Every organization, whether it is a volunteer group or a commercial one, needs an artistic person to create flyers and posters to promote an event or the organization itself. Previously, there was at least one member of a group or a company employee who was given the task and perhaps it was their only job. Times have changed. Getting volunteers to do anything is a chore. In the business world, creativity becomes part of 1 person’s job and may not be related to the rest of that person’s duties.
Creativity requires several things including drawing, creating or finding graphics, arranging items, effective wording, and even using correct spelling and grammar. In volunteer organizations and clubs, many of the members either lack creativity, time to develop flyers or posters, or lack the technical knowledge or tools to do so.
Many times, that employee or volunteer knows one computer tool and uses that tool to put together a flyer or poster. That person may use Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, or a photo editing program to develop a promotional item. Knowledge of color combinations, the use of fonts, or even finding a fitting graphic may not be within their grasp.
I have discovered a website that solves the issue. The website has over 145,000 templates to use to develop a flyer, poster or a graphic to post on Facebook. There is no need to download and install a program. All the work is done on the website. When it’s finished, the final product is stored on the site in the individual’s account. It can be downloaded as a jpg file and used as desired. The templates are easily edited. Each piece of the template can be changed, moved, resized, recolored, replaced, or deleted. Text can be edited online. It is easy and changes can be made as needed.
There is a fee for the service, and a bit much for an individual or a money-strapped non-profit. There are remedies for that, however. Downloading can be free if one is willing to accept a watermark on the poster or flyer. If the size choice is for social media such as Instagram or Facebook, the watermark does not appear. There are some video templates available. They are more expensive. Those are saved as mp4 files. If the template used is a video, the watermark in a free download is quite a bit larger than that of a flyer or poster.
Subscriptions are available and paid either quarterly or yearly. The Premium subscription runs $30/$100 and the Premium Plus account runs $90/$320.The Premium uses credits and the Plus version give unlimited downloads. Individual Flyer/Poster runs $3 and a video runs $15. I opted for the free downloads. PosterMyWall.com http://postermywall.com can print individual and bulk flyers, posters, and even banners and ship them to a home or business. The website did state that if you are a non-profit, you can “Contact Customer Support and tell us more about your nonprofit and what products you are interested in.” There may be special pricing available.
Create Flyers & Poster Quickly & Easily
By Hewie Poplock, https://hewie.net
Search 145,000 templates.
Choose the template and it’s ready to edit.
You can edit, add, or change the color of the graphics, text, fonts, etc.
Once you save the item you can purchase and download it.
Once it’s downloaded, it can be printed or shared.
Here are the plans and pricing.