Buying Tips for Custom Parking Permits
More is less.
Most minimum quantities are around 125 pieces. If you can justify buying 250+ pieces the prices take a nose dive just due to the nature of printing. Remember, it takes just as much setup and preparation to print 125 parking permits as it does to print 1000 parking permits. Do the math, it pays to buy as much as you will use over time.
Unless you are getting a four color process parking permit for a set price per piece, additional colors cost more per permit.
Usually the price listed for a custom printed parking permit is for one color and additional colors cost more per parking permit.
You can do a lot with one color!
Not only can you have positive images and letters printed on the parking permit, but you can also have negative images and lettering that show the white background of the material. Get creative...
It is always best if you have what is called "vector artwork". If you have a marketing department or firm that that your company uses they will have this type of artwork on file for company logos. If you do not have access to vector artwork for you logo then use the highest resolution JPEG or GIF you can get you hands on. A logo from the company website does not work very well and may add to your cost with artwork fees. Call us for help if you are not sure what you have.
Stick with stock colors.
If you can stick with standard parking permit ink colors for your parking permits. If your company is a stickler about using Pantone Matching System (PMS) colors for your logo your hands are tied and we can match any PMS color. But, be aware there are extra fees for matching PMS colors. We have stock colors that are probably very close to the color you need and it will save money. Use the stock colors if you can for savings
Keep your parking permit artwork as solid as possible. Avoid artwork that has fading colors that go from solid to light or translucent. This effect can be reproduced on a parking permit, but here again extra "screen" charges will usually apply. Good solid line art is always the best for visibility and printing.