Press Checks: Time & Travel
"Depending on what we are spending on a project determines if a press check is necessary. In general, I trust my printer to do their job with putting ink on paper and matching the proofs that I approved. Press checks occur only once every other month or so." Lynn Hamilton, Production, Oceania Cruises
"Being G7 certified with a JDF workflow, customers usually approve color at Ramsey Press within 15 minutes. Most of our clients do not come out for press checks - they rely on us to approve the sheets." Mac Byrd, VP Sales & Marketing, Ramsey Press
"We try to print as much as possible locally to save on freight and trying to help reduce our carbon footprint."
"Our company has a sourcing group that manages all suppliers, with most of the managers from manufacturing or accounting backgrounds. They do not believe in, or support, the concept of press checks."
"We only work with local printers to keep our hands-on approach manageable." Ulfras Floyd, Production Manager, NCSDO
"Only local unless a high profile job; catalog or annual report."
"Since printing is very regionalized, we typically only travel in a 200 mile radius." Jeff Dickerson, Procurement Specialist, State Farm
"Locally, nationally and internationally."
"I'll drive as far as 90 minutes (one way) for a press check, but if competing bids are close to each other, then distance certainly does become a factor in awarding the work." Michael Craven, Print Production Buyer/Estimator, BI - Digital Marketing
"Generally we only go to the first check and then they are on their own."
"Distance traveled for press checks is dictated by dollar value of the buy." Mitch Martin, Print Buyer Manager, Focus on the Family