Transportation is the second worst polluting industry, after energy, representing 26% of all carbon emission. Companies can heavily reduce shipping distances by printing locally.
Custom issues and lead time.
When companies ship prints across boarders they often experience issues with customs, both in terms of costs and stalled deliveries. This results in frustration and problems when prints are delayed for trade shows and conferences.
Due to lead time and problems with shipping, companies often aim to reduce how often they ship new materials. This inevitebly results in outdated marketing collateral being used, or even worse, not having marketing materials at all.
Using uncontrolled print houses in developing countries comes with a risk of breaking international labour laws.
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"When I started to look for a solution, I did not know that a solution like Gelato existed. When I found it, it solved many of my challenges and at the same time provided me with significant efficiency benefits."
Hilde Kallevig, VP External Communications at Sapa
Local printing and shipping.
By printing locally, shipping distances can be reduced by up to 90%. Gelato has fully integrated with local printers and local shipping suppliers, enabling just in time delivery and end-to-end tracking of orders. Read how Sapa changed how they managed printing.
The core if what Gelato delivers is quality. Printing consists of chemical processes and color consistency can never be achieved 100%, even when printing at the same print house and same print machines. By printing on the same type of print machines and paper types we are able to close the gap as much as possible. Read more about Gelato's quality guarantee here.
Gelato products are in the international standard for paper sizes (ISO 216), from A0 to A7 in addition to B1 & B2, US sizes and custom sizes for posters, stationary, business cards and flyers.
With options of saddle stitch, perfect binding or wire-o, you can print brochures and magazines up to 250 pages.
Carefully selected paper types to ensure that your printed marketing material look and feel the same. Matte, silk or gloss paper, from 90gsm to 350gsm, all certified by FSC.
Gelato prints on the same machine and paper types all over the world. Printing consists of chemical processes, 100% consistency is not achievable, but Gelato closes the gap as much as possible.
Less than 20% of the print houses that apply to Gelato´s network are accepted. Today we have more than 60 print partners across the world, all of them have been thoroughly checked. Gelato also ensures that print partners, in markets where this is needed, follows the company's CSR guidelines.
What many companies do wrong is to only look at print prices. It is important to evaluate the total cost of printing (TCP): printing, shipping, print waste / excess printing, import taxes (when shipping prints globally) and internal admin time. Customers that fully utilize Gelato can expect up to 50% reduction in total cost of printing.
Gelato offers a 100% quality guarantee. Working to secure quality with our global print partners is the core of what we do. We carefully select the printers for our network and less than 20% of applications are approved. Multiple factors will influence colors and consistency during printing: machine type, machine setting, paper types, humidity in the room, and when the machine was last cleaned, just to mention a few. Printing is a chemical process, and you can never achieve 100% consistency, but by printing on the same print machines, the same paper types and by implementing strict working processes at the print houses, we are able to close the gap to a large extent.
Yes, we support 23 different currencies and can send invoices to local entities in local currency with local VAT rates.
There are no hidden fees. The total cost is shown to you before you place the orders. Since we produce locally there are no customs or duties.
Yes, from the moment an order has been printed, packaged and scanned for delivery, your order details are updated with tracking information from our selected 3rd-party courier. Now you can track orders end-to-end on one platform.
Most packages are delivered 3 business days after the order has been placed and confirmed. Exceptions may occur for high volumes, complex formats (glue binding takes 1 day extra), or certain countries. Today we print locally in US, Canada, Brazil, Chile, Europe, Singapore, India, Russia, China, Australia and New Zealand.
Yes, Gelato's network of printers allows your company to scale almost infinitely using the excess print capacity of Gelato partners. Read how Sapa, a company with 22.000 employees in almost 40 countries, utilizes Gelato.
Gelato has an expansive product offering, including brochures, business cards, booklets, letterhead, sell sheets, posters, tri-folds, catalogues, flyers, postcards, wire spiral binding, different laminations and more. We offer both digital and offset printing.
We provide you with a single point of contact for all of your needs. We take all of the nuances of ordering off your plate and handle it ourselves to give you back your time.
There is no limitations on the number of users within your account. We will also provide comprehensive features to help you control user-level access.
Yes. But we recommend that one of our customer success managers helps you set up the account. If you want to test the solution, go to Gelato Globe and register an account to start your free trial.