Monthly Archives: April 2011

5 Simple Ways to Save on Printing Costs

Paper isn’t getting any cheaper so getting the most for your dollar is always desired. I want to share 3 simple steps you can take to save some cash on your next print project(s).

1. Get more than one bid. The reasons are obvious here. By getting multiple quotes you can make sure you are getting the most for your money and avoid getting price gouged by just printing with the “regular guys”. I would get at least three quotes on any potential print project.

2. Print multiple projects at the same time. Are you doing a series of mailers through out the year, do you have several versions of a flyer (e.g. different locations)? Ask you printer about costs for running everything at the same time. By doing this you will avoid multiple setup charges and lower your per-piece cost dramatically in some cases. If you are having large quantities printed, a lot of printers will gladly store your extra materials.

3. Make sure your custom design is not adding to your costs. Sure I love custom shaped, and fun sized print pieces as much as the next guy, but if your on a budget this can eat it up in a hurry. If your not sure your print concept is going to fit your budget, bring it in to your printer and they will gladly make suggestions on simple ways to cuts cost.

4. Have you looked at printing via an Online Printer? I am all for printing locally but sometimes the pocket book wins out. If your budget is tight I would suggest checking out an online printer. Typically you can save a lot on your project. Now you will have shipping expenses too, but you’ll still come out on top! Remember to plan ahead when ordering online, typically they are a bit slower in turn around that the local shops. I would suggest www.gotprint.com to check out some pricing.

I hope you have found these quick tips helpful. If you have tips of your own we would love to hear them! Leave your comments below! And as always if you have any questions make sure to shoot us a line. Have a wonderful Easter holiday.

Jake