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Post Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:52 pm

Lets see your job sheet please?

My current method of gathering job information is flawed, at the moment it mainly consists of scraps of paper, with varying bits of scribble relating to various jobs! Trouble is now I have 2 more people in my unit helping it's hardly a streamlined operation.

So let's see how you:

Gather customer information
Information about the job (sizes/materials etc)
Where you work out your price (especially if your buying things in)

It'll save us many hours of trial and error, and would be great to see what works for you.

Cheers in advance!
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Post Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:48 am

One word - Clarity!

It's a program aimed specifically at the sign industry and it does all the things you mentioned. It is made by a company called Touch Systems. We have been using it for 2 years now and it's great.

Hope that helps

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Post Thu Sep 05, 2013 1:32 pm

Yes I've looked at clarity, and it is exceptionally good.

Trouble is I'm dragging my dad kicking and screaming into the modern age, streamlining things... we're using sage ACT! (Much cheaper, but not as bespoke as Clarity) to send quotes, and it's taking time for him to adjust to that.

We're still not ready for a paperless office just yet. :oops:

Just looking for something that clearly displays what we need to knows, who, what, when, colours, sizes, so anyone can pick it up and know what to do with said job. :-?
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Post Thu Sep 05, 2013 2:24 pm

Maybe just set up a sheet on a word processor or spreadsheet with spaces for all the required data, and just print one out for each job. You could also save a copy of each one to a customer's folder so then you would have a historical record to refer to if needed (for print settings/colours etc).

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Post Thu Sep 05, 2013 3:19 pm

This is the current one i use, i change every 20 or so as i keep finding things I've missed
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Post Thu Sep 05, 2013 4:49 pm

Mines a variation on one that came with, i think the price-it guide..

Happy to email you a pdf if its any good....
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Post Thu Sep 05, 2013 6:46 pm

We have just introduced clarity to our office which is great! We use the system alongside are old system at present until we are fully switched over!

The old method was C4 envelopes pre printed with a job sheet layout to write all information on, then any relevant documents to the job can go inside the envelope!
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Post Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:14 am

Cheers for the input.

Like your's Robert, as I do most of the Large Format Printing/Signage I know what I need to know, whilst others don't really know so a box to fill in kind of makes it idiot proof.
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Post Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:03 am

This is what we use for production...

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Post Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:32 am

This is quite an intresting topic, as we are now moving on towards taking orders and passing that order to someone else who has no contact with the client.

I find that sometimes its best to have an oder form for 1 product and another oder form for another product, or the form can become cluttered with bits that you wont use etc.

For example we have a form for T shirts and Signs, totally different forms..
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Post Fri Sep 06, 2013 12:06 pm

your correct denise, this post has had well over 500+ views, and some of the attachments downloaded over 120 times in only a few days. yet only 6 or 7 replies... unfortunately enough, thats always been the case on uksb for the past 12 years. traffic very high, lots of takers, just not as many contributors. :D :lol1:

anyway, good post and thanks a million to those posting replies. :D
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Post Fri Sep 06, 2013 12:40 pm

here's ours! contsantly updating it! Back is blank for more notes!

cheers

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Post Fri Sep 06, 2013 7:49 pm

Hi i dont know if it helps but i just got the price it guide covers all little bits and has a sample job sheet, i will upload you a copy if it helps Tracey
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Post Sat Sep 07, 2013 10:50 am

Our job sheet is a modified proof sheet, to reduce repeat typing.
looks similar to James Phillips one, i am at home so cant upload.
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Post Sat Sep 07, 2013 9:07 pm

Thanks to all contributors of the the job sheet thread , very interesting to see the various versions, cheers again
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Post Sun Sep 08, 2013 4:03 am

Here's a link you may find helpful... Click Here
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Post Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:35 am

It's certainly interesting seeing the differences between each sheet.

It may be worth us modifying forms to suit the smaller format digital print & Litho print we supply, just keep things un-cluttered. :-?

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