For any project we have an initial concept fee. This covers some meeting time with client and discussion/brain storming within the studio and the creation of a basic concept. Minimum charge per project R650.00 ex vat.
This cost only for New developments and can be waived in certain circumstances.
Our Desk Top Publishing charges are costed at R550.00 an hour ex vat. This does depend on the size and regularity of the work.
A basic illustration in colour is R500.00 ex vat. For five or more the cost is reduced to R400.00 ex vat each. Quotes are on site of final copy.
More complex illustrations are obviously more expensive and are quoted on site of final copy.
We do undertake work from some printers that have been developed and supplied on disk, but do not meet with the printers specific requirements. Hourly rate R450.00.
Deep Etching, Photo retouching and Photo manipulation
When photographs are supplied often more work needs to be done before they can be added to the final layout. Colours can be enhanced at this stage as well as blemishes etc removed.
Final film and Colour proofs
We rent offices in the same building at CDR Repro. This gives us a good turnaround time in producing positives and negatives as well as colour lasers, pre press proofs, large format digital prints and short run leaflets and business cards.
Final PDF creation
A part from suppyling positives the "Computer to Plate" printers require a properly formated high resolution PDF file. This file is generated from the design file and is the final electronic material purchased by the client. The working files remain the intellectual property of Flying Ant Designs.
The PDF file can be emailed or upload to an FTP Site or copied to CD and couried. Charges can vary minimum R95.00 maximum R270.00.
VAT and "Site of final copy"
All our costs are quoted ex VAT and are Site of final copy. This site of final clause is necessary for occassions when work is submitted after the initial quote that is more complicated than initially quoted and / or corrections on a job go beyond the industry normal second page proofs.
Books and Periodicals
Book cover design
We have an initial concept fee of R650.00. Thereafter DTP at R400.00 an hour applies. Final costing including bar code (R45.00), 3 hours layout 1 x A3 best proof and final PDF approximately R2300.00.
Basic price for text only, 300 - 400 words per page is R45.00 per page. Books including diagrams and pictures quoted site of final copy.
Art books and Periodicals
R120.00 per page, but once again this depends on number of pages and quality of material supplied.
Copy and Digital Images supplied
Once upon a time digital files were sole domain of professional photographers, and scanning of images was done by repro houses. And the Design house could quote knowing quality and colour of images supplied were of a good quality. Now every person has a cell phone camera/digital camera and belives themselves to be the latest David Hockney.