Job Number

A job number is a unique identifier assigned to a specific printing job or project by a print shop or bindery. This number is used to track and manage the job throughout the various stages of the production process, from initial order to final delivery.


Order number


  1. Tracking Orders: A customer places an order for 500 custom brochures. The print shop assigns a job number to this order, which is used to track the progress and status of the brochures throughout the production process.
  2. Billing and Invoicing: When invoicing clients, the print shop references the job number to ensure accurate billing for the services rendered.
  3. Production Management: Within the print shop, staff use the job number to organize and prioritize different jobs, ensuring that each project is completed on time and to the client's specifications.


  • Clear Communication: Always provide the job number when inquiring about the status of your order to facilitate efficient communication with the print shop.
  • Record Keeping: Keep a record of your job numbers and associated details for future reference, especially if you plan to reorder similar projects.
  • Labeling: Use job numbers to label materials and documents related to a specific project, ensuring everything stays organized and easy to locate.

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