Small businesses are always interested in finding ways to cut costs. One area where you could stand to save quite a bit of money is printing services. Just about every business out there has to do a certain amount of professional printing. Whether you use a digital printing service or a more traditional, offset printing service, chances are high that you are paying through the nose to have business cards, brochures, and other products produced.
Some businesses try to cut corners by printing such items using their own printers. But unless you purchase prohibitively expensive printers, the quality of the printing you do simply will not be up to par, when compared to the work that professional printing services do. And the cost of such high-end printing devices are so high that from a strictly economic perspective, unless you plan to do a great deal of printing, you may be better off hiring professional printing services.
The solution for me has been to use online printing services like Printplace, and where possible, to use coupons and special discounts. Granted, you won’t always find the best deals at your favorite printing service, since promotions occur in a somewhat random fashion. That said, if you have a list of three or four printing services that you like and regularly use, you will almost always find that at least one of them is running a promotion or offering coupons that can save you a significant amount of money.
So the bottom line is that, as a business, you will need to do some printing, even in the digital age we live in. The best way to save money on such services is by choosing a handful of good quality printing services, then hunt for coupons and savings online before playing an order at one of those services.
On the other hand, if you plan to do quite a bit of printing, you may want to invest in your own high-end printing, going back to the point I was making earlier. Should you choose this route, make sure you find a good discount ink store like Inkfarm, where you can purchase your ink cartridges cheaply. Just go here for the latest Inkfarm coupon.
If you want to do your own printing, make sure you check out my post, Do We Still Need Printers?, in which I talk about how you can get ink cartridges cheaply.