We often get asked – what’s the difference between Officeworks Printing and choosing Rogue Print and Mail for my print requirements?
The answer – a big difference! Here’s 5 differences that may surprise you:
1. Print Quality at Officeworks vs Rogue
Officeworks are marketed toward the small/solo business owner or individual on a budget wanting DIY, cheap and quick printing. You know the saying…you get what you pay for. While Officeworks do a great job of individual photo booths for singular document printing (a service we don’t provide as we are a volume commercial printer), their main print facilities, finishing equipment, range of stocks and print options are…not so great. While they have branched out in recent years to start doing wide format and banners – we can only go based on what our customers tell us – which is the quality, durability, finish and actual print outcome is not to the level expected.
2. Our staff are trained, specialised print experts with 100+years combined experience
At Rogue – we only hire fully qualified and experienced graphic designers, print finishers, print technicians and pre-press specialists. Most of our staff have been with us for 10 plus years. You won’t have to worry about whether your job will be printed correctly (if it is being printed by someone who knows what they are doing!) – and – you can ask us for advice on colour matching, special finishes, artwork set up, and more. All part of the service!
3. We’re a small business that gets small business
We don’t have the national advertising budget that Officeworks does so we can’t match them there – because, as a small business, we focus on building relationships with fellow small businesses, not expensive ads, videos and internet marketing campaigns. We focus on what we do well – that is making your business, brand, company look professional and expand your market reach with print.
4. We actually finish the job
Most of our clients who previously bought from online printers like Vistaprint and Officeworks are often disappointed that they didn’t get the result they thought they would. Some complaints we have heard include banners and brochures that have a white edge – i.e. they haven’t been trimmed to the edge; banners printed on cheap thin film that don’t last more that a few uses as they curl at the side too much; grainy or pixellated print quality despite vector artwork being supplied. We’ve said it once, we’ll say it again…don’t expect champagne on a beer budget! That being said – we are actually very comparable to Officeworks cost wise and in many cases, are actually more competitive, which leads us to the last point:
5. Our prices are equally as competitive
Our state of the art print production facilities allow us to produce print very competitively, but at a professional finish you would expect of a commercial printer – this is because we use machines that specialise in volume printing, meaning you get a cheaper cost per unit. For example, If you look up our pricing on our print range, our prices are the same or cheaper, for a better quality product. In the case of posters in particular – For an A0 poster, one qty from Rogue is $44.00, whereas Officeworks charge $55.00 – and if you buy 10x A0 posters at Officeworks – the price doesn’t go down per unit! Whereas instead of $44.00 each, at Rogue, we reduce that to $19.00 a poster! That’s a saving of nearly $400. Don’t believe us? Look at Officeworks pricing here and our Poster pricing here.