‘Why should we use a print management company?’ It’s a question we’re often asked and we can see where the confusion comes from. We live in a world where doing it yourself is often the go-to option, so why would it be different when it comes to printing?
Well, below we hope to clear a few things up for you by collating a five-point list tackling this very question. We’ll explain to you exactly what you’re getting when you choose to work with a print management company, and why we feel it’s the smart option in order to get the best possible outcome for your printing brief.
1 – Quality
The quality and end result from a printer is completely dependent on your ability to convey what you want, as well as the strength of the artwork you provide them. A print manager speaks in the native printing-tongue and takes away the headache of ensuring everything provided to the printer is correct, by managing the whole process from start to finish. At Umbrella Print Media we make a point of being on the floor in person at the printers, making sure you get back exactly what you’re expecting, in the highest quality possible. We’ll crack the whip and we only accept the very best, with all aspects of the job; anything less than 100% customer satisfaction is not acceptable to us.
2 – Specialism
Most printers are great at one thing, and pretty good at the rest. Through our extensive experience of the industry, spanning over 120 years, we know which printers will give you the best possible quality for your particular job. Once we receive a brief, the expertise of print management ensures we will quickly and efficiently weigh up the best options and advise on the most suitable route for you, based on a printer’s specialism, our previous experience and your available budget. We’ve worked with the likes of Bupa, Marks & Spencer, JD Sports, Barclays, Thomas Cook, Timpson, Waitrose, John Lewis and many more, so you can be assured that you’re in good hands.
3 – Creativity
As we mentioned, we’ve been doing this a long time. We know what works and what doesn’t and we want to share that knowledge with you. If you need a creative brain we’re here to help and our experience means we know exactly how to get the most out of your materials. What’s more, we’re ahead of the curve when it comes to new technology in the industry and new ideas. Umbrella Print Media’s creative thinkers may be able to lead you down routes that are not only more cost-effective but also ones you maybe weren’t even aware existed.
4 – Cost
Unless your business is working to the mantra of ‘money is no object’, you’ll be mindful of getting a stunning product which is within your budget come project completion. We search out the best prices for the best quality, and because we work with a network of printers across the globe and have done for years, our relationships mean we can secure the best possible price for your job. This means that we will often come out cheaper than going directly to a printer.
5 – Time
Last but certainly not least, one of the greatest things about using a print management company is that we take all of the trouble away from you. We manage everything from start to finish, allowing you to focus on your core business. Let us worry about your printing while you spend your time more wisely, and rest assured that we know what we’re doing when it comes to this space.
At Umbrella Print Media we live and breathe printing. We believe there’s no-one who knows the ins and outs of print quite like us, so let’s talk? We’ll guide you through all of your printing needs and you’ll get the most creative service, the best quality printing and save yourself a great deal of time and effort.