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User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Posted (10 years 10 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3247 times:

Hi there,

I have a bit of a problem. I'm sure maybe some of you have also been emailed but i'm wondering anyway, i've been asked to supply a 420mm x 280mm 300dpi scan to be published in a childrens book. By my calculations, that is an A3 print right? So how much should I rightfully be asking for? I was thinking in the region of £100...

I'm going to email back asking about the print run, amongst other things, what would you guys suggest??

Cheers

Dan

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User currently offlineSkymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3227 times:

Better make sure you can supply it first...

420mm = 16.5 inches, 280mm = 11 inches
16.5 inches @ 300 ppi = 4960 pixels, 11 inches = 3300 pixels

Can you deliver a good enough image at 4960 x 3300 pixels???

Andy


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3219 times:

Not really but thats never bothered me before!!

Its their problem if they accept the photo when i send it to them and then find out its not good enough. I've said that in the email. I haven't said anything about how much, but I have mentioned that a fee will be involved. Can never be too sure!!!! Big grin

Cheers

Dan


User currently offlineMia777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2002, 1165 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3214 times:

Don't you think it isn't too professional to provide a product that doesn't meet the customer's demands? I mean if you can't do it, then don't.


MIA777
User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3205 times:

Hey good idea, i'll tell them right away!  Insane

Really though, it'll look fine, i've got some prints already at A4 and they look just as good as they do at the resolution it is here, so its not going to be much worse at A3, especially being a print run in a book.


User currently offlineYEGPIX From Canada, joined Mar 2002, 159 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3187 times:

Hmmm, a childrens book. Sounds familiar.If the guy's name is Andrew from the U.K. , he emailed me too. I emailed him that there would be fees involved and I haven't heard from hiom since. Confused I suspect he wants a freebie. Kevin

User currently offlineNed Kelly From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 410 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3152 times:

I received a similar e-mail yesterday from the same company. The original raw size of my image is only 2832x2128 pixels. Is it possible to get digital images at this size, or is this only possible from a negative film?

Ned.


User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3145 times:

Dan,

Do research into if you can provide a good quality image at A3 and also do communicate with the interested party about it.

I had a request recently wanting an image I simply couldnt not supply to the desired quality. I contacted the interested party, negotiated, we then decided on a different form of usage of the image and I got a nice pay day and they where very pleased with the quality and service.

Its important to provide a quality service to clients as it pays off in the long run.

Ben Pritchard


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 8, posted (10 years 10 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3138 times:

Well, I told her that i'd have to interpolate to get the photo up to the desired size, and that it might lose a bit of quality. Its up to her I guess, I've said I can do an A4 size and I know that that will print at top quality..

User currently offlineEGBB From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 10 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3122 times:

Does this children's book feature ' Desperate Dan' at Bristol?  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Derek





User currently offlineManzoori From UK - England, joined Sep 2002, 1516 posts, RR: 33
Reply 10, posted (10 years 10 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3123 times:

I wonder what sort of childrens book would even need an A3 sized print?!?!

Rez
 Big thumbs up



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User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 11, posted (10 years 10 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3094 times:

She's said that she now only needs a 200mm x 120mm at 300dpi. I mean thats reasonable, I can do that so it should be ok. The print run is 10,000, so any idea what sort of fee I could ask??

Thanks,

Dan


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 12, posted (10 years 10 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3081 times:

Ok all is done, the fee, a nice enough fee... Just have to wait for the cheque now  Smile/happy/getting dizzy.

User currently offlineCkw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 740 posts, RR: 16
Reply 13, posted (10 years 10 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3076 times:

I wonder what sort of childrens book would even need an A3 sized print?!?!

Well if you think in terms of a centre spread in an A4 format, that would be A3.

I've had a number of shots published in children's books now - there's definitely a market.

Cheers,

Colin



Colin K. Work, Pixstel
User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 14, posted (10 years 10 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3074 times:

Wow, I actually managed to sell two of them, double the money  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineManzoori From UK - England, joined Sep 2002, 1516 posts, RR: 33
Reply 15, posted (10 years 10 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3069 times:

Excellent Work Dan!

Which image was it?

Rez

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User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 16, posted (10 years 10 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3065 times:


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In the end, both of them. £100 each. The versions I emailed had slightly better levels though.

Thanks guys,

Dan  Smile


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