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Guest Post by Nobeel Shawn,
How To Choose The Best Poster Printing Services
We live in a digital age where it is easier to spread your message across hundreds and thousands of
people through means of digital communication. However, there are still some cost-effective ways
that many businesses use to promote themselves. One of them is posters.
Posters serve as notifying agents when attempting to promote a business, products, services, or an
event. They are not only cost-effective but also attract the attention of many people still today.
Choosing the right printing companies will allow you to enjoy up to the mark branding and strong
publicity which, as compared to other forms of advertising, is cheaper.
No matter if you are choosing a service provider for commercial or personal use, the best one will
serve you with promising results. However, it is difficult to decide which one to choose. Different
printing companies will have different prices, and they will offer you different packages, especially
on bulk orders. To find a service provider, you go to google and type “printing services near me.” You
will end up with a long list of printing companies in your area/city. But the difficult part comes after
you are done getting several names, i.e. which one to choose?
Of course, you need 100-percent, error-free posters with fine quality paper and design. You are not
wasting your money just trying your luck here and there. You are looking for quality services which
you can only get by choosing the right printing partner.
Here we have explained some tips that will help you to pick the right printing service providers.
● Make a list of printing companies in your area
First thing, first! Prepare a list of all big and small local printing companies in your area.
Make sure you have their correct addresses and contact information. Do not make a very
long list that gets hard to manage. Write the names of five to ten companies that are known
for their printing business. A small list will help you to go through the evaluation process
much faster. Make sure you take a look at their online portfolios or social media platforms
so as to understand their work better.
● Do your research
The internet will give you more than enough information about local printing companies in
your area; however, it is better to dig deeper. Remember, when you want to know about a
business’s reputation and what its customers have to say about it, you look for online
reviews. You will find the most important information in the reviews and feedback section
on their websites or social media platforms. These reviews will help you to know what their
customers like and dislike about them and how the company’s staff deal with their
customers. Checking a company’s website will allow you to have a closer look at their work.
It will enable you to know whether or not they have the equipment and skills to do the job
● Time to make some calls
Online research helps a lot to get whatever information you need. However, for specifics,
you might want to make some calls and talk directly to the employees. Of course, you can
visit the store but making a few calls right away will help you to get your concerns answered
immediately. Explain to them what you are looking for, and listen to what they are offering.
It is better to write down key points so as to remember the details and services of each
company. Ask them about sizes, turnaround times, quality options, and other essential
information. This stuff will enable you to compare the companies and pick the best one.
Talking with the company’s staff will also help you to see if you are comfortable working
with them and whether or not they are providing quality customer services.
● Remember to ask about pricing and capabilities
Some printing service providers offer more options than the others and are way better than
the rest. If you are looking for a wide variety of shades, colors, designs, and paper options,
that small printing store might not be the perfect choice for your work. You want to make
sure that you receive quality services and your money is not wasted, so you need to pick a
company that has the equipment, skills and that offers the right pricing and promising
● Turnaround Times
If you have a strict deadline to meet, it is better to discuss it with the service providers so as
to ensure the timely delivery of your posters. It is better not to depend on just words and
have everything finalized and written on a paper with other information regarding your
order. It will help you to know that you and your printing partners are on the same page and
will eliminate the risk of any miscommunication.
● Shorten your list to two to three potential printing partners
After collecting the necessary details, you will know which companies might be suitable for
the job. Cut the names that do not meet your requirements. Shorten the list so that your
focus will be on just four to five names. Continue your research and contact the selected
companies for detailed discussions.
● Evaluate potential designs or have a final design in mind
Before you start the evaluation of poster printing companies, you must have a final design in
your hand or in your mind so as to explain to them what you are expecting. If you have no
clue and you are exploring your options, ask them to show you some samples that carry
relevance to your order. If you do not know what kind of design you might want, you will
end up confused. It will not only keep you from asking the right questions before placing
your order but also affect your decision making.
If your business does not have a graphic design department, printing companies offer design
services too. They will help you to create a design that you are looking for.
● The cost comparison is must
Each company will charge you differently according to your requirements. Compare the cost
offered by all shortlisted printing companies and have a closer look at what you are getting
in return for what you are paying. Ask for quotes from each company and ensure that every
material and service that you need is covered in it.
● Ask if they are offering any guarantees
Some companies will offer guarantees, while others will not. Guarantees will let you know
that a company is able to fulfil the promises they are making. For example, a money-back
guarantee is actually better than the offer to reprint your posters if the delivery gets delayed
from the decided date. It shows that the company you are going to work with has work
● Ask about their experience with the techniques that you require
While researching, you will see that some companies have no knowledge regarding the
features that you want to use in your posters. It is a wise act to ask such details beforehand,
so you do not waste any more time on a printer who is not suitable for your required work.
Ensure that the company you are going to work with has prior experience in the techniques
and formats that you want to use. Ask them to show you some samples so that you will
know whether or not they are suitable for the job.
● Don’t rush!
Whether it is a one-time job or a long term partnership, finding a good printing company is
undoubtedly a difficult and challenging task. But once you have discovered all your options,
take your time to analyze and compare them in every aspect. It will not only save you from
potential risks but also save your money and time from getting wasted. Picking the wrong
printer will become your worst nightmare. Make sure that you don’t rush and choose the
one you think is most popular in your area. Learn the facts, details, and every bit of
information so that you make a well-informed decision.
Instincts are something. Trust them.
When looking for a reliable printing company, it is better to learn about all the technical aspects. But
sometimes, you will need to have confidence in your decision. Many companies will claim to offer
you the best outcome; however, if you do not feel comfortable or feel that there is something off
about them, it is better to trust your instincts. No need to take a risk and regret later. Analyze your
options while you have the time.
In conclusion, it may seem difficult at first, but once you achieve good working experience with a
suitable printing company, you will not have to repeat the same process all over again the next. You
will know where to go. One more thing that you can do is to ask other local businesses about their
printing services. Getting recommendations is another easy way to know about a reliable printing
company. It will save you from spending hours doing research and finding the right company. The
right choice will give you promising results and risk-free working experience.
Nobeel shawn is a professional digital content creator, SEO and editor having years of experience
working for many different industries and recently working in the Digital Marketing department at
Digital Gravity. In his free time, He loves to watch movies, read books, and play console games.