A Beginner’s Guide To Buying Decals
When you think about printing, usually the perception is heading out to the local printers and getting what you need at the drop of a hat. However, while some aspects of printing may be a breeze, there are other printing jobs, like decals for example, that require research and planning. Without accurate information, printers will be unable to process your decal orders or worse, if you provide incorrect information, they will give you decals that won’t match your requirements, making it an avoidable, but expensive mess.
To help you get the best decals, Novatex Serigraphics Inc. has formulated a Beginner’s Guide to buying decals. We have created this guide to educate clients about what information should be provided to printers to get the best possible decals and printing solutions.
Know what you want: Before you approach a printer, know what you want. This will help you explain your needs to the printer in a more organized and sensible manner. Ask yourself questions like - where is the decal going? What size should the decal be? How many decals do I require? Armed with these answers, contact a printer via phone or email, or if it's a complicated project set up an appointment.
Have a plan: In case you can’t draw what you want or don’t have a designer to do it for you, look for something similar online. If you see what you want at a location, grab a camera and take a picture of it so that you can use it as an example while talking to a printing specialist.
Get the size right: One of the most critical aspects of the perfect decal is getting the size right. Get a measuring tape, and measure the available space and work with your printer to maximize this space with your requirements.
Know your budget: Cost is a factor when it comes to printing. Keep in mind that the more specialized the decal, the higher the price.Let your printer know if there are budget restraints at the very beginning.
Work with experienced professionals: An experienced professional will be best placed to advise you on what materials will work well for you, along with which printing process should be adopted for your requirements.
Heed their advice: There are very few printers out there who will want to cheat you into printing the wrong products as their reputation will be at stake. Printers are experienced professionals that specialize in their field of work, so take their advice! For example, we once had a client call us for white ink printed on clear decal material. After discussing the job with the customer and getting an idea of the artwork, we ascertained that they could use simple computer cut white vinyl decals. This helped them save a lot of money as the only way we could have done what they originally wanted was to screen print them - which would have required expensive setup time and materials for two decals.
Advice From The Pros
Maximum disclosure equals maximum benefit: As professionals, one of the most common scenarios we face is having to pry specifics out of our customers to make sure they get what they need. It’s simple- if you want a great printed product, give us as much information as possible. It’s best that you have an idea of what you want before you call us. Any info you have on size, use, quantity, and even a description of what is going on the decal is helpful.
At Novatex Serigraphics Inc., our goal is to exceed your expectations and help you get the best-printed product possible. We have been providing professional printing services in Saskatoon, SK, for over twenty-five years and we bring our experience to the best use of our clients. We also have the knowledge and technology to handle any of your printing requirements. Visit our website to learn more or contact Novatex Serigraphics Inc. today.