PressiousArvanitidis - Print your mind
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PressiousArvanitidis receives on average between 70 and 100 requests for proposal daily and completes some 3,000 orders each year. Based on this experience, the company has compiled 5 tips that to help you cut costs without cutting quality on your print projects.


Selecting the right size

A document's dimensions have a direct effect on printing costs. Some 15% of the jobs handled by PressiousArvanitidis are of sizes that have a
negative impact on the cost. Savings are related to waste paper which is usually about 40 to 50% of
the job's cost while in some instances this can
reach as high as 70%. The right choice of a final size for your document will have a positive cost-benefit ration.




Selecting the right paper weight

Paper weight is directly linked to the quality and tone of a publication, as well as with its cost. About 10% of requests for proposals received ever day have the wrong paper specifications.

Ask your colleagues to show you different paper weights and chose one that truly meets the needs and purpose of your printing job without any loss of quality or look.


Selecting the right number of copies

Many publications end up in their respective companies' storage rooms because too many were printed in some impulsive decision or to reduce the cost per unit. But clearly this is a case where the "cheaper" option is more expensive.

Set your print run based on true needs and design of each job.


Planning ahead

The cost of printing times, that is the time
for which a printing press is booked for a job,
is the second highest cost of printing after paper.
This cost is flexible and depends on the number
of productive hours per press daily. Ideally, print
shops want their presses working without long
down-times but this is not always feasible given seasonal fluctuations in demand (for example, Christmas, Easter, summer) and client deadlines which sometimes create very tight schedules in
peak periods. Planning ahead allows the client to make the right choices in paper size, weight, and print run, while also reduces the risk of error because of time pressures and frequently allows printers to offer better prices, perhaps to fill press downtimes, especially in periods with low demand. Planning your print projects ahead allows you to benefit in quality and price.


Selecting the right partner

State-of-the-art printing press focus on increasing productivity and thus on reducing production costs while also contributing to a better final result. Unfortunately not all printers have been able to invest in modern equipment and as a result even older printers known for their quality now show signs of weakness in this area.

Before choosing a printer, visit the print plant, ask about its equipment including the average age of the presses and what investments have been made in equipment in the last few years. These criteria will help you select the right printing partner and enjoy quality printing and the right prices throughout your professional collaboration.