Preferred Direct is a shop in Norfolk that offers design, print, mailing, and marketing services to clients within and outside of the Northern Virginia, Maryland, and D.C. region. The company opened in 1987, and it has since been serving clients from the hospitality, retail, finance, insurance, health care, education, and other industries. Preferred Direct provides offset, digital, on-demand, and 24/7 emergency printing, as well as digital imaging, and it uses the Xerox Impika® that delivers superior-quality output in a timely and cost-effective manner. The company also provides mailing and fulfillment, direct billing, and fundraising services, and its website contains free information on topics like planning affordable printing projects, creating powerful marketing materials, and picking the right commercial printer. Customers can make remote file transmissions to Preferred Direct, and they can have their files stored in the company's facilities for any repeat orders.