Grand Format print jobs are great for business. They add lots of revenue to your bottom line along with providing some high profile content to help persuade future prospects. Building Wraps, Stadium Branding, Wallscape Ads, and Fleet Trailer Graphics are just a few examples of Grand Format work that can raise a print or sign company’s profile. Unfortunately, the financial investment required to handle this type of work can be quite daunting and prohibitive.
What’s your Capacity?
In order to produce grand format projects on a regular basis, a company will typically have to maintain a higher level of equipment, man power and square footage. 100″ printers, large rolls of vinyl and UV inks can consume operating capital quickly not to mention the extra overhead involved in housing inventory. The cost of printers alone can run in the tens of thousands of dollars not including maintenance and repairs. Once purchased, you must then secure enough business to keep the printers running in order to justify the large investment. It can be a viscous circle.
The Future Looks Grand (Format)
With so many grand format opportunities popping up, it is one of the fasting growing segments in the print industry. According to RESEARCH AND MARKETS, The World’s Largest Research and Market Store:
“The large format printer market, in terms of value, is expected to grow from USD 8.37 Billion in 2017 to USD 10.59 Billionby 2023, at a CAGR of 4.00% between 2017 and 2023.
Major drivers for the large format printer market are increasing demand for large format printing in the textile, advertising, and packaging industries; the rising adoption of UV-curable inks in outdoor advertising, CAD, and technical printing applications; and the growing importance of digital document production in commercial printing applications”.
With such a bright future, smart business owners should do what they can to take advantage of the coming arbitrage.
You Don’t Have To Break The Bank
Buying giant printers, leasing massive floor space to house them and stocking endless supplies of UV ink and vinyl is not the only way to take advantage of the grand format printing wave.
There is an alternative method that can save you tons of capital investment and overhead expense and still reap the grand format profits.
The answer to the grand format puzzle is finding a wholesale printing partner. If you’ve been doing business in the print or sign industry for any period of time, then you have probably used a wholesale printer on occasion. You may have a smaller capacity printer used for the majority of your jobs but need help with larger projects from time to time. As print technology has evolved in recent years, so to has the ability of wholesale printers to provide grand format prints at an incredibly reasonable price. Multiple finishing options, material selection and shipping plans have all become part of the standard offering for most wholesalers.
Imagine not having to carry the long term cost of leasing printers, floor space and dedicating manpower in order to fulfill your customer’s grand format needs. No longer do you need to carry large inventory of vinyl and UV inks. Drop shipping options lend more viability to wholesale print partners of all sizes. As the print technology continues to grow, the ability of print wholesalers to meet your needs at a competitive price has become more common.
All of these benefits make buying wholesale grand format a very attractive and profitable way to gain market share in one of printing’s fastest growing segments. The bigger the job, the bigger the attention your customer gets and the bigger the profits you will reap!
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