February 2012

Tips for Accurate, Timely Estimates

E & M Bindery - adhesive binding
Whether you win a job depends in part on how quickly and accurately your finisher can prepare an estimate.

Properly preparing your binding or finishing project begins at the estimate stage. The estimator is your partner, and working with him or her will help you avoid many of the "little surprises" that can occur when a project goes to production. Help us get the right estimate back to you as soon as possible.

Submit A Complete Estimate
Reduce confusion and unnecessary back-and-forth communication. Include all relevant information about your project in the initial estimate request. All estimates should be submitted by email or fax so we don't miss any details. Your estimate request should always include these basic items of information:

Review Returned Estimates
Important! Read our estimate to make sure we understood everything you said.

Don't Leave Anything Out!
When we know every detail of your project, we can often find solutions that improve efficiency, reduce costs and shorten production time. Knowing even seemingly minute details – such as a maximum weight for packed boxes – can help us shorten your turnaround times or reduce prices, giving you a better chance of winning the job.

The E & M Advantage
At E & M Bindery and Finishing, we're committed to making your estimating process as worry-free as possible. Our knowledgeable customer service team will assist you in the planning stages to deliver accurate estimates and creative finishing solutions that will bring your designs to life. Call us today to begin planning your next project. For estimates, please fax (973-777-7991) or email us @ estimating@embindery.com.

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