Cheap Color Copies: Truth and Lies

Should you order cheap printing online or find a local copy- printing-company near me?
But is the cheapest printing price enough reason to commit to order from a certain company?

"We need this document printed now!" says one of your colleagues. Of course, you are now in charge: All that you know is that you have to get this document printed!

This charicature shows a person in doubt

Your first thought: "Should I shop for copies online?" Will we be satisfied? What if I find the best prices but the quality is not up to our needs? What if they are late? Would they have a support team that will make my customer experience right?

Yet another idea pops up!: "Maybe I should hire this local copy printing company instead!". Would they have the lowest prices? Are they quality oriented?

With this dilemma in place, I'll present to you a couple of things to check before you make your decision.

Cheap if the first thing that most of us as consumers initially think. With the changing economy these days, you might really need cheap, but take a moment to reconsider.

What is a cheap copy?

I think that the answer is linked to the context and your purpose. Here are some ways of looking at the question:

  • Is it a printed copy that is really cheap (price wise) and that's all you care?
  • Or is it a printed document that is intended to be used as a call-to-action and through-away? If so, is look-and-feel significant?
  • Or is it a high-quality product, with a customer service experience, at lower-than-expected price given the attributes?
  • Is the turnaround time critical for your project? After all, you order print to be used at a certain time in a certain way.
  • Is a potential order cheap because you will need to commit to placing an order for items that you won't get to use?
  • Cheap in a way represents your resignation to things that could be important to your order but you might overlook, without a clear understanding of the result is affected.

What is important to you?

picture showing arrows suggesting two different ways of ordering either online or retail

In responding, consider the following information:

Online Printing Companies: Some online printing companies will do a better job on one or another of the attributes. A few online printing companies might emphasize on their low bare price. When you add to the bare price other costs or fees, prices might not look as attractive as they originally did. It might be true that the bare price is the lowest, but your transaction might not reflect so.

Some companies won't make a customer care support team member available for a live call with you.

Some others operate as intermediaries without a physical production facility. Their commitments might be difficult to keep,especially if issues come around such as file replacements or minor order revisions.

Preparing documents specifically for print requires some experience. If you would rather have an open year to ask, how important is that?

Local Printing Companies: Many of our clients love that our response time is quick. Many local printing companies take long to respond, provide estimates and run the jobs.

You will most likely need to visit them, which takes time and in the pandemic days, add a level of risk.

Cheap color copies mean differently to different people.

What we know is that the price by itself does not make a copy cheap or expensive.

A combination of the following questions will help you decide how low you want to go when matching your needs and the offering of certain vendors.

  • How much should I pay for a printed job?
  • Will my prints look great?
  • I need to make sure that I get them in hand by this specific day.

Get low cost, high quality color copies, place your order today!

It is a Truth that getting your overall needs at a price that you find fair is great.

It is a Lie that Cheap Color Copies are cheap (dollar-wise). Paying less does not necessarily help you achieve your goals.

Get low cost, high quality color copies, place your order today!

Back to your original task: Get a document printed

You still have to decide which approach to take and what is important for your project.

We have some good news for you!

As you might know, we operate Color Copies USA, an online and brick-and-mortar printing company, established in South Florida, nationally recognized. We can be of great help to achieve your goals. We balance what we have seen are the most critical aspects in the for our clients: cost, service and turnaround commitment. helps you keep your costs down when you need cheap color copies. We will work with you to determine the most cost-effective means for producing cheap color copies, without sacrificing quality and professionalism.

Since we are a real manufacturing company in an established location, we can serve you in the way that becomes the most convenient to you. You can place orders at our office or online, even over the phone, and either pick-up at our location or save your time by using our delivery options.

While we offer cheap color copies, we deliver cost-effective color copy printing. We do not want our clients to walk away with a product that looks cheap or that is not in-hand for when you need it.

We want our clients to walk away with a product they are proud of, while at the same time, walking away with a product that does not break the bank or blow the budget.

If you can see it, your clients can as well: We don't want your customers to perceive you as selling cheap products by distributing cheap color copies. We want your customers to see your business savvy by distributing cost-effective marketing materials, while you focus your budget on producing quality products.

Think about it! Handouts that create enthusiasm and motivate people to take action will be more effective with a nice looking document than with cheap color copies.

Now, let us compare what you are saving by purchasing the cheapest color copies as opposed to cost-effective, quality color copies.

Example: Let's imagine that you need to print multiple copies of a document.  You need 250 color copies printed on one side. It happens to be the datasheet of a product that you have been selling and shipping online.

If you purchased the printed documents on the cheapest color copy paper, it would cost you in our store, about $52.50 (excluding shipping). If you upgraded your paper to elegant glossy paper (#80 gloss), your 250 color copies would cost $62,18. That is only about $10.00 extra.

The improved quality of presentation can have the end result of bringing in more salesBy spending a small additional amount, you may able to reel in another customer that will spend far more than the additional $12.50 you spent on creating your catalogue.

We have seen this situation repeated over and over, which is why we are sharing with you the wisdom of experience. A little more attention to the quality usually produces noticeable results.

Do not hesitate to give us a call to inquire about your printing or color copies project. We will present you with our best opinion based on the specific situation that you are dealing with.

Our phone number is 1-877-421-0668



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