The Professional Printing Showdown: GOS vs. Big Box Stores

We’ve Got Your Back

Let’s face it—when it comes to printing, you want the best. You’re spending good money getting your materials printed; understandably, you don’t want that money to go to waste. You can’t hand out business cards that are tissue-paper thin or booklets that have splotchy ink and misaligned margins. 

Your company should be represented in the best possible way. While we can’t help what happens once you have the materials in hand, we can help get you on the road to impressing with first impressions.

Put Our Years of Experience to Good Use

GOS is armed with years of experience and industry expertise, and we’ve seen it all – from complex design requests to tight deadlines – and handled it all with flying colors. 

One of the reasons we can tackle so many different types of projects and deliver stellar results every dang time is that there are actual professionals behind the process. 

There’s certainly a time and a place for the same-day rush jobs that big box stores can provide, don’t get us wrong! But if you’re looking for high-quality printed materials that have been reviewed by a professional with industry experience, the big box store isn’t where you’ll find it.

Big box stores will print your materials exactly as they receive them with the instructions you provide via their automated systems. They won’t necessarily realize if there’s an issue with the file set-up or the color process, and – if they do – chances are they aren’t going to make any moves to fix it. Their job is to get things printed and back into your hands ASAP, so they likely aren’t looking at your materials with a critical eye.

Get Insight and Advice To Put Your Best Foot Forward

Additionally, our professional printing staff can provide you with sage wisdom and advice (about printing and paper for sure – we won’t make any promises about their ability to solve a feud with their neighbor). If you aren’t sure what type of paper would work best or if there’s a better way to set up a file to ensure accurate results, they can help you every step of the way and guide you through the process of creating the best possible piece. We can also give you design suggestions, such as using a particular paper type or print method, to help add a Wow-factor to your pieces. 

At a big box store, they aren’t likely to have much advice, and while they may be able to help troubleshoot very common issues, providing nuanced guidance or recommendations about techniques and materials isn’t part of their job description.

Finally – and most importantly! – the team at GOS is here to help. Since our printing department is staffed by folks who eat, sleep, and breathe paper and printing, they’re more than happy to help you figure out the best methods and solutions. If you realize there’s an error in your document, you can reach out to the team to get it squared away with a smile. At a big box store, you might get a hangry teenager who tells you there’s nothing they can do about it other than completely canceling the order so you can start over. 

If you’re ready to let the pros handle your printing needs, let’s chat! Our quote form makes it easy to get the process started.

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