Printing can be frustrating sometimes, and the difference between a good job and a poor job is what you don’t know. Printing funeral souvenirs such as funeral wallet cards, funeral brochures, memorial programs, and custom memorial wallet cards isn’t any less stressful. Folding brochures and programs after printing aren’t any simple either. Listed below are seven tips to ensure quality printing jobs:
- Buy Quality Paper
To save money, test the paper on your printer or copier first. Like everything else in the business world, there is a reason cheap paper is cheap. You probably might not find out why until it’s too late…or until you test the paper.
2. Assign an Employee to Learn all your Copying, Printing, And Plicating Devices, Including Corresponding Software.
Whether your machines are rented or expensive purchases, you’ll probably get free training from the leaser or have some manuals come with the purchase. Ensure you take advantage of them. Modern printers and photocopiers often have remarkable features, but until you know these features, they don’t benefit you. Some of these features may include:
- Borderless Printing
You can print very close to the edge of a sheet or right at the edge.
- Automatic Duplexing
With this feature, the printer prints on both sides of the sheet automatically. You probably can’t do this on cardboard paper, but text weight stocks can function properly with this feature. Printing funeral wallet cards and custom memorial wallet cards have never been this easy.
- Manual Duplexing
Manual duplexing simply means you have to put the paper in the printer twice for printing. There are probably different methods of doing this for text weight stocks and cardboard paper.
- Printing on special paper types
Modern office printers can work on an astounding amount of material but only correctly if you properly follow the instructions.
- If you Plan to Print and Fold Paper Thicker Than 170 g/ms Paper, You Need To Invest In A Quality Scoring Machine.
This is one of those less-known secrets that printers use to complete a top-quality folding card. Most people would never know this, as all that would appear is a folded and finished printed piece.
But this simple finish can make a big difference and take a lot of frustration out of printing for you. In some cases, well-scored paper can completely prevent the need for a folding machine. If you outsource your paper folding every time you need to, this simple feature can save you time and dime in both the short-term and long term. Also, manually folding a small stack of cards is easy if you’re doing your paper folding internally with a small folder on your tabletop. It can be even faster than folding on a tabletop machine.
- For large quantities, a good score will make the folding results more precise and consistent, especially if the folding machine appears to be somewhat tricky to use.
- A score (also known as a crease) makes a line on the paper that helps folding appear neat, square and prevents the paper from tearing or cracking on the inner and outer parts of the card. Thanks to this, folding with hands will also be much faster.
- If your client is interested in textured or coloured paper, give it a try first!
Colored paper can have unpredicted results after printing with certain colored inks. Textured papers are naturally tricky to print on, especially if you have complex photos or graphics. When designing, it can seem utterly different from what you viewed on a computer monitor.
- Move to the heavier sheet each time the ink appears from one side of the sheet to the other.
It is wise to have a current list of your favorite printing papers in different weights. If a last-minute problem crops up, you can replace it with a heavier paper option.
- First, print the correct page of the sheet.
Yes, each sheet of paper has two dissimilar sides. Make it standard practice to first print on one side, especially on expensive laser printers or photocopiers.
Although this is not always a problem, but if you encounter paper curling issues or an unusual printing issue, this can be the primary or secondary cause. Most digital papers indicate which page needs to be printed on first. While other types may not indicate, you can ask your paper vendor or adopt a trial and error method.
- Always make sure you are using the correct printer settings for the paper you are printing on.
Correct printer settings can mean the difference between a superb job or a poor job. Ask architects and artists.
These staple tips for printing should reduce most of the unpredicted frustrations that arise when printing. Custom Memorial Programs is available to supply your paper, get your printing done and give much-needed tips. With a bit of practice and experience, you will become a pro!