Do you place orders for print on a daily basis or are you self employed as a designer within the print industry?
Nowadays a lot of print and business card orders are placed through either an advertising agency or a print management style company. Advertising agencies will generally specialise in the artwork side of print, and will endeavour to put onto paper your thoughts and vision. Print management, in the main, will buy print at the right price each and every time. There is a crossover, in that some print management will have studios, and a lot of advertising agencies are more than happy to take the design onto the print stage and manage it for you.
As we start to see green shoots of recovery in the financial market the print industry should benefit from the growth in marketing and advertising. Now is the time to aggressively market your individual business using, amongst other things, custom business cards and personalised stationery, putting your business in a position to help market others.
I am sure most of you are fully aware of the main internet print market leaders, and of the services they offer. The main objective of an online print company is to make the whole process much easier, mainly through simplification of the ordering process, so effectively, what you see is what you get. A number of the market leaders have been in business for a long time now, and will hopefully stay in business for years to come. You may not be aware though, of the UK's newest online print company: Betterprint, which is launching its brand new website later this month.
Betterprint, the UK's newest online print and business card company

Betterprint is a trading arm of its long established sister company, Poplar Services Printers Ltd. Poplar Services was established in 1986 (see Managing director David Bennett of Poplar has taken the same seat simultaneously as MD within Betterprint. Commercial Manager Martin Winders of Poplar is Technical Director of Betterprint. With this in mind Betterprint really is a new company but built on a vast knowledge of the industry, courtesy of its directors and sister company Poplar.
Betterprint's website has been developed and built by industry leader  I-COM of Manchester ( . I-COM's team of web design, development and SEO specialists, coupled with our focus, have developed the site you see today.
One of the most fantastic elements of Betterprint, one that will appeal to all the ad agencies and print management companies, is the fact that the firm allows customers to upload their own custom business card designs, see their proof instantly on screen and then place their order, and hey presto, your order will be processed. Gone are the days of faxing proofs, waiting for us to make the amends and then faxing back to you etc etc... This way you get whatever you want with no other human intervention. You can feel safe placing an order with Betterprint as all payments are made through SagePay. This is one of the most secure methods of payment, and we find it suits most users.
Betterprint prides itself on the fact that they are able to offer high quality print in the thickest business card board available on the net. Betterprint uses 400gsm silk coated board as standard. We strongly believe a happy customer is a repeat customer, and with this in mind we strive to provide a top class service at all times.

How much are Betterprint's business cards?
So cost is going to play a major factor in your decision to place print. Betterprint's business cards start at just £2.99. Can you afford to go anywhere else....?
Why not try  Betterprint with your own business cards or other corporate stationery and see for yourself the impressive quality that can be achieved.
Many people within the industry believe that cheaper print prices can be found abroad. Maybe its time to support our own companies within the UK, and to try to inject more funds into our country's finances as apposed to sending our money abroad.
As I have said above, our site is new and I would really appreciate your thoughts on its design and usability.