What is a "hand bill"?

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cripplethreat
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Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:56 pm

Sorry for the dumb question.. I looked all over here and couldn't find an answer.

while I'm at it what is an Offset too?
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Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:58 pm

Handbill is a small version of a poster -- a bill that fits in your hand. Also used to describe smaller prints about 10 inches or so on a longer side, to distinguish from larger prints/posters.

Offset printing is a common type of printing, but not used very much for collectible gigposters or most of the fine art prints discussed here.
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Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:00 pm

just admit it smith, cripplethreat is an alt you created just so you could ask yourself questions because you're bored with us all. ADMIT IT !
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Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:01 pm

Thank you for your speedy answer so a handbill is just a small print and off set is pretty much a poster?
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Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:07 pm

an offset is an "offset lithograph" not a silkscreen poster/print, giclee, linocut, etc...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Offset_printing
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Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:30 pm

handbills, though now collectable, were originally used for advertising. they were mailed or passed out before the shows
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Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:37 pm

What you get after a hand job .....
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Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:40 pm

ChefFerrari wrote:What you get after a hand job .....
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Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:43 pm

jamesgunter wrote:handbills, though now collectable, were originally used for advertising. they were mailed or passed out before the shows
Or were also distributed to sit next to cash registers at local record stores. I used to see TONS of them around the Belmont & Clark area in Chicago when I was in HS for shows at the Metro, Riv, Vic, and Aragon...
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