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Fossidarity wrote

It's not too difficult to open these ad things illegally, I think it's definitely worth the cost/effort! Here's how (sorry no coinsh.red, phone doesn't want to download it): https://m.imgur.com/5hKY3Rn?r

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Tequila_Wolf OP wrote

Thanks for the link, I was thinking about that as I posted this. I'm not sure if they have the same mechanisms to open them, I should check!

Mostly I'm just thinking about the high cost of colour printing those huge sheets of paper and doing enough of them to make it worthwhile, relative to spraypainting or wheatpasting. I have no idea how quickly they would be taken down where I live.

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Fossidarity wrote

You don't have to print it! You can also make a painting on it or use a stencil and spray paint on it.

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ziq wrote (edited )

Why color? This one is simple black and white other than the little flag.

You can print it on a bunch of A4s and glue them to the poster that was originally in there.

https://www.blockposters.com/

Use the reverse side of A4s that have already been used to save paper.

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Tequila_Wolf OP wrote

Yeah, colour is not necessary. It depends what you're going for. If you're trying to mimic something official it may be unavoidable.

I tend to like things to look well-produced when I'm printing because I think it probably makes a difference in many cases.

Print places around me charge for 'coverage' how much of the paper is covered in ink. So cost-wise it's probably only realistic to have a blank sheet with a single colour and mostly just writing and empty space.

If I'm going as cheap as just printing a bunch of A4s I'd probably rather just spraypaint the box directly, or buy large blank sheets and spraypaint neat posters with stencils, because it seems like a lot of trouble to reproduce. (I'm imagining the process of going to steal at least several of these posters, bringing them home, then printing and sticking like 50 A4 sheets together just to make one, and then going and putting the posters back and that seems overboard).

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