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  • I was having a great day until . . .. . . . !

     Shane Drew updated 15 years, 1 month ago 12 Members · 16 Posts
  • Dave Harrison

    Member
    January 27, 2006 at 3:04 pm

    Ok its Friday. . all my jobs are finished off. .. the weekend is here. . .. wooohooo

    Courier turns up. . .. cool. .. my new business cards arrive. . . . they look great, fantastic. . . unfortunately for me I can’t spell ! 😳

    5000 nice new, freshly printed cards headed for the bin !

    I Feel like a real **** now. . .

    So to everyone sending artwork off in the near future don’t get complacent. .. check check and double check. .

  • David Rowland

    Member
    January 27, 2006 at 3:15 pm

    and get a Proof if it is a important thing.
    You cant believe how many mistakes can happen in PrePress too

  • Tim Painter

    Member
    January 27, 2006 at 3:15 pm

    OUCH!!!!!!! 😳

  • Tim Painter

    Member
    January 27, 2006 at 3:16 pm

    also why 5K cards????? I would go with a low volume first before commiting…..

  • John Childs

    Member
    January 27, 2006 at 3:18 pm
    quote Dave Harrison:

    . . . . . . unfortunately for me I can’t spell ! 😳

    If this is the case then you need to ask whether signmaking is really the job for you! 😀

    Seriously, we’ve all done it. It’s just that sometimes it is more expensive than others.

  • Vitor Brito

    Member
    January 27, 2006 at 3:29 pm

    I really know the feeling…

    try this…
    artwork by the customer
    pre-press of a 60cm x 40cm brochure, at some point you need to rotate it 90 (only change in the original) to fit 2 for paper sheet, film, plates, print 150.000 just to find that there was a lense that didn’t rotate … soo you need to repeat the all job.
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    Now go and tell the boss.

  • Dave Harrison

    Member
    January 27, 2006 at 3:40 pm

    Dave you’re absolutely right. . like I said my fault for getting complacent.. because I didn’t have a customer to keep happy an wanted the cards ASAP I didn’t request a proof. I thought I’d checked everything, had a mate proof read it, who also missed the mistake.

    Tim I went for 5000 because there is hardly any difference in price between 1000 and 5000.. . I don’t really consider 5000 business cards to be high volume. . although point taken, on this particular occasion its all just waste paper !

  • Nick Williams

    Member
    January 27, 2006 at 3:43 pm

    go on then submit a jpeg and let us all see the mistake….he he

    😀 been there bought the t-short lol

  • Tim Painter

    Member
    January 27, 2006 at 3:45 pm

    and printed packaging is even more fun……….typos and the possibility of being upside down……….been there…………lol

  • Marcella Ross

    Member
    January 27, 2006 at 4:24 pm

    Oh Dave…..I’m not laughing…. honestly… :lol1: :lol1: :lol1:
    Never mind, it’s Friday, grab a cold beer and light a fire with them! 😀

    Go on …. show us what you did or tell us which word you spelt wrong?

  • Jayne Marsh

    Member
    January 27, 2006 at 6:18 pm

    Awwww I feel sorry for you, honest. I think we’ve all been there and done that, at least it wasnt for anyone but yourself :lol1:

  • Chris Wool

    Member
    January 27, 2006 at 7:07 pm

    bad day i ll give you a bad day.

    6 oclock moving the customers vehicles about to secure them for the night some little get with more neck than a giraffe nicked the sons car and hit him on the way luckily not hert all this happened inside 20 feet from the door.

    not happy of saltash.

  • Marcella Ross

    Member
    January 27, 2006 at 7:17 pm

    chris that’s terrible! 👿 hope your son is OK, that’s the main thing. Any word on the car?

  • Robert Lambie

    Member
    January 27, 2006 at 8:13 pm

    Dave you must be an idiot!
    a complete fool!
    spelling mistakes in our line or work is tacky!!!

    whats more!

    reading these bloody boards is rubbing off on you…. 😮

    have you ever read my smelling, my 10k+ nosts, i shouldn’t be an influence but as a deterrent to never end down the way i haven’t…

    oh yeh… English isn’t good either. 😳 😳

    :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1:

  • Lee Ballard

    Member
    January 28, 2006 at 5:07 am

    My first batch of business cards were spelt fine, I just put two numbers the wrong way round in the mobile number (hot)

    Luckily the land line was also on there 😀

    Lee

  • Shane Drew

    Member
    January 28, 2006 at 8:38 am

    I know the feeling mate, just got a call today, client saw his new signs for the 1st time this morning. All 3 are 4m in the air, 2 are 4m long and one is 8m long, 3 guys and a cherry picker for 5 hours to install. Rings and tells me I’ve put .com.au instead of .net.au on the web address 🙁 Fortunately I didn’t print them as I was going to originally, so it is just computer cut.

    Checked his proof and it was correct 🙁 When I transposed it from Corel for printing to sign wizard for cutting I put in the wrong address. 😥

    I feel like a right clutz right now …. and he will not pay my $6000 until it is fixed 🙁

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