Four checks you need to do before you choose your print provider
It seems that new printers are popping up everywhere in Ireland. Different printers offer different products with seemingly great offers and prices that seem to good to be true. As a business owner you simply haven’t always got time to wade through all the print offers you’ll see on marketing material or online so how do you compare like for like? If you see a number of prices can you be sure they offer the same print quality, are printed on the same paper and offer high standards of service?
Before you choose your printer there are four main areas you should check:
1. Customer service
Many online printers will offer what look like great prices but their printing is often carried out overseas or they might print a large number of jobs in bulk. That means no one is looking after your job or concerned with your specific needs. Can you contact the printer at any time and ask about your order? Is it being checked for colour and quality? Does the printer have a trained customer service team that knows your job and understands your requirements?
2. Print quality
A professional digital printer will use only the best presses on the market for digital and large format print. Ask to see examples of previous jobs and get sample books of the paper types, weights and finishes they offer for their print. A good printer will be only too happy to show their work across a full range of products and to guarantee all the print they produce.
There are a number of sites like Google+ Reviews and other online pages where you can see reviews of Irish businesses including printers. Any reputable printer will also have reviews on their own sites and will readily give you names of other customers. Another good indication of a printer’s reputation is recognition within the industry itself. The print industry in Ireland nominates and rewards print companies with annual awards. Award bodies are easy to find online and if a print company has won awards you can be sure they’ll be only to happy to publicise the news and let you know about it.
4. Guaranteed turnaround and delivery times
You work to deadlines and your printer must work to yours. Do they offer a range of turnaround times and delivery options? These should be clearly advertised and the prices transparent. If you need your job urgently, even the next day, can your printer deliver on time? Make sure your printer is clear on turnaround and guarantees the delivery times they quote.
At DigitalPrintingIreland.ie we supply a professional, dedicated business-to-business print service. We use industry-leading HP Indigo digital and Roland high definition large format presses to ensure our print quality always meets or exceeds the standards of excellence our customers expect. Our easy to use, award-winning website ensures you can get quotes, upload artwork, order your job and arrange delivery from any desktop or mobile device at a time that suits you. We’re based right here in Ireland and our friendly, professional customer service team are always happy to give help or advice. We believe we offer the most extensive range of digitally printed marketing products you’ll find in Ireland. To see our products or find out more visit www.DigitalPrintingIreland.ie or contact us today.