Changing and correcting printed materials quickly and professionally is important because it will help you avoid sending the wrong message or printing a flawed product. If you have to correct a lot of printed materials it helps to have a team and approach in place to allow you to do so quickly and efficiently.
Trim errors in printed materials if it can be done without negatively affecting the look. For instance, misprints at the edge or corner of a page can often be cut away.
Apply correction fluid or tape to small mistakes that have to be covered. Touch the corrected areas to make sure they are dry before writing changes over them in ink.
Print corrections and changes to avoid the sloppy look of handwritten text. Press double-sided tape to the backside of the text before cutting the new information from the page. Carefully line up and press on the sticker to change the printed material.
Solicit the help of as many assistants as you need to make a large number of corrections or changes. Show them the way you want changes made and provide them with the necessary materials.
Some printing contracts have built-in guarantees stating the printer will take responsibility for costs associated with printing errors. Even if it is too late to reprint a particular project, it may be possible to be compensated on future work.
Check printed material carefully before you sign for them. Depending on the contract, it may be too late to get a refund once you accept it.
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