Everyone in the construction pipeline — from owners and developers to contractors, subcontractors, and vendors in the deep construction supply chain — have been impacted by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In response, members of the industry are turning to address both short- and long-term business challenges.
The new realities facing construction operations include the need to optimize resources to keep work moving on schedule, even as supply chain, staff shortages, and other factors impact companies’ abilities to take jobs to successful completion. While not much can be done about material delays that can affect job performance, smart companies are bringing what they can in-house to bring a higher level of control and to optimize business processes as much as possible.
One smart, cost-saving way to help streamline your projects is by investing in an in-house wide format printer.
The Advantages of Wide Format Printers for Construction Companies
Supply chain disruptions are still impacting the construction industry, and the need for hybrid or remote work environments is on the increase. These two factors could mean that projects will require additional time to complete. Fortunately, investing in wide format printers for your construction operation can help buy back some precious time and keep job schedules optimized.
Bringing Printing In-House Saves Time
When you outsource your printing jobs, you are beholden to the schedule of the print shop you are using. Just like other businesses, a print shop will prioritize jobs based on size and turnaround, but that is not always optimal for your project. In addition, construction projects are subject to change orders, corrections in plans, and other factors that require rapid response. A commercial print shop has multiple customers and a large number of jobs — their priority may not be yours.
When you have an in-house printer, your staff can quickly and easily make any changes necessary and print out new plan sets or documents at a moment’s notice. This can speed job productivity and efficiency and reduce the chances of error due to outdated plan sets.
Bringing Printing In-House Saves Money
As the owner of a construction company, it is to your benefit to save money wherever you can. Cost overruns are common, and these impact the bottom-line profitability of your project. When you outsource your printing, you are subject to high dollar fees for even small changes to your print project — in addition to delays associated with change orders. And because you may be printing small batches, your print jobs may cost significantly more than companies who order hundreds or thousands of prints.
Having a wide-format printer in house can provide significant time and cost savings, particularly if you must make last-minute adjustments to plan sets or documents.
Bringing Printing In-House Adds Versatility
Let’s face it — plan sets are not the only thing you will be printing. With an in-house wide format printer, your construction firm can easily print out marketing materials, proposals, business cards, trade show collateral and more. Since wide format printers are designed to work with a wide range of media types, you can design and create stunning marketing materials to set your business apart from the competition — including floor, wall, and car decals; clothing and wearables; and more.
Get the Right Wide Format Printer for Your Needs at Blue Technologies
A wide format printer is a great way to invest in your business. Not only can it help you keep your projects on target by bringing print operations within your control, but it can also help your construction company save money, positively impacting your profitability and bottom-line health.
At Blue Technologies, we have partnered with leaders in the print and imaging industry to bringing you the widest selection of wide format printers to help you keep business running smoothly. Our team of printing experts can help you select the right model for your specific business needs, goals, and budget — allowing you to get the most from your print dollar and a higher return on your investment.
Experience the freedom and productivity that comes with in-house wide format printing. Contact a Blue Technologies consultant to learn how our range of leading-edge wide format printers can help your construction company achieve better performance and profitability.