Benefits of In-House vs Outsourced Production Print

Benefits of In-House vs Outsourced Production Print
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As technology evolves in the printing world, so does accessibility. Today, there is a high demand for printing large volumes of high-quality documents, brochures, architectural plans, and more using production printers… why not do it in the comfort of your own office? If you are spending a large amount of your budget on outsourced print costs, then keep reading, because you may be able to save your company thousands each year.

Overall, in-house production print allows for better control over the quality, timeliness, cost, and other factors that affect the final product. It also gives you the opportunity to customize your printed materials in order to meet your specific needs. In this article, we discuss six of the most valuable benefits of moving your production print in-house.

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Benefits of In-House Production Print:

1. Cost Savings
2. Reliability and Flexibility
3. Added Security and Compliance
4. Quality Control
5. On-Demand Printing with No Minimums
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1. Cost Savings

The #1 biggest objection to bringing production print in-house is the perceived cost. Using a cost analysis for your specific situation, a quality company will be able to tell you the potential for thousands of dollars in savings when you skip outsourcing. A production printer lease with a flat-rate service charge creates less overhead fees, zero markups on projects, and more

One of the primary benefits of going with in-house production is that you can control quality and cost. If you outsource, you will not have any say in how things are run. This means that you won’t be able to ensure that the quality is high and that the costs are kept low.

2. Reliability and Flexibility

If you decide to outsource your production print, you will still need to make sure that you have an accurate estimate before starting the project. This means that you must understand what you need to do to complete the job. It also means that you must communicate clearly with your vendor so that they know exactly what you expect them to deliver.

On the other hand, with in-house production, your team can decide to do a last-minute project with no restrictions. You are not at the mercy of another company’s print schedules and it is much easier to meet deadlines with unlimited flexibility and in-house reliability.

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3. Added Security and Compliance

One of the biggest reasons why companies choose to go with in-house production print is because it provides increased security and compliance. With in-house production print, you are able to control every aspect of the process, from design to delivery. You can ensure that everything is done correctly and that there are no mistakes made along the way. For law and A/E/C firms, for example, this is increasingly important, as they are handling sensitive client data daily.

Top Industries Where In-House Production Print is a Win-Win:

  1. Architecture/Construction/Engineering (A/E/C)
  2. Marketing and Advertising Firms
  3. Law Firms
  4. Financial Advisor Offices

4. Quality Control

Nobody cares more about your product or service than you do. Quality control can be great in a production print facility, but they are also pushing through thousands of copies a day for many different industries. This increases the likelihood of missed errors that may seem trivial to an outsourced company, but to you – mean the difference between winning or losing out on the sale.

Unfortunately, when you outsource your production print, you will not always have access to the same level of quality control as an in-house team. This means that there is no guarantee that your printed materials will be consistent with what was agreed upon during the initial design phase.

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5. On-Demand Printing with No Minimums

The dreaded minimum… many of us have projects that only require 50 or even as few as 5 copies of a large-scale print job. Unfortunately, print companies are tied to company project minimums that are usually on the high end of 500 copies, depending on the scope of the project. The bright side of an in-house production printer is that those minimums will never come into play. Print 1 copy or 5000 copies without worry.

 

Want a customized solution based on your needs? Not quite sure where to go from here? Let the experts at Ford Office Technologies give you a hand at 1-800-633-3673 or by emailing info@fordtech.com

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