services: rates & payment

TFG charges a middle market hourly rate. We provide professional, customized print and web graphics products specifically focused toward a client’s target market and do not work from templates.

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Basic Rate

The basic hourly rate applies only to design and development work. All other costs will be referred to as contingency costs or expenses. (For current rates, call 1.831.338.2834 during business hours, 10am - 6pm, M - F.)

A cost estimate/proposal for the project, based on the hourly rate, will be submitted 3 business days after the initial consultation and/or project specifications are finalized.

Contingency Costs

Contingency costs cover elements of the project not covered by the contract and may include:
  • Rush charges for projects with quick deadlines
  • Charges for changes to the project outside the contractually defined scope

Expenses

Expenses are incurred when the project requires use of materials or vendors other than design work performed by TFG. Expenses may include:
  • Color proofs, film and other pre-press production items
  • Photos and film development
  • Stock Photo and/or Clipart purchases specifically related to the project
  • Paper purchases (usually included in printing costs)
  • Print coordination fees and job pickup/delivery costs
  • Web Site Hosting & Domain Name Registration fees
  • Sub-contracting & other vendor costs

Billing & Payment Terms

  • A percentage (generally between 25% to 30%) of estimated project costs are due upon contract signing unless the project is small or of short duration (determined at inital consultation).
  • Progress payments for project milestones will be indicated in the statement of work/contract - if applicable.
  • TFG reserves the right to invoice client at any time if project extends beyond deliverables date as outlined in the contract.
  • Designer will invoice client promptly for balance upon client receipt or posting (to client server) of project deliverables.
  • All invoices are due and payable upon receipt and must be paid NO LATER THAN NET 15 unless otherwise spec’d in the contract.
  • All invoices overdue past NET 30 will be sent to collections promptly.

Project Cancellation

Should client or designer stop the project at any time during the development period, designer will invoice for work completed up to the point of termination. Fees may apply as determined by TFG.

why choose take flight graphics?

We Listen
At TFG we take the time to listen to you, discerning your special needs and translating what you wish to communicate into a pertinent visual solution. We know that your main objective is increasing visibility for your product and/or service and we work with you to create connection with your target markets.

We Believe in Quality
We don’t cut corners to pad our profits. We are old-fashioned about quality and value and take great pride in delivering the highest quality products we are able to offer.

We are Focused
The basic principles underlying any project development at TFG are:
bullet Clearly Defined Purpose
bullet Clean, Focused Communication
bullet Detailed Project Planning

We are Experts
Our cutting-edge technical and visual design expertise gives us great flexibility in planning your project. Our coding, scripting and programming expertise is always up-to-date with the latest standards.

Efficient Project Management
We like to take care of clients. All projects are organized for optimal efficiency to meet project scope and scheduling expectations. We set milestones, coordinate project flow, and deliver regular status updates for the best possible project results. Timely delivery is our goal.

We are Creative
Our fine art and graphic design experience ensure top quality, custom visual results. No cookie cutter solutions here!