Our Print Management Services – A Print Adventure Together
What is Print Management?
Let’s start by defining what print management is and what it’s not.
Print management refers to the process of outsourcing your print production to a company that will project manage your printing from proof to print, finishing to stocking and distribution to any location.
It is not print servicing your office printer, leasing a printer or anything to do with printers in your home or office.
Print management companies can vary from what they can and cannot do. Some have all their own presses, folding and binding machines whilst others outsource these jobs leading to higher costs. Galloways has all of the state-of-the-art printing equipment, you would need to fulfil your print requirements, as well as the knowledge and experience for your fully-fledged print management service.
Is Print Management right for you?
Here are a few reasons to help determine whether print management is right for you:
- You need an expert in printing presses and knowledge of what process is best for every individual job
- Someone who knows how to get the best print costs by utilising the best print resource for each job
- Has the capacity to manage your artwork to be proofed, print ready, make amends and host your digital assets
- Ability to print a large volume of diverse range of printing
- Experience in complex print projects with access to print management tools to ensure that your printed items are delivered on time
- Consistent investment in the ever-changing print hardware and software technologies to guarantee the best in craftsmanship
How Print Management adds value
With a dedicated Print Management service, we take our customer’s happiness to the next level by ensuring we know their business objectives. By bringing experience and advice for your printing projects we will, in turn, improve marketing ROI by streamlining internal processes and improving business productivity.
A press for all
A key benefit of our print management service is that we have a machine for everything, as well as boasting the latest equipment and technology so that most solutions can be printed in-house. We can cover all kinds of print, including operational print, marketing collateral, business critical print, retail print and point of sale solutions. Print finishing can range from high gloss cards, classy matte pages, textured covers to specialist UV and metallic foils. We can fulfil orders for promotional or corporate merchandise just as easily as they can for items like brochures and leaflets.
As well as keeping costs down with all our in-house abilities, our print management service monitors the price fluctuations in the industry to ensure our prices are always competitive. Watch out for print management businesses that do this at the expense of their customers. Galloways are a more adept type of print management and recognises the value of a strong and comprehensive business, that can deliver competitive prices. A single print management supplier with the buying power combined with in-house expertise, will reduce costs and improve your return on investment, saving an average of around 20%.
Storing and delivering print work
The best print management companies will see your work through from start to finish, from delivery to your door or your customer’s door. Even the smallest print jobs need a certain level of print management, as well as storage and distribution, and you won’t always have the capacity to facilitate this. Galloways offer this as part of the project management by offering solutions that provide storage and flexibility whilst minimising wastage.
Repro studio and designers
Some printing companies, like us, have access to designers to create artwork ready for print with ease, whether designed from scratch or adjusted to be print-ready. This expertise could allow you to save money and still create something that will fit your brand and look highly professional.
Traditional high-street printers
There’s a print shop on most high streets and whilst most can offer competitive pricing for the very basic of jobs. Anything larger or more complex, would have to be outsourced and incur a higher cost. Not many high-street printers will offer any value-added services like Galloways.
Online Digital-Only Printers
The surge of DIY digital upload and deliver, is very popular amongst a lot of companies. If you know what you’re doing and are not too bothered about the quality of finish, it’s a great way to get cheap print delivered quickly (at a cost). The problem with using these printers, there are no printed proofs. It’s only AI proofed by a computer so there is no guarantee of finish. On top of this, they print multiple pieces of work for multiple companies on the same job-run on the same piece of paper. This means colours and finish will never be true to what you envisage.
Here at Galloways, one of the most efficient ways to streamline your marketing spend is to understand the true potential of our online ordering portal. This platform gives our customers their own unique log-in, capable of ordering products, seeing live stock-reports at any time, proofing jobs instantaneously and ordering 24/7 from any device, anywhere. The system is bespoke made to your marketing team’s requirements, allowing different users a different buying experience for next-day delivery to anywhere in the UK. Whether this is items we print in bulk and store here at Galloways or items printed on demand, we have the capabilities to build a platform around you.
DIY Print at Staples, Rymans etc.
Big office supply stores offer in-house print solutions. You can simply supply the artwork and print it off – there and then. They don’t offer much print knowledge on production, next-to-no proofing and zero digital asset management, leaving it up to you to make mistakes. They aren’t that cheap either.
Reliable and Efficient Print Management from start to finish
Print management companies with their own presses benefit from going straight to the press, to get the lowest prices. A key benefit of using a print management company is that you will be able to print anything and everything your business requires. We have dedicated account management teams who ensure we’re competitive in a wide range of printed products and this can be fundamental for busy marketers and business owners.
If you’re looking for a print management company in the UK, whether you’re overseeing a print tender or looking to buy print on a project-by-project basis then look no further. Galloways’ team of print experts and consultants can manage your print at a competitive rate and can offer advice on how to optimise your print campaigns and drive marketing R.O.I.