what is the best software to work with for designing a product catalogue of 2000 items- Adobe Indesign is not the best with data handling


Moolander88

New Member
Im designing a catalogue with 2000 products and around 100 pages. I need a software to integrate that would enable me to handle all that content and data. Im a freelancer so can't afford MATRIX!!
 

Moolander88

New Member
thats amazing info thank you!! does it handle an excel spreadsheet? My client has 2000 products with price and info for each which i really don't want to be going back and forth with him for.
whats the difference between the lite and reg/
 

fisicx

Active Member
You multiply the number of images by the time needed to edit each image/page by your hourly rate then add a bit on for contingencies.
 

hankscorpio

Moderator
Staff member
also. how do you quote for a project like this? i dont know how to quote!
I don't know how others quote. But this is how I do it.

Decide if it's 5 minutes a page - 10 minutes per page - 15 minutes per page - 30 minutes per page.
For a catalog I would put it at the 30 minutes per page - as it's complex.
30 minutes X number of pages (in your case 100) - so it's 50 hours.

50 hours X your hourly rate = price for the LAYOUT

You have other factors
Image corrections - which I charge at a flat rate (you can iron that out with the client).
Infographics - flat rate
Diagrams/Charts - flat rate
Tables - flat rate
Ad creation - flat rate


I know my LAYOUT charge is 50 hours X hourly rate.

I count all the images (2000 in this case - how many need clipping paths/clean up?) say it's 5 minutes per image -
166 hours X hourly rate

How many infographics, diagrams/charts/tables/ads to be created X flat rate.

Gives you your total.
 
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