What is paper paper stock?

You might know what you want already, but if you give your printer an idea of the finish you’re after, they will be able to advise on stocks, how the ink handles on them, the most cost-effective and environmentally friendly options.

Can I see a proof?

Crazy things can happen when work goes to print, so even if it’s just a PDF proof, make sure you see something. Ideally your printer would invite you to check the material as it’s being printed – a practice known as to ‘press-pass’ or ‘pass on press’. But with more time and budget restrictions, this happens less and less.

How fast is the turnaround?

Find out from your client when they need the finished items and where they want them delivered. Your printer will then be able to work backwards from that time and give you a deadline for the artwork. It’s always best to do this sooner rather than later in a project.

Can I contact you at any time?

Check in with your printer on a regular basis. If there is a problem your printer should get in touch, but it’s always good to call up and hear that everything is running nicely and delivery will be on time. If you’re aware of everything at every stage, it can’t go wrong.

Do they provide end-to-end services?

Some companies will deliver only the print element of the whole printing process. But you may prefer a company that can look after the whole job from start to finish – including the original graphic design right through to fulfilment. This approach allows the printing company to have a holistic overview of the needs and implications of any job, which means they can better understand your aims, speed up processes, and help you save both time and money.

Do they spend time with their customers and provide advice and new ideas?

A good printing company will get your job done to the right quality and on time. However, the best companies will take the time to discuss new ideas with you and suggest options that you may not have considered to best represent your work. At KMS Litho our staff have more than 100 years’ experience between them and would be delighted to chat to maximise the potential of your work.

Can they demonstrate a commitment to the environment?

Printing companies vary wildly in their approach to sustainability. Look for a company that doesn’t just talk the talk, but that can also provide evidence of their responsibility. For instance, at KMS Litho we partner with the Woodland Carbon Scheme to help reduce our carbon footprint. You can read much more about environmental practices here.

What have other customers said about them?

Any company can tell you how good they are. But for real evidence, find out what other people have said about them. If objective third parties can offer examples of their success, then that should help to cement your trust. You can see what our customers have said about us on Trust Pilot and Facebook.

What is the differance between High Build Spot UV and Low Build Spot UV?

Any company can tell you how good they are. But for real evidence, find out what other people have said about them. If objective third parties can offer examples of their success, then that should help to cement your trust. You can see what our customers have said about us on Trust Pilot and Facebook.