Professionally printed materials are essential in the business world, particularly when it comes to marketing. Because of this, many companies outsource their printing to commercial print shops, believing this is a necessary evil—their only choice since in-house printing is cost prohibitive and complicated. But with today's technology and a little know-how, you can use production print machines to easily create on-brand, high-quality printed materials to augment your marketing strategy.
Partnering with a managed print services provider can up your productivity, lower your overall costs, and revolutionize your office workflows. But this isn't something that happens overnight—in fact, this kind of result takes buy-in from all levels of management and employees in your company, as well as some preparation and work.
There's nothing worse than arriving at your wide format printer, ready to get to work on a big project, and realizing that it's down for one reason or another. Maybe it needs some maintenance, or it's out of ink, or it's in dire need of repair. Whatever the case, productivity comes to a screeching halt when any printer in your office is down. And if you've spent good money on your in-house printers, you don't want to have to turn around and print at a commercial print shop just to meet your deadlines.
When you're in the market for a new printer, it can be overwhelming to consider all of the options. There are hundreds upon thousands of different printers and multifunction copiers available these days, and many them may seem to fit your business requirements well. At the end of the day, it's important to consider what your company needs first, then find a model for these requirements.
There's a reason that people always request full-bleed printing: when there's vibrant color on every inch of a piece of paper, all the way to the margins, it's eye-catching. Full-bleed printing can provide stunning results that enhance the impact of your print advertisements, and it's worth figuring out how to do this margin-to-margin printing on your office machines. Read on to learn whether your printers can print "edge to edge."
It can be tough to keep costs low while you're ramping up productivity and shooting for further success in your business. But lowering overall costs shouldn't mean that you're compromising on your business solutions—in fact, the right solutions will help you lower costs while upping your productivity. Managed print services is that kind of solution.
For many businesses, printing is a part of daily work. This has been the norm for many years, and during that time, printing has changed dramatically as technology has advanced. For printing these days, you have two basic options: traditional offset printing or today's modern digital printing. It's important to know the difference so that you're sure you've chosen the best, least expensive, and most efficient selection for your current print jobs. Here's a comparison to give you a better idea what you should choose.
Some things get better with age—like a fine wine or great friendship. Other things, though, aren't meant to stand the test of time. Your copier and printer fall into the later category. Although there are plenty of high-quality machines that can outlast their peers, eventually, any device will be outdated and need to be replaced.
It's tempting for marketing departments to outsource any large volume production printing, assuming that they don't have the time to do any printing in-house. But the fact of the matter is, it can save you money and time to do in-house printing instead of outsourcing. The right technology can make it easy to print even complicated print marketing materials in-house.
If you've been in business for any period, you've probably heard about managed print services (MPS). Maybe you've heard some statistics or "facts" that have confused you—and you're not sure how to separate the fact from fiction. This blog today is all about addressing some common misconceptions about managed print services.