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How long would it take you?


wac

Senior Member
#1
In a couple of weeks I'm starting a 55 page catalogue. The project will be created 'from scratch' but will be styled as per a previous catalogue the company put out. Not a lot of details on which to talk figures I know but Im told the previous one was designed at about 30 mins a page. That just seems a little too optimistic to me so my question is, if you were given the above information, how many hours would you quote for.
 

berry

Active Member
#3
average quote for such a project is about an hour a page, design & artwork, if it's a simple replication job.

30 mins is rushed. That's about a week to put a 55 page catalogue together.... no room for error.
2 weeks for me in the real world to be safe
 
#4
Would also depend on how the company was supplying the content so it's easy to import and follow what goes where. A lot of time can be taken up 'tidying up' what a client provides
 

wac

Senior Member
#5
Cheers for the thoughts. I'll aim for an hour a page but at the end of the day it will take as long as it takes.
 

Jimlad

Well-Known Member
#6
Half an hour per page? Jesus... Seems like it'd be thrown together with love alright. An hour sounds more the ticket.
 

Graffical

Junior Member
#7
Hi, I have just finished 2x64 page kid's annuals for a publishing house, it was a fixed fee BUT Indesign templates, fonts etc. supplied. The simple pages (just a poster kinda thing) were obviously quick just getting the ink levels, colour mode etc right in Photoshop but the main pages were taking between 45mins to an hour each - and they weren't overly complicated. So I would say 30mins a page is definitely a rush job.