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About j.ldesigns

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  1. Thanks everyone advise is greatly appreciated. I totally get what each of you says and I see both sides. I was just seeking your thoughts. my biggest thing was taking the clients budget and charging the full amount for something that shouldn't be... I mean would you pay for a aluminum faced composite (omega bond) 20"x30" double side print with laminate,square in shape, with design ...$600. Or even close to that ? I want a designer that's honest to The amount they charge for the work they do.. I want repeat customers not one time empty their pockets and try to find another Maybe I'm wrong?
  2. so i need your thoughts... A local graphic designer approached me to print and make some banners for a client of hers. She is a work from home style person with no ability or knowlege in sign making. She gave me the information for the desired product and I gave a quote for her to pass on to the client. I told her I would invoice the client myself and deliver it to them(since it was also local) few hours later she responded that it was a go and she stated "when you send the invoice charge her $450 and then just give me 50 cash of it). My thought are thats shady way since i know she gets paid already for designing it and now wants more. She told me im cheaper than the other person by almost $1 sq foot. Once I delivered the product the client was mad bc the colors didnt match and threatened to make me re print it.(not my fault i printed what i was given) fast forward a few weeks and she again asked me for a quote for some signs. After the previous issues with her i had told her i want to deal with the client, invoice them direct and have taking time with then to insure they get what they have in mind with no issues. She told me each place would pay separate but she needed an idea on cost since the client had a budget of $600 for a 20''x30'' double sided sign. She then told me she was charging 300 for each sign to design them(5 of them). long story short i gave the cost and she then turned around and said to invoice her and she would just bill the client. From prior clients and knowing that they were under budget for each sign, i feel like she saw this as a way to make even more money... AM i wrong? how do you deal with your local graphic only designers? sorry for any spelling or issues hopefully it makes sense?
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    Jeep Dealership Job..

    stupid question.... if I make that for a John Doe customer it would be a copyright issue, but its okay to reproduce company logos for the dealership? JW i had a dealer ask me about it and I told them I wanted approval from the company before i venture into that task...Was I wrong?
  4. I was on the website and noticed 2 different kinds of roland blades, a regular and a zecu blade. Whats the difference and what do you use? I have a Titan 3 so you know. thanks
  5. sorry for not clarifying but the red is paint already done and the outlines in black are standard cast vinyl. the and rest is reflective.
  6. OK guys need some help. I recently quoted this and now its becoming an issues like my quote is way off. I would like your opinions on what range you would do. Keep in mind this is all reflective with the exception of the black on the outlines. I'm getting second thoughts that my price was too low anyway, and this is just trying to get me to change my price more. thanks!
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    Yard signs

    Where are you located?
  8. do you have pictures?
  9. Does anyone have one they use for design? if so what program do you use and how do you like it. I ran into issues with flexi 12 with mine and acording to SA they dont have answers for me. I attached a photo of what I deal with and you will see in comparison to some of the others and the normal windows icons that the flexi icons are small and don't change with the computer settings.
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    Can you cut from a Surface Pro 3?

    I started out with a LPII i loved it. Ive moved on to a titan 3 now and i couldn't be happier for the price.
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    Can you cut from a Surface Pro 3?

    What software do you use?
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    concrete walls/colored vinyl

    I have a client that's looking to do some designs on a concrete wall inside of a gym. The design is simple and single colored but I'm looking for advice, what works best for a concrete block wall that is painted. I know they have rough wall vinyl and such but that is for a printer and cost wise I don't see it being effective to have it printed then cut. My thoughts would be to use a solid color vinyl in the color and lay it on the wall. To give you an idea its EKG strip(heart beat strip) going around the room in all around 50' at about 20'' tall
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    Online Vinyl Purchase

    uscutter is my go to for my stuff! the price is good and fast shipping... where are you located? I personally get from 4 different places for different materials depending on vinyl, specialty,substrates or wrap supplies.
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    Mutoh 628x

    what one is it? brand new or used?