Posted 20.09.2014 @ 8.56AM
Yep, no way around it. Or just don't print so many. But if you're doing special finishes such as foils, then it's going to be costly anyway.
I can recommend taylord press in richmond.
Posted 01.10.2014 @ 12.15PM
Wow, thanks for all the thinking you've put into this for me!
The problem with my data in this case is that it's quite linear; 750 of the group in total, with sub groups of 162 and 84 that I'd like to highlight by colouring them differently.
Visually, I wanted to show the totality of the group and how the sub groups form part of it. I'm not really making a graph at all as there's no x or y to plot to, so I'm not sure how I could use a scatter graph etc. to build this.
@Adam designs - a graph from excel can be copied and pasted straight into Illustrator; there's no need to export as an extra step, which is a wonderful thing! If I knew how to build this as a scatter graph this would be the way to go. **(pro tip - if you ever get funny text issues when you copy and paste the graph, it's probably because Excel has used Calibri. Change that font to a basic system font and you should be happier!)**
@Dan you're right that patterns would be the fastest way to do this, but in this case I need to be accurate with my numbers which patterns can't help me with. Having said that, it may well be better than manually placing each dot!
Posted 17.09.2014 @ 12.10PM
As @Dan stated, you'd be best off going digital cost wise. Most printers will oblige you with your paper choice given enough time.
Talk to the printer, they'll let you know whether it's appropriate for their machine. If you tell them what your trying to achieve they might have a better alternative.
Posted 26.05.2014 @ 3.18PM
@Dan - if it's just one client that is tardy I'd look at implimenting at least one of these steps:
1. Find a way to reduce your businesss dependance on them (i.e. get better clients and fire this one)
2. Charge them more to recover your fee recovery costs
3. Don't release artwork until you receive payment
4. Get part or full payment before starting a job
I've had problems with individual clients like this and in my experience the best bet is to try and fire them as soon as you can afford to if it's an ongoing problem.
Posted 14.05.2014 @ 11.18PM
@Looney - Breakdown is: C72 M65 Y66 K73 - it's quite heavy (dark grey actually). I could take some of the ink out of it and bump up the K to 100 so the total ink coverage is less.
@Trex - Good question. I think it's offset but I'll confirm.
@Dan - yeah bold is quite ugly compared to regular I feel.
Posted 05.02.2014 @ 12.29PM
@Dan events like this cost a ton to put on. I would hate to think what the running costs of a multiple day event like CSSConf would be.
I have absolutely no doubt that the prices are a direct reflection of this.