Does your printer keep you organised?

Every company has printing needs – from business cards to marketing campaign material. A good relationship with your printer is essential. That means: Prompt confirmation of artwork received Quick turnaround of proofs Accurate records of revisions Acknowledgement of approval Great quality results on time. With the best will in the world, when several people in …

Systematise your client communication and reduce stress

When you are dealing with large clients and complex print jobs there are many issues that can result in disagreements about what was sent, who approved which version – and that’s the tip of the iceberg!  In the interests of good relationships it’s good to have a system that works – not just for you, …

Check out the latest Approval Pipeline updates

When you ask for improvements we listen! Behind the scenes, we’ve been beavering away making some substantial upgrades and now Approval Pipeline version 5 is ready. When you upgrade to version 5 you’ll notice some cosmetic differences. For instance: The action buttons are now top right The dashboard now uses icons for more intuitive use …

How to avoid email Hell

When a project needs visual material there’s artwork involved. This applies to everything from a business card to a personalised direct mail promotion and many more pieces of collateral that present business to potential customers. In the ‘good old days’ artwork would either arrive by post or someone would have to physically travel to sign it …

How to overcome issues in your print approval process

As with everything in business, issues can arise during the print approval process which can take time and money to overcome. To ensure that you’re being as profitable as possible, putting measures in place to avoid these potential problems is vital, and anything that can help with the organisation of projects is certainly useful. Here, …

How to streamline your print approval processes

When you work for a printing company, getting customers to provide feedback and approve designs can be particularly time-consuming. This could be for a number of reasons and trying to overcome these can feel like a constant battle. However, there are some steps that you can take in order to streamline your print approval process, …

Proof Approval – 7 Top Tips

Reputation and brand can be seriously affected then your campaign suffer as a result, if a proof is signed off with errors. You’ve spent hours planning and designing copy and layout for its effect to then be reduced through a missed typo! Probably the most important stage of the approval process is when you are …

Working with the BPIF

We are very pleased to announce that Approval Pipeline is now available to all members of the BPIF (British Print Industries Federation), at a reduced members’ rate. Working as a partner to the BPIF provides users of the Approval Pipeline software with reassurance that a renowned trade organisation endorses the product.

Streamlining Your Approval Process

Haybrooke’s CEO writes in a provocative but truthful way in his series of articles about price and the broader problems with the print industry. Perhaps other printers should also look at methods of improving their efficiencies whilst also incorporating added value and client focussed tools that make the entire process of printing, from the creative …