A lot of graphic design students are often told that a good relationship with a printer is a necessary aspect to having a thriving graphic design business, but unfortunately many of these one day designers let that wise knowledge go in one ear and out the other. It's easy to understand why it wouldn't seem that important because all a designer needs to do is just save the proper file and send it on its way... right? Well, not really. Even simple things like fonts, bleeds, and visual styles can go awry after the file is sent, and it's important that the relationship you have with your local Chicago printer helps to take care of some of these issues.
Here are a few of the ways we suggest you maintain a great relationship with our printers!
1. Communication is Key: It's tempting to just nod your head and assume everything is going to be alright when your printer is using a lot of technical sounding terms. It can be confusing. Don't be afraid to stop and ask for a better explanation when you don't understand something.
2. Try to Print Most Jobs with One Printer Only: Spend more time with one printer rather ...