There’s no standard answer to the question “how long will it take?” in printing. Every job is different. Lead times will be affected by the quantity, style of print, paper/card stock and finishing required – and if you’re supplying your own artwork, whether the file is ready to print when it arrives. Some jobs may be produced literally while you wait, while others may take several days or even weeks to complete.
- If you leave your run very late, there may still be options to get the job done. But remember – on some types of print work, too short a lead time may mean it needs to be produced by a less economical process.
- If your job needs special embellishment (embossing, foiling, lamination, die cutting, book binding) that will take extra time as well.
- And if the job needs to be delivered to a location which isn’t close to the print facility, you’ll need to allow for that too.