Choosing a Full Service Printing Company

As a business owner, knowing how to choose the right printing service is very important. Not choosing the right commercial printer can cost you a lot of money, time, and even your clients. Learning how to effectively choose a printing company that is capable of meeting your demands, such as budget-constraints, time, and other aspects of your companies printing needs is essential to running your business efficiently. This article is going to cover how to evaluate a Full Service Printing Company. And why you may want to consider one over your local print shop.

Print buying can be a time-consuming, and nerve-wracking process. You’re busy running your business. It becomes worth the effort to spend a little time and find a printing company that you can trust and partner with to help propel your business forward. As with many business choices, partnering with an printing company requires you to ask the right questions to find the right fit for your business.

There are numerous printing options currently available on the market.

Desktop Printing:

If you only need a couple dozen copies, and quality doesn’t need to be the best possible, then desktop printing is the answer. This consists of the inkjet or laser printer that you have sitting in your office. This form of printing is acceptable for most companies purposes; until you start exceeding 50 copies of an item, after this your toner and paper costs start exceeding that of a basic digital printing service.

Digital printing:

Digital printing services are just use a larger, more robust version of the printer in your office. They are capable of rapid turnaround times and slightly more complex assemblies. They tend to be the most cost efficient between 50 and 1000 copies, or when data changes on each copy such as in direct mail. Usually somewhere between 500 to 1000 copies, it becomes more cost efficient to step up to Offset printing.

Offset lithography:

Offset lithography, otherwise known as offset printing or printing press, is the most widely used printing service. Offset printing offers accurate high-quality color and details and lower unit cost for volume quantities compared to digital printing. The largest part of the cost in offset printing is the initial setup of the print run; after this is paid for, additional costs usually consist of little more than materials.

Full Service Printing Company:

A Full Service Printing Company acts as your personal printing consultant. They tipically have access to both digital and offset printing equipment, along with more exotic equipment for the more unusual jobs. They should discuss with you your timeline, budget, image quality, and expectations; as well as assist you with layout and design elements. Other sercices that should be availiable with a Full Service Printer are mailing services and list procurement. A Full Service Printing Companies job is not just to print your materials, it is also to advise you in growing your business. Use your printers years of experience in knowing what works and what doesn’t. They can assist you in developing high-quality, eye-catching marketing materials, that will help you bring in more business.

In selecting a printing service, you must identify your needs and how the printing company can meet your demands. Your business needs will certainly require a certain budget, you should aim for the most reasonable price possible that doesn’t compromise quality or customer service. Remember, cheaper is not always better, you get what you pay for.

So ask yourself, will you make the right choice when selecting a printing company? Is the little extra cost worth the extra services?

We feel that your business is worth it, you should to.

Written by Glenn Cummins

Great customer service, friendly, easy to work with. The quality of the work is excellent. I recommend EBA Printing all the time.

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