Why Choose a Local Print Shop for Business Printing
By Admin | Sep 02, 2020 | Print Marketing
The internet, especially during Covid-19, has proven to be a valuable resource for business owners all over the country. Same-day delivery, contactless pickup, and more options available online have business owners and marketing executives turning to order all kinds of business materials online.
But there are some things that you shouldn’t order online for your business: custom print services and print marketing materials.
Here, we’ll break down the reasons it’s better to order print materials from a local print shop versus ordering print materials online.
If you are working on a large printing project for your business, you’ve probably spent a lot of time on it. We understand that graphic design takes a series of steps and that this process often includes a handful of people.
With the amount of time spent on getting the design right, wouldn’t you want to put the same effort into making sure that it’s printed to your standards, too?
We’ve had several customers that come to us in need of printing after they’ve ordered something online from one of the various printing websites (Moo, Vista Print, etc.) and it didn’t come out the way they’d hoped. And in the end, they’ve spent time and money on ordering through one of those websites and end up coming to us anyway.
When you work with a local print shop, you’re able to ask for proofs of your product so you can see how it will look and feel before an entire order is printed. While it may be a little more expensive to work with a local print shop, in our experience, we’ve seen the benefits far outweigh the costs when the final product is of high quality.
Understanding the Details
Ordering print materials online means that you’re putting in your dimensions, uploading your design, and hoping for the best. These websites do a decent job of educating the general public about what’s needed for a great print product, but in the end, it’s easier to work with a person on the other end who can tell you what’s needed.
People working in local print shops have years – sometimes even decades – of experience working in print. If you provide the wrong file, they will tell you. If you provide a file with the incorrect bleeds, they will tell you. What kind of paper do you want? How will you know? Local print shops can explain in detail what all of that means, helping you make the best decision.
Working with a Person
When we work with our customers who have had trouble with ordering print materials online, one of the first comments we receive is that they’re happy to be working with an actual person.
Local print shops employ people from your town and your community. They’ve been working in print for years, and you can call them with questions. You can tell them what you’re looking for from a print piece. That dialogue is something you can’t find on a website like Moo or Vista Print, and it’s one of the main reasons our customers keep coming back.
Find a Local Print Shop Near You: Monarch Graphics in Bonita Springs, FL and Monarch Graphics in Central Islip, NY
Monarch Graphics is a local print shop with 2 locations. One location is their print shop in Bonita Springs, just north of Naples. The other location is in Central Islip, New York.
We’ve been in business for 40 years and we understand what businesses need for their print marketing needs. We offer printing for many products, including:
- Brochure printing
- Rack card printing
- Poster/signage printing (through FAST SIGNS)
- Booklet printing
- Trade show material printing
- Custom print projects – if you’ve got an idea, we can help!
Give us a call today to learn more about our local print shop and how we can help with your business’s printing needs.
Bonita Springs: (239) 228-4565
Central Islip: (631) 232-1300