Looking for a Screen Printing Specialist? Avoid These Mistakes

screenprinting2Sometimes people are in a rush to complete a screen printing project. There may be an event coming up and a large banner is needed. Or they’ve recently run out of an important promotional item. In such cases, it’s tempting to call the nearest graphic specialist and get the ball rolling as soon as possible. The sooner your screen printing needs are met, the better.

But rushing to hire a screen printing specialist can sometimes backfire. People are in such a rush to get the job done that they overlook important warning signs. They end up hiring a company whose reputation is less than stellar. This often leads to frustrations with the project itself—and the final results may not be up to the highest standards. Imagine having an important item or sign that has significant errors on it, all because you rushed through the process of finding the right specialist!

By studying the most common mistakes, you can avoid this situation and make sure your project is done right—even if you’re in a rush.

Mistake #1: Hiring a company with too many unfavorable reviews

The internet is a great resource for finding information on just about any kind of business—and specialty graphic printing is no exception. It’s important to find a company whose web site is clean and well-organized, as this is a reflection on the professionalism they bring to their work.

Mistake #2: Hiring a company with a sloppy web site

It’s important to find a company whose web site is clean and well-organized, as this is a reflection on the professionalism they bring to their work. When a screen printing company can’t be bothered to present an informative, accessible, attractive web site, how great can their products/results really be?

Mistake #3: Hiring a company that doesn’t use the latest printing technology

This is always a great question to ask when you contact a printer for an estimate, or to discuss a possible job. What kind of technology do you use, and does it produce the best results? Some printers use outdated equipment that produces subpar results (blurry, faded, etc.). Make sure you’re getting a sharp image produced by recent technology.

Mistake #4: Not communicating your needs clearly

It’s possible to find an excellent screen printing company—someone who is highly professional and ticks all the right boxes—and yet still have problems with your printing project. In most cases, this is due to a lack of communication. It’s important to be very specific about your project and give the printer as much information as possible. Likewise, professional printers should be skilled at asking questions and gathering the right information from clients.

Putting your project in the right hands

Depending on where you live, there may be several screen printing specialists in your area. When it comes time to call on their services, you want to make sure you’re getting someone who is knowledgable, professional, equipped with modern technology, and a skilled communicator. Even if you’re in a rush, taking the time to find a quality specialist will pay off when you see the final results.

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