Print Quality Expectations

09 Mar
2013

No matter what anyone tells you, banded and splotchy prints should never be considered acceptable, no matter how inexpensive they are!

In this particular case, a customer mailed us an example sticker from their past printer that they wanted to have replicated. They are a nationally-known motorcycle parts manufacturer who was looking for a new printer…understandably so! They were used to receiving the stickers on the bottom in the photo below…you’ll first notice they’re banded (or striped) and appear splotchy. When I called the customer for further details of their order, they told me to pull the black sticker out of the envelope so they could explain some further details. My reply? “I think you guys forgot to send me the black sticker, I only have a dark green one.” Surely they didn’t mean the dark green sticker, it’s green! They did.

Wide format printing equipment has many variables, many of which will affect the output of your prints – all of which are controlled by the person running the printer. We took the exact same artwork, same brand vinyl, and ran it through a digital printer (just like the previous sticker) and came out with the sticker on top in the photo. No banding, not splotchy, and nice pure black. MotoGFX doesn’t charge extra for great print quality – it’s what we promise to everyone. No one should ever be convinced that it’s because of the price or their artwork that’s causing these results.

MotoGFX takes GREAT pride in the output of our prints – and want you to be proud of the products you are passing out to your customers. Whether you buy your printed products through us, or someone else, don’t accept terrible print quality, no matter how inexpensive it is!

Custom Full-Color Stickers Die-Cut Portland Oregon

A comparison of a customer’s past printer’s quality and MotoGFX print quality, full color stickers.