First you need to secure competitive bids from different sources (probably three.) Those vendors providing bids will get the numbers to you with varying degrees of time sensitivity. One vendor might have a number to you the day after you request it. Another, perhaps three days later. And the last may require that you keep after your request daily until the number is finally released.
You choose the vendor and send over the work. Will you get the proof the day it was promised? Will the job go to press when it’s scheduled? Will the vendor make the delivery date?
And when the job is delivered, the problems might not be over and then you’ll have to deal with the printer directly if the color is wrong or the job is printed out of register.
Let us take the job you like least off your hands. Falco Design has a network of printers we’ve been working with for decades. We know the way each of them works. We know the kind of work each is best at. We buy in volume and get better prices. We buy in volume and get better service. We buy in volume and get more attention. Oh, did we mention we buy in volume? Because that’s why Falco Design can get things accomplished with printers that most single buyers just can’t.
Give us what you like least. You’ll be happy you did!