Every printed job requires you to balance cost, schedule and quality. You can save money printing a project by planning early and by accurately estimating which tasks you can accomplish and which tasks you would want us (Print Media Collective) to handle. Here is a list of some specific items that you want to keep in mind when developing your next brochure, catalogue, mailing, etc:

  1. Your budget will determine the selection of certain items such as paper, ink, and bindery. Imagine your job at both extremes: your minimum and maximum requirements. We’ll help you customize your job to fit within your budget.
  2. Your schedule will play an important part in carrying out your printing job. We realize that schedules don’t always follow an ideal plan. Our production team is prepared to accommodate even the most demanding schedule.
  3. Do you know how many copies you plan to print? When running a job through our high-speed copy department, each sheet costs just about the same, no matter how many sheets are run through the machine. For jobs running on the press, ordering a few more copies generally does not add a lot of cost to your job.
  4. The dimensions of your publication may have an impact on which equipment is used to produce your printing project. Once you finalize your product’s dimensions, we can begin to finalize our production process.
  5.  The colors you plan to specify can have a huge impact on the production of your final piece. Try to avoid specifying colors based on the way they appear on your computer monitor. For the most accurate results, let us help you choose colors from a color-matching system.
  6. Determine who will be performing pre-press tasks. If you are new to preparing printing projects, it may be worthwhile to leave the responsibility of pre-press tasks to us.
  7. Your use of bleeds can have an effect on the production process. Bleeds (graphics that print past the trimmed edge of the page) must be accommodated through special handling and setup. Let up help you explain the choices.
  8. The graphics in your job need to be of professional high-quality and prepared to printer-friendly specifications.
  9.  Your choice of finishing and binding (if any) will complete the job. Finishing and bindery services consist of more than just cutting and folding. There are a variety of options available that can add value to your project!

As your project develops, please contact us. We will help you coordinate all aspects of your job.