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7 Reasons You Shouldn't Use Low Cost Print Suppliers

Discussion in 'Printing & Print Design Forum:' started by Tony Hardy, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. Tony Hardy

    Tony Hardy Well-Known Member

  2. bigdave

    bigdave Moderator Staff Member

    A good read.... and it avoids technical terms that usually turn laymen off.
    Tony Hardy likes this.
  3. Tony Hardy

    Tony Hardy Well-Known Member

    It's because I don't know any ;)
  4. TDesignCo

    TDesignCo Member

    Great Blog - very true!
  5. linziloop

    linziloop Member

    Totally agree with everything you say, just added it to my likes on stumbleupon and tweeted about it, hopefully word will get around, a bit more anyway
  6. Tony Hardy

    Tony Hardy Well-Known Member

    Thanks very much everyone! It really annoys me when people skimp on things like this. Infuriating.
  7. isoPrint

    isoPrint Member

    Totally True sadly this is my daily battle I can get them cheaper at vista print now i just say ok go to vista print :( theirs no persuading them at all not even after samples it's all about cost they don't realise that a good looking business card can actually help bring in business and create a talking point with a potential customer.
  8. Stationery Direct

    Stationery Direct Administrator Staff Member

    Thanks for the plug Tony, appreciated mate :icon_wink:
  9. Minuteman Press

    Minuteman Press Moderator

    As per Boss Hog - much appreciated.
  10. chrisport

    chrisport Member

    this is so true i just wish customers could see it through our eyes & take tyhe good advice that we try to offer - ive found tghat they go to vista print & within 3-5 days there back grovelling at your door asking themselves why they didnt listen - a classic case of learning by your mistakes
  11. Edge

    Edge Active Member

    You can pretty much apply your article to most product/service based industries. As suppliers we're forever trying to access clients who factor in quality as well as price which tends to be the larger ones rather than the one man bands (who usually seem to be penniless or are allergic to spending their own money... ).
  12. Tony Hardy

    Tony Hardy Well-Known Member

    Yeah I guess you could, just printing struck home for me with it happening quite often. "I can get cheaper business cards with Visaprint"...."Great".

    @Boss @Minuteman - no bother at all. More than welcome.
  13. rehan12

    rehan12 New Member

    very good information, thanks for sharing !!!!
  14. Cruzini

    Cruzini Member

    So true..
    But you forgot to add..
    One reason to use cheapo printers - you need to be humbled - and realise you only get what you pay for.
  15. Minuteman Press

    Minuteman Press Moderator

    So often hear of horror leadtimes in reality. Pay cheap, pay twice. Used to picking up the pieces.
  16. Dave L

    Dave L Well-Known Member

    You're dangerously close to letting the cat out of the bag there: it's well known that Vistaprint isn't an authentic business but rather a smoke-and-mirrors service that operates as a loss-leading front for the wider print industry in order to get non-savvy punters through the door so you can bring them back to a different address a week later and bamboozle them with a lot of bogus economic fast talk about paying reasonable rates for a reasonable job.

    I'm on to you, print boy...
  17. Minuteman Press

    Minuteman Press Moderator

    Not a sector we would aspire to! We meet the refugees who come in through the door.
  18. Cruzini

    Cruzini Member

    did you know back in early 2000's they sold 'print your own stationery' Yeap.
    Of course it suits the school kids - must be their market.. haha.
  19. theposterprinter

    theposterprinter New Member

    This was an interesting read, good to hear your point of view.
  20. thomas

    thomas New Member

    I work for Aubergine Print Ltd and we do not consider Vista Print a ccompetitor as they sell a completely different product :icon_biggrin:

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