From business cards to banners and brochures – so much of marketing involves getting your name out there, and often this involves printing. But how much time, and money, does printing require you to sacrifice? If it can seem like you are investing too much of either into placing orders, it could be time for you to consider print management services.

Consolidate your printing costs

As we all know, the effectiveness of business practices ultimately come down to impact on the bottom line. But if you are ordering multiple print jobs here and there, you are potentially missing out on savings which could make a real difference when it comes to counting your profits. If you are responsible for managing a marketing budget, you should know that print management services can offer you the opportunity to pay less for your printing and divert the surplus funds to other areas of your marketing strategy. It is all thanks to consolidating your costs with one managed service.

Save time on printing objectives

Whether you are accustomed to using one or multiple printing service providers, if you are placing orders without a managed account, you risk wasting time when it comes to outlining your requirements. With one account manager who you can trust to deliver time and again, you might be amazed at how much easier it is to place orders with a print management service. It is all about getting to know your brand guidelines, business model, and what your objectives are printing wise.

Design & print consultancy you can count on

Have you ever placed a printing order and felt rushed into a decision when choosing your format or design? It shouldn’t be like that, and with a print management company to look after all your printing needs, you can benefit from expert advice whenever you need it. Whether you need suggestions on the artwork or size of your planned printing project – with experienced professionals on your side, you can make sure each job is a satisfactory one.

So there are some reasons why a print service provider can be the way to go for your marketing operations. How much could you benefit from consolidating your printing requirements?

Welcome to Portako

Based in Surrey, Portako was established in 2011 with the objective of helping time-limited professionals source their marketing literature, all print requirements and promotional products as efficiently as possible.

We help organisations who regularly buy print and promotional products save both time and money with our professional managed print services.

For more information please visit our home page, or call us any time on 020 8391 3002, and we’ll be absolutely delighted to help you.

When you’re planning your marketing for events, exhibitions and trade shows, there’s a lot to consider. You need to ensure that your marketing materials are printed within budget, properly branded, eye-catching, and fully suited to the type of event you are attending, and to the customers you are hoping to attract. And that’s where a print management service can make all the difference.

What is a print management service?

With a good brief on your upcoming event from your marketing department, a professional print management company can look at a range of different print suppliers to find you the best options and printing techniques for what you want, and the best price to suit your budget.

Once you hand over your brief and agree what you want, you don’t need to lift a finger. Your print management company will do everything from design to delivery.

Why use a print management company for tradeshow marketing?

When you’re planning for an event, your ‘to do’ list can seem never ending, especially if you’ve never done an event before, and using a print management service can take your marketing materials and even parts of your stand completely off your list and save you a whole lot of stress.

A great print management company can help you with everything from your large scale booth graphics and signage to your direct marketing materials, such as flyers, business cards and brochures, and help you with your promo items, such as mugs, pens and USB sticks.

Download our free trade show planning checklist

Having one company deal with everything ensures you’ll get a consistent look and feel across all of your marketing items, from your stand to that mug you give away that’ll stay on your potential customer’s desk and promo your company for years. And you’ll save time and a lot of hassle as you don’t have to manage multiple companies, each providing a different part of your event printing.

Print management companies are highly experienced in helping with event collateral, and they know how to get the best results for your money. A consultation with a printing expert can bring you far better results and more options than you’d get by brainstorming in-house.

Print managers also have an excellent understanding of branding and the range of options on offer to make your brand pop compared to the rest of the event exhibitors. They’re ideas people, offering an outside perspective on what you can do to really stand out.

Free Trade Show Planning Checklist

We recently created a great free resource for anyone currently planning to trade show or exhibtion stand. You can download it here.

Welcome to Portako

Portako was established in 2011 with the objective of helping time-limited professionals source their marketing literature and promotional products as efficiently as possible.

We help organisations who regularly buy print and promotional products save both time and money with our professional managed print services.

For more information please visit our home page, or call us any time on 020 8391 3002, and we’ll be absolutely delighted to help you.

It might be the case that you’re not familiar with what print management companies do. There are plenty of business owners in the same boat as you, none of them really knowing what they’re missing out on by handling their print processes alone.

That’s why we’re going to start this article by explaining what companies like ours actually do. Offering what’s known as ‘managed print services’, our team of professionals can take your brief, provide you with plenty of great options and multiple production scenarios to choose from, and then present you with the best price for your desired package

The benefits of managed print solutions

Sounds simple enough, right? But what you’re probably wondering now is how employing a print management company benefits you more than using a normal high street or commercial printer. Here are just a few of the advantages we offer:

Project Management

Unlike ordinary printers, teams like ours will manage your project from start to finish, handling everything from concept and design to delivery. This makes managed print services the perfect one-stop shop for all of your needs, so that you can enjoy a much smoother and more straightforward printing process.

A can-do attitude

Print management companies will usually work with multiple professional printers, and that means another big benefit is all your printing needs will be accommodated for. No matter how complex the task you set us is, it won’t be a problem.

Bargaining Power

Print management companies will usually work with multiple professional printers, and that means another big benefit is all your printing needs will be accommodated for. No matter how complex the task you set us is, it won’t be a problem.

A reduced print spend

We’ve already mentioned that companies like ourselves have the ability to cut your costs when you come on board, but it’s not only that we’re great at negotiating. With our assistance, we can also help you to save in lots of other ways, from re-engineering your items to guiding the way you buy to ensure absolute economy.

To get advice and assistance on managing your printing, contact the Portako team today.

Welcome to Portako

Portako was established in 2011 with the objective of helping time-limited professionals source their marketing literature and promotional products as efficiently as possible.

We help organisations who regularly buy print and promotional products save both time and money with our professional managed print services.

For more information please visit our home page, or call us any time on 020 8391 3002, and we’ll be absolutely delighted to help you.

 

If you haven’t come across one before, it is worth clarifying what exactly constitutes a print management service, and what benefits you can expect to receive from one.

First of all, it is important to distinguish print management services from printer management and document solutions. These services focus on the maintenance of your existing desktop printers – with print management services, you will rarely need to use a desktop printer at all.

What can print management services offer to you?

A professionally managed print service needs only an initial brief to use, and is able to provide you with a range of options and production techniques to choose from. They take care of everything from the outset of the design stage to the logistics of the print job itself, the storage of the items and their delivery to your door.

What are the benefits of a print management service?

Price – a print management service can offer you the very best market rates, on a wide range of media types.

Management – you can expect the responsibility of assigning and fulfilling a print job to lie entirely with the print management service, allowing you to focus on the core of your business.

Consultancy – not an expert in printing? Your print management service should be able to provide a consultancy on the different types of printing options available to you. This advice can lead you to the best decision, as well as saving you money in the process.

Variety – from extensive documents to merchandise, marketing collateral and advertising banners, a print management service should be able to offer you a wide range of products to fit all your business requirements.

No job too big – while in-house equipment might impose you with some limitations, a reputed print management service typically offers the capacity for very large jobs when required.

Print management is a smart choice

For the benefits detailed above, partnering with a print management service could turn out to be one of the best decisions that your organisation ever makes, allowing you to cut costs, receive the best advice, and expand your capabilities.


Welcome to Portako

Portako was established in 2011 with the objective of helping time-limited professionals source their marketing literature and promotional products as efficiently as possible.

We help organisations who regularly buy print and promotional products save both time and money with our professional managed print services.

For more information please visit our home page, or call us any time on 020 8391 3002, and we’ll be absolutely delighted to help you.