In the world of print, shells are preprinted items that feature images or text on paper, ready to be imprinted with static or variable data at a later date. A prime example of shells are business cards.
So, when and why should you opt for shells?
Shells are perfect when you want to maintain a consistent image for your printed materials, but have to manage multiple employees, locations, products, and customers. These shells include static elements like your company logo, license information, and tag lines, which remain the same across all pieces. These shells are stored at the printing facility, and when you need the final printed product, the variable information is digitally produced.
Now, let’s talk about the benefits of using shells.
By storing these preprinted items, you enjoy quicker turnaround times, especially when the imprint is in one color. The other colors can be set up, printed, and stored, ready for the imprint. This process also ensures color consistency since the static parts are printed simultaneously under controlled conditions. Running large quantities of shells makes the project cost-effective. Instead of paying for all colors and paper each time, you only pay for the bulk of the project initially, and then a smaller fee for each imprint needed.
But that’s not all!
We’ve made it even easier by adding shells to our online ordering portal. This streamlines the process further, allowing our clients to easily send imprint information. Once the order is approved, we swiftly produce and ship the printed materials to you. Our online setup and proofing process ensures smooth production flow and guarantees a consistent final product.
The advantages of having a system of preprinted and stocked items are numerous:
– Set-up is only done once for multiple colors, saving you time and effort.
– Color and branding remain consistent, ensuring a cohesive and professional image for your company.
– Huge cost savings for large print runs; pay for the initial print run upfront, and only the cost of imprints as needed. This allows you to allocate your budget more efficiently.
– Faster product turnaround, so you can receive your printed materials in a shorter amount of time.
– Works wonders for companies ordering for different employees, products, markets, and customers over an extended period. You can easily customize the variable information while maintaining a consistent design.
So, why wait? Place your order today and experience the convenience and benefits of using shells for your printed materials.
In a nutshell, producing shells offers countless benefits. With our online ordering portal and efficient production process, we make it simple for you to create and receive high-quality printed materials. Let’s get you into your shell and elevate your brand presence.