Direct to Board printing, what are your views?
We are being asked for more and more DTB printing for local tradesmen to have as site boards. Is there a small start-up option that would take an estate agents boards size panel?
I have the room for a printer but not a CNC cutter as well. MDP do these correx boards by the 100 at a great price so was thinking of just whacking these through when required. I also have a national contract for installing signs, supplied by my client, that is all DTB printed. My client has asked me previously if I could produce them as well as install them. I tried to find a supplier who could do this for me.
There are plenty out there but I was unable to match the current price they pay, by the time I added any mark-up for myself. Even without the mark up some suppliers were more than the original price! If I bought it in-house then I would like to think I can then match or better the price they currently pay. Most of the signs are A5 foamex or ACM with some larger ones but never much more than 600 sq.
The client doesn’t like vinyl overlay with a laminate. I have suggested that.
Hope that all makes sense.