I work part time for a small business and in this economy, every penny counts. Things that seem small can add up and cut into much needed profits, like printing. I don’t mean just regular printing, but specialized printing such as brochures, business cards and other advertisements. Student organizations also utilize printing services and using an online shop instead of a brick and mortar store can be a wonderful alternative. Expensive print shops will offer wide variety of top-quality printed products, but so will online printers. The best way to circumvent high costs in advertising is to find a cheap printer.
There are multiple online printing websites that offer everything a specialty print shop would, but at internet prices. If only some of the student organizations were as cost-conscious as a small business owner, then my tuition and fees would go down (seriously, my university pays for everything the student orgs do!). This is just another way for smart students to cut back their spending.
Another benefit of ordering from online printing websites is that you can often design your product right on their website. Some of them have a lot of templates for you to go through to build the perfect flier or business card, with stock images and clipart for you to choose from. This all just makes professional printing much easier for the student or small business owner.