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5 Ways to Trim Paper Costs

Want to save money on paper? Here are 5 ways you don’t want to miss.

1. Don’t go rogue.

When it comes to paper, you’ve got experts at your disposal — us! Before starting your print project, talk to us about what you are trying to accomplish. Let us help you select the right sheet that will run best on our presses, optimize your job costs, and maybe even save you money.

2. Consider close-outs.

Have a long-run job and want to save a few dollars? Ask us to look for paper closeouts. Yes, just like shoes and clothing, paper goes on clearance. There isn’t anything wrong with it. Just like last year’s fashions, paper gets refreshed and updated, too. That can save you big money, especially on those longer run jobs.

3. Adjust the trim size.

By optimizing the job on the press sheet, you can often achieve significant cost savings. Instead of running the job on a 8 ½ x 11 sheet, for example, perhaps you could tweak the trim size to get two-up on a larger sheet. That’s another reason to talk to us early on in the process.

4. Reduce the brightness.

In general, the brighter the sheet, the more it costs. For some jobs, that brightness is critical and should not be sacrificed. But for others, you might be able to go to a #2 or #3 sheet without affecting the appearance of the final output. Don't pay for brightness you don’t need.

5. Use our house sheet.

For some jobs, only a specific stock will do. For others, our house sheet will meet your job demands perfectly — and reduce your costs at the same time. We do the bulk buying so you don’t have to.

Want to save money on your next printing job? Let us walk you through the options.