Printing services can help you to create your promotional flyers, mailing envelopes, brochures and newsletters in a professional manner. They can also advise you on how to make your printed promotional media look even more attractive. Before you choose a professional printing service, however, you should have the design of the media ready. Some printing services provide the option of designing the media for you, but they usually charge prices high enough to burn a hole in your wallet. Once you have prepared the design of the media, and are ready to send it out for printing, do a little research about the printing service. Make sure that you gather information on the following points:
- Success rate Ask for testimonials from past clients. In these days, most printing services maintain their own sites on the internet. If that is the case, go through the site. If you find that you know any of their past clients, call them up and verify how satisfactory the performances of the printing services were. Find out how good the quality of the finished goods was.
- Ability to meet deadlines Ask the past clients whether the printing service was able to provide the finished products on time. It is no use getting a superior quality product if you get it well after the D-day. Also inquire whether they can deliver ahead of time for some extra fee, in case there is an emergency.
Cost of service This is where it gets a bit tricky. In most cases, the price will depend on the quantity of media that you require, and your deadline. If you order a larger quantity, the value for money is usually more. However, make sure that the quality of the finished product is commensurate with the price you are paying.