Sunday, August 3, 2008
this is ... my trade secret
This weeks theme for 'this is' is a good one. It was suggested by bollewangenhaptoet, and it's this: This is .... 'My trade secret'. I'll be very interested to read everyone else's secrets, but this is mine.
In order to have happy results it's good to have a great working relationship with the people who help you do what you do. I've seen lots of horror stories lately where people have got things produced overseas and because of the lack of communication, or problems with technology etc, things have gone really pear shaped, and they've had to start from scratch.
So here are some of the tried and trusted people I can recommend (apologies that the list is a bit Sydney-centric):
Digital and offset stationery printing: MBE Surry Hills. There's a great guy called Andrew. If there's a colour problem, or something he's not sure about, he'll call immediately. He's lovely to deal with and his pricing is competitive.
Woven Labels: Clothing Labels. I've just had a great experience dealing with them. They spent ages with me going through colour charts etc. Akira uses them, so you can count on the quality being really good. (see examples above)
Digital Fabric yardage printers: Sublitech. The only drawback is that they only print onto polyester, ie lycra and flag cloth. I found a fabric that is canvas like in quality which I'll be using for bags, but I'll wait till Wednesday's On my Desk to show that.
I'm still on the lookout for a yardage screenprinter so if anyone knows one I'd love to hear a recommendation.
Thanks to Three Buttons for hosting This is.... xxxx