Why graphic designers should use calendar templates

December 3, 2009

empire-state-buildingTalk about working without a net: Check out Joe McNally's post about his skyscraping photography exploits. Joe wears a professional safety harness for most of his death-defying shots, but if you read the entire post you'll notice that in the early days he was at the mercy of a paltry belt and rope. It seems that Joe doesn't need the additional safety gear, but he knows it's a good idea to have anyway.

Using templates for your designs is the same way. Though it might not be a life or death situation, templates save time and thus allow you to make more money – and money is integral to your livelihood. Think about it: Say you've got a client who wants a promotional calendar to distribute to his customers ... and you groan. Sure, you appreciate the work and look forward to creating calendar designs, but you loathe the tedious task of setting up calendar grids. Fortunately, there's an easy way to save time and optimize your profit potential: calendar templates. PsPrint provides free calendar templates to graphic designers so you can focus on the creative (the fun part) without having to touch the grid (the tedious part). The calendar templates can be downloaded in a wide variety of sizes, from 6-inch by 6-inch to 12-inch by 12-inch, in both saddle-stitched and Wire-O binding set ups. You can also get them with or without holidays. Basically, this means that you get a blank slate to design on with no prep time whatsoever. As a small business owner, it's easy to see why graphic designers should use calendar templates. But what if your client wants a custom look for his calendar grid? Well, that's easy enough, too. You can simply use calendar templates as guidelines to set your grid up on, introduce your own colors, number fonts and line styles, and - of course - charge your client more for the extra time and work involved. No one said tedious work can't be lucrative work, did they? Image use Creative Commons via Flickr.

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Brian Morris serves in various capacities as a freelance writer, content developer and public relations specialist for growing small businesses. When he’s not writing, he can be found on the racquetball court - usually getting his tail kicked by guys 20 years older.

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January 07, 2016 03:21 am #

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January 07, 2016 03:21 am #

What a great post once again, and I just love this "No one said tedious work can’t be lucrative work, did they?" it is so true and even the most professional of their trade would rather have that safety net and it not because he is scared he will fall, but rather he would be safer that sorry, and I agree with that 100%

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Brian January 07, 2016 03:21 am #

Penny, you're absolutely right. In this case, the 'safety net' not only helps ensure quality - it also saves time and money!

I think that's what business is all about: time and money.

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