Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Wondering Publishing

Dear Hannah,
Thanks for your email.
Firstly, please allow me to make a brief introduction. I am Senior Editor of Wondering Publishing Co., Ltd that is Shanghai based publishing firm specializing in design magazine and books.
Please feel free to check our bi-monthly magazine Touch by 
Now a design book named “ Branding” is being prepared by us. Here are the details:
Title: Branding
Pages: Around 500
Language: English
Format: Hardback
Expected Publishing Date: July. 15, 2011
Distribution: Worldwide
Well, glad to know that you have interest. Please find the requirements as follows:
1) Image Size: 220mm (width), 350DPI, JPEG/ EPS/ PDF format, RGB color
2) Put all images in one folder and zip up it
3) Fill in the Contribution Form enclosed herewith
4) Please send files through online sharing software: / , or any other way at your convenience.
Well, as you see in the contribution form, it will ask some information about the authors and works. So your partner will be credited too. Don't worry.
And yes, you always own the right. What we need is your permission to print, publish and distribute.
The deadline will be May.15,2011. We plan to launch it around July. 15, 2011. And yes, we will offer a free sample copy with your work to you.
Thanks and I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.
Yours truly,

Wondering Publishing Co.,Ltd
Room1401,No.20,Lane 1201,Banquan RD,Pudong District,Shanghai,China
Tel:+86 21 50109102
Fax:+86 21 50109102

Wondering Publishing

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Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Identity Shots

New Business Cards

Since it proved to be completely impractical costwise to get these printed professionally while I'm still a poor, poor student. Most places were willing to print my cards but only if I placed a minimum order of £300, which I cannot afford. One of the printers was willing to sell me large sheets of the seed paper so I can print them myself for about £4 an A2 sheet. I can fit about 38 cards on an A2 sheet so if I want to print between 250-300 cards I am going to need 8 or 9 sheets, which works out at around £40 which is less than I would have paid for a print run anyway.

Yes I have to cut them all out myself which is a bit of a faff but while I can't afford to get them printed professionally, this will have to do, and it works out quite cheap. They go through the large format printers here just fine and they can be printed double sided. They line up just right. Because there isn't that much ink being printed onto them it doesn't really matter that the ink isn't vegetable based (for now) because there isn't enough of it to affect the seeds germinating, so the paper still grows just fine.

Might as well take advantage of the large format printers here while I still can.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Quote from Porridge Papers

Porridge Papers are also based in the US and they also ship to the UK, which they included in their price. They were so helpful but unfortunately it still worked out at a hell of a lot more money than I have to spend on business cards.

I really like the design of their letterhead, on an unrelated note.

Monday, 14 March 2011

Quote from Factory Direct

I received this quote through email from Factory Direct, which is based in the US and deals with printing on seed paper. They ship internationally and I wanted to get a price.

Upon getting the quote it's still far more than I'm able to pay for this and that doesn't even include shipping costs.

Reply from English Cottage Garden Nursery

English Cottage Garden Nursery were unable to print to actual business card size. The smallest they print is postcard size. Kind of weird, but fair enough.

Reply from Simon Woolf

I got a reply from Simon Woolf at Oakthrift, who I was recommended to contact by one of the people from Bloomin Promotions. Everybody seems to have a minimum order value of far more than I can afford.

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

My stationery

I finally have the design of my letterhead and compliment slip nailed down so check it out! I need to do some test prints on them.

Reply from Bloomin Productions

I got an email back from Martana Rybnicek at Bloomin Promotions and she recommended that I email Simon Woolf at Oakthrift in the UK because they work closely with him, so I sent off an email there and now I shall wait for a reply.

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Reply from Ellie Poo Paper

I got a reply from Ellie Poo Paper explaining that they are paper makers and not printers. Sorry and all, Ellie Poo Paper, but that really is not clear on your website. Either way, that's one down!

Business card quotes

Grow-A-Note Business Card.

Botanical Paperworks.

Green Printing.

Seed Paper.

These are some places that I've picked out to email for quotes about getting my business cards printed properly. I'd better get on top of that!

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Reply from Holmes and Marchant

YES. I'll get right on that, Holmes and Marchant.