Magician Paul Daniels once said, ‘Trust is like paper, once it’s crumbled it can’t be perfect again,’ and here at Streamline we’d have to agree.

When dealing with a commercial printer it’s important that you choose a company that can add a touch of magic to your project, and even pull a rabbit or two out of the hat when required.

Unlike the best magicians, we don’t mind revealing the secrets of what you should look for from a good commercial printer, because whether you choose to work with us or not, we’d like to ensure you know all the facts before choosing which rabbit hole to go down.


  • Are they efficient? No one likes delays and when it comes to time-sensitive projects, you need to be sure that the commercial printing company you choose will be able to complete your job on schedule. Some companies even offer on-demand and express services to ensure that quick turnarounds are not a problem, so this is something worth looking for.
  • All companies will say that they offer a great quality product, but finding out if they really do before handing over your cash may seem like a difficult task. Ask the commercial printer to see samples of their work, including their budget digital print and their premium printing service, to ensure that you have a good idea of what to expect when your print delivery arrives.
  • ‘Good service is good business’. Great customer service from your commercial printer is key to your project being a success and it has to be straight from the word go. Because some print jobs may incur last minute alterations, having a good relationship with your print company means that you will be able solve issues efficiently and stay on schedule. Looking at reviews and 3rd party websites is a good way of getting an indication of a commercial printing company’s reputation and customer service.
  • Don’t design down to a price. Price is a major factor when choosing which company to manage your print job but it shouldn’t be the ‘be all or end all’. Making sure your print is of a good quality and delivered on time can determine its Return On Investment (ROI). So if you have to spend a bit more to ensure that your print is right, it is probably in your best interests to do so.

At Streamline Press we know what it takes to be a leading commercial printing company in the UK. We are certified to ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001 and ISEO 12647-2:2004 so you can rest assured that when you work with us, your project will be in safe hands. We also have an ethos of providing exceptional value for money.

Our team is always happy to discuss your print requirements with you. To get in touch call 0116 235 5003.