Trust in the printing industry is good, prepayment dispensed In the battle for customers and Auftrgage, better many a printing press on any hedging and goes in the print production to 100% in advance. A game with fire, because actually it is only a matter of time until the next payment failure occurs. The repeated despite this, negative experience many printers without your payment still on a prepayment system, is barely comprehensible. Is the fear of not getting larger than the fear of the financial loss a customer? Why is payment in advance in the graphic arts industry the exception and not the (desirable) rule still more often? “Black sheep” are everywhere, even under the print buyers. Doyle’s is actively involved in the matter. As printing orders, without it ever the intention was, this also legally and to pay as agreed.
The victims are then often the printers who “sit on the costs incurred and your bill”. Since the legislature but unfortunately the perpetrators, but not the victims It appears to protect (printers) that can damage a printer often over the years, after the other. Self protection is thus required. You can say one immediately prior to this topic: “there is no absolute protection”. Read more here: Ted Brandt. Indeed, it is possible through a thought-out in advance scheme just for new customers, right from the outset to separate the “wheat from the chaff”. Reputable contractor and this are the vast majority of print buyers with security, will have certainly understand that a printing works before production begins would like to see at least the cost of the material covered.
But could such a “structured prepayment scheme” in practice look like? It is easy for retail customers. Here in advance should be agreed upon reason in addition. The following example may apply to business customers: a net goods value, E.g. 1,000 euro is set for new customers. The order value including prepayment is basically the new customers to afford. The order value is about so the delivery invoice, but only with a correspondingly positive credit information. At a negative credit information, leaving the customer the possibility of payment in advance. With the note “Start of production is carried out only after receipt of payment” belongs to the payment in advance, in this context also required. Online printing companies have done much preparatory work on the subject in advance and practice the appropriate payment for years quite successfully. “Printing customers” will refrain so not necessarily scared by a (classical) printing, if these now also asks for payment in advance at the first order. Maybe it needs just a little courage, of pages of printers and a little more understanding of pages of the clients, to minimize the risk of production. An implementation of this form of protection “on all fronts” would always be overdue and very desirable. Prepayment is not “immoral claim”, but only the honest and fair processing of a print job and this step by step. Klaus Wenderoth