Hiring the right printer for your project can be difficult. Some people like the convenience and ease of an online printer, whereas others prefer the customer service they receive from a local printer. When making this decision, take customer service preferences, and your project requirements into consideration to determine which printer is suitable for you.
One of the greatest aspects of local printers is just that: they are local. Their main focus is customer service and quality. If you have a question regarding a print job, need samples of previous print jobs, or paper samples, or need something delivered in the area quickly, a local printer is the best choice for you. Local printers have almost unlimited options when it comes to the type of print job, such as offset, digital, or commercial, and the paper stock.
Online printers are known for their quick and easy ordering process. You can place an order by simply filling out a quick form and submitting for a quote or order, and then uploading your artwork. Most of the time, they will even have templates on their website for you to design in, if you don’t already have work prepared. They also have quick turnaround times for larger jobs because they eliminate the middle man/pre-press department by ordering online. You will often have a less expensive up front cost but, depending on your project, this cost could increase with shipping. Online printers typically specialize in specific areas, too, so their paper stocks, sizes, and types of projects are often limited.
While both kinds of printers have their benefits and their drawbacks, they can both be great options. It depends on what your project really needs and how you expect the process to go. Local printers will provide you with a higher level of customer service, but may have a longer lead time. Meanwhile, online printers have a more convenient service, but might be lacking in customer interaction. What kind of printer would you prefer for your next project?
We Make it Easy!
At CyberCopy, we offer the best of both worlds. We have the staff, equipment, and experience to handle your short-run, quick turn digital projects AND we have the partnerships with larger offset printers to pass on wholesale pricing directly to you. So the next time you have a print project…hit us up! Whether it is a quick 25 flyers for an event tonight or 20,000 postcards to keep in your supply closet, you’ll find that we’ll not only offer you the best quality printing, but we’ll do it for the best price as well!