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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Digital Printing Services
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Digital Printing Services?

What is the average price of Digital Printing Services?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Digital Printing Services. Our analysts provide a benchmark price and a price range based on key pricing factors to help you understand what you should be paying for this specific product or service. To see the average price for this and hundreds of other products and services, subscribe to ProcurementIQ.

Has the price of Digital Printing Services been rising or falling?

Analysts look at market data from the previous three years to determine an overall price trend. You can use the recent price trends to help you understand price volatility and plan your budget.

I’m not ready to purchase Digital Printing Services yet. Will I pay more if I wait too long?

We forecast the next three years of price movements by looking at factors likely to affect the market's supply chain, such as inputs, demand and competition. You can then use the price forecast to figure out the best time to purchase.

What other costs are associated with purchasing Digital Printing Services?

Our analysts calculate the total cost of ownership and assign a level of low, moderate or high, depending on things like customization, integration and installation. Use this information to budget for Digital Printing Services with a reduced risk of unexpected costs.

See how we display average pricing information, trends and market data.

Find the vendor to meet your needs

Where can I purchase ?

ProcurementIQ estimates there are 6,800 suppliers operating in the digital printing service market. Among these suppliers, the top four firms earn less than 20.0% of market revenue, indicating a low level of market concentration. Low market share concentration has encouraged intense competition among suppliers, which ultimately benefits buyer power by... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

Quality Assurance

What measures do you have in place to ensure the clarity of printed text and images?

What tools do you use to assess the color accuracy of your printed works? How do you rectify any errors that arise?

How has your company ensured compliance with government standards regarding safe work conditions?

Can you provide samples of your previous work that would indicate to me your level of print quality?

Customer Service

What tools do you have in place to receive and respond to customer inquiries and concerns?

How many staff members does your company employ that are dedicated to customer service?

Who should I contact if I need to make changes to my order, and how quickly should I expect a response?

Do you experience heightened demand in certain months or seasons that may affect your responsiveness to new orders and inquiries during those periods?

Amid widespread health concerns, what contingency plans are in place to mitigate the risk to your clients and employees? Do you offer clients any flexible exceptions, such as contract suspensions?

Available Services

What type of digital printing services do you offer? Are you restricted to certain substrates or sizes?

Do you offer prepress services for digital printing, such as scanning or copyediting?

Do you offer graphic design services to buyers, or partner with a firm that does?

If I order additional services from you, will I receive a price discount on my initial purchase?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should explicitly state what buyers should include in the price quote (e.g. whether they want shipping costs to be lumped into the final price quote).

Buyers should clearly state the total dollar amount they have estimated for digital printing services.

Buyers should explain how they wish to be billed.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should consider suppliers that have high standards for quality and customer service.

Buyers should consider suppliers that have the proven capabilities to fulfill their contract.

Buyers should consider suppliers that can provide multiple examples of past success with similar buyers.

Buyers should prioritize supplier location.

Buyers can reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report for details on key criteria they might consider when evaluating suppliers

Project Schedule

Buyers should fully detail the award selection timeline, including RFP deadlines as well as dates of any follow ups or interviews.

Buyers should give suppliers a date they will announce their decision.

Buyers should tell suppliers when they expect services to begin and end.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

The supply chain for digital printing services is subject to a high level of risk. Risk originally stemmed from the tariffs imposed by the Trump administration on Chinese imports, which are still in effect as of June 2021. While this risk persists, the risk is now the result of the... Subscribe to learn more.