Printing media and marketing materials is a competitive sector in which to run a business, and it is important to stand out from the crowd. A key element of this is obviously ensuring that you use only the very best materials and equipment, whether you are producing business cards, brochures, or mesh banners for stadiums. In fact, the larger and most expensive the project, the more important it is that you only work with the best. How do you ensure you use the best materials? You buy from the best suppliers. If you are looking for mesh banner material, here are six steps to help you choose the best supplier.
- How big is their warehouse?
The more storage space a supplier has, the wider the range of products they will be able to have ready to cut and dispatch at short notice. Smaller suppliers may have to order in from third parties, which will delay the banner materials arriving with you, and they may be restricted in terms of the products they can offer.
- Do they offer custom sizes?
Some suppliers will offer pre-cut materials, while others will be able to cut to customised dimensions for your project. Find out if a mesh banner material supplier is able to cut materials on-site as this will a wider choice and speedier deliveries.
- Will they guarantee material grades?
Unfortunately, some suppliers will try to swap one product for a very similar one when they run out of stock or do not have the storage capacity to keep all materials in their warehouse. The differences between products can be very subtle, so they make the swap and assume that the client will not notice. Make sure that your supplier will always use the same factories and formulas for their products, or you might find yourself dealing with unexpected printing results.
- Do they offer a moneyback guarantee?
If a supplier offers a no-hassle money-back guarantee, it is a good sign that they are confident in their product quality. Unless you have made an error in your ordering, the supplier should guarantee that they will refund your money should you find an issue with the order’s quality. Take time to look into their customer service offering, e.g., do they offer lots of contact options? Are they quick to respond to queries? Would their previous customers recommend them?
- Are the materials REACH compliant?
The EU REACH Certificate of Compliance certifies that a product is compliant with the EU REACH regulation (EC) No 1907/2006. This means that none of the chemical substances involved in its manufacture are a substance of very high concern (SVHC) or restricted.
- How quickly can they deliver?
So, you have found an exceptional product at a reasonable price, but the supplier still might not be right for you if you will have to wait days or even weeks for it to be delivered. Find out how quickly the supplier will dispatch your orders and if they offer any guarantees with their delivery time frame.