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Mar 09, 2018 11:11 |  #1

I have a business setup based in the US and received an order to ship to Switzerland. Does anyone know a reputable printer in that area where shipping charges won't be exorbitant?


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Mar 10, 2018 08:16 |  #2

Whitewall are Europe based. Pretty sure they have premises in Germany, which is right next door.


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Mar 10, 2018 09:20 |  #3

Dan Marchant wrote in post #18581717 (external link)
Whitewall are Europe based. Pretty sure they have premises in Germany, which is right next door.

Thanks Dan. I'll look into that.


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Mar 10, 2018 09:44 |  #4

Not sure what kind of printer you looking for?

Here's one - not fine art, but with good quality at o.k. CH-prices.
https://www.bookfactor​y.ch/en/ (external link)

Another one - more main stream and bulk with decent quality:
https://www.ifolor.ch/​en (external link)

Fine art - incl. framing would need somebody else input.

Be aware, that Switzerland is not in the European union and as a consequence shipping from EU to CH might be stupidly expensive (+ tax + handling fees).


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Mar 13, 2018 02:48 |  #5

I second Whitewall. I have had work done by them, and it is second to none. Don"t worry about Switzerland not being in the EU, it is part of the EEA, Customs Union, and even has open borders for travelers, so you should have no issues.

Whitewall also have a US based operation, which I would think would make the whole thing much simpler for US based businesses.

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Mar 13, 2018 05:29 |  #6

BigAl007 wrote in post #18584260 (external link)
Don"t worry about Switzerland not being in the EU, it is part of the EEA, Customs Union, and even has open borders for travelers, so you should have no issues.

Not the same thing - travelers or shipping stuff. For shipping it does matter that CH is not in the EU. However, it seems that Whitewall is catering specifically to Swiss customers (ch.whitewall.com) and should be able to deal with that.


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Mar 13, 2018 06:34 |  #7

Thanks all! I was familiar with Whitewall as I posted a similar question about a year ago for a sale made to Germany. WW was easy to deal with and very reasonable when dealing with that sale. Unfortunately, I didn't get to see that product, but didn't hear anything negative so assume all is well with it.

I didn't think of them in this situation, mostly because I figured/hoped there would be a Switzerland equivalent. On suggestion of WW, I priced out the cost of shipping of the print which is $50, so not a big deal at all and this is the route I'm promoting. The buyer hasn't pulled the trigger yet, but I assume she will soon. I don't see a better deal out there, especially since the cost of the print is very reasonable.


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