Having recently finished my Adobe Indesign qualification, I have been practising a lot on designs and I have designed flyers etc for a number of clients. The whole process takes time and you can see why designers charge £50 an hour!
At my early stage of design knowledge I am offering free design on business cards and single or double sided flyers (A5, A6 or A4) obviously on print order :)
BPM-UK the print and design company at your service!
Things have been tough but I have been active in finding print for BPM-UK. Visiting the industrial estates, setting up meetings and ultimately printing for them. I have been lucky enough to have orders for leaflets, business cards, posters and letterheads.
As the way we buy etc has changed I have noticed a lot of former "eco friendly printers" have disappeared. Maybe this is due to the lack of interest and the cost of materials. I believe there is a need and a niche out there for this form of printing and BPM-UK has a number of suppliers who can provide eco-friendly printing on all forms of stationery and large format graphics.
I believe that the environment is still the most important factor and given the amount of printing waste, I can see an upturn in the market for all things green in 2009.