ADVICE / 33
here’s the question this week: “how do you go about finding a good printer to work with?”
KATIE + BRI’S ANSWERS:
it’s a game of trial and error. you can try one place and not like the quality. you could try another place and not like the account managers. i’ve had some recommendations from friends that steered me in the right direction. i live in new york, but my main printer is in california. i found stationery hq through a client i worked with a couple years ago. i use them for all my branding elements and stationery designs. they have an easy system on their site to upload your work and choose your options. i think the prices are right. you can do so many things with them from stationery to stickers to wrapping paper! the only thing i don’t like is that i can’t physically see a sample of my order before i pay for 100 cards. i bet if i asked they might do it. i’m usually releasing files right at my deadline anyway so i guess it doesn’t matter.
for letterpress work i use thomas-printers in pennsylvania. kseniya thomas, one of the co-founders, is so sweet to work with. she studied in germany and knows her stuff. the mandate press also pumps out nice business cards with the sexy edging on the side. (bri’s cards are from there!)
and if you know of great printers, we would love if you’d share. thank you!