To all of our clients who call and ask us to produce art and/or color separations for them to print elsewhere, I’ve always had a reputation of making my art available. And I will continue to do so as long as it does not adversely affect my printing business. As you all may be aware, I do the majority of my own design and seps here, and those clients who are in our schedule for printing will come first. But if my schedule allows, I will tell you upfront to the best of my ability how long it will take to do your work and how much it will cost.
If you agree to pay for that creative time (I usually require 50% down), I’ll schedule your work and try to accommodate you in a professional manor. I cannot always do artwork on demand or in less than 24 hours, but if I’m able to accommodate you I will. I look forward to hearing from you. Oh, one other thing. I/we adhere to the Graphic Artists Guild’s Pricing and Ethical Guidelines established in their yearly publication available through any bookseller.
The Guild’s ethical guidelines are fully based on legally enforceable standards in the United States. A buyer’s reproduction rights to original art we produce here is limited to what is outlined on your invoice. It is currently understood in the United States and many countries abroad that an artist owns his work from the moment of creation unless produced while in full-time employment, in which case the company who employs the artist owns the work from the point of creation.
These laws are outlined and simplified in the Guild’s publications but are in all points detailed in the laws supported by the Library of Congress. If you have any questions about this or any other legal points, please check out the Guild’s publication or speak with a copyright lawyer.
Contract Screen Printing Guidelines
For pricing, please read over these guidelines, and if they are acceptable call 770-978-2854, and David or Claire will email you the pricing based on your expected annual printing quantities. Click here to read our contract printing guidelines…