Local Printer vs. Online
When comparing apples to apples, the quality, service, and know-how of the local printer win every time, but comparing an online printer to a local commercial print shop is more like comparing apples to oranges. The two could not be more different.
When using an online printer, you sacrifice consistent quality and customizability for price. However, when using a local print shop, you can get all of these things, and more.
Here are the top 3 reasons to choose a local printer over an online print retailer:
1. Customization and Flexibility
When you work with an online printer, you are limited to a drop-down menu of options in terms of design and quantity. With a local printer, the possibilities are nearly endless. Your project can be custom built from top to bottom, following your exact specifications. Along with the ability to produce highly customized print solutions, local printers have more flexibility when it comes to design, materials, lead time, and quantity.
Regardless of whether you need 100 or 482 prints, using a commercial printer makes it possible to submit a file and receive your materials the very same day, but it’s important to keep in mind that most local printers prefer their customers give them some time to make sure everything is perfect. An online printing service could never achieve this level of personalization and adaptability without charging more. Lastly, most local printers offer delivery, removing the possibility that your prints are damaged or delayed in shipping.
When working with a local printer, you have the option to speak with a print expert right from the start. This not only makes for a much better experience but face-to-face, hands-on attention to detail ensures that your print project is high quality. Unlike online print retailers, local print shops work closely with their customers to ensure that all aspects of the project – design, graphics, and text – are perfect. Also, most local print shops have in-house graphic designers ready to answer customer’s design questions in addition to offering suggestions.
3. Strong Relationships
For businesses looking for a one-sided submit then print relationship, online printers are the perfect fit for them. On the other hand, companies that appreciate being able to talk to the same person every time they send in an order or upload a file have found that local printers better suit their needs. The strong relationships local printers build with their customers not only prevent a lot of headaches down the road, but the valued partnership can make ordering print materials enjoyable.
Let’s be real…
The rock-bottom prices of online printers just can’t be beaten. We’ll admit that. However, when it comes to choosing between a local printer and an online retailer, remember this: you get what you pay for.
If you are looking for a printer that guarantees 5-star service, exceptional attention to detail, and FREE delivery, look no further. Replica Printing has been helping San Diego area businesses with their printing needs for almost 20 years! Call us to talk to a real person about your next print project or request an online quote today.