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Offline ninjaPB_43

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Re: PrePress/Printing Consultant?
« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2019, 03:30:45 PM »
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Hello. I stopped working for an undesirable employer of 12 years last June. I really don't want to make a lateral move to another print shop. I have been in printing doing mostly prepress for 25 years. What are your thoughts on prepress or printing consulting? I tried to do some print brokering, but the competition with online printers is fierce and I am not the best sales person. I was hoping to consult new graphic artists and or office managers that try to do their own printing but get unexpected results from their errors. I haven't found many resources for this kind of project and it's currently just an idea. Does anyone think this could work?


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You could consider looking for corporate marketing departments that are hiring....    If they're doing any major advertising - they probably have a team of designers that won't have the necessary skills to send clean files to printers.  I didn't really know this role existed until I got into my current role with a national retailer...  My team is responsible for managing internal proofing, and then packaging approved files to send to our various printers around the country.  ....just a thought, and probably worth looking.  :ninja:
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Re: PrePress/Printing Consultant?
« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2019, 03:34:19 PM »
Yes, we used him and I experienced him... but it was the 90's and they're kinda a blur now.
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Re: PrePress/Printing Consultant?
« Reply #17 on: March 19, 2019, 12:02:39 PM »
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For a while, I took some time off, but I went to several shops and made them aware I was available for "consulting," and fill-in part-time work. It was a gold mine, because most shops only have one guy, and he/she can never take any time off because everything stops. Being an "on-call," fill in worked very well for me, as within the first month "off," I worked almost every day between 3 different shops. I'm back to employed full-time, but I still get calls and fill-in elsewhere as needed. My clients allow me to come in at my leisure, so I do a lot of my fill-in work after hours so I can still work my regular day job without issue.


How did you do this DigiCorn? Just walked into the shop and talked to the owners?

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Re: PrePress/Printing Consultant?
« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2019, 12:13:58 PM »
Reason being I would like to be available for this type of work as well but can't say that I would have the nerve to do that or even know where to look.



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Re: PrePress/Printing Consultant?
« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2019, 04:18:34 PM »
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For a while, I took some time off, but I went to several shops and made them aware I was available for "consulting," and fill-in part-time work. It was a gold mine, because most shops only have one guy, and he/she can never take any time off because everything stops. Being an "on-call," fill in worked very well for me, as within the first month "off," I worked almost every day between 3 different shops. I'm back to employed full-time, but I still get calls and fill-in elsewhere as needed. My clients allow me to come in at my leisure, so I do a lot of my fill-in work after hours so I can still work my regular day job without issue.


How did you do this DigiCorn? Just walked into the shop and talked to the owners?
Yup. There were also a few places I had interviewed at previously, so they were familiar with me and had a resume on file already. I list it on LinkedIn also.

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