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  • Dave Harrison

    April 4, 2008 at 7:40 am

    Same here. . . Any potential new customer gets a written quote detailing work to be carried out including costs, this quote does not include artwork or a proof. I clearly state that quotations are based on the customer supplying artwork, however a design service is available at a reasonable rate. Like Jason I feel if after seeing my portfolio, the customer still has doubts about my abilities in designing and fabricating signs, then maybe he/she might need to look for another solution !

    I feel this is the only way to weed out the messers. . .

    Of course expections to the rule are repeat/account customers.

    I sometimes find myself drawing up a quick visualisation or 3d models to help sell a proposal, however this is entirely at my discretion and mainly depends on the nature and value of the work.