How long will it take?
It depends upon the complexity of the piece.
For simple jobs, we ask clients to anticipate a minimum of 6 to 8 weeks from the start of a project to its completion. Printing alone requires 10 working days (2 weeks). Larger jobs, such as annual reports and magazines, generally require more time.
Clients should talk to their account lead about the nature of their projects; they can help with planning and other creative solutions.
For example, are you trying to produce a 32-page annual report? This typically takes six months, including 100 hours for research and copy writing, 125 hours of design time, and nearly a full month for printing, binding and delivery.
Each job is unique, and much of this depends on you: Is your content ready? Will you stay on schedule? How many levels of approval are necessary?