Is it really cheaper to do your own printing rather than outsourcing it?

April 8, 2014 · Print This Article

If you are one of the many companies that still believe that it is cheaper to take care of your own printing rather than outsourcing it, then we have news for you. Not only do you get the best quality prints from professional printers, but it also provides better value for money. Minuteman Press in Cresta knows the printing industry and will explain the pro’s and cons of in-house printing.

The advantages and disadvantages of printing in-house

Firstly having your own printer is expensive. If it breaks it needs to be repaired which is inconvenient and it could impact your business’s productivity. Cartridges need to be replaced, these are very costly and it is a common joke (for good reason) that it is cheaper to just buy a new printer than a cartridge. Paper needs to be bought and stored and unlike industry scale printers, A4 size paper is usually all that is on offer at home or work.

Turn-around times are faster if you print small quantities in-house, but you may find that bulk copies or printing done on a office printer takes hours. A professional printer can provide bulk printing with short turn-around times and you can conveniently submit the work you need printed online.

The print quality at the office or home is nothing compared to the print quality you receive at a professional print shop. Minuteman Press in Cresta can help you choose the best print method to achieve your desired finish where your office printer only has a handful of print options. Colour, paper quality and the quantity you may need is also better catered for at a printing shop that can handle the capacity required for bulk printing.

Large format printers and high speed printers are costly investments. By outsourcing your printing you leave all the maintenance and overhead worries and costs to the print shop. Not only do you save time, but you also save money that can be better invested elsewhere.

Get the best value for your money from professional printers

Aside from the actual printing, there are many other services printing shops offer. Minuteman Press in Cresta specialises in business communications printing services. We make use of the latest printing and document management technology to handle your product from start to finish. From brochures, booklets, business cards, flyers, catalogues and posters, to related services such as binding, design, cutting, lamination and colour copying, we have it all. Let us help you to help your business grow with professional commercial printing services that will make you stand head and shoulders above the rest.

If you are looking for an affordable and professional solution to your printing needs, that will not only set you apart from the rest but that will also help you to create something unique then contact Minuteman Press in Cresta today! We are your one-stop printing solution.

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