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5 Tips to printing overseas

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The task of getting an unbeatable printing company overseas may be a little bit difficult especially if you are not familiar with any. With the right leads, it is easy to land a good one.

1.Consider quality

When looking to get any kind of job done, you will want to know if the work delivered by whom you assign will be of good quality. In this case, ask yourself two questions; i) what kind of quality do I want? ii) Who or which company will meet my requirements. It may, however, be difficult to know exactly where to get what you want in terms of quality if you are not familiar you’re your prospects. Do your research well and make sure that the company you settle down for will deliver according to your expectations.

2.How quick are the services?

To come down in favor of a company, you have to be satisfied with how fast they deliver work. It all depends on how long you want the project to take. It could be a long term or short term, and maybe there could be a lot of workloads, so choose one with a favorable turn around time without compromising work quality. When making a choice, don’t forget to compare different companies. It will give you the chance to weigh on which will deliver faster after you know what they offer.

3.What is your budget?

When weighing your options, the cost factor is unavoidable and hence becomes a major consideration. First off, even before carrying out a research on these companies, you have to plan a budget, either fixed or flexible with a certain range. So, when settling down for one, make sure that whatever its costs are, comply with your budget as well as all the other requirements.

4.How involved will you be?

This depends on how much you want to get involved with the whole process from sourcing the right company, to follow-ups and getting all work done. Your schedule might not allow you to do all this work so, the other option will be to hire a broker company to do the job for you. As well, you have to ensure that it will deliver excellent results. These kinds of companies charge inclusive costs so you don’t have to pay twice (them and the printing company). You don’t have to have a tight schedule to hire such a company, the point is that going with this decision will reduce the work for you because they have connections with these other printing companies.

5.Reputation

Before you hire, ask for references. You want to be sure that this company has had success in what they do. Request to be referred to at least two clients they have worked for, then if the responses are good, go ahead and hire. An older company is most likely to have a good reputation and outstanding work, for instance, the Printhub. Remember that you want a company that has all qualities combined so take caution not to lean on one factor too much and end up getting disappointing results.

 

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Simon is a creative and passionate business leader dedicated to having fun in the pursuit of high performance and personal development. He is co-founder of Applied Change, a Business Change consultancy based in the UK. Simon is also an Ambassador for Gloucestershire business. Simon is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development.

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