5 Steps to Slash your Printing Budget

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Get the most out of your
printing budget by following these 5 easy tips:

  1. Use More
    Colors. 
    Four-color
    (CMYK) process printing can cost half as much as printing with spot (custom)
    colors. It’s counter-intuitive but it’s a CMYK world out there where many
    presses are set up to print the same colors all day long.
  2. Go with
    House Paper. 
    There
    are libraries filled with samples of custom papers of all colors &
    textures, but most manufacturers stock house papers that suit almost every
    need. Many custom papers require a large minimum order that come directly from
    the mill. Get the color from the ink, not the paper. Add coating for texture.
  3. Stick with
    Standards. 
    Varying
    from a standard size can be costly because you pay for the wasted paper. A
    standard page size in the U.S. is 8.5” x 11”. A parent sheet of paper from the
    mill is made to fit 8 of these pages on one side of a sheet. Consult with your
    manufacturer about size before designing your project. 
  4. Keep it
    Simple. 
    Print
    and trim. Every machine required to
    finish your printing project eats away at your budget. A printing press lays
    the ink and coating on the paper, and then the cutter trims to final size.
    Adding folding, die cutting, gluing, stitching, etc. requires a new machine for
    each process.
  5. Know your
    Source. 
    The
    shop that’s best for business cards is probably not the best for your pocket
    folders. Knowing your manufacturers limits is the most difficult, but you’ll
    always save by choosing the most efficient source. 

Contact us today to maximize your budget without minimizing your
impact. 

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