How to be sure which printing companies meet your needs

For many small to medium sized businesses, budgets are usually tight, especially when it comes to outsourcing work to printing companies. This is a decision that has to be made correctly as not only is the budget to be spent wisely, but you want an end product that promotes your business favourably and not give a bad impression.

It’s pretty easy nowadays to investigate the reputation of any print company. A little research on the internet can leave you with a fairly clear idea of which printing companies you would be interested in forming a business relationship with. Once you have narrowed the field down, you should investigate what experience they have. Some printing companies have been in the business much longer than others, but any reputable printer should have a portfolio of their work. This may be representative of a variety of mediums; excellent examples of posters, banners, brochures and point of sale displays can tell you much.

When you have narrowed the field of printing companies down to one or two, it’s time to get into the nitty gritty. Being able to print fabulous product catalogues is great, but not so if a printer can’t deliver them on time. Get an idea of turnaround times; it may even be better to make the first job you give your new printing company a non-urgent one, which will give your business some breathing space if anything should go wrong. Last but not least is the price – the point of a budget id to get as much bang for your buck as you can.

At Minuteman Press, we have an enviable reputation in providing the best that printing can offer for a price to suit any budget. With print shops across Australia, you can go along and speak to one of our experts and find out exactly what we can do for you.