Postpress Issues To Check For

Whether you have a job that is in progress or postpress it's important to double check everything before handing anything over to a client. Every job will have some errors but most press workers will spot any obvious problems, but we're all human.

Recheck your job after it's delivered

When your job is delivered take a minute to look at pieces from the beginning, middle, and end of the run. The last thing that you want is to get a phone call from a client telling you that the last half of their job was messed up and you didn't catch it because you were being lazy.

Do a rough count

After going through everything do a rough count to be sure that you got all the pieces you paid for. You don't have to count them all individually but take a stack of 100 and measure it against the total quantity. This is a quick and easy way to see if you were shorted, but remember that most printers consider anything within 5% over or 10% under acceptable.

Negotiate an adjusted price for printing errors

Sometimes a you get a job that you just can’t give to your customers. When this happens you can negotiate with your printer to have the job reprinted for free or at a discounted price. No one wins when there is a mistake. Printers lose time and money, you lose time, money, and potentially a customer. Printers understand this so when there is an issue insist on a reprint and they'll try to work with you.