When you’re placing a print order for your business or organization, getting your project delivered correctly and on time matters. Online printing services make big promises, but if something goes wrong with your order, you’ll likely be left hanging – either on hold or with an unanswered chat message. To avoid the headache, work with a local print shop that you know is there for you. Still on the fence? Here are four reasons to choose local.
1. Experienced Team
The team at your local print shop works together every day. They’ve likely gained years of valuable experienced with many different types of projects. This means they’re well equipped to handle any challenge, because a well-oiled machine can work quickly to meet even the toughest deadlines.
In addition, local employees become familiar with you and your business, school or organization over time. They learn your preferences, what types of projects you have and your typical schedule. This means you don’t have to reinvent the wheel every time you place an order.
2. Local Knowledge
When you’re ordering print items or signs for an event, local knowledge is important. For indoor pieces, a local shop will be familiar with local and regional conference halls and event venues. Chances are, they’ve already completed projects in the same place and can provide insight as to what works best.
This knowledge can be important for outdoor signs, too. Your location and local sign regulations play a part in which materials and sizing are best for a particular sign. Local weather conditions, from sun exposure to humidity, are also important to consider. You won’t get the same level of detail from an online retailer who creates the same product for every customer, regardless of location.
3. Convenient Location
Want to look at samples and get a better idea of your design options? With a local print shop, you can stop by in person and chat with a project manager about your ideas. You can look at colors, materials and textures before ordering. As a result, you’ll avoid making costly mistakes (and having to reorder) because you know exactly what you’re going to get.
Many local print shops will even provide samples of your item before you place a large-scale order (without the hassle of a shipping delay).
4. People Who Care
Finally, one of the most compelling reasons to choose local is because the people who work there care about the community and understand the importance of the local business ecosystem. Local businesses hire people who live and work in your own community. Their children go to school with your children, play at the same parks and eat at the same restaurants. They care about the local economy because it impacts them, too. This leads to higher levels of accountability, as well as commitment to being a responsible member of the community.
Our Promise to You
Target Print & Mail has been proud to be Tallahassee’s local print shop for the past 40 years. Our experienced team can guide you through any project, from big-picture concepts to the nitty-gritty details. Whether you want to discuss options, view samples or work with a designer, we’re here to help you skip the stress and create a product that shines.
Don’t let big online printers leave you hanging. Call or click today to get a quote – we’d love to chat with you about your next project.