Print On Demand is the best way to order print marketing and branding materials for your business. Depending on the industry, Print On Demand can mean different things and it is important to understand exactly what you are getting from a Print On Demand company.
What is Print On Demand?
Print On Demand is the ability to print materials or merchandise on an as-needed basis. Typically, businesses must meet the order minimum to have materials or merchandise printed. Printing technology has evolved exceptionally to where printers can easily print smaller quantities without increased labor and product costs.
In the print industry, Print On Demand is often used to refer to digital printing. Traditional printing processes, such as Offset printing, require the printer to be set up before the printing process can begin. The set-up process can be time consuming, which is why many printers have order minimums to ensure the items being printed justify the time required to complete the job.
Digital printers do not need to be set up and function similarly to a printer you would have in your home or office. Print designs can be transferred electronically to the printer with the click of a button. Aside from occasional maintenance, digital printing provides printers like Walker360 the ability to print materials immediately. Hence, it is often called “print on demand” because the digital printer can print materials on an as-needed basis.
How can Print On Demand help my business?
Print On Demand services can help save businesses time and money. Orders can be turned around faster and the order minimums are much lower. Print On Demand can still utilize variable data to create personalized print materials and mailers. So, you can receive the same printed materials, at the same quality and customization, for less than traditional printing methods. However, at Walker360, we are never satisfied with the status quo. Our Print On Demand services are elevated to the next level through our exclusive 360Express program.
Print On Demand with 360Express
While any business can take advantage of our cost-saving on demand digital printing services, our 360Express Print On Demand service has even more benefits. 360Express simplifies the print-buying experience by allowing you to order online without ever talking to a single person. We create a custom online portal that is specific to your business’s printing needs and can be accessed 24/7.
Benefits of 360Express:
Your portal can feature as many print products as you want and each one is customized up front to your specifications, so you know everything ordered through your online portal has the correct branding. Set guidelines for the type of paper to be used, font, colors, sizing, design, photo placement, and so much more! You’ll never have to worry if your sales rep is using the latest business card design, or if the receptionist has the old brochures at the front desk.
Customize on the go
The business world moves fast, sometimes before you even realize it. Your company’s Print On Demand online portal can be set up to allow for customized text or image fields. Specifications can be set for where and how long you want the customized data to be on the print piece.
No quantity minimums
Your business will no longer need to hold excessive inventory or waste money on overordering. Order exactly what you need when you need it.
Options for automatic reorders
If you already know how many print items you will need on a consistent basis, take the stress away by setting up automatic reorders through 360Express. Set up recurring orders on a weekly, monthly, bi-monthly, quarterly, or yearly basis.
Multiple Users Option
For businesses with multiple locations, your 360Express online portal can be set up so that each user has their own login. This helps business owners or managers track who is ordering what and how frequently those orders are being placed. You can also set up approval permissions, so only the orders you approve may be placed.
One monthly invoice
Regardless of how many orders you place, we simplify the billing process by providing one monthly invoice. If you have multiple locations, each location can have its own monthly invoice, or we can consolidate all locations into one invoice for your billing specialist.
Dedicated Account Manager
Any time you need help, your dedicated account manager is only an email or a phone call away to answer your questions.
Not only do you receive discounted pricing on all orders placed through your 360Express account, but you also receive exclusive discounts on print and mail jobs outside of your online portal.
Print On Demand Options within 360Express
Organize your print projects from a single source, manage your marketing online, and ensure brand consistency across all channels. Some common products that are included in our customers’ Print On Demand online portals are:
- Business Cards
- Appointment Cards
- Promotional Events
- Envelopes & Stationary
- Catalogs & Magazines
- Pocket Folders
- Postcards & Reminders
- Digital eBooks
- Company Handbooks
- Spiral Bound Books
- Perfect Bound Books
- Wire Bound Books
- Paperback Books
Is 360Express worth it?
Many of our customers find 360Express online portals to be convenient and cost-effective. Using these Print On Demand portals, businesses can customize solutions according to their needs. Customer portals are used internally for brand consistency, fast ordering, increased visibility, and consolidating billing. There are many options for products, including static or customizable print pieces, off-the-shelf inventory items, electronic files (presentations, forms, training materials, logos, etc.), signage, and on demand productions. We have even had businesses design custom mailers to be sent to high-quality prospects when ordered through their online portal. The opportunities are endless when it comes to Printing On Demand through 360Express.
If you are interested in learning more about our 360Express Print On Demand services, contact us today to schedule a free demo!