Choosing a Printing Business

When choosing a printing firm it is important to choose the right one for your business or household printing needs. Whether you need printer supplies or a printer service for personal or commercial printing, we can put you in touch with a printing business in your area through our comprehensive listings section.

Before you choose a printing firm, it is worth checking whether they are a member of The Independent Print Industries Association (IPIA). The IPIA is a non-profit trade association dedicated to promoting the highest standards within the independent UK printing industry.

Choosing a printing firm depends entirely on the service you require. Your home or business might need printer supplies including printer ink, refills, cartridges or toner. You will find that computer and printing shops stock a wide range of printer accessories.

If you are looking for a place to print your personal photos, you will need to use a photo printer in a printing shop. You will also need to make sure that you have the right paper to print photos on and if you haven't, make sure you choose a printing shop that sells photo paper.

Before choosing a printing firm for commercial printing, it is worth shopping around. Businesses often need to print large quantities of professional literature including company newsletters or professional stationery such as compliment slips and letterheads. It is worth checking whether printers offer special corporate deals. Printing firms that specialise in commercial printing will use professional print methods including embossing and foil blocking.

If you are looking for someone to look after your after-print care, you will need to use a print finisher. Print finishers specialise in finalising the presentation of your print product, offering services such as wiro and plastic binding, jacketing and die cutting.