Manuals and handbooks are essential for many businesses, especially those with several branches and services. They help to keep all employees on the same page and maintain a uniform behaviour and conduct no matter where the business is located. Printing manuals can often be a daunting task, but Westmount Signs has put together an easy how-to so you can get started. If you would like to learn more about our printing services, feel free to contact us!
What Makes An Effective Manual?
- Keep it simple
- It’s extremely important to boil down any information in a manual to the bare minimum. No one wants to read a wall of text to understand a business role or function!
- The writer and the designer should work together
- There is nothing worse than having an inconsistent and confusing manual. It would be doing the opposite of what it’s supposed to!
- Focus on actions
- Much like a novel will highlight key moments and leave out the fluff, be sure to write a manual using key points of action. This will help the reader to think and fill in the blanks as well as keep their attention.
Choosing A Supplier
Manual printing suppliers are everywhere. The ground rule is any company that prints professionally can print manuals. You can try your local FedEx or Staples to fill your demands or you can choose from a variety of international printing companies such as Instant Publisher or Alpha Graphics. When choosing a supplier, always try to stay local. This ensures that you are getting quality signage directly from an area you know, from a company that understands your needs. It is also the best way to ensure ease of communication. Westmount Signs and Printing is conveniently located in the Kitchener-Waterloo area, where many businesses are located. If you live in the Kitchener-Waterloo region or the surrounding area, we at Westmount Signs would love to help you with your manual printing project!
Pricing for manual printing can range anywhere from $20 to $100 depending on the service’s location, quality and the number of manuals being printed. Westmount Signs and Printing is proud to be not only a print advertising-oriented business, but also very local. Since we help out Cambridge, Kitchener and Waterloo, our prices are very reasonable for any businesses in those areas. Contact us to learn about our pricing and get a free quote!
Manuals can come in a variety of styles. You can get coil binding, stapled, stitched, drilled and many more. Click here to see Westmount’s full list of our binding services. The different forms of binding must be taken into account when considering ease of access, where the manuals will be stored, who will use them and how much use each will get. Laminated pages might be a good investment for any manual that will be exposed to different substances or weather conditions. At Westmount Signs, we can ensure that your manuals look just the way you want them to with our free mock up policy.
“I stumbled across Westmount Signs a number of years ago while looking for some unique printing I required at the time. Not only were they able to help me out, but they also offered suggestions to make my project even better. That was the beginning of a relationship that has seen movement of all my printing needs for my business, personal, service club and many others who I brag to about Westmount Signs. If you haven’t tried them yet, that’s all it takes. Thanks to Tim and his team for all your help.”
– Bill McBay, Owner, Advisor, SunLife Financial. Click here to see more of what our customers have to say about us!
Westmount: The Only Supplier You Need
Westmount Signs and Printing is located in the K-W region and provides the surrounding area with quality signage and printing services. We can print manuals for you with our digital printing services, but the possibilities do not stop there! We also create exterior and interior signage, vehicle graphics and installation services. We know that communication is essential for any signage business, so we do our best to be available for you at all times. As soon as you send in a request, we get to work with a fast turnaround time for any project. If you have any questions or projects in mind that we can tackle for you, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone us at 519-885-1400. We’d love to talk to you!