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Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 USA

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Achieving The Highest Standards Every Day!

Nice people. Tough standards. We love what we do. The passion we have for our work enables us to take ownership of our clients' projects. We constantly strive to deliver the highest-quality products possible. Our customers have come to rely on us to provide sound technical support and advice. There is no greater satisfaction than delivering a finished product that helps a client reach its goals and objectives. We specialize in helping to solve problems.

Our Mission

Our mission is to become and remain a vital segment of our customers' businesses by providing timely, quality and competitively priced graphic communications products, while at the same time continually utilizing our creative and innovative abilities to help improve the competitive position of our customers as well as our company.

Guiding Principles

We have been in business for over 75 years and we're proud of the strong roots we've built in our community. We pride ourselves upon being a complete source for all of your business printing needs and have always focused on positioning ourselves at the leading edge of technology. We understand that an investment in technology can actually save money by improving efficiencies.  We strongly believe in balancing the "high-tech" with the "high-touch."

We will continue to evolve as a diversely skilled, fast-moving team of professionals ready to learn from each other and meet whatever challenges our clients may face.

How to Find the Right Candidate for a Job

How to Find the Right Candidate for a Job

Steve Jobs once said, “It doesn’t make sense to hire smart people and then tell them what to do; we hire smart people so they can tell us what to do.” Whether you’re a business owner, professional or even a low-level employee, chances are you might be asked to sit in on a job interview for the company. 

Sorting through applicants can often feel overwhelming—maybe even downright impossible. This person has a lot of experience, but didn’t shine in their interview. That person might not have much experience, but did a great job on their practice project. How do you decide which person to bring on the team? Fortunately, there are a few tips to keep in mind. Here’s how to find the right candidate for a job.

1. Did they do their research?
The first sign of a great candidate is whether or not they did their research on both the company and the position before coming to the interview. There’s nothing worse than a candidate who walks into the interview without any knowledge of what they’re actually applying for. Glassdoor says, “Informed candidates—those who have done their research on your company and the position in advance—make for high-quality hires.” Gauge whether or not the client has done their research by asking specific questions on culture, products or services.

2. Do they ask great questions?
Another measure of a candidate’s preparedness is the questions they ask. Good questions demonstrate an applicant who took the time to think through the interview, evaluate the company and is genuinely excited about the position. Give them an opportunity to ask their questions, then consider their responses to your answers. Great interview questions can even tell you about how a candidate thinks and whether they will be able to adjust quickly while working in the position.

3. Are they enthusiastic?
Of course, it’s not just about what the applicant says; it’s about how they say it. The ideal candidate should be as interested in the company as the company is in them. They should have an apparent enthusiasm and excitement about the position itself. If you can sense their interest in their body language, voice and demeanor throughout the interview, that’s a great sign. Enthusiasm often indicates the applicant will stick with the position and the company for the long haul, rather than someone who just wants a job to get by.

4. Do they share their weaknesses?
Obviously, you want to understand a candidate’s strengths during the interview process. However, it’s just as vital for an applicant to recognize their weaknesses. Recruiters often talk about the “perfect” candidate, but the truth is, every applicant has flaws. The question remains: Will the candidate share their weaknesses honestly? A great applicant will discuss their flaws openly, then spin them back toward how they will overcome those flaws, work through them or turn them into strengths. 

5. How do they solve a scenario?
Some companies include a sample project during the interview process for candidates to complete and present before the interviewers. While this might not be possible at every business, it is a good idea to set a scenario for the applicant and see how they work through it. Present a proposed problem, project or issue for them to consider, and ask what their response would be. This gives you great insight into a candidate’s approach to the job, regardless of whether or not he or she has experience.

Deciding who to hire can be an incredibly difficult and overwhelming process. However, there are a few ways to wade through the interviews. If you’re in a position to hire, keep these tips in mind to find the right candidate for the job and build the best team possible.