REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL – Newsletter Printing and Mailing

Newsletter // January 16, 2019


Friends of the Wissahickon (FOW) seeks a firm to provide printing and mailing of its quarterly newsletter. FOW is need of a company to begin printing its newsletters with the spring 2019 issue, due to be mailed in mid-March.


• Publication Type: Tabloid

• Stock: 35 lb. P80

• Trim Finish Size: 11.375” x 13.75,” quarter fold

• Total Number of Pages: 16-20 (process color on all but 4), no bleeds
o Printer will need to print two different versions of the last page (one with/one without FOW membership information).

• Quantity Printed: 6142 (most recent issue)
o Printer will need to mail 2307 newsletters to members and deliver the remaining quantity to FOW’s storage shed in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, in double-strapped bundles of 25-50. (NOTE: The quantity printed will change a bit every issue.)
o FOW provides Excel list of names and addresses a couple of days before designer sends a pdf file for printing.
o FOW has a Bulk Mail permit.
o Do you offer pre-printing electronic proof review?
o Newsletter is mailed usually one week after receiving pdf.

PROPOSALS ARE DUE BY 5 P.M., Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019.

Submit all questions and proposals to:
Laura Feragen, Editor
Friends of the Wissahickon