Revising for Plush Toys
January 24, 2021
What constitutes a round of revisions?
When you receive your first visuals of any deliverable, you may be happy as is. Then we all do a little victory dance because we nailed it.
In other cases, we don’t get it right the first time, so you may want to tweak some details, This is a normal and expected part of the process.
For each listed deliverable in your service agreement, we include up to 2 rounds of revisions to use as needed.
These deliverables can include, but are not limited to:
- Production Turnarounds
- Color Palettes
- Packaging Designs and Templates
- Labeling Designs and Templates
See your service agreement for your project’s individual deliverables.
Exception: For physical plush prototypes, we account for up to four rounds of revision in our standard prototyping timeline. Additional revisions may be requested and will be billed as necessary for the project.
Revision rounds include modification of the existing deliverable only, they do not include creating entirely new concepts or designs, and unused revisions cannot be transferred to other deliverables.
What does a round of revision look like?
The revision process is used to adjust a product towards the final design.
This means we cannot apply changes in the name of experimentation or “to see how it looks”. Changes that are requested should be done in the good faith that they will make it through to the final product. If you are unsure if a detail will work on your own project, we advise locating existing plush toys that demonstrate the desired effect and making your judgement on whether or not to apply that change based on that.
Our plush revision process looks like this:
- Our Designer will submit visuals or documents for your approval or notation.
- If changes will be requested, they should be delivered including draw overs of the requested changes. A feedback meeting can be arranged to work out redlines together if needed. If certain details can be approved as final, they should be noted to be locked in as well.
- All revisions should be delivered together at one time.
- Our designer will ask any questions needed to help clarify the feedback received as needed, then will confirm the changes to you before they are applied.
- Changes are then submitted to be applied according to the previous feedback.
- End of revision round. When updated visuals arrive, a new round begins.
Major Revisions vs. Minor Revisions
All revisions will be referenced using your projects Production Documents before application. Deviations from these production documents are considered major or minor revisions, and their feasibility for application depends on current project standing.
Accuracy of Production Documents is vital, as major revisions like the ones listed below can considerably extend the revision process.
- Any full body shape change request beyond round 3.
- Addition or removal of any mass connected to the main shape that was not defined in production documents.
- Addition or removal of new materials or assembly methods that were not defined in production documents.
- Material swaps that require alteration of the pattern (i.e. Changing from a stretchy material to a less stretchy material, adding layers)
Minor revisions sometimes occur over the course of the project. They are usually feasible to apply.
- Embroidery/Printing Design Alterations
- Material Color Swaps
Locking It In
We get the results we get using our incremental processes. We first make broad, sweeping global changes, then tighten in the details with each pass.
To maintain forward momentum during this process, we will ask your feedback in locking in various details as we go. Asking for revisions to items that have been previously locked in will delay the revision process.