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Tip 7: Keeping Track - Top 10 tips to consider when outsourcing print management

Managed Print Services - Keeping Track7. Keeping track

Print is expensive and so establishing the size of your print run is a delicate skill and estimates must be accurate to avoid wastage or costly reprints. Your project’s page count should be divisible by four (e.g. 32, 48, 64 etc.) to facilitate binding.

And page counts that are divisible by 16 assure the most cost-effective use of paper. It is always worth adding a full-bleed image or two into the pagination if necessary, to create extra pages that balance the total.

You might also be able to make use of a print-on-demand service for your frequently-used items where repeat orders are accessible via a web interface, so you can make changes to the copy or imagery without having to pay design costs. 

A good print management company should be able to offer web-based access to stock control for your products. This should enable you to monitor your stock levels, make orders online and produce reports. The most sophisticated systems hold clear product images with detailed descriptions, and each item is allocated its own dedicated stock code.

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