Here are some things you can do to be able to lower your printing costs.
1. Cheap but good quality printer.
There was a time when only a handful of people can afford having one of those colored and digital printers. Now that these things are more rampant, they have become more affordable. Color printers of good quality are even inexpensive already.
Ink cartridges are more expensive by far. So you would not to print large amount of copies unless absolutely needed. But for small quantities, your home printer can do a good job at that.
2. Personal templates.
Hire a graphic designer to make you your very own template. You can use this to print out business cards, brochures, letterheads, etc. Make certain that they are compatible with the computer you are using. That way, you can easily change settings and information.
When you add text or graphics to your template, you can have your very own print material straight from your printer in an instant.
There are some programs that include standard templates. You may want to check them out and see if what they are offering will be suitable to your needs.
3. A first-class copy shop.
Nowadays, copy shops are not mainly black and white. Most of them are offering colored copies too. For smaller needs, copy shops can act as your printer. You can always opt for this whenever you feel that you need better quality prints that your home printer is not capable of.
For a small price, you can have your black and white or colored prints done quickly in these shops. In fact, you can certainly use them for all your printing needs.
Just shows the capabilities of copy shops today.
4. Your trusted printer.
For high quality and quantity needs, you will be needing the real thing. A real print shop. Digital printers do not cost as much as it used to be. An additional bonus is that they can do the job for you while you wait. No more waiting for days for your printing job to come.
Another option you can choose is offset printing. It is more cost-effective if ever you need large quantities of materials to be printed.
Bottom line, your printing do not have to cost so much. There are a lot of alternative ways to make sure that you do not get to spend more money than you need to.