Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Printing costs WHAT?

So we're finally at the point where we're starting to print new Hornet Project overviews and summaries.  The overview is just that- a short overview, while the summary is much more in depth.  The overview is 8 pages front and back with lots of pictures while the summary is about three times the length with far fewer images.  The team has spent weeks hammering these things together, fine tuning text and tweaking formats.  Now, with our proud little bundles of awesomeness ready to print, we've just recieved our cost estimates and every jaw just hit the floor.

For a single printing of the overview, our printer wants $17 each.  Now that's low quantity - things would get much cheaper with greater quantity, but OUCH.  I'm not even going to tell you what printing the summary costs.  And while I'm sure everyone out there is thinking "you're publishing for a multi-million dollar project, what is a few hundred for printing?" its always been our focus on the bottom line that keeps our productivity up and our donors happy.  Splurge? Yeah right.

Overall, we'll be keeping costs down by putting the materials online for YOU to download and print for yourself if you like.  But we still need hard copies for prospective donors, and for now, that's my biggest headache.


Tonight's working session at the Dockyard has been cancelled.  Working session this Saturday from 11 am to 4 pm.


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