Arlington, Texas (PressExposure) March 09, 2009 -- PrintPlace's new printing facility near Los Angeles allows West Coast orders to be fulfilled quicker than ever. The California location opens the Western states to receive orders in a one- or two-day ground shipping timeframe when orders are fulfilled at that facility.
The new printing facility located in Santa Fe Springs is part one of PrintPlace's plan to expand one-day shipping coverage across the United States. Part two includes opening a third location later this year on the East Coast. PrintPlace's three printing locations (with headquarters in Arlington, Texas) will allow more than 70% of the country to be within a one- to two-day ground shipping range from a printing facility.
This is just one more way PrintPlace makes it easy for customers to meet their demanding printing schedules.
Another benefit of PrintPlace's new location is that it will reduce vehicle emissions and wasted fuel by permitting items to be shipped from the facility closest to the customer. This reduces PrintPlace's overall carbon footprint by reducing greenhouse gases. This translates to customers getting faster service with the same quality for a lower shipping price. Not only will customer costs be lower, environmental effects will also be lessened by the lack of cross-country shipping.
PrintPlace is also helping the environment by using FSC- and SFI-certified papers, which have been forested using environmentally responsible practices, including measures that protect water quality and wildlife habitat. The company has obtained a new LS540 press that reduces wastewater discharge while creating more consistent color and higher productivity. Recycling is at the top of PrintPlace's priorities as well: it recycles all paper waste from its offices as well as its printing facilities. Three-phase lighting is used in the printing facilities, which use less conductor material to transmit power, providing a power savings of up to 50%.
Lisa Hoffman, PrintPlace's Product Manager, said that it'll be harder for local printers to compete with online printers in this economy due to automation and "lean manufacturing" employed by online printers. "This is evident by the fact that despite the faltering economy, PrintPlace is growing and expanding, rather than shrinking. We just opened a second facility to service our West Coast customers and our East Coast facility is soon to follow in New York. We believe this illustrates the confidence of customers to consider online printing as not only a viable, but a preferred, option for their printing needs."