Additional Graphic Design Details
Choose From Our Flat or Hourly Design Rates
Our projects can be based by the project or by the hour, the choice is yours. Our hourly rate is $35. We recognize the need for budget control, and we will provide verbal or written reports on time as the project progresses. Projects billed by the hour includes all time spent directly on the project, including: project research and development, client consultations, design work, revisions, proof output, coordinating with sub-contractors, and communications (phone, email, and in person). Billable time may also include travel time to client’s location or other location associated with the job, as required. Let us know if you want our flat or hourly design rate.
Contingency Design Costs
Contingency costs cover elements of the project not covered by the contract and may include:
• Rush charges for projects with quick deadlines
• Charges for delayed payment
• Charges for changes to the project outside the parameters agreed upon
Other Design Expenses
Expenses are incurred when the project requires use of materials or vendors other than design work performed by DiAlo. Expenses may include:
• Printing, color proofs, film and other pre-press production items
• Photography sessions
• Stock photo and/or clip art purchases specifically related to the project
• Paper purchases (usually included in printing costs)
• Print coordination fees and job pickup/delivery costs
• Website hosting & Domain Name Registration fees
Billing & Payment Terms
50% of graphic design and contingency costs are due upon beginning a project and/or contract signing unless the project is small or of short duration (determined at initial consultation). Payment must be made before any work is started on. DiAlo reserves the right to invoice client at any time if project extends beyond projected completion date, or if the number of billable hours on the project exceeds the estimated project time. 100% of printing costs must be paid prior to submitting the project to print, unless credit has been established.
All invoices are due and payable upon receipt and must be paid UPON COMPLETION of project, unless otherwise specified in the contract. A penalty for late payment will be assessed as follows: 1.5% of unpaid balance per month overdue.
Payment may be made by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express) or check. A $25 fee will be assessed for all returned checks.
Should client or designer stop the project at any time during the development period, designer will invoice for work completed up to the point of termination. Cancellation fees may apply as determined by DiAlo.
Up to 5 Design Proofs
Please review your graphic design proof carefully. Clearly indicate any changes, additions, or deletions on the proof and or on the draft. The proof form has to be signed and returned along with any changes on the draft. Each graphic design is allowed up to 5 proofs, anything pass proof #5 will be charged $15 per proof.
Graphic Design PRINTING Turn-around Times
Turn-around times will vary depending on project type and specification. Typical turn-around time for standard full color printing is 7 to 10 business days from proof approval, including shipping time. Rush delivery is available for an additional charge, please contact us for details.
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So whether you need 250 pieces or 25,000 pieces, whether you need your project in two days or in two weeks, we are dedicated to fulfilling your printing needs at the best possible prices.
Graphic design plays a critical role in every interaction you have with your audience!
Even before the first word of any marketing piece is read, an impression about your company is conveyed by its visual impact. This happens with all marketing collateral including brochures, packaging, book covers, website design and print ads. Updating or creating new materials can be a very effective way of adding pizzazz to your company and its offerings.
We focus our designs on typefaces, illustrations and images. We use typography, visual arts and interface designs and page layout techniques to create effect graphical designs. Our services include magazine layouts, print and online advertisements, product packaging and web design. We can design and print newsletters, brochures, fliers, CD covers, restaurant menus, ads, promotional items, signage, postcards, web banners, email campaigns, company logos and so much more.