Comtech: A Full Service Design, Print and Direct Mail Firm in Oklahoma City
What Our Clients Say About Us:
Frustrated with previous vendors, we contacted Comtech. The Comtech staff listened and immediately understood what our needs were. It is critical that our printing and direct mail projects are executed as scheduled. They get it!
Travis W. Watkins - IRS Tax Problem Professional, The Law Offices of Travis W. Watkins, PC
It’s painful, absolutely painful when I call a business and they don’t call back shortly or even worse, not at all. So when I have any graphic design, printing, or direct mail projects I call Comtech because their responsiveness has eliminated that pain. I love doing business with Comtech because of their responsiveness, the accuracy of their mail lists and the ease of doing business is phenomenal.
Mike Crandall - Principal & Owner, Sandler Training in OKC
We know Comtech will keep their word, meet deadlines and provide us quality work on every project.
Brian K. Peterson - Vice President, Edmond Location Leader SpiritBank
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B&S Quality Printing to Merge with Comtech
July 20, 2015
OKC VETERAN PRINT HOUSE B&S QUALITY PRINTING TO MERGE WITH COMTECH
Oklahoma City, Okla. – Oklahoma City-based direct mail company, Comtech announced today it is bringing another local printer, B&S Quality Printing, under the Comtech name. The two companies are joining forces to bring their customers even more experience and options than before.
"This joining of forces is a win-win. We will be able to offer B&S customers the extended services of Comtech, yet they will still receive the customer service and veteran printing knowledge from B&S’s 30-plus-years of experience in the business,” said Michael Morrison, founder & CEO of Comtech. “We are equally excited to bring B&S’s decades of printing experience to our customers."
B&S employees will now office at Comtech’s headquarters at 117 East Hill Street in Oklahoma City, including owner, Sandi Dickinson.
"We are thrilled to now offer our customers the added services and speed of Comtech," said Dickinson. " But most importantly, we want to assure our customers they will continue to receive the same quality and customer service we have been offering for decades, if not better."
From inception, the Comtech culture has focused on happy and satisfied customers. Morrison said the merger of B&S Quality Printing, which has been in business since 1984, will only add value to the customer experience.
Comtech started as a direct mail house in 1999, and has since expanded the business into offset printing, data mining services, mailing lists, variable data printing, apparel printing and promotional products, website design and fulfillment services. For more information about Comtech visit http://www.accesscomtech.com.
- What to Pay For
- New or Redesign
- Blogs and CMS
- Mobile Designs
- Content Creation
- Special Features
- How Much Does it All Cost?
The first thing you need to know when budgeting your web design costs, is deciding on what you need. There are several things that can cost you money, including:
- Is this a new site or a redesign?
- Do you need blog or content management functionality?
- Do you have graphics already created for the site? Or are you using a template? Or do you need completely custom images created?
- How are you planning on servicing mobile customers?
- Do you need multimedia (Flash, video, etc.) on the site?
- How much content do you have and how much do you need created?
- Do you need other special features like social media, SEO, ecommerce?
- And who is going to maintain the site?
Click through the tabs above and I will go into details about all these things, and a general idea of how much you should budget for them. The prices I list are based on my experience and prices may be higher or lower in your area.
If you’re starting your web design from scratch, then so is the web designer. Since they have nothing to work off of, they can’t look at your site and get an idea of what you already love or hate.
One of the advantages to starting from scratch however, is that you can work with the designer to get the exact site that you want. But you should assume that you’re going to pay at least an additional $100 more than if you were redesigning an existing website.
For your budget, you should include at least $500 as a base cost for building a site from scratch, and $200 if you’re looking at a redesign.
If you’re already running a WordPress site, then you already have the advantage of some type of content management on your site. However, these CMS tools (including WordPress, Joomla!, and Drupal) have their own challenges and can prove difficult for the beginner.
Creating a site using these tools takes more time than building a site from scratch because you have to integrate the designs into the CMS systems.
Also, don’t assume that if you already have a WordPress theme it should be cheaper. Many WP themes are sold as-is and designers are not licensed to change them. Often, the cost of purchasing a theme that can be modified is as expensive as just building a new theme from scratch.
Your budget should include another $200 if you want a blog or CMS. Include this in your budget even if you already have the system running. If you don’t have it running, you should plan to include another $200 to get it installed and running.
Graphics are tricky because they can be difficult to create and stock images can be expensive. However, you don’t want to skimp on the graphics of your site, as graphics can cause you more grief down the road if you’re not careful.
If you provide all of the images and graphics, you will still need to set aside a budget to get those images integrated into the new design (budget at least $200).
And don’t assume that if you’ve already got a template you want to use that you won’t need any images re-done. Customizing templates can take time, and you want to be sure that the designer has the rights to customize the images in the template.
If you go this route, then you should budget $400. And if you’re looking for the design firm to create an entirely new design and images for you, you should then budget at least $1000.
In addition to images, you will probably also need icons and buttons created to go with your design. Budget $300 for them. Any other custom images you need you should budget another $400. The more images that you need, the more money you should budget.
You should always make sure that your designer uses licensed stock images or creates brand new graphics for your site. Be sure to get the license information in writing for any images you will use on your site. Otherwise, you could be looking at a several thousand dollar bill from a stock photo company down the road. If your designer is going to add stock photos, budget at least $100 per photo—and remember that this could be an annual fee.
Mobile devices are becoming more and more popular and your website design should incorporate a mobile version that serves mobile customers.
The best website designs are responsive to the device viewing the page, but creating that type of design is difficult and will cost more than a simple site for a desktop web browser.
The best websites are designed to handle at least three different device sizes: smartphones, tablets, and desktop computers.
You should budget $500 to get a responsive design, and expect to add on $100 per device size (such as tablet in landscape and portrait) beyond the basic three. Comtech provides responsive mobile friendly web designs for all of our clients.
The most cost-effective way to get content, is to create all the content yourself and add it into the site yourself. Most designers have no problem delivering a design template that you can populate content into for no additional cost.
However, if you want the design firm to add the content you’ve already got into the site, you should budget around $150 per page of typed content (more if they have to type it in) and $300 per page if you want them to create the content for you as well.
With the website elements listed so far, you will have a website that most people would agree is sufficient. However, there are a lot of extra features that many designers can provide that will up the price, but can also improve your business. Some examples include:
- Site membership and registration $500
- Forums or chat rooms $300
- News feeds of both your content (outgoing) and adding content to the site (incoming) $400
- Contact forms and surveys $300
- Email addresses for the domain and auto-responders $300
- Newsletters $400
- Advertising integration (such as with AdSense) $200
- Photo gallery $200
- Ecommerce: shopping carts, catalogs, payment processing $500–$5000 or more
- Metrics: custom reports, Google analytics, etc. $200–$2000
- SEO: page optimization, submission to search engines, etc. $500–$4000
- Social media: Twitter, FaceBook, etc. $500–$2000
Websites don’t just build themselves, and the best websites are changing and adding content all the time. Website maintenance is something that most businesses forget to budget. Or if they remember, they think that they’ll just do it themselves.
But the first time you delete your entire home page by mistake and lose 8 hours of sales trying to get it back up and running, you’ll wish you’d spent the extra money on a maintenance contract.
Maintenance contracts will vary in price greatly depending upon what you expect from the web design firm. You should budget a minimum of $50 per month to have a designer on call if you have a problem that you can’t fix.
And if you expect them to do additional work such as creating new images, adding new content, maintaining social media or newsletters, etc. expect the price to go up.
Features Basic Site Extras Full Site Content Management or Blog $200 $200 $700 Basic graphics $200 $400 $1000 Additional graphics $300 $300 $400 Total: $1200 $1400 $2800
Adding in additional features increases the price.
Features Extras Full Site Mobile $500 $700 (two extra devices) Multimedia $500 $1000 Content $750 (adding 5 pages) $1500 (creating 5 pages) Extras $500 $5000 (or more) Maintenance $50 per month $500 per month Total $1800 ($50 monthly) $9200 ($500 monthly)
Keep in mind that these are estimates only based on general prices across the board. All custom web designs have to be priced per individual website and vary in price.
- Variable Data Printing
- Offset Printing
- Digital Printing
- Personalized Letters
- Envelope Printing
- Inkjet Addressing
Variable Data Printing
Variable data printing allows you to change names, dates, messages, photos, and more for each individual mail piece in a single print run. This customization not only captures attention, but contains content that is relevant to each unique recipient.
You are unique.
So are the other 315 million people in the U.S. So why send the exact same mail piece to every recipient? Variable data printing allows you to change photos, messages, maps, and more for each individual mail piece in a single print run.
If you need to print a large quantity of postcards, mailers etc, then offset printing will be the way to go. This is the highest quality printing available and will make your collateral pieces really stand out. We can print on a variety of different paper stocks and coatings to make even the most demanding customer very satisfied.
The Best Option.
If you're looking for high quality, high quantity printing then Offset Printing is the way to go.
Digital printing is for those customers that want to print a smaller run, while still getting the highest possible quality too. Simply provide us with a disk on file so that we can print directly from disk. Or you can upload your file directly from our website and let us take it from there.
The Best Option.
For smaller quantity, or custom printing with quick turn-around and less waste, then Digital Printing will better suite your needs.
The best way to get customers to respond to your letters, is to make them personal and customized. Having your own personalized letter will make your marketing stand out from the crowd and get results.
No need to send a generic form letter.
Add personalization and customization to your documents for improved return rates.
Why send the same old boring envelope? At Comtech, we can print your own personalized envelopes and have your brand name on each one. Let Comtech print envelopes that have your custom logos or graphics or anything else that you can dream up.
Add some visual flair to your envelope.
Not only can we print mailing information and Intelligent Mail Barcodes, but also custom messaging, graphics, and company logos.
Let Comtech use our Inkjet Addressing for your marketing. Addressing can be completed on coated, uncoated and heavy stocks (even aqueous and UV coated). This type of inkjet addressing will not smear, like most other address printing.
Websites that are built these days in the 21st century, have to be able to look good on all devices.
Mobile devices like iphones, ipads, blackberry, android etc all have different screen resolutions and all need to be taken into account when building your webpage.
Gone are the days of just throwing up a desktop website and calling it a day. Google has done the latest research, and they say that over 20% of internet searches are done using a mobile device.
So if your website doesn't have a separate mobile website that is redirected whenever a mobile device calls up your domain, then your businesses website will look horrible.
The best option to build a website so that it looks good on any screen, is to make your website Responsive.
Responsive Web Design, is a technique that allows your webpage to shrink of fit to any browser and any device that views your webpage, so that it conforms to the exact dimensions of numerous screen resolutions and still looks great. In other words, your website responds to the devices' screen and conforms to which ever screen is viewing it. This eliminates the need to have another mobile site built, and also tells google that your site is ok for mobile which helps your rankings on google's mobile platform.
We'll Supply You With The Perfect Mailing List
Business Mailing Lists
A mailing list will make or break your marketing efforts. At Comtech we provide only the most accurate, up-to-date lists. We'll help you find your target market, then help you reach them through unique direct mail strategies – all within your budget.
Who do you want to reach?
Through Comtech's Business Mailing Lists, you can obtain:
New or existing business
Number of employees
Annual sales volume
Specific geographical areas
Consumer Mailing Lists
Now you can instantly gain hundreds or even tens of thousands of prospective clients with Comtech's custom consumer mailing lists. Our consumer mailing lists are accurate, up-to-date, and affordable and will always get you the best results.
Who is your target market?
Through Comtech's Consumer Mailing Lists, you can obtain:
Specific zip code
Households with children