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Printing Costs Laid Bare - How Do Costs Go Up or Down?


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Nobody wants to spend more than they can afford in printing. At the same time, nobody wants to get less than their money’s worth. Printers, as with any other service and product providing establishments, sees to it that clients get the real deal for their money.

Printing actually has a lot of overhead to keep in consideration. The printing machines and other pre-press equipment alone are a big investment. Added to these are the price of inks and high grade paper. Utilities such as water and electricity are also vital in the production.

A lot goes into printing, and by saying a lot, it does not include just the materials but the step by step procedures your prints undergo. With the convenience of online printing, the clients can only be occupied with the design and then the prints arriving at their doorstep.

Nevertheless, printing companies provide you with unquestionable service to bring you your desired prints. It is also remarkable to note that with every order, your prints can be considered as customized orders for printers run it according to your specifications.

Printers offer many options for your printing projects. At the same time, each detail adds to the printing cost of your print jobs. There are several options and elements than can slightly or significantly increase your printing cost.

Most print jobs are done in full color. Not only are full colored prints more attractive looking, they are also more effective in attracting your target audience. It gives more definition to your graphics or design, making them eye catching.

There are three options to choose from which printing companies offer for full color prints. 4/4, 4/1 and 4/0/ Print materials such as business cards allows you to print both sides on full colors, which is the 4/4 option. 4/1 renders your business cards in full color on one side and black and white on the opposite side. 4/0 has full color on the front side while the back side remains flat.

The size normally affects the printing cost for more paper is consumed and much more ink is needed to cover the entire area. Some print materials too, like posters which go beyond the standard size, will no longer be run through offset printing machines. In its stead, digital printers will be used to print such orders where the price will automatically and dramatically increase.

The more prints you order for you printing project actually increases your money’s worth. As the cost production for printing decreases, the printing cost decreases, allowing you to take advantage of acquiring more printing prints without paying for double the amount. For an additional amount, a fraction of the base amount you paid for your order, you can get double the amount of prints.

There are different customizations or details you can add to your printing project which may cost as little or as much. Additional grommets on vinyl banners or die cutting to make business card’s edges round all add up to the original printing quote.

There are other customizations such as foil stamping, lamination and varnish, which may bring your printing cost higher as well.

Rush Turnaround Time Rush print jobs can significantly add some weight to your printing cost. Rush orders can become expensive with the complexity of your print and the bulk of your order. Both of these require a tremendous amount of time and effort from the printers who needs to keep other clients’ orders on track and on time.

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