Tips & Advice
What is silkscreen printing?
Silkscreen printing is a stenciling technique in which a design is blocked onto a woven mesh fabric that’s placed above a substrata, and ink is rolled (squeegeed) onto the screen so that it comes through the uncovered design areas to print the substrata.
Offset printing is a printing method that puts images made of oil-based ink and water onto an etched metal printing plate, then transfers that ink imagery from printing plate to a rubber blanket set on another cylinder, and from there transferred to the page. It is better for high volume print runs.
Do print shops offer design services?
Yes, print shops almost always offer some design services, although they usually tend to be basic.
What type of printing services do print shops offer?
Print shops offer on-demand and short-run (small volume) printing services, which means they specialize in small to medium-sized simple jobs on a very quick (often same-day) turnaround. Usually those jobs require some level of customization (i.e. letterhead with a specific typeface and logo) or graphic design, but nothing too complex. Print shops specialize in producing logo/branded materials for small businesses, including basic sales and promotional handouts (sell sheets, posters, door hangers).
Types of printing processes
The types of modern printing processes commonly available are digital, offset lithography, flexography and gravure. The digital printing category encompasses inkjet and xerography.
Are pets allowed in limousines?
In some cases, pets are allowed in limos. Each car service has their own guidelines on pets, so be sure to get clarity before securing a reservation. Also ask about additional fees they might charge and what the policy is on whether they need to be caged or not.
Do limousines have child seats?
Most limousines do not come standard with child seats, but many companies have them available. Do not assume all vendors provide this amenity, check with them prior to reserving a car and find out if they are available and if there are additional charges. Most car services will allow you to bring your own, but it will need to be able to be secured by a standard seatbelt. You should also check if they offer boosters for older children, as well as 5-point harness car seats.
What payment methods do limo companies accept?
Nearly all limousine companies use credit cards exclusively for payments, just like they require a credit card to secure the reservation. You might find some that will accept cash and even a check, but they will be rare. Having the service secured on a credit card prevents the possibility of someone skipping out on payment.
What is the proper amount to tip a limousine driver?
Just like any other service-oriented business, tipping is completely at the client’s discretion. Typically, for good service, 15-20% is a standard tip for drivers. However, many vendors include the tip into the contract, so you do not need to hand over any additional cash. If you do not want this fee automatically included, make sure it is not part of your agreement. If the vendor insists on it or says it is standard, you might want to find another vendor. While you are not obligated to tip, it is very common.
Do limousines allow smoking?
Smoking in limousines is generally not allowed. There are some companies that have specific cars designated for smoking, but most do not allow it. Non-smokers might may want to confirm the car they are securing in non-smoking, just to avoid any unpleasant surprises. If you do secure a smoking car, check the fine print, or ask about any additional fees for cleaning that may be tacked on to smoking cars. Check around if you need a smoking car, it may be hard to find, but they do exist.