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by Jessie Parkeanada

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Cautionary Tale

Posted on October 22, 2011 at 12:05 AM

In preparation for the Ottawa Art Expo on Oct 29,30,in which I have a booth, I booked a print job for some 2012 calendars featuring my photobased digital paintings for the reproductions kiosk. Last year the same company did a great job printing the same type of calendar, so I thought I was "safe" using them again. BIG mistake!!. The results were so dark that the calendars were unsalable, and will have to be turfed out, as I can't allow my name to be connected with substandard work.

 

What I didn't know at the time, as they did not volunteer the info, is that one needs to have a proof of one or more images done first, run back and forth having them done over if needed (at cost of course) until they are the  way one wants, and only then order the calendars or other product. That is the only way you have recourse if they screw up. So I have no calendars for the Expo, and am left with a big hole in my pocket, and am sadder but wiser.

 

While this company was conveniently close by, it was not worth that convenience, given the results.

 

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