Every company that is interested in utilizing ID badges has to the answer the question of whether or not to print in-house or outsource the production of their ID badges. There can be pros and cons to both depending on your circumstances. Here are a few tips to help you decide which will be more efficient for your organization.
To Outsource or Not to Outsource
The answer to your question will hinge on the following factors:
- Cost Efficiency – The amount of cards you need on a yearly basis will determine if it’s going to be financially viable. If you’re planning to print less than 500 cards per year, it’s really more cost efficient to outsource.
- Desired Quality – The best quality is going to come off of the highest caliber equipment. If you desire high quality, then you may want to go with a provider rather than making the large investment in high caliber equipment.
- Tech Savvy-ness – Though it doesn’t require extensive training, printing ID badges is still a technical task. If you do not have an IT professional or a tech savvy person to trouble shoot issues, it may be more of a headache than it’s worth.
- Communication – It’s important to have good communication with your provider. If your organization might need to do your communication or printing at odd hours, you may benefit from an in-house system.
If you would like more information about whether or not in-house printing is a good fit for you, give us a call! We would love to talk through all of the options with you! Call (866) 610-4308