Not to be confused with printer management or document solutions (they look after your desktop printers). Print Management is the outsourcing of your business print processes to a company that can:
Print Management is easily summed up…. it manages a print project from start (Concept & Design) to finish (final delivery and beyond). Print Management businesses will specify a job, procure the print, project manage along the way and arrange suitable delivery, so you don’t have to. We even store it for you too, saving you space.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at the businesses you’ll normally come across:
Some printers call themselves this – as quite correctly, they manage your print from start to finish, but on their own presses. Which can sometimes lead to jobs being produced on the incorrect press which can, in turn, lead to you paying higher prices.
These businesses funnily enough have their own presses! They send the work to fill these first as capacity needs to be at approx 80%+, so empty space costs money. They can usually procure and manage work for other items as well.
Independent print management businesses aren’t tied to their own presses, they’re also not tied to individual suppliers. They’re there to add value to your business & help it grow. Independent print management companies offer consultancy, advice, purchasing, project management and a huge range of other value added services to help your business grow.
As Print Management Companies work with a number of printers, they can print everything a business needs.
Their business is there solely to add value to your business so they should bend over backwards to help you out (and we do).
The answer is almost always yes, but take a look at some of the questions below…
If you have answered “no” to any of the above questions, outsourcing your printing activities may be for you. Simply get in touch with us now to find out more.
You have access to our bespoke Management Information System – which allows the creation of custom reports or allows tracking of your work with us…We provide you with up-to-date industry experience & knowledge through advice & consultancy.
You can take advantage of our Print Economy Audit – which exposes potential savings or specification changesYou have the ability to access an online portal for your marketing and print, allowing you to order or amend directly from your computer.