It takes time to learn to duplicate artwork, maybe you can team up with a local artist that can help you with that. Try google search.. vector art services. Also I'm sure the folks on here might even offer you that service as well.
DTB interface technology is on the horizon...Direct to Brain."Magicians" are not standard equipment with any software program.....But after a few years you will get better....
You must not be a print shop that keeps ownership of any artwork they create and refuse to share originals with the customer so you force them to stay with you until they finally get fed up with your prices and bring a business card to a competitor.It amazes me that our customers come in after having paid for artwork not to have the original files. Oh well, that's why we get the big bucks!
It's not always the customers fault. Some unscrupulous printers hold them as ransom for repeat business. I usually don't think to offer them to the customer unless they ask.It amazes me that our customers come in after having paid for artwork not to have the original files
I'm not clear on the "keeping a company's logo hostage".Even just ten years ago, it used to be a lot more standard for the print house to retain ownership of a design. As I said in another thread, this makes a lot more sense on, say, t-shirt artwork that the owner could use on mugs, mousepads, etc, for their own benefit. Keeping a company's logo hostage always struck me as a little evil, but it used to be more common not to get it.
If you hold the rights to a customer's logo, and your prices skyrocket, whether due to legitimate increase in cost of business, or just because you want to make more money, and they have no option to go someplace with a better price, I'd say that qualifies as holding a logo hostage. Maybe you've never done something like that. Other people have. Again, with a custom t-shirt design there's a lot more potential profit for you to make on your own, thus keeping the rights makes more sense. What are you going to do with a Maggie's Muffins' logo, other than to force the customer to keep coming to you even if your prices become non-competitive? You could build up a business of 25-50 companies and then just keep raising your prices and not even have to worry about getting new customers... until they finally get fed up and take a copy of the logo to someone else.Where's the "holding hostage" aspect?