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The affable Fritz Blaw is the man behind the moniker, speedily hanging culture in the form of gig flyers, public service posters, and theatre handbills, magazines and all things paper along a legal route (over 200 locations) all across town. Quite the boon to bands, bards, and businesses. Save gas, save time and have your outdated flyers recycled by motorblade so you don't have to!


PRICING

BASIC - $60 per week (150 pieces first week, 100 pieces second week, 50 pieces for additional weeks

11X17 surcharge - add $10 for every 25 pieces at 11x17

$10 per week discount available if the Motorblade logo is placed on the edge of the flyer
DOWNLOAD LOGO HERE
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Benefits can apply for Pro-Bono or Pay-What-You-Can status. Call Fritz for details.
One week / 150 pieces = 3/4 of locations
Two weeks / 250 pieces total = whole route

PRO RATA / Day By Day

FIRST WEEK: 50¢/flyer or $10/day (20 pieces/day)

SECOND WEEK: $.75/flyer or $10/day (15 pieces/day)

ADDITIONAL WEEKS: $10/day (10 pieces/day)

Two week minimum on non-dated/ongoing pieces

$25 minimum on all contracts

Oversize Fee: Items over 11x17 will be charged an oversize fee and have more limited distribution numbers:

Oversize Fees
(50 pieces 1st week, 25 pieces for additional weeks)
200-299 sq inches add $25/wk
300-399 sq inches add $50/wk
400-499 sq inches add $75/wk
500-600 sq inches add $100/wk

Multicopy fee: $10 per 250 for items smaller than 8.5x11 for leaving in stacks. 1,000 per week maximum.

Special Offers

• Bands may trade 2 new Band CD's and/or 2 Band T-shirts for a week of posting on a multi-week run.

• Theatre/Dance Groups may trade a business card sized ad in their program, for one week of flyering of on a multi-week run.

• Benefits may apply for Pro Bono one week postering in exchange for my logo on flyer and/or a web link.


SIZE GUIDELINES

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT At least 1/2 of all pieces should be 8.5" x 11" or smaller.

If you only have 11x17's then give me 1/2 the specified number, 1/2 the fee plus the 11x17 surcharge.

CLASSES, BUSINESSES & SERVICES At least 2/3 of all pieces should be 8.5" x 11" or smaller


BASIC CONTRACT ADVICE

Add 3-7 days lead time to any contract for best effect.

If I am contracted for a one week run , its best for me to receive them 10-14 days before target date.

If i am running posters for 2 weeks then receiving them 17-21 days before target date is recommended.

They start going out the day AFTER you drop them off, to 20 locations a day in the first week...thats 10 11x17's and 10@ 8.5x11's or 20@ 8.5 x11's every day for the first seven days. In a second week some of last weeks locations are checked and about 14 new spots each day (7@ 11x17's and 7@ 8.5x11's or 14 8.5x11's)


RATE CONFUSED?

Try this version:

Costs & Items Needed
8.5 x 11 (or smaller) Only

1 Week Program: $60;
150 pieces distributed(dated events only)
2 Week Program: $120;
250 pieces distributed
3 Week Program: $180;
300 pieces distributed

11 x 17* Only

1 Week Program $60;
75 pieces distributed(dated events only)
2 Week Program: $110;
125 pieces distributed
3 Week Program: $150;
150 pieces distributed

8.5 x 11 (or smaller) and 11 x 17* Combo Program

1 Week Program $90;
150 total pieces (75 8.5 x 11 and 75 pieces 11 x 17(dated events only)
2 Week Program: $180;
250 total pieces (125 8.5 x 11 and 125 pieces 11 x 17)
3 Week Program: $270;
300 pieces (150 8.5 x 11 and 150 pieces 11 x 17) *


Effective IMMEDIATELY
Add $5 to ALL orders

NEW! - The Minuteman Press One Stop Drop Option

  • No $15 pickup fee
  • Quicker turnaround
  • Save time and gas

Step One: Confirm a quote with Fritz by phone (512-554-4034) or E-mail (motorblade@aol.com) and inform Fritz that it is heading to Minuteman Press at 1221 W. 6th Street 78703... Minuteman press is about 5 blocks west of Lamar at 6th Street under Bella salon on the south side of 6th Street 512-391-1844

Step Two. Either go to the Minuteman Press store M-F 9am-6pm with file or original

or

Upload file online to www.minutemanaustin.com

All orders for delivery to Motorblade should have MOTORBLADE in the subject of email/file transfer, or mention it a couple times to the counter person at MinutemanPress, to assure proper processing

Step Three: FIRST Pay Minuteman Press in full for printing.

and

either *leave payment for Motorblade at the Minuteman location in the Motorblade payment box as a billing request,check , money order or cash in an envelope

or *mail check to 1300 Ridgehaven Drive, Austin Texas 78723 and inform Fritz by email

or *request an invoice by email

or *make credit card payments through paypal to motorblade@aol.com and inform Fritz by email

or *drop off payment at Motorblade Drop Box at Ridgehaven Drive location and inform Fritz by email

1300 Ridgehaven Drive (click here for map for dropoffs)

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


Where does Motorblade post flyers?

MPS has a policy to not disclose a location list. However you may ask about a specific location to find out whether it is included on the list. All of the locations are legal and approved by owners.In general the route extends to Southpark Meadows Amy's(south), South Oat Willies(south east), Blue Theater (east), Planet K@ Rundberg (northeast), Rudy's BBQ in Round Rock (north), Westlake Hills Amy's (west) and Kerbey Lane Anderson Mill(northwest). The list include cafes, coffee shops, clothes and specialty shops, record and music stores and the University areas as well as some hotels/motels, lube/car shops, salons and student locations and the Austin Visitors Center. Delivery includes placement in the "Austin Directory of Events", an 8+1/2"x11" loose leaf binder found in over 75 locations around town.

How does Motorblade post flyers?

Delivery is made by Honda hybrid vehicle and occasionally by regular gas vehicle when stringers are hired or my Civic Hybrid is in for maintenance. I have not skated the route for about 10 years, but I did skate the posters full time from 1989 till 1999. When I turned 40 and had three kids at home and taught inline skate classes 10-20 hours a week , skating the poster route became unmanageable. I do miss those skating days. You can still see me skate at the TXRD Lonestar Rollergirls Banked Track Roller Derby Bouts where i appear as my alter ego "The Masterblader" psychedelic mascot of the TXRD. I might just throw you some swag.

Where do I drop by my flyers for Motorblade to deliver?

MPS is located at 1300 Ridgehaven Drive, Austin Texas 78723. We have a drop box in front which can be accessed from 8:00 a.m. til 9:00 p.m. daily. If you have any questions or comments, call Fritz 512.554.4034 between 9:00 a.m. til 9:00 p.m. or E-mail motorblade@aol.com OR Motorblade might pick up your order for a $15 fee or you may drop it off at our house.

Remember to include a packing list (# of items, phone number, quoted price). If you need a receipt/invoice include email, fax number or s.a.s.e.

View/download packing list

Checks or money orders or cash in an envelope are made out to "Motorblade" and left in drop box with flyers/poster.

You may also make credit card payments through paypal to motorblade@aol.com and inform Fritz by email of the payment.

Do you offer any discounts or special rates?

Read this website thoroughly and then call Fritz for info on discounts (512)554-4034 if you still have questions.

Who are your past clients?

Clients have included over the years: SXSW Music Fest, Poi Dog Pondering, The Oak Ridge Boys, The Spring (host for this site), Direct Events, La Zona Rosa, Stubbs, Liberty Lunch, Austin Reggae Fest, Encore Records, Flamingo Cantina, Martial Way Academy, UT Performing Arts Center, Abra Moore, Brave Combo, Ani DeFranco, Paramount Theater, Grupo Fantasma, Yoga Yoga,etc....

Plain talk

Bulletin boards are a community based, somewhat anarchic form of advertising. There are no absolute guarantees. I operate Karmically, I try not to cover or remove others flyers. Therefore, there will always be glitches. You must do that old fashioned "trust thang" and understand that all posters will be posted as promised, but not necessarily at the particular locations you want. You can email me concerning "glitches" and other concerns. Some arts + music events get submitted by motorblade for an online listing at do512.com or go there yourself and submit your event for online listing.

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