Overnight printing can be expensive. On the other hand, it’s easy to find inexpensive overnight printing. Print Farm is the only name you need to know. Sure, lots of places will happily slap some ink on paper and call it a day. They might even manage to get the “product” to you on schedule. But that’s not enough in this competitive marketplace. The economy hasn’t full rebounded yet. When and whether it will get there is well beyond the scope of this article.
To succeed in business when people are just beginning to spend money again, you need to make sure every penny counts. That doesn’t mean you always want the cheapest product. Even if you sell terrible knockoffs (or things that don’t exist, we’re looking at you Mr. Madoff!) you can’t promote your business with garbage. We’ve all heard the phrase “Garbage in, garbage out.” So how do you save money on overnight printing but still get quality?
Print Farm does all its work in the US, which not only is a nice plus for the economy, but actually helps keep costs lower than offshore printing prices! By doing the work here, and having all of the materials here, quality is assured and getting the product to you is both inexpensive and fast. Cars take two to three weeks to get from Japan to the US via boat – do you want you emergency brochure printing on the same boat as someone’s new Toyota? Probably not. In the alternative, you also don’t want your cheap emergency printing to be FedExed from Tokyo – the shipping will cost more than the printing work did, and suddenly your inexpensive quick printing just doubled in price!
By the same token, labor costs are a crucial part of the package. Sure, labor costs are lower in Novosibirsk. But even putting aside the price of getting the quick printing overnight shipped to you, cheap labor turns over quickly. That increases training costs and decreases quality. By paying a decent wage to its employees and providing an environment people enjoy working in, Print Farm lowers printing costs by decreasing the long term price of labor by training long term employees to build on their existing skills, because they stick around.
Print Farm does all of its work in sunny Miami. Being close to major transportation hubs in an area with plenty of industry and real estate built with the same in mind has the benefit of ensuring that the Print Farm warehouse is always full of the raw materials needed to handle your printing at the promised speed and the promised price. Print Farm doesn’t need to wait for paper to ship from Maine, there’s always some in the warehouse and some in the pipeline. By managing the supply chain this way, instead of the “just in time” theory that many printing companies use, we’re able to ensure that the raw materials are both available and of acceptable quality. This gives you quick quality printing at a fair price.
Miami is also a place that people flock to voluntarily, because they want to be there more than anywhere else in the world. Because there are so many people who want to live here in Miami because it’s a lovely place, we’re able to keep turnover low and prices competitive. It’s statistically more difficult to keep employees happy in Anchorage than in Miami. Locating our operations in one central place where people actually want to live, and paying a decent wage, means that Print Farm employees can ask for what they need and know that they’ll always be treated fairly. They don’t need to band together to make demands, Print Farm always makes sure that their employees already have what they need. By making labor negotiations unnecessary and avoiding costly disruptions, Print Farm is able to spend both time and money on doing what they do best, overnight printing in Miami, rather than negotiations and the like. This means that Print Farm, and our employees, are always focused on you and ensures that costs are predictable and overnight printing cheap.
It’s important that all of the moving parts, so to speak, of a printing operation work together properly. One of the ways that Print Farm ensures this happens is to work with local designers in-house rather than bringing in whatever freelancer happens to be offering cheap graphic design on oDesk. Print Farm has a relationship with our Miami graphic design and layout specialists. This means that we’re always able to understand each other and our needs, ensure the client’s needs are met, and ensure that a successful working relationship exists with full communication between everyone.
There are many other factors that explain how Print Farm keeps overnight printing prices low, but that’s a good nutshell view. Want to know more? Want to know how inexpensive overnight printing can be? Contact Print Farm today for a no-obligation consultation for your emergency printing in Miami as well as to see how your overall needs can be met through a relationship with a printing company who cares.