Its almost October! Someone new tells me that almost every day. It is almost October, which means it is almost winter (be afraid), and also almost time for the Fall BFA Show. Don’t let those deadlines sneak up on you. Here is a quick reminder about some of the turnaround times here at the Service Bureau.
Inkjet Prints (large or small) take 72 hours, or 3 days. So if you dropped off a file Monday, it would be ready by Thursday. Test strips (a small strip of your file printed for free to check for color correctness) take an additional 24 hours and are highly recommended if you have the time. If you are taking them to get mounted or framed, be sure to call your framer or mounter ahead of time and get an estimate of how long they will need. Here are some of our favorite framers and mounters in the loop and downtown area
Wall vinyl takes 48 hours to cut. You will need to give yourself enough to time weed your file (or remove the excess vinyl), and apply application tape to your vinyl before installation.
Perfect Bound books (soft cover books like lula and blurb make) take 6 days, again, not including weekends. If you’re hoping to make a book for the BFA show, you should submit it as soon as possible. We cannot rush this process so Friday will be the last day you can submit a file to be finished before the end of clean install.
Laser Copies, black and white or color, spiral bound books, and saddle stitch books take 24 hours.
We have a rule here at the Service Bureau, the more important a job, the more likely something will go wrong. So please, don’t procrastinate. Plan for the worst and hope for the best and most importantly, stay calm.
-A Friendly Reminder from the Service Bureau