PressiousArvanitidis receives and responds, on average, to 120-150 print job requests daily and carries out approximately 12,000 orders annually. Based on this experience, we share with you five ways to reduce the cost of your prints, always respecting the need for a perfect quality result.
The choice of the final dimensions of printed material has a direct impact on the final cost of the job. About 15% of the requests handled by PressiousArvanitidis on a daily basis relate to dimensions which negatively affect costs. Cost reduction is directly related to the amount of paper wasted, which usually amounts to 40-50% of the cost of any given offer, while in some cases it can go up to 70%. The correct choice of the final dimensions of the printed material is therefore a necessary condition in order for a printing job to be value for money.
The weight of paper is directly linked to the quality and style that any printed material or construction made of paper (e.g., packaging) needs to have, as well as to the cost of a job. About 10% of the total requests we receive daily have selected the wrong paper weight.
Ask your associates to take a look at different paper weight samples and choose, with their valuable help, the one that meets the real needs and purpose of your printing job, without compromising on the quality, style or desired result of the final product. We are here to advise you and propose to you the ideal solution that will combine high aesthetics and cost-efficiency.
Printed material that remains unused in the companies' warehouses is printed material that was printed a long time ago on impulse or in the belief that this would reduce the cost per piece, leading to orders whose quantity far exceeded needs. In these cases what was considered cheap ended up becoming expensive!
In fact, when choosing the right quantity for a printing job, the cost per piece comes last. The decision about the quantity should be based on your real needs in relation to the specific job, as well as in relation to the correct planning of the actions where the print material or any other paper constructions will be used.
The cost of machine hour, i.e., the time required for the technological equipment to work in order to complete each stage of production of a print material, is the second highest cost in production, after the cost of paper.
The cost of machine hour for a printing company is variable and depends on the hours each machine works daily. Ideally, printing companies want to produce non-stop and without interruptions in their daily operation. However, this is not always possible, as the market is affected by seasonality, with periods of increased demand (Christmas, Easter, summer) and periods of low demand, as well as by the client’s planning, which often sets tight schedules in periods of high demand.
Timely planning of the client’s printing needs ensures the necessary time to make the right choice of weight, size, type of paper and quantity of printing. It also reduces the likelihood of errors due to time pressure, and often allows printing companies to offer better prices to cover potentially dead production times, especially during periods of low demand.
Schedule your printing job on time, and enjoy a perfect result and an even better end price.
State-of-the-art printing presses focus on increasing productivity, thus reducing production costs, while clearly contributing to better quality of the final result. Unfortunately, not all printing companies have been able to invest in modern equipment. Therefore, even good companies that have been in the market for years are now showing inherent weaknesses in terms of quality.
Before choosing your printing partner, visit the facilities, find out about the equipment of the company, the average age of the machines and the investments made in equipment in recent years. It is certain that the above criteria will help you choose the right partner and enjoy, in the course of your professional relationship, quality prints at the right prices.