Tips For Choosing A Business Printing Service

Most businesses have a number of printing requirements from business cards through to brochures and price lists. Professional printing services will have the equipment and skills needed to provide professional business printing and because they carry out large scale bulk print runs they can offer some very competitive prices. Although you can print your business cards and flyers from your own computer domestic ink refill cartridges and paper supplies can be expensive and if you are printing bulk numbers it will usually work out cheaper to use a professional printing service. This will also give you a much better finish and can save you lots of time and effort. Many Printhound Production House larger companies such as this custom banner printing, NYC company can turn around print orders in as little as 24 to 48hrs and some can also offer you with automatic mailing and delivery options.

Print Requirements
There are plenty of affordable printing services to choose from both online and offline and when you are doing your research you will need to make sure you select a service that can meet your design and printing requirements. You will need to review the equipment and capacity of each printing service and double check that they can carry out the print job to the quality you need and to the deadlines you have scheduled. A good way to check the quality of the work being produced is to ask to see samples and if the business is located in your area you should also take the time to visit the premises and take a look at the equipment in person. You can quickly get a feel for a business by visiting their premises or by reviewing their website carefully and this should indicate whether they are professional and have invested the time and money in their own products and services.

Recommendations
Take a look at some of your competitors business stationary to see what kind of printing standards are available. Ask around and see if anyone is willing to recommend a good printing service to you. This can be an effective way of finding reliable printing services and you may even find that a small local printing firm is actually cheaper than a big online print company and will be able to offer you a more personalized service as well.

Refund Policies
You will need to check the refund policies for all printing services so that you know what you are entitled to if you are unhappy with the finished product. For example some of the cheaper printing services do not offer proof reading services and so once you submit your design to them they will print it without checking it for you. This saves money for you but does mean that you will not get a refund or a free print re-runs if there are any spelling errors or other design mistakes. Most printers will only refund you for errors during the production service such as missing pages or poor color transfer.

62 thoughts on “Tips For Choosing A Business Printing Service

  1. I would like to use a regular HP flatbed scanner to scan in business cards rather than spend more money for a cardscan or other business-card specific scanner. Is there software that can be used to import the card contents into Outlook or other standard format?

  2. What do banks have to do in order to print money? In what circumstances do banks print money? Are there any times when banks absorb back money instead of printing more?

  3. I’m drawing a picture to be printed on one of my school’s club, which will be sent to the t-shirt making company. I’m drawing it on adobe. And I’m wondering maybe it’s a good idea to make the lines thicker and what size should the picture be? Bigger for better quality? maybe be 1/2 times better than what it should be print on the shirt.
    Anyone expert in t-shirt printing area help?
    No one answered, you guys are mean, lol.

  4. I need a business cards for my organization. Can any one suggest a company that is in business card creation?

  5. I am starting a wedding planning business and working on my business cards. Are there any thoughts on using glossy coated or uncoated business cards? I have a friend who used coated and I can’t use pencil to write on it but I can use pen (in case the clients need to write something or I do).

    Thanks for your input!

  6. I am starting a business card business and i need to know the cost for one unit, if your a business owner please tell me how much you spend on cards and how many do you buy for that price. thank you.

  7. I am trying to print business cards. My computer automatically sets up my info as the default on all the business cards. How do I change that? I am using Pages. OS X.
    Thanks.

  8. Hi, my name is Haley and I would really like to get into some print modeling. I was just wondering what the general requirements were and whether or not I meet them. I’m 16 years old and I’m 5’7″. My measurements are 34A, 24.5, and 34. I wear a size 0 in jeans and I’m not really sure what dress size I wear. Thank you so much in advance!

  9. Hi, my name is Haley and I would really like to get into some print modeling. I was just wondering what the general requirements were and whether or not I meet them. I’m 16 years old and I’m 5’7″. My measurements are 34A, 24.5, and 34. I wear a size 0 in jeans and I’m not really sure what dress size I wear. Thank you so much in advance!

  10. Basically, what are the requirements of different printing companies (Adorama, Snappy) and which file types will be acceptable for them?
    I NEED AN ANSWER ASAP

  11. On all vehicles using a cartridge style oil filter, are the installation torque requirements for the cap itself printed or stamped on the cap? I’m talking about the cap that goes on the filter housing.

  12. I’m drawing a picture to be printed on one of my school’s club, which will be sent to the t-shirt making company. I’m drawing it on adobe. And I’m wondering maybe it’s a good idea to make the lines thicker and what size should the picture be? Bigger for better quality? maybe be 1/2 times better than what it should be print on the shirt.
    Anyone expert in t-shirt printing area help?
    No one answered, you guys are mean, lol.

  13. I want to order business cards with my own custom design, but the only sites I can find that will print your business cards make you get at least 250. I only want about 50 cards. Where can I order ANY quantity of cards, and not a whole bunch? Thanks!

  14. How to create a cheap and creative business cards with little spending time?
    I only have a MS word, power point, and GIMP 2, 6, 8. Can I use any one of this software to create simple cookies business cards and print it from home printer.

    Please help with detail following steps. Thanks

  15. I currently have sixteen different business cards in mine. I need to clean my wallet out lol Taking up so much space!

    How many do you have?

  16. I need a business card for my company, how can I order one witgout a credit card or paypal. Preferbly, I’d like to order cards and get billed by mail.

  17. I want to make some business cards for my babysitting business.
    Where can I do this-
    : for free :
    : without buying and/or downloading a program:

    thanks!♥
    What the heck? That doesn’t work crazzy person.
    I don’t want to order them!
    I don’t mind downloading something, but I don’t want to order, have to buy something like Publisher, or anything else.

  18. Hi, my name is Haley and I would really like to get into some print modeling. I was just wondering what the general requirements were and whether or not I meet them. I’m 16 years old and I’m 5’7″. My measurements are 34A, 24.5, and 34. I wear a size 0 in jeans and I’m not really sure what dress size I wear. Thank you so much in advance!

  19. On all vehicles using a cartridge style oil filter, are the installation torque requirements for the cap itself printed or stamped on the cap? I’m talking about the cap that goes on the filter housing.

  20. how much do i need to start a small printing business and what are the requirements needed? eg. permit.

  21. of setting up such business.like the space required, the type of machine required ,where will i get such machine?

  22. Hi, I’m looking for an online site that sells clear magnifying business cards. I have found a couple that sell them in white or bright colours, but I need them to be clear. Anyone know where to find them? Thanks!

  23. On all vehicles using a cartridge style oil filter, are the installation torque requirements for the cap itself printed or stamped on the cap? I’m talking about the cap that goes on the filter housing.

  24. Hi, my name is Haley and I would really like to get into some print modeling. I was just wondering what the general requirements were and whether or not I meet them. I’m 16 years old and I’m 5’7″. My measurements are 34A, 24.5, and 34. I wear a size 0 in jeans and I’m not really sure what dress size I wear. Thank you so much in advance!

  25. I recently started a business and got a ton of business cards.I asked some people some good places to leave business cards and someone suggested to leave some in public restrooms. Is it illegal or anything to leave business cards in public restrooms? Do you have any other suggestions as to where I can leave business cards and other good ways to distribute them?

    Thanks.

  26. I need a business card for my company, how can I order one witgout a credit card or paypal. Preferbly, I’d like to order cards and get billed by mail.

  27. I have asked this question already once and I havent really got the answer Im looking for so Ill ask again,

    I want to know if theres a specific class or some degree I would need to open a screen printing shop were I would print shirts,bannes,on glass,mugs,etc.

    What are some good tips?
    if anyone owns a shop what did you do to get started?

  28. I want to make some business cards for my babysitting business.
    Where can I do this-
    : for free :
    : without buying and/or downloading a program:

    thanks!♥
    What the heck? That doesn’t work crazzy person.
    I don’t want to order them!
    I don’t mind downloading something, but I don’t want to order, have to buy something like Publisher, or anything else.

  29. Hi, my name is Haley and I would really like to get into some print modeling. I was just wondering what the general requirements were and whether or not I meet them. I’m 16 years old and I’m 5’7″. My measurements are 34A, 24.5, and 34. I wear a size 0 in jeans and I’m not really sure what dress size I wear. Thank you so much in advance!

  30. I want to make game cards out of business cards, but I am having some problems here and there. One of them is that I don’t know what business card software to use and how to use it. And another one is that I don’t know how to make single cards that are different from the rest on one sheet. Any suggestions?
    Oh, and just to say, my business cards’ sizes are all the same as Avery 8377.

  31. Any one know where I can order high quality business cards? and a business cards silver case.

    a website adress will be good

  32. I’m drawing a picture to be printed on one of my school’s club, which will be sent to the t-shirt making company. I’m drawing it on adobe. And I’m wondering maybe it’s a good idea to make the lines thicker and what size should the picture be? Bigger for better quality? maybe be 1/2 times better than what it should be print on the shirt.
    Anyone expert in t-shirt printing area help?
    No one answered, you guys are mean, lol.

  33. I’ve had some nice photo’s taken of myself, they are tasteful, but do contain some nudity i.e. Breasts.
    I have digital copies, and want to have some printed. I have searched through multiple companies, and it doesn’t look as though any of them will be able to print them, as they may be seen as ‘obscene.’
    Eeek!
    Does anyone know of a printing company that are willing to do this for me, preferabley online?

  34. I need a business card for my company, how can I order one witgout a credit card or paypal. Preferbly, I’d like to order cards and get billed by mail.

  35. I want to make game cards out of business cards, but I am having some problems here and there. One of them is that I don’t know what business card software to use and how to use it. And another one is that I don’t know how to make single cards that are different from the rest on one sheet. Any suggestions?
    Oh, and just to say, my business cards’ sizes are all the same as Avery 8377.

  36. On all vehicles using a cartridge style oil filter, are the installation torque requirements for the cap itself printed or stamped on the cap? I’m talking about the cap that goes on the filter housing.

  37. I want to make game cards out of business cards, but I am having some problems here and there. One of them is that I don’t know what business card software to use and how to use it. And another one is that I don’t know how to make single cards that are different from the rest on one sheet. Any suggestions?
    Oh, and just to say, my business cards’ sizes are all the same as Avery 8377.

  38. I need a business card for my company, how can I order one witgout a credit card or paypal. Preferbly, I’d like to order cards and get billed by mail.

  39. I want to make game cards out of business cards, but I am having some problems here and there. One of them is that I don’t know what business card software to use and how to use it. And another one is that I don’t know how to make single cards that are different from the rest on one sheet. Any suggestions?
    Oh, and just to say, my business cards’ sizes are all the same as Avery 8377.

  40. I want to make game cards out of business cards, but I am having some problems here and there. One of them is that I don’t know what business card software to use and how to use it. And another one is that I don’t know how to make single cards that are different from the rest on one sheet. Any suggestions?
    Oh, and just to say, my business cards’ sizes are all the same as Avery 8377.

  41. Hi, I’m looking for an online site that sells clear magnifying business cards. I have found a couple that sell them in white or bright colours, but I need them to be clear. Anyone know where to find them? Thanks!

  42. Hi, I’m looking for an online site that sells clear magnifying business cards. I have found a couple that sell them in white or bright colours, but I need them to be clear. Anyone know where to find them? Thanks!

  43. I am starting a wedding planning business and working on my business cards. Are there any thoughts on using glossy coated or uncoated business cards? I have a friend who used coated and I can’t use pencil to write on it but I can use pen (in case the clients need to write something or I do).

    Thanks for your input!

  44. I need a business card for my company, how can I order one witgout a credit card or paypal. Preferbly, I’d like to order cards and get billed by mail.

  45. I’m drawing a picture to be printed on one of my school’s club, which will be sent to the t-shirt making company. I’m drawing it on adobe. And I’m wondering maybe it’s a good idea to make the lines thicker and what size should the picture be? Bigger for better quality? maybe be 1/2 times better than what it should be print on the shirt.
    Anyone expert in t-shirt printing area help?
    No one answered, you guys are mean, lol.

  46. I am starting a wedding planning business and working on my business cards. Are there any thoughts on using glossy coated or uncoated business cards? I have a friend who used coated and I can’t use pencil to write on it but I can use pen (in case the clients need to write something or I do).

    Thanks for your input!

  47. Hi, I’m looking for an online site that sells clear magnifying business cards. I have found a couple that sell them in white or bright colours, but I need them to be clear. Anyone know where to find them? Thanks!

  48. I need a business card for my company, how can I order one witgout a credit card or paypal. Preferbly, I’d like to order cards and get billed by mail.

  49. I’m drawing a picture to be printed on one of my school’s club, which will be sent to the t-shirt making company. I’m drawing it on adobe. And I’m wondering maybe it’s a good idea to make the lines thicker and what size should the picture be? Bigger for better quality? maybe be 1/2 times better than what it should be print on the shirt.
    Anyone expert in t-shirt printing area help?
    No one answered, you guys are mean, lol.

  50. On all vehicles using a cartridge style oil filter, are the installation torque requirements for the cap itself printed or stamped on the cap? I’m talking about the cap that goes on the filter housing.

  51. I’m drawing a picture to be printed on one of my school’s club, which will be sent to the t-shirt making company. I’m drawing it on adobe. And I’m wondering maybe it’s a good idea to make the lines thicker and what size should the picture be? Bigger for better quality? maybe be 1/2 times better than what it should be print on the shirt.
    Anyone expert in t-shirt printing area help?
    No one answered, you guys are mean, lol.

  52. Hi, my name is Haley and I would really like to get into some print modeling. I was just wondering what the general requirements were and whether or not I meet them. I’m 16 years old and I’m 5’7″. My measurements are 34A, 24.5, and 34. I wear a size 0 in jeans and I’m not really sure what dress size I wear. Thank you so much in advance!

  53. On all vehicles using a cartridge style oil filter, are the installation torque requirements for the cap itself printed or stamped on the cap? I’m talking about the cap that goes on the filter housing.

  54. I want to make game cards out of business cards, but I am having some problems here and there. One of them is that I don’t know what business card software to use and how to use it. And another one is that I don’t know how to make single cards that are different from the rest on one sheet. Any suggestions?
    Oh, and just to say, my business cards’ sizes are all the same as Avery 8377.

  55. I want to make game cards out of business cards, but I am having some problems here and there. One of them is that I don’t know what business card software to use and how to use it. And another one is that I don’t know how to make single cards that are different from the rest on one sheet. Any suggestions?
    Oh, and just to say, my business cards’ sizes are all the same as Avery 8377.

  56. People say Konica heads are the best. I am not sure of it though. I want a good printer which gives a good life when taken proper care. Please help me. Thank you.

  57. i need high quality printing such as menu display at McDonald. i heard that there is new shop in town in Mohali which do really very high tech, high quality printing. does somebody know its location or phone no.?

  58. I cant print my banner on banner paper, I checked the banner setting and it only prints last page and then jams up. I have HP deskjet D4160. I can only print on single sheets.
    any tips please???
    get this..I emailed HP and they answered that my printer doesnt print banners. I thought all printers printed banners. on the drop down list banner is there, but in the specifications of paper that printer can do, banner is not on it…I guess then , that is my answer..i also have a hp photosmart 7450 that wont print the banner on banner paper. geez

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