Gig Posters

Posters: 156383 | Bands: 135985 | Designers: 11550                 
   
       RSS Feeds

Username:   Password: 
Register      

Social Networking Activity                 



 Bands  Designers  New Arrivals  Top Lists  Forums  Buy Posters  Submit  Merch Store  Advertise  Widgets  Help

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 19
  1. #1
    Premium Member
    RavenousMedia's Avatar


    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Missouri
    Posts
    385
    Comments
    107

    Default Professional Screenprinters - Take note

    If someone comes to you with a project, and there's a chance you won't be able to get to it in time - DON'T TAKE THE PROJECT. If some unavoidable shit comes up, let the client know early on, maybe send your overflow to another printer. DON'T tell them at the last second you can't print it when 3 weeks earlier you made an agreement to do it quickly.

    This is the second printer in a row I've been burned by, I'm starting to get a pretty negative view of the industry. I'm to the point where I think I'd be better off learning to print myself. It makes me look bad when the show comes up and the posters I promised aren't there, not to mention the days wasted designing the thing.

    Screenprinters - if a new client comes along, treat them well - they may end up giving you a ton of repeat business or recommend their friends.

  2. #2
    phoondaddy's Avatar

    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Austin
    Posts
    26,074
    Comments
    5763

    Default

    This goes for any business for that matter! I agree whole heartedly.

    We are opening up an art gallery here in Indianapolis. The guy who is making our sign is jacking us around and our grand opening is 2 weeks away. First he says he lost the paeprwork, now he's saying the foam always takes longer. It's 2 weeks late, I'm getting pissed and I don't hide that very well.

    Sorry to hear you're having problems too. I've always wondered how some people stay in business.

  3. #3
    Premium Member
    bdix's Avatar


    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Austin, TX
    Posts
    24,392
    Comments
    3258

    Default

    3 weeks earlier is considered a quick turnaround? We've had folks come in at 9AM and want shit by the end of the day.

    A good way for a customer to see if their "rush job" will be done in time is to see if EACH department hears about the job and agrees they can get it done on time.

    EDIT* Salespeople will always say "yes".
    "no one best touch my Benz or capriz, lest they want a foo in dey azz" -Merf
    "pancakes sound dope." -Peveto

    "Jesus pancakes sound dope." -Peveto 2010
    "i'm dropping like mad, yo." -Jay Ryan
    "Any halftizzles up in yo shizzle? You've got moizizzle." -RichieGoodtimes
    "bdix - 5 stars" -Poguemahone
    "hail the mighty bacon." -Farley
    "them's some sweet socks" -Fruitstripe Peveto
    "not with you the force is" - Ferg

    posters
    twitter
    twitter KLCTVEfusion
    facebook
    d
    ribble

  4. #4
    andydiesel's Avatar

    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Portland, Oregon
    Posts
    34,779
    Comments
    1376

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by bdix
    3 weeks earlier is considered a quick turnaround? We've had folks come in at 9AM and want shit by the end of the day.
    no shit for us the longest for stickers or shirts is two weeks, shit i think we have 3 or 4 72 hour or less rush jobs in right now.

    Posters on the other hand have to be scheduled about a month ahead of time.

  5. #5
    Premium Member
    bdix's Avatar


    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Austin, TX
    Posts
    24,392
    Comments
    3258

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by andydiesel
    Quote Originally Posted by bdix
    3 weeks earlier is considered a quick turnaround? We've had folks come in at 9AM and want shit by the end of the day.
    no shit for us the longest for stickers or shirts is two weeks, shit i think we have 3 or 4 72 hour or less rush jobs in right now.

    Posters on the other hand have to be scheduled about a month ahead of time.
    Word. We had a politician from Houston send us a shirt last night that I had to re-create (by scanning the freaking shirt) and they're due in the next 2 hours. Just got approved, just sent the art to the screen department.
    "no one best touch my Benz or capriz, lest they want a foo in dey azz" -Merf
    "pancakes sound dope." -Peveto

    "Jesus pancakes sound dope." -Peveto 2010
    "i'm dropping like mad, yo." -Jay Ryan
    "Any halftizzles up in yo shizzle? You've got moizizzle." -RichieGoodtimes
    "bdix - 5 stars" -Poguemahone
    "hail the mighty bacon." -Farley
    "them's some sweet socks" -Fruitstripe Peveto
    "not with you the force is" - Ferg

    posters
    twitter
    twitter KLCTVEfusion
    facebook
    d
    ribble

  6. #6
    Platinum Rich's Avatar

    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA
    Posts
    3,431
    Comments
    580

    Default Re: Professional Screenprinters - Take note

    Quote Originally Posted by RavenousMedia
    If someone comes to you with a project, and there's a chance you won't be able to get to it in time - DON'T TAKE THE PROJECT. If some unavoidable shit comes up, let the client know early on, maybe send your overflow to another printer. DON'T tell them at the last second you can't print it when 3 weeks earlier you made an agreement to do it quickly.

    This is the second printer in a row I've been burned by, I'm starting to get a pretty negative view of the industry. I'm to the point where I think I'd be better off learning to print myself. It makes me look bad when the show comes up and the posters I promised aren't there, not to mention the days wasted designing the thing.

    Screenprinters - if a new client comes along, treat them well - they may end up giving you a ton of repeat business or recommend their friends.
    professional screen printers don't do what you describe.

  7. #7
    Premium Member
    RavenousMedia's Avatar


    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Missouri
    Posts
    385
    Comments
    107

    Default

    They do indeed rich, twice now. (I wish I would have gone with you instead) Also, thanks andydiesel for turning the project down when you knew you wouldn't be able to do it - there's at least some honest printers out there. Both of you also gave me advice on how to set up the image, and I appreciate that.

    Problem with posters is that a show will often pop up with less than a month notice. But I made it clear to both printers both times about the timeframe - if it can't be done in that timeframe don't accept the job, simple as that.

  8. #8
    Platinum Rich's Avatar

    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA
    Posts
    3,431
    Comments
    580

    Default

    well, don't let it sour you on the entire industry. there are lots of great, responsible shops out there.

  9. #9
    andydiesel's Avatar

    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Portland, Oregon
    Posts
    34,779
    Comments
    1376

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by RavenousMedia
    They do indeed rich, twice now. (I wish I would have gone with you instead) Also, thanks andydiesel for turning the project down when you knew you wouldn't be able to do it - there's at least some honest printers out there. Both of you also gave me advice on how to set up the image, and I appreciate that.

    Problem with posters is that a show will often pop up with less than a month notice. But I made it clear to both printers both times about the timeframe - if it can't be done in that timeframe don't accept the job, simple as that.
    Rich is good. He now has a auto press too.

  10. #10

    Default

    Our turn around is approx 5 biz days from deposit/approval.

    If its a rush (almost all jobs are).. then we carge 50% extra of the total cost.

    3 weeks is MORE than enough time to get your job done!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •