There’s really nothing worse than entrusting a corporate garment printing job to the professionals, only to be returned with items of clothing you’d have done a much better job with yourself. It’s all well and good for those shopping for casual t-shirt printing Birmingham purely for recreational purposes, but when you’ve got a business and its reputation to think about, there’s really no room whatsoever for amateur hour.
The good news however is that with a little proactivity and a few simple checks, it’s perfectly possible to ensure you only ever do business with printing partners of pure prestige. Rather than diving headfirst into any service provider that appears to be offering you a decent deal, take the time to ensure the following boxes are ticked and you’re largely guaranteed a positive outcome:
1 – General First Impressions
First of all, bear in mind the fact that building and operating outstanding quality corporate websites these days is neither expensive nor particularly challenging. For online businesses, websites are used in the same way as traditional storefronts, product showrooms and so on. And just as it would be the case with the conventional store, it simply makes good sense to gauge exactly what kind of first impression their website conveys. Are you clearly looking at a printing service with the highest regard for its output and its customers, or does your gut tell you it could well be the work of amateurs?
2 – Product Range
Something else to be on the lookout for is a comprehensive range of available products and printing services. The reason being that it is relatively easy these days to invest in a bunch of t-shirt printing transfers, build a basic website and go into business as a ‘professional’ garment printer. By contrast, it’s anything but easy to go into business as a comprehensive garment printing service, able to cover everything from corporate clothing to accessory printing to embroidery services and more.
3 – Technology and Capabilities
In the same vein, established garment printing companies will often go into significant detail when it comes to the technology used to go about their business and their various capacities/capabilities. From screen printing to direct garment printing to transfer printing to embroidery and more, it takes both outstanding expertise and an abundance of state of the art equipment to carry out comprehensive garment printing services at a professional level. If it isn’t made immediately clear what kind of equipment and technology is in use, you only need to ask.
4 – Quality Guarantees
Considering the fact that the garments to be printed will be seen as representations of your brand, your business and your attitude to what you do in general, the importance of flawless quality is self-explanatory. To allow any member of the workforce to wear substandard garments and accessories is to convey entirely the wrong message for both existing customers and prospective target audiences. Above all other considerations therefore, it is of the utmost importance to ensure that iron-clad quality guarantees are provided as standard with every purchase.
5 – Price Promises
There is of course a very big difference between paying the lowest possible price end taking home a superb value for money when it comes to corporate clothing. Chances are, you’ll always be able to find another printing provider on the market willing to undercut all others – this doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll provide goods of the same quality. As such, it’s a case of looking for price promises where genuine like-for-like deals won’t be found elsewhere for a lower price. Incredibly cheap corporate garment printing services are widely available these days, though those willing to guarantee outstanding value for money on every product across the board are few and far between.
6 – Firm Feedback
A quick check, but an important check nonetheless, it takes a few minutes to have a look at the kind of feedback the garment printer has to date accrued, in order to see exactly what past and present customers have to say about them. Feedback alone isn’t everything, but it can certainly be eye-opening as part of the vendor vetting process.
7 – Portfolio of Work
Last but not least, there’s absolutely no reason why the printing company in question should not be able to provide an abundance of genuine samples of the kind of work they’ve done to date, in the form of a professional portfolio. These are exactly the kinds of industries where service providers have every opportunity to win prospective clients over with rich and dynamic portfolios of work – those choosing not to do so calling their capabilities and professionalism into question.