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    Cost Of Graphic Work. What Do You Pay?

    Looking for some information on what to charge for graphic work. As most members know I dabble in a little photoshop now and then and have put together some bits in the past for members. Now I sometimes get the odd request by parties that are willing to pay for the service, but I have no idea what the going rate for such things is.

    So my question to you is, if you have had design work done for yourself or school in the past, what kind of prices have you paid? Things along the lines of school logo / corporate ID / prospectus / school signage general for print stuff.

    Thanks in advance.

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    School logo / Corporate ID's about 50-250 depending on the company / complexity

    prospectus - 150 - 200 depending on what is wanted

    school signage - do you mean digital signage or sign posts etc?

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    Your work is priceless mate

    I am not quite sure what the going rate is, hence why i try and look after you when you have done bits for myself in the past but yeah i could not put a price on your skill

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    school signage - do you mean digital signage or sign posts etc?
    Sign posts / Welcome sign etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by EduTech View Post
    Your work is priceless mate
    Cheers, but that's the problem. Priceless doesn't pay for shiny things
    Last edited by SYSMAN_MK; 16th March 2010 at 06:07 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYSMAN_MK View Post
    Sign posts / Welcome sign etc.



    Cheers, but that's the problem. Priceless doesn't pay for shiny things
    Hmm You know what i mean.. you big softy but yes indeed very true

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    It seems to vary quite a bit, here are some sites geared to logo design that have some pricing structures:
    https://www.logoworks.com/logodesign...gn.com+Landing
    Logo Design NZ - Elogo Design - Business Branding & Website Design, Logo
    Logo Design By Logo Design Guru: Low Cost And High Quality Company Logos
    Logo Design NZ designs creative logos by Auckland logo designers

    Looks like concept packages would start at about 100 and go quickly north from there. Ages ago when we had our school logo redesigned I believe it was quite expensive, I was not directly involved in the finance bit of it but I would think more than 200 easily.

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    I've used elance.com quite successfully before as a buyer to tender for graphic design work (corporate IDs, logos, leaflet designs etc). Typically through them (remember there are a lot of Eastern European and Indian based design shops on there as well) we were paying around the 300-500 mark for Corporate IDs including a new logo dependant on how much we wanted included.

    For local work I'd look at that as a starting point with a set number of revisions (or similar so your not spending forever on a design) and then charging for any extras.

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    For sign posts and welcome signs etc, I take it that you would be vectorising them?

    As for costs, that should be done on a price per hour basis (upto 100 per hour) depending on how complex it is and what they want, but that should be negotiable.

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    I usually like to make 20 per hour, it keeps me happy. That is 20 take home so add at least 20% for the tax man and paper work.

    What makes me happier is if I get paid more than this, but It really depends on how long you are going to spend on a project and how much repeat business you are likely to get. I have mates rates as well as government rates.

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