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    The average cost of design per hour....

    By gum, he's right! Whenever I want cheap, shitty, mass-produced knockoffs that won't last more than one use, I head directly for Poundland! The issue that people are trying to highlight here is that bargain basement design cheapens the whole industry, because it creates a perception that...
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    How quickly do use guys normally need your print

    As a reseller, I'll give the client the following: You can have it: 1. Fast 2. Cheap 3. Good You can have any two of the above at the same time. End of story. Being the fastest out there is grand, but you need to be aware that this makes you the last resort for most people. As in: "I fucked...
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    Guys, guys. According to his bio this kid's 13... I'm not saying patronise him and pretend you like what he's done here, but for goodness' sake, would it hurt that much to be less aggro about it?
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    Thoughts on Resellers buying print overseas?

    Hello Iain, As a fellow reseller, I hope I can help. This exact situation happened to me, happens to me now, and will happen to me long into the future. Printbar buys British. And we will only buy British for as long as we operate. That's not out of some misguidedly jingoistic standpoint...
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    Cold Calling clients?

    Yeah, it's great when it works. But for every person that admires your balls (in the least sexual way possible) there'll be 99 who think you're a prick (again, in the least sexual way possible). That being said, sometimes you've got to go big or go home. Last week I came within an ace of...
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    Looking for quality printer with competetive price for small graphic design company..

    See that, kids? That's a smack down! Well, it made me laugh.
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    Cold Calling clients?

    There's a third thing: common sense. You presumably know what would and wouldn't work on you, and that should be a guideline. When I was involved with another start up a few years back one of the guys running it insisted that everyone needed to be making cold calls - finding out what...
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    Logo help!

    Fair enough. I retract my defence.
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    Logo help!

    In fairness, not 100% sure the guy was asking for a freebie. Doesn't mention a budget, no, but doesn't say he won't pay either. So didn't follow house rules, but I kinda feel like throwing him straight to the dogs is a little harsh...
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    regular short run, fast turnaround

    How we all doing on this one, Dave? And Pete, what've you been lecturing on?
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    Success Stories & Recommendations > POST IN HERE

    More good work from Printing of Business Cards, Letterheads, Flyers - Stationery Direct! NCR pads again - was expecting these to take a little while, all ready to fend off the client when he called asking about his order (he's one of those types - "I placed the order over 3 minutes ago, where...
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    The 50% upfront is also very helpful because it makes the client commit to the job. If they've already laid down cash they're more likely to interact with you in a constructive way. One thing I also do is specify that the price you've quoted for the design includes X number of sets of...
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    Business card design required

    Get a back up design done for a regular card. Frosted plastics are PAINFULLY expensive for what they are.
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    InDesign or Illustrator?

    I learned ID first, and would strongly recommend doing it the other way about. Indesign is really simple to use, while Illustrator can be incredibly frustrating and counter-intuitive in my experience. Pretty much looks to me that if you work out how to use Illustrator then you'll be able to pick...
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    People per hour

    Do you work under a bridge? Is that why your colleague where you work now is such a troll?