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What to Look for in a Print Fulfillment Company

Updated: Jul 19, 2023

As a business, the likelihood is that you will need to enlist the services of a print fulfillment company at one time or another, but it’s an incredibly competitive market. How do you know you have chosen the right one? Here we list some of the things that you should look out for when on the hunt for a new printer.

One that’s Cost Effective

You don’t want to have to spend a fortune on printing these days, and with the number of printers there are online – you really don’t need to. Some people make the mistake of thinking that if the printer is cheap then a quality product won’t be delivered, but that’s not necessarily the case. Sometimes the budget option can save you some money but still give you the end product that you and your business deserve.

A Good Reputation

You want to make sure that your printer has a good, solid reputation. When you visit their site, make sure that you look out for any testimonials that previous clients have left. Alternatively, why not check 3rd party review sites such as Trustpilot, Google My Business, or even Facebook to see what their clients have to say about them? You will usually see some kind of rating process that will help you make your decision. Even if there is negative feedback, how the company has dealt with it gives you an indicator as to how they will treat you.

A Printer that is as Environmentally Friendly as Possible

You should always look for a printing company that is looking for a greener way forward. As part of their culture, they should be looking to minimize paper waste and recyclable responsibly as a bare minimum. The best environmentally friendly companies will also use digital processes and presses wherever possible. You should also be on the lookout for a brand, that not only offers recycled paper products – but ensures that these are promoted heavily. The Print Authority is the perfect option for environmentally conscious buyers. They have developed a green process to help minimize paper waste and promote recycling.

A Speedy Delivery Process

Make sure that your printer has more than one delivery option. It could be that you need a pop-up banner urgently for an exhibition, or that you are going to a networking event but have run out of business cards. Irrespective of the individual situation, you will no doubt want the finished product delivered to your door as soon as possible. Make sure you check what the additional charges are for these delivery options before submitting your order.

Additional Services

It could be that you need help not only with the printing element of your project, but you could need assistance with the logo design or branding too. To save you any hassle or time best spent elsewhere, look for a printing company that has graphic design solutions too.

If you are in the process of looking for a printing company to fulfill your business or marketing needs, make sure you take these things into account when making your selection.

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