It’s the greatest time to be alive if you are a budding entrepreneur in the 21st century. State-of-the-art technology, digital broadcasting, social media and countless other features of modern day technology have made starting a business from scratch, far easier than ever before. But when a great many things are different, there are some things that never really change, for instance, the printing needs of a business. Ever since the printing press was invented by Johannes Gutenberg sometime around 1440A.D. it has done wonders for mankind over the course of 7 centuries. Right now, printing services are ubiquitous, and have so beneficial in all aspects of our lives, particularly for businesses and enterprises. If you own a business, printing services play a crucial role in the success and failure of your venture, which is why it is so important to make your decision wisely. And to help you do just that, we have compiled a list of 6 facts that you must know before using a printing service.

Know exactly what you want:
Knowing exactly what you want is the key to properly use a 3rd party printing service and not waste a dollar more in the process. WHY? It happens so many times that a business wants to use a 3rd party printing service to print business cards for their employees, but cannot figure out exactly the type of cards they want manufactured. Even the slightest of changes last minute can really cause a heavy dent on your pocket, so beware of situations like these.

Reliability of the printing service:
As a business, you cannot afford delays and low quality results, because they can run you into the ground. So when it comes to printing services, it is always best to ensure that the 3rd party you make use of for the service, is reliable and will definitely provide you with the printable products you want, without fail.

Area of expertise:
Printing services are varying in nature, this means that every printing service provider has a special area of service, which they excel at. For instance, if you want customized T shirts for your employees, you would look for a printing service provider which is equipped with topnotch T shirt printers. In the same situation, you will not go to a printing service provider that specializes in manufacturing business cards, because these both are two different things.

Always talk about money:
As a business owner, it is not just a good practice to always ensure that you save money, but it is actually your responsibility to look for ways to save money. So when it comes to negotiating with the printing service provider, don’t hesitate to talk money and try to bring down the price as much as you possibly can.

Quality of service:
Before deciding to hand out a printing contract to a service provider, it is important to test the quality of the final product. After all, if you are making an investment in the printing service, you would want absolute value for your money. Checking the quality of work beforehand, allows you to decide if you really want this quality of printed material for the money you’re paying, or if you want to look for other options.

Everything costs separately:
The most important thing you need to keep in mind before doling out a printing contract to a printing service provider is that everything you ask them to print, will cost you money. From black and white font, plain old text, and simple paper material to colorful text, logos, and hardened paper for business cards. Plus, getting your stuff embossed, adding images, and using braille would cost extra.

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Misty Jhones