What is it that you need printed? Wedding invitations, postcards, billing invoices, stationary, or something else? Local print shops can do all this for you, plus a whole lot more. You can choose the type of paper, color, logo, or design that suits you from hundreds of samples the shop has available in the store. You can also examine various print jobs they have completed for other people or businesses.
Working one on one with the person who will do your printing makes it so much more personal. You are able to take the time you need to explain in detail what it is you are going to want to have done and how you want the finished product to look. The printer may even be able to do a quick sample for you to see whether you want to change anything, or he or she may suggest something even better than you imagined.
The notion that any print job done online is going to far surpass one from a print shop is not quite true. For one thing, you never know what you are going to get in spite of all the guarantees from any online printing service, and secondly, you actually will end up waiting longer and paying more. No online company will let you see work in progress like a local business will, either, and you will never have one on one service. The choice is obvious: shop locally.
If you are knowledgeable about what you want to have done, you can discuss this with the printer, and if you have no idea what it is you want but have an image in your mind, the local printer can bring that idea to life. This is the advantage of having a shop in your area that you can visit physically. Nothing online compares to being able to speak face to face with the person who will be doing the work.
Enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing that your job will be done exactly as you pictured, and unless you are satisfied, the printer will be happy to do it over at no cost to you. You will never get a guarantee like that from any online printing company. Nor will you get personalized customer service with a friendly smile.