Printing Tip #1: Quality Relationships

How can you know if you're getting the best print job for your money? A fine line exists between balancing quality and price, and those who want to get the best of both worlds must be savvy in both arenas. Here's the first of some tips we'll share from our experience in the business.

Develop a relationship with several quality printers.

No one printer is suited for all of your print jobs, so find three or four that you are willing to invest in. Their skills, culture and equipment will determine their capabilities. Treat them as partners, and make sure they understand the goals of your project, your quality standards and your service standards. By cultivating a relationship with those star performers, you'll have a trusted team of experts who can bring to life your creative material, delivering them on time, on target, and on budget.