Web-to-print, also known as ‘remote publishing’ or ‘print e-commerce’, is a modern print technology solution which enables collateral to be designed, and ordered, via a dedicated website portal.
Web-to-print technology involves designs being uploaded and submitted online through the online portal, with endless customisable options available for variable printing projects, such as company-wide business card ordering. The print order is then sent direct to a print outsource partner or an in-house print room to be fulfilled, before being sent direct to the end user.
An effective web-to-print solution can streamline the entire logistical process of ordering print for organisations, and provide many key benefits including:
Huge Cost Savings
Web-to-print solutions can reduce business spending though its streamlined process. It can remove the need to use an in-house designer or pay for additional artwork time because brand compliant, approved designs can be put into a template, ready for customisation’s to be made. The prints are then ordered directly which cuts out an entire purchasing function. Automating the print purchasing process provides significant cost saving opportunities, while providing complete visibility and transparency over print deliverable’s and spend.
Anyone can be granted access to an organisations web-to-print system, which can house a large online catalogue of templates or designs ready for print procurement, 24/7/365. Print jobs can be submitted anywhere, at any time, providing total flexibility and convenience to busy staff schedules. The online platform allows authorisers or managers to monitor print orders, gaining insight into purchasing behaviour and reporting on usage and spend accordingly.
All print templates can be standardised to ensure that print output remains consistent, perfect for printing all company branded materials such as business cards or brochures. It’s important that print meets brand guidelines, so using a web-to-print system effectively enforces compliance, freeing up time and effort to control brand usage and futureproofing brand usage when staff or offices change.
Apogee One Source
Apogee’s “One Source” is a highly customisable web-to-print solution that can transform the way you work with documents. The secure authenticated access with versatile submission methods will provide significant cost saving potential, real-time job progress updates and optimise your organisational efficiency. To find out more, get in touch today on 0345 300 9955 or submit an online enquiry.