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Old 10-20-2006, 02:03 PM   #1
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OK I would like u all to find as peice if A4 or Aqto card and fold it in half to A5 and then in half again to eitther A6 or 4 x 6 ish . Be careful always fold corner to corner
when folded though the inner four pages sticks out - when a client complains that the cutting is poor what would u say
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Old 10-20-2006, 03:22 PM   #2
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when folded though, the inner four pages stick out
Isn't that what trimming is for? Of course the outer four can't quite reach the edges of the inner ones, unless you've got card of neglible thickness.

   
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Old 10-21-2006, 02:22 AM   #3
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Yes Michael - What i forgot to say was that there was a border around the card - so when u trim it the boarder isnt square
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Old 10-21-2006, 07:12 AM   #4
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What I forgot to say was that there was a border around the card
Oh, then you'd probably print the border slightly offset; you're the printer, so tell me by how much, because I haven't the sligtest idea.

   
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Old 10-21-2006, 10:11 AM   #5
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It cant be done MIchael - and the agencies response as usual "thats the printer's problems" - the client said we should have told them when we quoted the job -fun aye
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the problem was really it was only a 1000 copies - any thing over 5000 my production guys would look at it before printing - but we do so many small jobs ( about 500 a month - its cheaper to reprint that put the resource in to check it. The bigger issue is of course should the designer be like architects -
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Gosh! It's tricky, Peter. We say on our website that we assume the designer knows what he/she is doing, and we'll just get the job printed. But I know that doesn't always work, so I've set up some PDF preflight rules that warn me about certain things so I can then warn the client (eg small fonts using three or more tints).

But this problem of yours isn't so much technical as artistic, yet you're getting it in the neck as usual. If our clients resubmit the artwork afer I've warned them about a problem, I charge them a small fee (£5 per page): some of them are grateful that I spotted the potential problem, others are incensed that I've charged them for my time [sigh}

   
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Robin u have been there and done it as well
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I'll get us a couple of tee shirts, too!

   
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When I had a slide service bureau we offered two different rates to some clients who ... ahem ... caused more opportunities than others.

If they wanted the cheapest possible results, they could make the PS themselves, we'd run it and give them back the output.

Look at it? Why no ... that wasn't included in the cheap price.

For our regular pricing, we checked all files, made sure that there weren't any glaring problems and so on.

   
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