Questions About Design for Print
What do you want to know?
How is the cost of design for print determined?
Gage Design has been designing printed materials since 1983 and our systematic print design process has proven to be very reliable. Design estimates are based on our experience of how long each task takes to assure good value to the customer.
How do I get an estimate?
We prefer to talk to you in person or by phone to acquire specifications. There are too many variables in a print design project to publish a price list. Our estimates are very accurate and we avoid change orders if possible. Estimates are free.
What is the first step in the print design process?
After the budget is approved, Gage Design schedules a meeting to gather existing graphics files and interview key decision makers.
What should I be prepared to provide to the design firm?
Time will be required for an interview and a number of design review meetings. During the interview process, we ask for lists of competitors, industry trade publications and industry trade organizations as a basis for our research. We also ask for any existing graphics files relevant to the project.
How long does the print design process take?
Print schedules can vary widely depending on the complexity of the project. A good rule of thumb is a month for the design process and 2 weeks for printing of basic projects such as small brochures, calendars, posters, product sheets and folders.
How do I find a good printer?
Gage Design provides print management services including written specifications, printing estimates from a number of reliable printers and supervision of the printing process to assure a high quality product.