Catalog printing was in the past, a project avoided by most small companies. This is due in large part to the high cost of printing, or at least what was once a high cost project. As technology has progressed, this becomes less the rule, and more of the exception because the process by which printing occurs, while largely the same, has resulted in methods that drastically cut the cost of the process as a whole.
Even the thickest of catalogs, in full color can now be done on a level that is affordable to even the little guys. Catalog printing, if it is to be done effectively has to be done in full color in order to present the products being displayed in their best light. When you consider using a company such as LongPack Printing in China you can realize even more savings, even when you factor in shipping charges. That alone can help your company to realize a potentially huge savings in your catalog printing project.
As a matter of fact, the savings can be so great as to justify your ordering all of your printed products from that same company such as printed gift boxes, printed gift bags and a host of other commercial printing products designed specifically for your company.