Print shop nearby the DMV

In the past we’ve had a lot of customers from CR Import Auto Repairs come to us to quickly print their insurance cards. We’re in a convenient location for customers who search for a “print shop nearby” on their phone.

Need a print shop nearby?

If you’re in need of printing for the DMV, we’re also very close to that as well. Most people that go to the DMV realize that they need to bring some printed state documents to attain their driver’s licenses or state IDs. Most people have to show proof of residence through bills, so they need access to a computer and printer – and that’s where Dilly Print Shop comes into play!

DMV customers

Because of this influx of customers from the DMV, we put a sign on our computers, “Use our computers to print your documents for $1.00.” People that aren’t storage tenants pay $1.00 to use the computer and $.06 for black and white printing and $.029 for colored printing. These DMV customers visit at least once a day for this service. If you’re ever in need of a print shop nearby, stop by the Dilly Print Shop! We’ve had some really nice customers thank us for being lifesavers because of our proximity to the DMV. Without us, they might have had to drive all the way home to print these documents, and that becomes very frustrating.  

Honolulu print shop changes!

Our Honolulu print shop is going through a lot of changes. We’ve been with Xerox for a long time, since 2012 actually.

Xerox Digital Press

We’ve been only using the Xerox Digital Press for all of our printing needs and to provide printing services to our many clients. We’re happy with Xerox however we thought it was time for a change, and recently switched our Xerox out for a Konica Minolta Digital Press. We got that new printer from a local company, Business Solutions of Hawaii.

Konika Minolta Digital Press

The new machine gives us more options so we can print on more sizes because right now we can only print on four standard sizes. In addition to more options we also attain higher quality because the new prints come out much brighter and clearer. It’s such high quality that it almost seems like you’re printing on high quality paper when in reality you’re still printing on regular paper.

Honolulu Print Shop changes

The Konica Minolta Digital Press also runs faster, which is so helpful when we’re printing large quantity prints. We’re so excited to switch out our front office printers with machines from Business Solutions of Hawaii as well!

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Bring your own paper

Print services on custom or special paper for invitations or newsletters and such can get pretty expensive and pricey. We know because we set the prices. However, we encourage all of our customers to bring their own paper and we’ll give you a discount! Office Depot is nearby and has really fun colors and prints available. These come in handy for invitations and newsletters. They also recently started carrying some new collections that come in 250/pack. Our staff has gotten some as well and we like it. By doing this, you can take your time in picking out a wider variety of colors and designs for paper. If you want sparkles in your paper, Office Depot probably has sparkles for your paper.

Saving money on print services

The Dilly Print Shop will charge you less for bringing your own paper so you get to save money and also get the paper you want, it’s a great win-win for our customers! Keep in mind that the heaviest you can print with us is 110 lb. paper so make sure to abide by this limit and you’ll be good when purchasing your own paper.

This is an easy way to help our customers cut costs for our print services and get them what they want at the same time!

printing services

Customer spotlight: Ian

We do a variety of print services for customers ranging from invitations to price sheets, manuals and labels. We also personalize print jobs according to your needs, so just come in and talk to us and we’ll work something out to fit your business needs!

Print services?

Dragon Shrimp Chips is one of our print clients that we’d like to talk about today. Ian is the owner of Dragon Shrimp Chips and he first came to us for our Uhaul trucks (though as of Oct 1, we are no longer a Uhaul dealer.) His business is primarily based in Hilo but he’s come over for conventions to have his chips sold here on Oahu. After coming down up for a few successful conventions he contacted us to print some labels for all of his chip bags that would be sold here. It’s really convenient for him because we’ll have his labels ready here on Oahu for him so he can pick them up when he arrives.

We love Ian!

Ian always makes us laugh when he stops by. He’s hilarious and is always joking about his poor eyesight so he has to read papers real up-close. Ian is also pretty loud when he stops by, but we love the company. We also love his yummy chips that some of us have been able to sample!

Wedding invitations!

The Dilly Print Shop loves catering to its clients and customers. We like to make sure our customers’ needs and expectations are being met for all of their print jobs.

Last week we met Loreley and Joshua who are getting married in Puerto Rico very soon and came to us to print their wedding invitations. Loreley emailed the Dilly Print Shop a PDF file and we printed some samples for her. She loved the samples and decided to print her wedding invitations with us.

While she was visiting us to pick up her finished invitations we talked to her about her upcoming plans for the wedding and why they picked Puerto Rico. It was really nice talking to her and we found out that she was trying to do more for the invitations with some gold paper as a background. She was worried that cutting it herself with scissors would come out messy but we reassured her that we could help her out! We have a professional cutting machine that can do the job no problem and we’ll make sure her wedding invitations come out beautiful!

The Dilly Print Shop loves having these kind of customer interactions that help us to better serve you so make sure to say hi when you stop by!  

Print client spotlight: Jon’s KYM Bento

Bentos are one of Hawaii’s signature dishes, and we’re happy to provide printing services for one of our clients that owns a bento shop! Jon at KYM Bento has been a personal friend of ours for a long time.

Jon’s yummy bentos

Jon has two storage units at Dillingham Self Storage and has been a tenant since ‘10. Jon does plate lunch bentos and sushi but is also known for his catering services, too. His bentos are so yummy that even our staff has ordered from him! His portion sizes are pretty good for their price.

Jon’s printing services

As a client of ours, we do all of his printing services for him, specifically his menus and bento labels. He only prints twice a year with us but he typically does them in bulk orders so we give him a discount because of that. He’s been printing with us since ‘14. We love talking story with Jon when he comes by, the last time he was here we talked about the pokemon go game. At the Dilly Print Shop we really enjoy conversations with our clients and tenants.  

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Go print or go home!

Big scale printing

The Dilly print shop is capable of doing large-scale print jobs for local companies. For example, one of our clients Blood Bank Hawaii, recently asked us to assemble binders for them. We’ve done this for them before, too. Last November we assembled 40 binders, each of about 500 pages, of their policies and guidelines. Each time they update their policies we update their binders!

Blood Bank Hawaii

In March they updated the binders and so we did the new printing and assembled new binders for them. Last week they asked us to do another update for them including new policies pertaining to the zika outbreak, so we’ll be putting together new binders for them in the near future!

Print + assembly

We also do big projects for other companies like Paradise Rental Car. We print their invoices which come in batches of 1000 to 2000 invoices. However, Blood Bank Hawaii is the first project where we’ve assembled everything for them (like the binders.) We do this for clients at an additional fee.

Print services with Ian

Ian with Pest Tech Control has recently discovered our print services at the Dilly Print Shop. Ian owns Pest Tech Control and came to us in March of this year.

He was searching for better rates since he was increasing the quantity of prints for his business. We gave him some samples of our print services in March and he’s been coming back ever since!

Ian has commented on the convenience factor that we offer because he emails us the attachments that he needs and all he has to do is pick it up from us when they’re hot and ready! The Dilly Print Shop closes at 6 pm which is great for him because after he gets off work at 5, he’ll stop by to pick up his print. We also allow others to pick up a print job for someone else (with the proper authorization,) so Ian usually uses that to his advantage. We make it easy for business owners to authorize their employees or assistants to do this because we know how busy it can get!

Dilly Print Shop’s friends

The Dilly Print Shop has made some friends over the years, especially with the addition of new clients brought over from Sport a few years ago. We blogged about Sport a while ago, he’s a sub-contractor Dilly who closed his print shop and brought over some of his clients to see us. Alicia’s Market is one of those clients.

Alicia’s Market has been in Kalihi for quite some time, they’ve got some of the best plate lunches and poke around. Their vision is to “to spread the culture of Hawaii to new markets with aloha,” and they do so by offering a variety of locally-inspired plates on their menu.They usually print 2,000 menus with us on an annual schedule and we look forward to seeing them.

to spread the culture of Hawaii to new markets with aloha

Alicia and her market are so well known in the community that her passing was broadcasted on local news. The Dilly Print Shop and its staff send our condolences to Alicia’s family. It’s sad to see such a respected individual in the community leave. 

Dilly Print Shop

Convenience

The Dilly Print Shop offers the fastest and most convenient print services for all of our clients. We even make special exceptions for certain clients that are regulars. For example, we keep the credit card information on file to expedite that process. We only do this for 3 of our printshop customers. 

Bussaband Entertainment Group

Makeda with Bussaband Entertainment Group is an example of the exception. They first reached the Dilly Print Shop in November of last year in search for a new printing company to do their flyers, posters, tickets and passes for all of their events. We’ve been consistently servicing them every month since then. Their orders are printed in bulk so they pay a discounted rate.   

Efficient communication

We maintain all communication with Makeda through email. He’ll email us the documents and the quantity for them to be printed at. Typically they request cardstock that needs to be trimmed into special sizes so we do that for them at additional charges. We email them when their order is ready to be picked up and it’s hot and ready at the front desk for them!