One of the most crucial elements in getting an order printed or designed is turnaround time. While most printers offer rush services at an extra cost, the ideal approach is for both the client and the vendor to maximize efficiency and minimize the overall time it takes for the project to be completed. As a leading design and print agency in Jacksonville, we have years of experience in working with a variety of clients and providing a variety of services. We would like to share 3 tips to minimize turnaround times with your print vendors and hope that you find value in the timesaving advice we have to offer.
Clear, Complete Information Upfront
It is important that your print vendor has all the information they need in order to be successful, and the sooner they have this information, the faster the job can be done. Remember to share all relevant details, requests, dates, and requirements for the print job.
Seek to establish an open line of communication from the beginning to ensure that both parties remain on the same page and have the same expectations. Find out if there is one person, in particular, that you will be working with, and obtain their direct contact information and their preferred methods of communication. You should be able to ask questions and make comments in every stage of the process, from obtaining a quote, to proofing, to arranging pick up, and know that your comments are being received quickly and trust that you will get a response in a timely manner. Good communication from both parties speeds up the process and ensures accuracy and satisfaction.
When you have given your approval of the proof and your printing vendor has the go-ahead to complete the job, you should have a clear idea of how soon the project will be completed. The contactor representative you have been working with should reach out to you prior to completion to make sure you understand when you can expect the project to be done and to arrange to pick-up, deliver, or shipping options. At Idiya Consulting, our customers can approve or disapprove a digital proof with the click of a button. When approved, we move forward and complete your order as quickly as possible and with the highest quality possible. We will also go the extra mile to accommodate your needs with local pickup and a variety of shipping options.
Finding the right printing vendor and making sure they have the systems and customer service in place in order to deliver what you need is vital in minimizing turnaround times. Knowing that your vendor can provide fast, efficient service with digital tools to make your role in process faster and easier is the best way to speed up the process and know that you are in the right hands.