Waterloo-based Printchomp has been busy over the past 12-months. The ‘customized goods search engine for the print industry’ officially launched in September of 2012 at TechCrunch Disrupt and today announced that they’ve successfully partnered with almost 1,000 printers across North America, plus reached the milestone of printing 1,000,000 business cards through their system.
Printchomp is basically the facilitator to producing all your printed material. The company has created a ‘real-time marketplace for print goods’ that goes beyond business cards and can print books, brochures, 3D printing, blueprints, stickers, posters and banners, etc. Once you submit what you want to print, select the date, pickup or delivery, plus quantity and quality, Printchomp will then seek out the best price for your request though its ‘Printchomp network.’
Today’s announcement brings a deeper relationship with printing houses located in the United States as they’ve signed a partnership with Franchise Services (FSI) to bring Sir Speedy, PIP Printing, Signal Graphics brands into the Printchomp network. Joseph Puopolo, Printchomp CEO, said in an interview with BetaKit that “I think people are looking for an easier way to order print and order locally. We want to make things easier… We are exciting to work with this new network of printers. It is important for us to have printers where people are.”
Printchomp has grown to a team of 10 employees, all located in Canada, and the next move is to grow its network of printers, gain more customers, and eventually grow into multiple verticals (the company has the capability to print anything that doesn’t have a barcode).