The cost of print is more than ink on paper. Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) is a valuation method in which the actual cost of an individual piece or a group of pieces includes not only the cost of print production, but also the associated life cycle costs of the piece(s) from concept and development through obsolescence.

When people think of printed materials, they think only of the cost of the physical piece. However, for every $1.00 spent on print up to $8.00 to $14.00 is spent on the process. The cost of printed material is very small compared to the total cost associated with the item, which includes:

  • Design
  • Procurement
  • Digital Storage
  • Warehousing & Distribution
  • Inventory Management
  • Usage/Waste & Obsolescence
  • Insurance and Labor Costs


  • Allow us to become an expert in your business. There is opportunity in Process Improvement. We will help provide analysis in the following areas:

  • Manage Inventory
  • Evaluate Product Lifecycle
  • Eliminate Obsolescence
  • Integrate Systems
  • Automate Workflow
  • Reduce Costs