Published on: 21st Dec 2014I guess there are many photographers doing this... This is now my 5th Calendar.
I started at the end of 2010 printing calendars for family and friends. In 2010 I printed 15 calendars. By the end of 2011 I decided to make this an annual project.
I set myself some goals:
This year I've already printed 35 calendars. To keep the cost down, I print it at Wetink (here is a link to their website) at their Pretoria branch using their digital press. I always uses Hi Q Plus 300 Matt paper as this looks very professional, does not bend over time and has a beautiful satin finish look. I print them at A4 size which is another way to bring the costs down. The digital press at Wetink can only print A3 size, so by printing it A4 size, I instruct them to print 2 pages per sheet and to cut them in half. This instruction only adds R4.00 to the overall price (and this year they even collated it for me without me instructing them to do so!). I do not want it to look like a commercial product, so I make use of a chain with two paper clips as the holder. Every year, when I submit my print job, they want to know if I do not want to make use of their spiral bound calendar special, and every year I told them that I already have a calendar holder...
If you are interested in having a unique limited edition calendar for a nominal fee, you may contact me using my contact page, and I will arrange getting you one printed.
(If you do not have a personal project like this, maybe this is a good time to start one!)
(If you have read up to here and did not click on a photo yet, do so to see them in larger format and also to browse through the rest of this gallery)