ALL TYPES OF LEAFLETS
A flyer or flier, also called a circular, handbill or leaflet, is a form of paper advertisement intended for wide distribution and typically posted or distributed in a public place.
Flyers may be used by individuals, businesses, or organizations to: Promote a good or service, such as a restaurant or nightclub. Persuade or send a social, religious, or political message, as in evangelism or political campaign activities on behalf of a political party or candidate. Flyers have been used in armed conflict: for example, airborne leaflet propaganda has been a tactic of psychological warfare.
Advertise an event such as a music concert, nightclub appearance, festival, or political rally Like postcards, pamphlets and small posters, flyers are a low-cost form of mass marketing or communication. There are many different flyer formats. Some examples are:
A4 (roughly letterhead size)
A5 (roughly half letterhead size)
DL (compslip size)
A6 (postcard size)
Flyers are inexpensive to produce. Their widespread use intensified with the spread of desktop publishing systems. In recent years, the production of flyers through traditional printing services has been supplanted by Internet services; customers may send designs and receive final products by mail.
Distribution and use
Flyers are handed out on the street (a practice known as flyering or leafleting), posted on bulletin boards, or given away at events. Bulletin boards are found on college campuses, in cafés, community meeting houses, laundromats and small markets.
Cheap to produce, contemporary flyers are frequently produced On 250gsm/300gsm/350gsm/400gsm glossy or silk card – whereas a leaflet
might be produced on a 130gsm/135gsm/170gsm weight paper – and can be a very effective form of direct marketing.
PLEASE NOTE MOST PRINTED LEAFLETS ARE ZERO RATED FOR VAT.
Most books, booklets, brochures, pamphlets and leaflets are VAT zero rated (you do not pay VAT). However: If your printed document includes an area intended to be written on (such as a form or a section to be completed and returned) it MAY be classed as VAT standard rated; If your document can be used to gain entry to an event or premises (e.g."free entry with this leaflet") then it WILL be classed as VAT standard rated as it will be regarded as a ticket; If your document can be used to gain a discount on goods or services (e.g. "10% off with this leaflet") then once again you WILL have to pay VAT as it will be regarded as a voucher. HM Customs and Revenue state that to qualify for VAT zero rating, a leaflet must be of a 'ephemeral nature' (!). What that means in plain English is that the leaflet must be designed to be read a few times and then thrown away. Therefore 'leaflets' which are intended to be displayed in shop windows would be classed as posters and would be subject to VAT at standard rate;
If a leaflet is designed to accompany some other product or service, for example an instruction leaflet, it is classed as VAT zero rated. However, if the leaflet's main function means that it should be kept or used for a specific purpose in its own right it would NOT be classed as a leaflet. An example would be a calendar. Finally, if the leaflet is laminated or encapsulated, HM Customs and Revenue consider this to mean that it is intended to be kept by the recipient and is therefore VAT standard rated. They also consider the use of thick paper or card as another indicator that a leaflet may be designed to be retained and could therefore class it as VAT standard rated, depending upon the content of the leaflet.A warning... for ease, some printing companies charge VAT on everything. However, ANGEL DESIGN AND PRINT reviews each order on a case-by-case basis and WON'T charge you VAT on products which are zero rated.