Pro Tips for Requesting a Quote AKA: WAQSCBPFD!.

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Hey Guys!

Cat here. Need a quote? Happy to help! If you’re new to The Done Dept. (or not-so-new, why, hello again!), here is a checklist that will help us expedite your print quote so we can get your order DONE!

» WHAT
» ARTWORK
» QUANTITY
» SIZE
»
COLORS
»
BLEED
»
PAPER
» FINISHING
» DEADLINE

WHAT
Let’s start here. What are you printing? Business cards? Flyers? A Booklet? Posters? A photo of your grandma made to look like the Queen of England? Not sure? That’s ok too. Let’s talk about it.

ARTWORK
Will you be providing a high-quality, print-ready file for us to print from? Or do you need our hourly design services?

QUANTITY
How many do you need? We are happy to quote a few different quantities.

SIZE
We’ll need to know the size of your item. For instance if it’s a flyer, is it 4×6? Is it an 11 x 17 show poster? Is it an 8.5 x 11 booklet?

COLORS
We have 5 combos of color options for most things.  Here’s a trick: Full color = 4, Black only = 1.  No print = 0. So, a single sided color business card would be 4/0. Shazam!

BLEED
Does your print order have a bleed? This is pretty common. If your images and background colors on your print order go to the edge of your piece, that is considered a bleed and we’ll need the files to be set up properly. For instance, 3.5 x 2 business cards need at least an 1/8″ bleed all around to make them 3.75″ x 2.25″. Keep all important text at least 1/4″ away from the edge of your design, too!

PAPER
What kind of paper are you looking for? Glossy? Matte? Shimmer? Regular Paper or Cardstock? Sometimes we can make a recommendation if we see your artwork or if you have a sample. Options for paper don’t stop there, but these are most popular.

FINISHING
Most jobs include typical cutting to size, but what if you need scoring or corner rounding or binding? We can do lots of finishing options, so let us know the details, for sure.

DEADLINE
Timeline is always important for us to know, so we can be sure to schedule your project accordingly and be up front about when we can complete your order. We try to be as speedy as possible of course!

Once we get WAQSCBPFD all together, we’re in business! We love our customers and we get new ones every day thanks to you all spreading the word about The Done Dept. and our printing magic! Thank you ever, ever so much.

Happy Printing!

xo

Cat

We’re growing… Like A LOT.

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The Done Dept. Print + Design Shop is so incredibly excited to announce that local wedding invitation expert, Paperkeet, has set up shop within our shop!

Tori Sacco started Paperkeet in 2009, moved into a storefront on Morganford in 2011, then to a second location on The Hill last year, and is now moving here! The Done Dept. and Paperkeet have been friends for a while, and now we’re shacking up together and working side by side to offer you the very best.

We couldn’t be more thrilled to announce this joining of forces – as it will give us even more skills, resources, and time to devote to all our very important wedding projects (and other design and print projects, of course!) Paperkeet is now the “Wedding department” within the Rotolite family of print services, offering everything from save the dates to the napkins at your reception. To schedule an appointment about your wedding, contact Tori by phone at 832-3663 x106 or by email: tori@paperkeet.com

Custom Flags, Because Custom Is Cooler.

Someone came in with two photos of their friend and wanted us to make “a banner or something” for their friend’s bachelor party. It was going to be in New Orleans, and they were going to have a surprise parade for the groom to be. Apparently this is a thing. You can just have a parade for any reason you want there. We suggested a flag would be a cool thing. They requested we make it “as awesome as possible”. This was the result.

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Bootleggin BBQ is Officially Above Average.

Congrats to Brent and the success of his new joint, Bootleggin’ BBQ! You can read a write up that Sauce Magazine did on them HERE!

We got to do Bootleggin’ BBQ’s window signage and stickers after meeting Brent at a Treehouse Networking event. Good stuff!

Bootleggin Window Signage

Bootleggin Stickers

Hey, Teach! We Laminate!.

With Bradburn’s Teacher Supply Stores closing their doors,(sad face) we understand that a lot of teachers might be looking for another friendly, convenient place to do their laminating. The Done Dept. is located just a couple of miles down the road from Bradburn’s Hampton location, and we offer the same walk-in service that Bradburn’s does. (excited face) Hooray!

Bradburns Teacher Supply

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