In most cases, you can print what you need on your own using a high-quality printer. This includes personal items like photos, as well as some business items like flyers or reports. But there are also quite a few instances where you will need to have something printed professionally. Examples include glossy brochures, posters, and signs. In my last post about graphic design, I talked about how to get design done cheaply. Today, my focus will be on how to get professional printing done on the cheap.
The solution I always recommend to people is to get your printing done by an online printing company. There are dozens of such companies you can work with, but the company I like the most these days is Printplace. I just find that the quality of work they do is better than the quality of work I see done by most of their competitors. And you don’t have to pay extra for the better quality either, since the prices charged by Printplace are more or less in line with what other printing companies charge. What’s more, you can take advantage of a Printplace promo code to get further discounts. I got one such coupon recently by going to this online printing website.
While there are certainly other printing companies you can try out, I do most of my printing at Printplace. I do encourage you to shop around and make up your own mind, however. A good way to determined the kind of work a company will do for you is by ordering sample kits, which are usually free. But you won’t really know how good a company is until you place an order. Because of this, I always tell people to place a relatively small order the first time they use a company, mostly to test out the service before committing to a larger, more costly order.
You may also be interested in our related post, How to Do Graphic Design on the Cheap, if you hire a lot of designers and want to find ways to pay less.