had just finished making a set of posters to be printed out as flyers and
printed large-scale to go onto bulletin boards.
Client: The posters
look great. Can I get you to print out 50 flyers each and then print out each
poster at 40in. x 40in. for the bulletin boards?
Me: I can print the
flyers right now, but I’ll need some time to recreate the posters to print them
40 x 40.
Client: Why? Just print
them out as is.
Me: Well you asked
me to make the posters proportional to an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper so that we
could print them off easily as flyers. I just need to adjust the posters so
that I can print them out 40 x 40.
Client: Right, but I
like the layout you have now. I would prefer if you just printed them out like
this… but 40 x 40.
Me: Ok. Are you
asking me to center this poster and extend the background in order to square
Client: No, I like the
poster the way you have it now. I just want you to print it out 40 x 40. Like,
when you go to print, type 40 in. in the height and 40 in the width… I can show
you if you want.
Me: I appreciate
that, but that actually isn’t the problem. When I go to print this poster— I
can either set the height or width at 40 in. but not both.
Client: Why not?
Me: I made the
poster proportional to a sheet of paper.
Me: The poster
Client: Right but I
need it printed out as a square.
Me: Exactly, so all
I have to do is recreate the posters to make them square.
Client: But I like them
like this, I would rather you just print these posters at 40×40.
Me: If I do
that, the poster will be distorted.
Client: I think it’ll
out the poster, distorted, at 40in. x 40in.
Client: This looks
horrible, it’s so
stretched that I can’t even read it. I need you to redo this