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PSD file... should I keep, hold or give it away?

Discussion in 'General Business Forum:' started by pebiz, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. pebiz

    pebiz New Member


    I've designed a poster for an event and supplied it as a print ready pdf. Now the client is requesting the PSD file, which will mean that they can change text details and use it again. Should I let them have it? Does anyone have any idea of the protocol?

    Many, many thanks
  2. sthomas

    sthomas Member

    If you didn't have an agreement or contract in place with the client before you started the work stating there'd be a release fee for artwork files, then I'd hand them over.

    If you don't hand over the PSD, then there's a good chance the client will never work with you again.

    As a rule for future jobs, make sure you send any of your clients your terms & conditions stating you don't release artwork files (or if you do, then there's a charge)
  3. pebiz

    pebiz New Member

    Thank you

    Thanks for taking the time to respond. I'll definitely be acting on your recommendations.
    Many thanks again.:icon_smile:
  4. Edge

    Edge Active Member

    release fee

    Yep - as there was no prior agreement err on the side of generosity.
  5. squeezee

    squeezee Member

    Give them the PSD but add your copyright info to the corner.
  6. Zimma123

    Zimma123 New Member

    Or you could add your business details by your copyright info and kill two birds with one stone :D, making your customer happy but also raising awareness of your talents/ business
  7. Surely they can still edit it via the PDF? Or have you preserved the edit capabilities?

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