, as a Minority Owned North Carolina printing company, is a Certified Minority Supplier
in good standing with the CMSDC (Carolinas Minority Supplier Diversity Council) since 1990! CMSDC is a subsidiary of the NMSDC (National Supplier Development Council). We are also certified by the State of North Carolina under their HUB SWUC (State Wide Unified Certification)
We maintain these memberships/certifications for 3 reasons: ACCESS, OPPORTUNITY, RELATIONSHIP.
Because of our membership/certification we are able to have:
- ACCESS to important purchasing decision makers.
- the OPPORTUNITY to present the benefits of doing business with Universal
- and the potential to establish new RELATIONSHIPS.
A minority owned business faces the same challenges every business, small or large does. We must demonstrate real value to our clients!
If we tell someone we're in the printing business, the first thing that comes to mind is business cards and letterhead. This is the extent to which most folks “perceive printing”; they don’t even stop to consider that anything and everything that they read is printed - labels, signs, books, direct mail pieces, manuals, web pages… literally everything you read!!
That’s why we tell people we're in the WOW business!!
We expect that every time a client opens one of our Universal Printing
boxes, whether it’s a vinyl banner or full color annual report, they say “WOW, I’m excited!”
We are challenged every day to differentiate ourselves as printing and graphics art professionals. Let’s face it: we do not believe for a moment that you or anyone wakes up in the morning and says, “I think I’ll buy a bunch of pretty colored spots on some shinny paper today!”
No, you and your company are actually buying the most cost effective tools to help you:
- Increase sales
- Promote your product over your competitors
- Provide more efficient communication and procurement tools that help reduce your costs
You want and like a "Simple Button", and so do your internal clients. Universal Printing
has many ways to address all of the above.
What do you want in a minority owned vendor?
Someone who makes you look good to your boss!!
You want someone who is easy to do business with!
You want someone who is reliable and an expert in their field!
You want innovation and cost saving ideas.
You want to mitigate risk.
We have listened to our clients over the past 30+ years: Experience = risk mitigation. We have developed innovative technologies to save our clients time and money. As a company that relies on paper consumption, we pioneered a proprietary online ordering system for ordering business collateral where the only paper used is the final end product. Even our job tickets and invoices are digital! This represents the Greenest of Green Technology! (Makes you look good with your boss)
system, in the words of one of our largest clients, saved them 25%.
Our largest international clients are Duke University & Duke Medicine
, GSK and Talecris. We have multi year contracts with these clients based on delivering best practices innovative solutions, the best product for the best price, and providing the best service!! Our technology helped us win these major contracts even though we were competing against some of the largest printing companies in the industry, such as Moore Wallace.
We’re always searching for simple solutions that save our clients time and money. We saved Quintiles Late Phase over $100,000 in delivery charges just by suggesting using a window envelope and 1st class postage for a mailing instead of matching personalized letters to FedEx overnight envelopes.
Looking to the future, we’re recently eliminated all chemicals in our direct to plate system and are implementing an ISO system for color synchronization of all our equipment. Our commitment to conservation is something that we’re very proud of and long ago convinced our two largest clients to use recycled paper before it became the popular thing to do.
You should want to do business with Universal Printing
because we can demonstrate to you our value propositions. Oh, and by the way, the cool thing for us is that almost every company in the world buys printing! The icing on the cake is that Universal Printing
happens to be a minority business, and you can get credit for your spend against any diversity goals your company might have!
Surprise yourself... Give this diverse supplier a try, you’ll be glad you did!!!