Why I Should Use A Print On Demand Service To Handle My Printing Needs
Print on demand is an innovative printing technology and innovative business technique in which individual print orders are not printed before the company receives an individual order, enabling individual prints of either small or single quantities at no extra cost to the printer. As you can imagine, the concept is both simple and complex. It is easy enough to understand that a company would like to print on demand printing plates in their company cafeteria, or in other work areas such as break rooms. Further, it makes sense for other business practices such as in museums or galleries, or any place where individual prints can be easily produced. Let’s look further at how this new service could benefit your company.
The first benefit is that you can use this new technology to reduce printing costs. If a company buys a series of template designs and mockup images in bulk from an online printing provider, and uses these templates and mockup images to create in-house promotional designs, the in-house printing will only require one order (which may be a single plate design with text or a single color design with text). This is because the online printing provider, who pays for the printing services up front, pays the printing establishment only when a customer requests a print sample. When a print on demand service is used, instead of paying upfront to print in-house design templates and mockup images, the printing establishment only pays for the printing services when a customer requests a print sample. Once this process is established, it allows companies to use low-cost in-house copy printers to print limited quantities, and save on costs.
The second benefit may seem counterintuitive: Why would I want to print on demand? After all, why do I have to pay more when I can pay less? In reality, many print-on-demand companies offer an additional discount, or may offer a lower fee when you submit multiple bids, or when you submit multiple color samples – thereby saving me the time and trouble of having to go through the additional steps of submitting bid after bid. Many printing establishments also charge a minimum fee, which may be as low as 10 cents per page or as high as fifty cents per page. Therefore, when you purchase an online print on demand company to handle your printing needs, you often save money – even if you don’t necessarily get the quantity that you need.