||I am new in buying
prints, where do I start
||Do your research at
the World Wide Web or better still, contact us.
||I am not
happy with my existing printers. I always get scolded from Production
control for late deliveries. It affects the plans and schedules and cause our company to
incur the wrath of our customers.
||This is nothing
new. Most printers operate with very limited capacity and rely on
extended workshops for a project. Try us. We handle most projects
in-house and we deliver on time every time.
||I am not happy with
my existing printers. My superior is suspicious over the prices that
we are paying. How do I know what is the best rate? How do I explain to
||Price is usually
relative. Most people do not have the resources to determine what is the
best price. The comparative approach is used; like, requesting for
a few quotes while feeling exasperated waiting for replies.
A cheap price does not indicate
that you have cut a good deal. What is important is paying for the
required quality and getting the required support & service. In printed
products, the required quality is relative to the manner in which the
final output is used. Choices in paper, inks, varnishes, and other
featured elements contribute to cost that finds its way to price quotes.
Big order quantity gives opportunities to producing at economies of
scale. This translates into cheaper quotes. You can also help the
printer to reduce their printing cost and have the gain passed over to
you through open discussion and fair approaches.
If your boss is one that pays
attention to social issues, the environment, and is concerned about how
he supports businesses, then you might consider printers
having good code of business practice. This usually comes with a
price and is an attestation to you paying higher prices.
printers are able to deliver on time. Price is reasonable but the
quality is not consistent. Colors are different. Text is blurry. It
is ridiculous!. Because of urgency, we have to sort and use them and
put ourselves to bear with some quality sacrifice. A thorough waste of
resources even with compensation from our printer. How do I control
||Well, this sort of
things do happen. At the printing machine, output rate are adjusted in
conjunction with the complexities of the run and the urgency to deliver.
If the quality system is weak, non-compliant color schemes, unauthorized
inks going into paper, disappearance of authorized inks, etc can appear
in a printed pile. If these non conforming units went undetected as it
moved towards the final line, they get delivered. A good quality plan
and quality program is a necessary part of the solution. Find a printer
meeting the requirements of the ISO standards.