I designed some shirts for a sporting club.
Client: Can we put sponsors logos on them?
Me: Sure, just email me their logos, I’ll clean them up and email them to the t-shirt company so they can put them on the back.
They then emailed me me 4kb thumbnails lifted off the sponsors websites.
Me: No these are no good, I should have specified I need reasonable quality images to work with, these are way too small to be cleaned up.
They email me the same images again.
Me: I already told you these are no good. I can’t fix them and if they just blow them up to size, they will look terrible.
This goes back and forth a few times, to the point where I get this email.
Client: I don’t know why you’re being so difficult. I don’t know what you’re talking about, just send the images off, they will be fine. We are running out of time.
Me: Fine, if you insist.
I gave up, sent the images as is. When they got the print:
Client: What’s wrong with our t-shirts? Why did the logos come out so bad? What did you do to them?
Me: I told you multiple times the images you sent were not good enough to use and too small to clean up.
Client: Oh well, live and learn I guess.
You can learn by listening too, bud.