What began as a small concern in 2017, Print.com has swiftly expanded into an international print platform with a crew of about 130 – by their own admission – print nerds. Every day at the head office in Deventer they strive to create the ultimate platform for everything you can personalize in printing. This is then outsourced to specialized partners and to the company’s own printers in Schijndel and Kampen.
Everything exclusive for the professional
Print.com works exclusively for graphic sales professionals. This is what sets it apart from its competitors, who also supply retail customers. Print.com serves some 4,000 designers, advertising agencies, promotional gift companies and other print-loving resellers. Via its own web platform designed in-house, clients can log in to order all their print work for paper, textile, roll-up banners and other promotional material. All you can possibly print is there to order, in all sizes and quantities, quickly and cheaply.
Both production locations resulted from takeovers in 2019. Because of the rapid growth, they wanted to be less dependent on suppliers and be able to offer more customization. The textile printer in Kampen already had foreign URLs such as shirts-bedrukken.be and shirts-bedrucken.de.
This led to the opening of two overseas branches, in Belgium and Paris. These are primarily sales offices. The aim is to quickly expand both offices into customer service branches with their own partner network in Belgium and France. Short term, international orders will be delivered from the two Dutch production centres but longer term they will rely on specialised partners in both countries.
Further expansion overseas
The customer base is still predominantly Dutch although Print.com is attracting a lot of English-language visitors. Director Marco Aarnink: “Fifty per cent of the visitors to our website are English or American who are naturally drawn by the domain name. The next step is to open an office soon in the UK. With all this going on we have our hands more than full for the next few years. After that we will look further ahead”.
Print.com | Marco Aarnink