With a market size of $8 billion (IBISWorld stat), Australia's printing industry benefits from the idea that the most cost effective way for a business to print large-format materials is to outsource. However, for those companies who have high annual print volumes, this simply isn't the case anymore.
Whether you need to print CAD drawings, big event banners, GIS surveys, posters and POS promos, or similar high-quality printed materials, a new in-house large-format printer could save you time and money. Here's how.
Bringing large-format printing in-house could save you more money over time.
When talking about outsourcing large-format printing versus bringing it in-house, the maths works out like this: With the former, you can save money now. With the latter, you're trying to save more money in the long run.
Let's compare outsourcing an outdoor banner project to a printing company against purchasing a device from the Epson T-series range. We want to print 30 glossy outdoor banners, 594 x 841 mm in size. We plan to do this at least three times a year.
What do we see?
The second big factor of outsourcing a major print job to a third party is the time it takes to deliver the products. In our example above, we saw that the turnaround was about two days (not including shipping). With our in-house printer, it's instant - all it takes is the time to print. To put this in numbers, the Epson SureColour T3460 can print A1 drawings in as little as 25 seconds.
So, comparing the two again:
In this example, not only are we saving time on the printing job itself, but at the quality control stage as well. We have full control over the printing process from design to checking the finished product.
Not for everyone, but certainly for more companies than they realise.
If all you need is a one-off job every now and then, you may still find outsourcing the logical cost-saving option. However, with modern day inkjet technology, technical and graphics printers have such a low total cost of ownership (purchase price, consumables, electricity and maintenance) that any company across industries that has regular large-format printing needs would be wise to at least investigate an in-house device.
To learn more about what device might best suit your needs, book a demo with our sales team today.
Find your nearest Genuine Epson supplier to discuss which unit might be right for you. http://www.wheretobuy.epson.com.au/
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