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  • Kayekaye
    Comment on teaching prepress to student graphic designers
    Kayekaye
    Exactly. What good is a design if you can't get it printed correctly or if it has to be reworked at the press and charged more.

    I see no reason a institution of learning isn't allotting...
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  • Designia
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    Designia
    My question is: what do these teachers, professors or supervisors thinks is wayyyyy more important to a print graphic designer that how an actual piece is printed? Spot color vs CMYK, trapping, bleeds,and...
    Today, 02:23 PM
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    I am late to the party and it looks like you made a lot of good decisions and took the helpful crit to heart. Banners can cover a multitude of problems with problem photos. So they like big photos but...
    Today, 02:21 PM
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    I don't think anyone here is gonna do work without actual pay unless you were a charity or something.

    One thing you can see right off the bat is the word "racing" is completely...
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    The problem with "teaching students prepress" is the fact that there are more printing processes out there than just the standard 4-color press and that professors aren't schooled in everything...
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  • How long does it take?

    Hello! First post! (I'll get to the Introductions folder soon. Promise.)

    Got a question for those of you who do graphic design as a living. I've been given the task of creating a tri-fold brochure for a family company. Perhaps, the better question is how many times will you go over and over and over something you have created (logo, brochure, whatever)? I will admit I tend to be a bit of an overzealous perfectionist. But a discussion of sorts came up recently and the question popped in my head. I'm sure it will vary, depending on what it is. Any input is appreciated. Thank you!

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    Hi and welcome to GDF.

    We ask all new members to read the threads posted HERE and HERE. They explain how the forum runs, the rules, frequently discussed topics and our inside jokes.

    For all jobs, there should be a deadline agreed upon before you begin. This gets both designer and client in the right mindset. Now, as a designer, you might charge by the hour or by the project. That's up to you and your clients. It's good to be a perfectionist, but you need to learn the difference between kerning every letter perfectly and what the client's bank account will bear. You could spend 30 hours making sure something is clear cut perfectly. Or you could do a good enough job in 1 hour. The client will probably prefer to pay for 1 hour of adequate clear cutting than 30 hours of the best clear cutting in the world.

    Every designer works differently so it's no one's place to say how long something should take.

    So be as much of a perfectionist as you can, but keep in mind your deadline and client budget. I hope that is helpful?
    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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