Beer Mats

While very drunk, my PSI and I had a conversation about the anti smoking ban beer mats that were randomly placed all over our table.
Now, the reason we had this conversation is because we were considering stealing them.... bad I know but we needed some for the mess. However we moved away from this dastardly plan and began to discuss the merits of the humble beer mat - absolutely everyone looks at and will probably read them. Why don't the recruiting bods start dishing out recruiting beer mats! One side TA and one side Reg; short, simple message with a phone number and a web address = done! :D

The other reason I am offering up this suggestion is, if anyone does go ahead with this idea; TA/Reg wide or maybe just one unit - please send us around 200ish thank you :p - on a more serious point; single TA Regiments; get mats printed - give them to the local UOTC mess!
Beer Mats for Student Unions: Prices for 10k pcs, 2 sides:- 2-cols £42.00 /1000 3-cols £46.10/1000 4-cols £49.29/1000
See the Wiki recruiting tool box calender under March... Not sure who was responsible for that entry.
We did that at my old lot, the main issue with beer mats is finding pubs and clubs to use them. Most chain pubs/clubs are extremally adverse to the idea sadly.
If you can get agreements in principle from places to stock them then go for it!! Don't make the same mistake we did only finding out the above after having loads printed!! :(
Don't know the exact figures but it was a lot!! Am transfering back in a few months when I graduate so will ask around but this was a few years back, that said there might be a few milling about in the bar!! Will let you know come June.
Speak to whoever does your marketing or who holds the Branding Manual for your unit. We did beer mats last year and they came out quite well. You can find details for your local marketing people ie Golly Slater in Bristol. They are quite expensive but the more you buy the cheaper they are:

1000 - £677.00
2000 - £802.25
3000 - £927.00

(last years prices)

So you do need a large marketing budget to get some and to make it worth while.
This doesn't seem right to me - 50 - 30p per mat?

Strangeways Associates Ltd
35 Hardwick Lane
PE18 9UN
Tel: 01480 811905
Fax: 01480 812663
Mr Nigel Strangeways, Director The Minimum Quantity of mats would be 5,000 pcs. The price for square or round would be the same.

The costs, providing the colours are the same both sides, even if the designs are different, would be:-

2-colours 2-sides £73.32 per 1000
3-colours 2-sides £81.76 per 1000
4-colours 2-sides £88.20 per 1000

The plates would be £125 per colour
Wet Proofs would be £35 per colour
Digital Proofs would be £60 per colour

Delivery would be £8.25 delivered one address England. Any timed delivery or special delivery requirements would be extra.

Availability approx 3 weeks.

Prices for 10k pcs, 2 sides:-

2-cols £42.00 /1000
3-cols £46.10/1000
4-cols £49.29/1000

Plates costs and proofs the same per colour
Delivery Cost £13.75

Certainly is.....that was the actual quote i received from Golly Slater, I was our RRTs marketing manager last year and believe me that's how much it cost. Most of the cost is down to the setting up of the print, not the actual cost of printing.

Thanks for that msr I'll pass that on

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