Finding the perfect print partner can feel like striking gold. You want someone who understands your needs, can handle your quirks, and makes the entire process smooth and enjoyable. Let’s dive into the top three things to look for in a print partner that will make your projects shine.

1. Equipment Matters (Like, A Lot)

Think of the printing equipment as the backbone of your print partner’s capabilities. You don’t want outdated or subpar machinery handling your precious projects. A top-notch print partner will have state-of-the-art equipment that ensures your job is done efficiently and beautifully.

They’ll know exactly which press is the best fit for your project, maximizing efficiency and minimizing waste. This means no unnecessary costs from using the wrong equipment. Plus, they’ll guide you on specialty coatings, unique paper stocks, and creative sizes to make your marketing materials stand out. Imagine the wow factor when your clients see the final product!

2. Online Portals = Relationship Streamliner

In any great partnership, communication is key. That’s why an online portal is a game-changer for a print partner. No more endless email chains or playing phone tag. Just slick, seamless file sharing and proofing to keep things moving smoothly.

It’s like having a direct line to your partner’s thoughts and actions. You can check on the status, make tweaks, and avoid those annoying surprises. And let’s be honest, nothing kills the vibe faster than a printing fail.

The best part? With reporting and analytics, it’s like your print partner is giving you a behind-the-scenes look at how your files are performing. Talk about intimacy!

3. Customer Service That’s Sweet As Pie

When it comes to customer service, your print partner better be serving up some sugar, honey! You want someone who treats you like the only client in the world from concept to delivery.

No question is too small, no request too weird. They’ll hold your hand (metaphorically) through every step of the process with a big ol’ smile. It’s like having a personal printing guru on call 24/7.

And let’s not forget about availability. Your partner needs to be Johnny-on-the-spot when you need them. Whether it’s a last-minute job or just a panicked question at 3am, they’ll be there without batting an eye.

These are just a few of the things we specialize in as we want to take the headache out of getting your project from the design phase to the production stage by clear, easy communication as well as providing quality technical and design support to ensure your project is attainable within budget and delivered on time. We would like to earn your business and be of service.

For an insanely great printing partner, hit us up at info@inkworksmarketing.com or 949.348.7000.

We’ll make sure your marketing pieces look hotter than the latest Instagram thirst trap!