Despite the fact that we live in the digital age, business owners must face the fact that printing is still an everyday necessity. At the very least, you will need to print business cards, and depending on what industry you are in, you may find that promotions using postcards or brochure mailings are the most effective way to market your business. On the whole, I’ve found that local businesses, such as restaurants, have plenty of things they need to have printed.
The cost of printing can be rather high if you don’t know where to order your printing services. I myself an a huge advocate of using online services, since they offer two very big advantages. First, they tend to do your printing very quickly, and setting up a job is very easy. You can do all the things leading up to ordering your printing from behind your computer. This includes things like uploading your artwork and reviewing proofs.
The second big advantage is price. Online printing companies on the whole offer competitive prices because they have lower overhead. Moreover, it’s so easy for people on the Internet to price shop that anyone who does business online is forced to offer competitive prices in order to stay in business. Therefore, by going online for your printing needs, you will be able to browse through plenty of printers, all of whom offer a great discount. If you aren’t doing so already, you should also always hunt for deals and coupons when you shop online. For instance, I got myself a PsPrint coupon before ordering printing recently. The coupon I used, which you can get at Hotprintingdeals.com, allowed me to save 15% on brochure printing.
The one downside of online printing is that you need to pay for shipping. And we all know paper products weigh a lot, so shipping costs are not insignificant. That said, if you use coupons from places like PsPrint, it’s likely you will be able to find a promotion that offers free shipping. All things considered, I still think using and online printer is by far the smartest way to order printing services.