Anyone who knows how to touch a computer keyboard has the capacity to find a good printer these days. There are a host of print companies at your disposal, whether you live in Miami Beach, Florida or Juno, Alaska. Albernett, Iowa? Yes, we have you covered too, even though your population is only 548 (547 after little Susy-Ann Miller goes off to college next week!). No, in this wonderful age of the internet, there is a printer ready to serve you wherever you are, at the push of a button.
Some people would rather stick with a printer they know, rather than try something new that may or may not go the way they like it. This is an understandable feeling. But at the same time, if “what you know” is to take your laptop to Kinko’s and make 1000 copies of a one-page document, you are wasting money. On the other hand, if what you know is to take your jobs to a local Mom-and-Pop printer, by all means, support your local economy, as long as you’re satisfied with the quality of the work and the pricing.
If, however, you are dissatisfied with the print services you’ve received in the past, you may reach a point where you are willing to experiment with the mysterious ways of an online printer. Well, we’re here to tell you congratulations for your adventurous spirit – we are sure that your curiosity will pay handsomely. Unfortunately for Kinko’s and perhaps even Mom and Pop, it is hard to match the price points that larger-scale print companies can offer on many print projects. Most savvy online printers print using the gang-run print style. This means that the printer uses a large facility that can process multiple jobs at once, saving energy, ink, and human resources, making it the most efficient method of printing, and the easiest on the environment.
The variety of printing options that these online printers can muster is pretty grand, too; they often provide choices like spot UV printing, full-color foil printing, foil-stamping, and even 3-D image printing.
Finally, the speed many online print companies can offer, even with shipping time, has become quite remarkable. You can always take a look at the online reviews of a company to get a better sense of what the overall printing experience is like before signing up as a client yourself.
If you’re looking to print flyers online, you will probably want to search out a company that specializes in the type (and maybe quantity) of flyers you’re looking to print out. After all, some printers will let you print flyers in batches of only a hundred or so, while others give you great deals for printing by the thousand. The same goes for business cards. It’s important to scope out the companies that are available to you and to choose the online printing company – or the folks who are printing downtown in your home city – that have experience, knowledge, and the willingness to help in the area of printing you are most interested in.
The bottom line is that there are a lot of choices out there when it comes to choosing an online printing company, or any printing company for that matter. Cost, quality, customer service, speed, expertise, and services offered are the main points to consider, and we encourage you to take a little time to weigh each of these before trusting a printing company with your important jobs. After all, if you choose wisely once, you won’t have to go through the trouble of finding a new online printer the next time you have a job to do.