Use Beautiful Print Mockups to Advertise Your Design Services
Running a local print shop means you probably have some pretty big competition. From huge online retailers to large print shops that seem to be able to do it all, the competition is out there. Even so, your small business can also reach success with a bit of work and know-how. If you already offer design services along with your printing services, you may just be missing the print mockups that can elevate your work to another level. With these easy-to-use mockups, your catalog will definitely wow your clients!
From Design to Print, Do It All!
Not all print shops are able to offer the same services, and that’s ok. However, the more services you offer, the more clients you will be able to attract to your business. Of course, it’s not all about the services you offer, but also the quality of the products you produce. If your print shop is already recognized for the awesome printing services you’ve been providing the community for years, consider adding design services to your repertoire.
We know that this can sound overwhelming, especially if you’ve never thought of yourself as a designer, but it doesn’t have to be difficult. With Placeit, you can easily design everything from custom t-shirts to business cards. Whether your clients are looking for business essentials or marketing products, Placeit’s huge library of design templates ensures that it’s easy to offer these services in your shop.
Offer a Variety of Products for All of Your Customers
You may be printing t-shirts for local schools or other small businesses in town, but you can offer more than that in your shop. For example, the same local business who ordered custom t-shirts for a company event may also be interested in getting flyers made for the same event or even new business cards for the company. The key here is to not only have these other products included in your catalog but to also make sure your customers know about them. This is easy enough to do by creating a product catalog that includes great images of the work you’ve done. Instead of including flat images of the business cards you’ve designed and printed, put them on a mockup so that they really stand out. When you make the comparison, there’s no doubt which image will impress customers the most.
When we say business essentials we are referring to those items businesses need in order to reach their customers. Think business cards, flyers, banners, catalogs, and brochures. Chances are some of these items are already included in your repertoire and you just need print mockups to make them more appealing to your customers. Luckily, this is easy enough to do and it only takes seconds. Bring your unique marketing material mockups to life with any trusted online printers.
Marketing materials may sound similar to business essentials, but they’re a whole other set of products. Business cards and banners are essential for a company’s identity, while marketing materials are the items used to promote a business. A company may have these printed to hand out at events or as giveaway items for current customers. These can include anything from t-shirts with the company’s logo on them to custom mugs and water bottles. Putting these on mockups that elevate your designs will make them that much more appealing for your potential customers.
Items for the home, from art prints to decor, are popular products, especially among those who want one of a kind pieces in their home. If someone walks into your shop or is searching online for custom gifts, like art prints, they may not be very impressed with a flat image. A mockup that shows how the art will look framed and hung on a wall will look more professional and convincing. You don’t have to frame the art yourself, hang it on a wall, and have a photoshoot either. Using the right mockup will take all the work out of displaying these types of pieces professionally. If you have photographers as clients you must also read this post and learn what printable products they might be interested in.
Get Your Business Online
Nowadays, it’s essential for your business’s success that you are easily discoverable online. Without an online presence, new customers will have a harder time finding you. While you can rely on word-of-mouth recommendations, having a website will ensure you have a wider reach. Not only will you reach more potential customers, a well-designed website that has high-quality images of your work, like an online catalog, will catch the attention of the person browsing. If they’re impressed with what they see, they are more likely to place an order from your shop. It also doesn’t hurt to create social media pages for your business where you can post more images and even videos of your work.
While posting online, keep in mind that a flat image of a design may look nice, but displaying it on a print mockup won’t only make it look nicer, it will also let your potential customers see what your products look like in a real-life setting.
Create the Perfect Images for Your Print Shop
Creating images to display on your print shop website or in your catalog is easy, but we decided to make it even easier. Check out this instructional video where you can learn exactly how to create the images you want!
Find the Perfect Design Tools and Mockups All in One Place
You’re already creating professional designs, so why not take the extra step to display them in a more eye-catching manner? Placeit makes taking this extra step easy because we have all the tools you need to give your print shop catalog update or to give your website an even more visually attractive look. The best part is that Placeit’s unlimited plan includes all the mockups you’re after as well as video templates and even design templates!