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What to Look for When Selecting a Print Partner

Most well-equipped businesses have in-house office printers for routine and daily tasks. Even though many forms of communication can be digitized (email memos), businesses still need printing for letterhead, reports, business cards, brochures, flyers, leaflets and more. These types of tasks can take a toll your staff.

The print partner provides the service(s) you need

Ask your print service provider what type of services and products they can provide.  Business cards, flyers, brochures and the like require high-quality equipment. If you need company t-shirts or wearables, you want to make sure that the the provider includes apparel printing.

The print partner is experienced

It’s important that print partner you choose has an eye for detail and will thoroughly review your projects for discrepancies and make sure they are completed on time. An experienced provider will be able to advise you on design and ensuring your requirements match the task at hand.

The print partner produces high-quality work

When shopping around for the right print partner, view samples of their work to ensure quality.  Also, a printing partner who invests in the latest and leading printing technology means they likely take pride in the work they do and want to stay ahead of their competition. The quality of materials your print partner supplies can have a huge impact on the products and services you offer.

The print partner has great customer service

A business’s level of customer service is just as important as the projects that they take on. You want to choose a a print partner that is informative and helpful. The ability to clearly communicate objectives, suggestions, and vital information is a major part of ensuring your final product exceeds your expectations. Ideally, the partner you hire will be able to handle your entire project: personalization, quality output, storage, and fulfillment if needed.

The print partner is reliable

No matter the size and scope of the project, you need your project to be completed and delivered in a timely manner. This comes back to communication. You need a print partner that will be efficient and dependable.

The print partner is trustworthy

In today’s hyper-connected world, reviewing a company’s service offering is very easy with Google Reviews, Facebook, Yelp, and other services. You can check the credibility and trustworthiness of the print partner you are interested in working with. Business websites typically include testimonials from previous and existing clients and customers. You can get an idea of the company’s reputation by checking reviews and testimonials.
If you are looking to hire a print partner, follow these tips to ensure you retain the services of a company that will work with you to produce the best products and services for your business.