The biggest problem we have had with online printing services is when the work is bad they do not stand behind it. When I use local printers or we do it ourselves I am nearly always happy. If you can come up with a plan as an online service that makes you feel like it will be done right the first time and you follow through, you will have something. Like said earlier, good proofing would make all the difference. I hate when I create something online and it comes out differently than how it appears on my monitor. I have even had fonts change after it was created, approved and saved with companies like VP.
I hate when I create something online and it comes out differently than how it appears on my monitor. I have even had fonts change after it was created, approved and saved with companies like VP.
Hard copy proofs
Bert: I have no problem looking at Kinko`s and saying "you screwed up my print and I gave you a sample, print all 1200 copies again!" Hey they do it so.....
This is all the more reason why I do my own printing. I know how it will look when its done.
Todd, that is good about Kinko`s, I will have to give them a try. I am not bashful either when the job is wrong. But if you are on a tight time schedule and you receive 1200 copies just in time for a mailing and they are wrong. There is another issue with online printers that arises, the time it takes to get the job done right. In these cases, a local printer wins hands down.
Todd, that is good about Kinko`s, I will have to give them a try.
When color matters - and you can bet your bippy Coca-Cola DOES care what shade of red their logo is - use Pantone colors and a professional printer. (I don`t mean Kinko`s or Office Max.) You can Google "PMS color chart" to make your selection. Then it doesn`t matter if you`re using a printer in Maine or California, if you choose PMS #216, it will consistently be the same color.
I`d love to know the answer on the font swap dilemma. My desktop and laptop don`t have the same font menu, so I sometimes encounter that mysterious swaparoo when I move documents between computers. What to do? I developed my logo before I got my laptop, so the font is already printed on biz cards, name tag, invoices and all correspondence and business form templates. Maybe it`s nitpicking, but I feel it`s important that items be consistent.