Local vs Offshore Printing – what you need to know
Have you ever thought about offshore printing for your catalogues or other marketing materials? We would like to give you a head start. When it comes to deciding whether to print local vs offshore there are are some important things of which you need to be aware.
Firstly, you should know that there are savings to be made. However, only for particular types of jobs. Usually the scale of the project determines whether there will be a true benefit in printing offshore. It is important to get quotes locally and offshore to determine the best option for your requirements.
Secondly, you also need to ensure you have enough time up your sleeve. Offshore printing can add 4-6 weeks onto the production time of your job due to the shipping time. Customs clearance delays can also create unforeseen delays in delivery of your project.
Lastly, lets not forget the benefit of having local management to oversee your precious project. Dealing with offshore suppliers can be tricky.
Watch this video to go through a real life case study of local vs offshore printing. Get some handy tips and find out about issues you may face with pricing, timing and quality.
If you would like more information about printing overseas please get in touch with us on 1300 663 812.