Comp Card and Headshot Printing

I want to talk with you today about Printing Companies.

The reason why I’m doing this is because whenever you have created enough new commercial photos, you need to find a printing company that can turn those shots into very strong composite sheets. And also, if you are having a headshot done, you need to find a printer who can make multiple copies of those headshots.

So, one of the questions that people always ask me is “where do I go to find a great printer?” Well, there are a couple places. One is, you can see here (referring to a booklet), there is an industry information directory that I do sell and one of the things that I have in the directory is a listing of 16 different printing companies.

You can order the directory from me or do research on your own.

The key thing to keep in mind is that you want to find a printing company that specializes in reproducing either headshots, comp cards, postcards or business cards. You don’t want to go to just any kind of printer. You want somebody who is very experienced in this end of the industry.

The other thing to is whenever you do find a printer, go to their website and look at their styles and formats. Certainly, look at their prices as well. When you see something that you really like and they are within your budget, then the other thing that I would do is ask for a few samples. Without being able to physically see and hold the materials in my hands, would make me a little bit nervous.

A photo can look absolutely incredible on a monitor but might not look quite the same when you actually see it in person, so always ask for some samples.

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  • Good information. Great!

    • Aaron Marcus

      Randy, thanks for the kind words about my article. What type of work are you involved with in the lab?