. You can usually ask your printer to produce the finished product within a certain time frame. If you are in a hurry to get your door hangers out into the community, you can usually have them printed quickly for a higher price. If you have time to spare, go ahead and save some money by going with your printer’s standard turnaround time.
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    Go Door to Door. Once you have your door hangers in hand, it is time to put them to work! Of course, that also requires some work on your part. The best way to get your hangers into the community is to go door to door yourself and hang them. This allows you to meet many of your potential customers in person, which is an outstanding way to build awareness and loyalty. If you don’t have time, or if you printed a whole bunch of door hangers, you can organize a team to go door to door or even pay someone to do it for you.

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