Q: We have a printer that is not listed in your chart. How do I know if my printer can handle your products?
A: If your printer is not listed, please contact us, and we would be happy to look it up for you and add it to our database. In the meantime, you can consult your printer’s manual to see the maximum paper weight. We list the weight of our products in GSM. Our Paper Weight Comparison Chart can be cross-referenced based on the way your printer manufacturer expresses the paper weight.
Paper weight is often measured in cover, index, text, bond, tag, bristol or gsm. This is determined by measuring the weight of a certain quantity of sheets of paper. Paper weight may be expressed as basis weight, ream weight, M weight or grammage.
It really depends on your application and printer as to which postcard would be best for you. The first thing is that you need to make sure that your printer will support the paper weight of the postcards, by checking our ‘find your paper’ tool . If your printer is not listed, please contact us, and we would be happy to look it up for you and add it to our database.
If you are looking to just print color text or simple graphics you may like the 4KS (standard white) postcards. However, if you want to use photographs or high resolution images you may like the 4KPL (premium light) or 4KP (premium heavy) postcards, as they have a smoother brighter white finish that looks better with graphics or photographs.
If you sell products, order fulfillment is one of the most important functions that your company performs. Done correctly, it can lead to repeat business because your customers know that they can rely on you. The more efficient your company becomes at order fulfillment, the more orders you can handle. Below are the components of a successful order fulfillment department:
1. Well-Trained Staff – Train your employees properly on equipment and systems to handle the inflow of orders. Make sure your manager is an experienced communicator who can direct and delegate. Attention to detail is a must at this level.
2. Sufficient Product Supply – Maintain an adequate supply of inventory that is organized, available, and ready-to-ship. Group like items together, clearly labeled with item numbers. Analyze customers’ buying trends to ensure stock on the most popular items.
3. High Quality Shipping Supplies- Equip your warehouse with high quality, compatible supplies such as boxes, packing material, tape and labels. Make sure your boxes are “crush resistant” so that they will survive in transit. Use a laser printer for printing of shipping labels, as inkjet can cause problems with your carrier’s scanning equipment.
4. Flexible Carrier Pickup – Choose a carrier that will work with your operating hours. Arranging an automated pickup can be convenient and cost-effective. Arrange with carrier to have driver pick-up occur at same time each day. Obviously, the later in the day, the more orders you can get out the door.
5. Systematic Procedures - Define policies and procedures. Systematize and streamline. Consider such activities as batch picking, where the same item is picked in large quantities for use in multiple orders. An excellent method of streamlining your shipping process is to have the shipping label and packing list on the same page. This cuts down on errors and saves time.