I get a call on a Monday and my customer's request was for this journal (shown top right) but they needed it by the following Tuesday. Yikes! My first thought is "I don't think this is possible.". I expressed this to the customer but told her I would see if they have a standard 24-hour turnaround on this item and if anything we could do a rush shipment if the supplier was not close. After discovering the supplier would ship from FL (I know, right., could it have been any further) our conversation turned to finding a supplier that was closer that carried a similar item. They indicated they wanted a journal with the flap like this one. After researching in my system this was the only item of it's kind and price range with the flap so my customer decided to go for it with the 24-hour production and a 3-day ship. Generally, when a supplier does a 24-hour production you will not get a supplier proof. Knowing they wanted a pretty simple print I told them to email me the wording for their saying in Spanish (no espanol here) and I would put together a mock proof for their approval. I suggested the brown tone-on-tone imprint because I thought that would look best. I sent them the mock up (shown lower right) and said it would be pretty close to the finish product because I know colors and imprint, Well, the finish product is below and happy to say they received their journals in time for their event.
Her email to me "Here is the picture of the journals … they turned out beautiful! Thank you for helping expedite this order."
Moral of the story...when you comes to your logo, work with professionals that deal with professional suppliers because we know how to get it done right. :)