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  • Heed the Clarion Call!

    Hey everyone

    BoDo: The Business of Design Online needs your help for their next installment of their Designers Working With... series. This is actually a call to printers, but if some of you enjoy a good relationship with your printer, if you could be so kind to lend a hand and ask if they can take a moment to answer the following brief questions.

    QUESTIONS:
    1. What are the main points that you’d expect / want designers to know before contacting you about a project?
    2. When working with designers, what do you see as the top problem areas?
    3. How do you work?
    4. How should a company or individual in your profession be chosen?
    5. At what point should your profession be brought into a project?
    6. How do you charge?
    7. How can a designer improve their skills in your industry?

    And I'll need their details to add to the bottom of each answer (each answer goes on a different day)

    Name | Title
    Company website | Blog

    A simple short paragraph is all we need. Plus it's for the Design Community, folks. And not only will it benefit designers but printers as well (hopefully resulting in a drastic increase of pleasant, problem-free output experiences).

    You can post responses here (I'll redirect this thread to Cat), or PM me with your results and I'll forward them. Oh and, the sooner the better. My thanks in advance for everyone's help.


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    bump

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    • #3
      Heading into the weekend and no responses? Gonna have to do the *bump* all weekend, now.

      C'mon printer/pre-press gurus, lets help educate the masses for the good of the industry. Because with some of the "special" jobs that have come across my desk in my day, heaven knows they need it. You know what I'm talking about.


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      • #4
        Seapony,

        I'm copying and pasting the contents of your questions into an e-mail to myself, which I will forward to the printer contacts I have. I'm sure they'll be interested in helping.
        "Lucy, you got some 'splainin' to do!" - Ricky Ricardo

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        • #5
          Originally posted by urstwile
          Seapony,

          I'm copying and pasting the contents of your questions into an e-mail to myself, which I will forward to the printer contacts I have. I'm sure they'll be interested in helping.
          WOOHOO, That would be great, thanks!


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          Archetype Design Studio - Creatively Disciplined, Design Driven | Portfolio Peepshow - Taking a featured projects peek | ARCHE-BLogGER - A virtual exploration inside the Creative Mind | no!spec - Eradicating speculative work one designer at a time | Combating the Stigma of the Overpriced Designer - A Creative's first intrepid adventure in design journalism |

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          • #6
            Do the *bump*

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            • #7
              I'd be tempted to add:

              What top three things can a designer do for you that would make things go faster, and save them and their clients money?

              What three things are the top three 'waste of time' or unnecessary tasks that you routinely see in submitted files from designers?

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              • #8
                I just sent one of our printers that we have a great relationship an e-mail, Seapony, hopefully he'll get back to me soon.
                "Lucy, you got some 'splainin' to do!" - Ricky Ricardo

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Broacher
                  I'd be tempted to add:

                  What top three things can a designer do for you that would make things go faster, and save them and their clients money?

                  What three things are the top three 'waste of time' or unnecessary tasks that you routinely see in submitted files from designers?
                  They're great "add-ons"...a pity printers are apparently too busy to answer the existing ones. Well, except for Buda, she quite naturally rocks. Those are great questions to consider for another segment. If you don't mind, I'd like to hang onto them.


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                  Archetype Design Studio - Creatively Disciplined, Design Driven | Portfolio Peepshow - Taking a featured projects peek | ARCHE-BLogGER - A virtual exploration inside the Creative Mind | no!spec - Eradicating speculative work one designer at a time | Combating the Stigma of the Overpriced Designer - A Creative's first intrepid adventure in design journalism |

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by urstwile
                    I just sent one of our printers that we have a great relationship an e-mail, Seapony, hopefully he'll get back to me soon.
                    Thankyou plenty. I'll be waaaaaaaaiting.


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                    Archetype Design Studio - Creatively Disciplined, Design Driven | Portfolio Peepshow - Taking a featured projects peek | ARCHE-BLogGER - A virtual exploration inside the Creative Mind | no!spec - Eradicating speculative work one designer at a time | Combating the Stigma of the Overpriced Designer - A Creative's first intrepid adventure in design journalism |

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                    • #11
                      I'm glad to exchange my time for compliments
                      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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