Like most people I’m naturally not a perfectionist. However, I have worked on training myself to be much more critical. I think its in most people’s human nature to praise or at least accept, rather than criticize. It makes sense. Its much easier to get things done when you ignore small imperfections, and people that are more tolerant of things, are much easier to get along with.
I have trained myself to instinctively look for an imperfection, before I get excited about something.
Just last night my production manager in China called me and told me that we had just finished QC inspection on an order for custom caution tape (the same caution tape that police use, but its also used in races and competitions). The white caution tape that we did passed inspection but there was a concern about the colored caution tape.
About 25% of the caution tape that we examined had a slightly darker orange at the bottom edge of the tape that contrasts with the lighter orange on the rest of the tape. The production manager said that our QC person told him that the factory said this problem is impossible to control for, and the production manager also felt that for a simple product like this the client wouldn’t notice or care and that we should let it pass QC. However, they also knew that our company has very high QC standards and they wanted to check with me first.
I noticed the image (especially the logo) has a grainy quality to it. My guess is because the signature is only 70KB. What is the best practices for size of signature Joseph? Joseph, can we keep the size down but still not have this graininess. It really ruins the look of the logo.
I think we are going to have to redo all 70.