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  • #16
    When that happens, I immediately change the filename to what I want it to be.
    It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?" Winnie the Pooh

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    • #17
      I was asked to send the logo files of a client to another shop so they can have some custom cheques printed (one of the few things we don't do for some reason); so I sent off the vector EPS file and a Press Ready PDF. After a few days I get an e-mail back:

      "Thanks for the logos but I can't get them to work. Can you save them as a .bmp file?"



      When you go with the lowest bidder you usually end up getting what you paid for...
      "No one ever called the fire department for doing something smart"
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      "There's never enough time to do it right; but there always seems to be enough time to do it twice!"
      - Me (not really, but I say it a lot)

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      • #18
        Hiya FF!!! Good to see you
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        Hello... My name is Kittie and I'm a Font-a-holic.

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        • #19
          That is pretty odd, you would think somebody with the specialized and expensive equipt necessary to print checks would have a real prepress shop.

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          • #20
            He probably means he can't open the files himself, not that the check printer can't use them. I've run across that from clients many times. "I can't open this." "You don't have to, just send it on."
            No cell phone, no Facebook, no iAnything. Am I missing something?

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            • #21
              Client's friend designed a new logo and business cards for their company but since it needs bleed and 2 spot colours, their non-bleeding, RGB files will not work.

              I quoted a price to recreate the logo and business card to work in 2 spots. While I was working on it, I noticed the text was set at 5pt so I also proofed an alternate version with the text set 7.5pt. I sent through 2 proofs.

              Client got mad that I changed the font size and contacted my boss about how I changed the design – they didn't ask for an alternate version, so why did I send them two? Then they had the cheek to choose the larger font.
              It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?" Winnie the Pooh

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              • #22
                @Possumgal: This was directly from the cheque printer, sadly!

                @Kitty: I'm always around, mostly lurking. I got a lot on my plate right now between work, the fire department and various side projects. I know this isn't the place to bring it up but I am 100% sold on these new forums. I've been doing a fair bit of back-end work with IPB Forum software for another community (part of my side project) so I can appreciate how hard it is to get various skins and scripts working but this place just doesn't seem to flow like it use to.

                And in case that wasn't fun enough, I have this job on my desk that is for stationary (BCards, Envelopes, Letterhead), but it consists of
                Front (all):
                • Gold Foil
                • Silver Foil
                • Emboss
                • Deboss
                Back (all):
                • 4 colour process
                Finishing:
                • Fancy die cut edges (Bcards/Letterhead)
                • Foiling on the flap of the envelope
                It is almost like it was designed this way just because they could, not because it would be practical.
                "No one ever called the fire department for doing something smart"
                - unknown

                "There's never enough time to do it right; but there always seems to be enough time to do it twice!"
                - Me (not really, but I say it a lot)

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                • #23
                  Have they seen the price tag yet - that sounds super spendy. Hopefully you are making a cut of the printing.
                  Some advice is profound, some is clever. The above post is a good example of both.
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                  • #24
                    Customer orders event tickets on a super tight deadline. He emails me 4 logos, 3 taken from the web and one that wouldn'™t open. I find out which one wouldn't open and find it in our archives. Mock up proof. Email. Get back email with a flyer they'™d had someone else design along with a very snarky phone call about œDidn'™t I think that all the collateral for this event should resemble each other????"

                    Apparently I was supposed to divine that not only was there other collateral, but also what it looked like.


                    Also the battery on my Blazer shorted out frying my alternator. $210.00 to diagnose and another $420.00 to repair. awesome.
                    Last edited by Lith; 06-26-2013, 04:26 PM.
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                    • #25
                      I would have assumed so as well, but apparently they didn't like the vector EPS files I had; and specifically asked for them to be converted to BMP files. I actually felt somewhat dirty doing it!
                      "No one ever called the fire department for doing something smart"
                      - unknown

                      "There's never enough time to do it right; but there always seems to be enough time to do it twice!"
                      - Me (not really, but I say it a lot)

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                      • #26
                        Yes, the old send you samples after you've sent a proof or printed the job trick. Love it.
                        It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?" Winnie the Pooh

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                        • #27
                          Ermahgerd, I get that all the time.
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                          • #28
                            Me: "The photo isn't that great. The subject's face is very washed out and lacks contrast."

                            Client: "Can you fix it?"

                            Me: "I should be able to color correct it, but I don't know what [boss] will charge you for the time."

                            Client: "Can you show me what it *would* look like if you fixed it?"

                            Me: *headdesk*
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                            • #29
                              Yes, after you pay for the time it will take.

                              doh!!
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                              • #30
                                Virgo: "Like this." *Points at any good color-corrected piece within sight*

                                Easy peasy!
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