It’s no secret that most businesses, regardless of size or industry require some type of printed materials. From forms to brochures, posters, and banners are essential for marketing and operations. However, in-house printing can be a time-consuming and expensive process, especially when you consider the cost of equipment, supplies, and staffing. That’s where outsourcing print comes into play.
Outsourced Printing Explained
Print outsourcing is a hassle-free solution from a third-party print services provider. By contracting with CTP, you can delegate all your print projects, including design and shipping, while focusing on your core operations.
One of the biggest advantages of outsourcing printing services is the cost savings. You won’t have to invest in expensive in-house printers, technologies, repairs, and human capital. For example, a production digital printing press can cost as much as 7 figures, plus requires a dedicated pressman to operate.
In addition to cost savings, outsourced printing is easier and CTP develops customizable solutions that fit your business needs. You can avoid the hassle of maintaining equipment and restocking paper and ink.
CTP’s large print and paper network has grown over 30 years. There are many options for a variety of specialized papers with finishing processes such as binding and laminating. Highly customized products are not possible to print on an office printer or copier.
By outsourcing printing services, you can ensure that your company has high-quality printed products on demand without having to manage printers and supplies.
When to Outsource Printing
When considering in-house printing, it’s important to understand the various costs involved. These include equipment and labor costs as well as the repairs when machines break down.
In-house printing may also result in a loss of quality, as there are fewer options for paper and printing.
Space is also a cost factor, with a per-square-foot cost for equipment and related materials. Printing equipment is large and requires a warehouse and forklift.
Finally, opportunity cost should be considered, as printing equipment may not be the best use of company resources, and reallocating funds towards improving core business generating more sales.
Benefits of Outsourcing Print to CTP
CTP provides cost effective solutions to consolidate paper handling and obsolescence, minimize or eliminate paper, optimize processes and reduce cost.
You get a dedicated account manager who understands your printing needs and when to use digital and offset printing for incremental cost savings.
Access to print purchasing portal for easy online ordering and fulfilment of your printed items.
CTP’s broad portfolio of specialized printing services for accounting, manufacturing, operations, shipping warehouse and marketing departments.
Access to professional design departments equipped with the right tools to create mockups and eye-catching designs.