I always love it when we get repeat work for business cards from customers. Especially like the customer today who last ordered his business cards from us in April 2003 – blimey 6 years ago and they remember who they ordered their business cards from!
We get repeat orders of business cards every day of the week from our many happy customers but usually, the last time they ordered business cards is within the last 12 months or so.
Luckily, we keep the business card artwork on file for all our customers which makes it as easy as possible for customers to make repeat business card orders.
Recently we have experienced more orders for plastic cards to be used as business cards. Plastic cards do generally cost more than a normal card based business card but the image it portrays is worth every penny.
As well as plastic cards we print more normal business cards which are our full colour matt laminated business cards.
We offer a fantastic design service, which on some of our plastic cards, is included free of charge.
All you need to do is email the details you would like on your card with any specific requirements.
You can even email a rough design you have created to us for us to base the final design on.
The deadline has now passed for plastic card orders to be delivered before christmas.
However, we are still taking orders for plastic cards for delivery in the new year.
We close for Christmas on Thursday 18th December at 5.00pm and reopen on Monday 5th January at 9.30am.
May we take this opportunity to wish you all a very merry Christmas and happy new year.
We look forward to hearing from you in the new year and as always aim to provide the highest possible level of quality and service.
We are currently receiving a huge volume of plastic card orders from our customer for delivery before Christmas – fantastic 🙂
With Christmas fast approaching, couriers companies and the royal mail receive a huge volume of packages to be deliver which often results in packages being lost or delayed.
We recommend that our customers place their plastic card orders ASAP to avoid the Christmas rush and disappointment.
Also, ensure that you order enough cards to see you over Christmas, especially if they are for a pre-Christmas promotion.
I just wanted to write a very quick blog surrounding split order for full colour solid plastic cards.
By split orders, I mean where a customer wants to order, for example, the quantity of 2000 cards but this consists of 2 separate cards.
We can sometimes offer discounts for these orders as long as the print ready artwork is submitted at the same time and the orders for the the two cards are the same (e.g. same product, delivery address, payment detail etc). Quite often this works out an economical way to order business cards for a number of staff members.
Please contact us for more details. We would just need to know how many cards in total you require along with the quantity of each and any optional extras such as barcodes, signature panels, numbering what you require.
Today we have been very busy with rush orders and we anticipate we will also receive a lot of rush plastic card orders this week. However, because of the Easter bank holiday weekend we are losing 2 working days (Friday and Monday) so this does not help us or the customers with a fast turnaround for those orders that are needed ‘yesterday’
However, as usual, if you have a rush order, email your artwork and details to us and we will see how we can help you.
To assist with the hassle that the Easter bank holiday causes, we are advising customers whose orders are being dispatched on Thursday to be delivered on Saturday AM, unfortunately, this does cost extra but will help to ensure that the customers plastic card order is delivered on Saturday AM rather than on Tuesday the following week.
We often have customers requesting email proof after email proof with very slight changes to their artwork. The email proofs we provide are basically just the customers own artwork sent back to them.
We provide email proofs to ensure that the artwork has not become corrupt and that we have the correct files for them (e.g. we have not by accident selected the wrong one from our printing files). Customer seem to use them to proof read there own artwork! This really is not the point of them and basically causes unnecessary work for both the customer and for us.
We obviously want customer to be as happy as possible hence providing email proofs to ensure the artwork is correct. However we do really need to receive only the finished final, print ready, signed off artwork. Its such a shame that some customer consume so much of our time meaning that we can not help more customers in a quicker space of time.
We had a customer today who requested a 3rd email proof to show round a meeting they are having on Friday and they can not even confirm there embossing requirements which may mean a 4th submission of artwork. We are wondering why they can not show their own artwork around the meeting? Surely this would be easier for all concerned!?
Any comments would be welcome. We do not want to upset customers but we simply do not have enough time in the day.
Well its the end of the financial year again and we are busy ensuring all invoices etc have been entered into the accounts. We would prefer to be assisting customer with there plastic cards orders however unfortunately government regulations and forms beckon.
Hopefully the year end will not disrupt our working practices too much and we will be up running at full steam shortly.
Lets hope that in the new financial year the economy picks up for all our customers, we wish you all the best of luck (good management goes a long way!)
We have been producing passes for a show for a number of years now, they are a great customer to work with. Anyway, they have recently placed there annual order for plastic cards. The design changed a lot of some of the cards this year and in our opinion they look very professional yet modern. We produced the postal proofs as we do with all new designs and they confirmed that the cards looked great. They are gold passes after all, so really do need to look the part.
We receive a lovely email from the customer in question today which said “Just to say thank you for the passes that I received this morning”.
We would just like to say that you are more than welcome, we hope your event goes well and to speak with you next year.
When customers send us their artwork for plastic cards, unlike other plastic card printing companies, we check the artwork to ensure it is to the correct specification and that it will print ok.
If the customers artwork isn’t to the correct specification we either tell the customer this and ask them to send it to the correct specification or if we are able to fix the artwork, we do so free of charge, but we also advise the customer of this – just so they know.
Obviously, it takes time and resources for us to fix customers artwork, please see our artwork specifications