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Printing Industry Exchange ( is pleased to have Steven Waxman writing and managing the Printing Industry Blog. As a printing consultant, Steven teaches corporations how to save money buying printing, brokers printing services, and teaches prepress techniques. Steven has been in the printing industry for thirty-three years working as a writer, editor, print buyer, photographer, graphic designer, art director, and production manager.

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The Printing Industry Exchange (PIE) staff are experienced individuals within the printing industry that are dedicated to helping and maintaining a high standard of ethics in this business. We are a privately owned company with principals in the business having a combined total of 103 years experience in the printing industry.

PIE's staff is here to help the print buyer find competitive pricing and the right printer to do their job, and also to help the printing companies increase their revenues by providing numerous leads they can quote on and potentially get new business.

This is a free service to the print buyer. All you do is find the appropriate bid request form, fill it out, and it is emailed out to the printing companies who do that type of printing work. The printers best qualified to do your job, will email you pricing and if you decide to print your job through one of these print vendors, you contact them directly.

We have kept the PIE system simple -- we get a monthly fee from the commercial printers who belong to our service. Once the bid request is submitted, all interactions are between the print buyers and the printers.

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Top Points to Consider Before Picking a Printing Company

When you need printing services, it’s vital that you choose the right company. There are many factors to consider, such as price and quality of printing.

Here are the top points to keep in mind when looking for the best printing company to suit your needs;

If you’re looking for high-quality printing services, it’s essential to do your research and compare different companies. Here are some points to consider before making a decision:

  • Budget – How much are you willing to spend? Do you have a specific budget in mind?
  • Services offered – What kind of printing services do you need?
  • Quality – What level of quality are you expecting?
  • Location – Are you looking for a company that is local or will nationwide/international shipping work for you?
  • Reputation – What do other people say about the company’s print quality, customer service, etc.?
  • Reviews – How easy is it to find reviews of the printing company online? Do they have any negative reviews?

What Type of Printing Do You Need – Digital, Offset, Or Lithography?

Digital printing is ideal for small quantities of prints, while offset and lithography are better suited for large print runs. All three types of printing have their own advantages and disadvantages, so it’s essential to choose the right one for your specific needs.

Digital printing is the most versatile and cost-effective option for small businesses and individuals. It doesn’t require set up costs like in offset or lithography, so it’s perfect for short runs of flyers, business cards, and other marketing materials. Plus, digital printing technology has come a long way in recent years, producing much higher quality prints than ever before.

What Is the Turnaround Time for Your Project – Will It Be Rushed, Or Do You Have Some Time to Spare?

We all know that feeling. You finally have the perfect project ready to go, only to realize that you need it printed – and fast. So, what’s the turnaround time for your printing project? Will it be rushed? Rushed printing can often lead to mistakes, so it’s essential to clarify with your printer what their timeline is for completing your project. Often, a rush job costs more money, so it’s best to plan ahead if you know you’ll need something printed in a hurry.

Luckily, there are plenty of excellent printers out there who can help you get your project done on time – no matter how tight the deadline may be. By doing your research and asking the right questions, you can ensure that you find a quality printing company that will help you create marketing materials that represent your business in the best possible light.

The information mentioned above will help you better understand the different types of printing styles on offer and which one is best suited for you as well as how you can pick the best printing company for your specific needs. Contact us to get price quotes of printing services.

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