PrintPlace Brochures, Flyers, and Postcard Printing Review | ChooseWhat.com

PrintPlace Comparison and Review



Pros:

  • Mailing service available (The provider will print, address, and mail the products for you.)
  • Faster shipping options available: Next Day, 2-Day, 3-Day

Cons:

  • Difficult to upload design
  • Minimum order size of 250 for brochures, flyers, and postcards (Market Standard is 50 items)

Conclusion:

PrintPlace offers low-priced marketing materials in all categories. They offer a selection of paper marketing materials and stationery, but they don’t offer many promotional materials or signs and banners. PrintPlace only lets you upload and print a design you’ve already created and does not offer a design tool to help you create your design. We found that uploading your design is a more complicated process than with most other services because the entire checkout process must be completed before you are able to send them your files. PrintPlace offers a mailing service (i.e. they will print, address, and mail the products for you). PrintPlace has minimum order sizes that are larger than average.

We found their customer support to be high quality. Their support was very helpful, friendly, and quick in responding to all of our questions. Their standard shipping time is 1-5 days, depending on your location, which is faster than our Market Standard shipping time of one week.

Design and Printing

PrintPlace gives you the ability to upload your existing design and have it printed, but it’s a more complicated process than with most other services because the entire checkout process must be completed before you are able to send them your files.PrintPlace does not have pre-designed templates, nor do they have a design tool that lets you create your own design. They do have blank downloadable templates for brochures, flyers, and postcards. They accept PDF, TIFF, JPG, and EPS files for uploading designs.

PrintPlace uses offset printing which is a process in which a plate makes an inked impression on a rubber-blanketed cylinder, which in turn transfers it to the paper. Offset printing offers higher image quality, is more cost effective when ordering large quantities, and is better for larger prints. Conversely, digital printing is a process in which the data and images are printed directly from the computer onto paper. It has shorter turnaround time, is more cost effective when ordering small quantities, and is better for customized printing.

Brochures

Brochure order sizes from PrintPlace range from 250-250,000. The minimum order size of 250 brochures is larger than our Market Standard of 100. 250 brochures cost $177, and the price per brochure gets cheaper as the order size increases. PrintPlace offers 10 different brochure templates in various sizes and gives you the options of uncoated or glossy paper finish.

Flyers

Flyer order sizes from PrintPlace range from 250-250,000. The minimum order size of 250 pieces is larger than our Market Standard of 100. 250 flyers cost $162.50, and the price per flyer gets cheaper as the order size increases. PrintPlace offers 10 different templates for flyers in various sizes and gives you the options of uncoated or glossy paper finish.

Postcards

Postcard order sizes from PrintPlace range from 250-500,000. The minimum order size of 250 pieces is, again, larger than our Market Standard of 100. 250 postcards cost $40, and the price per postcard gets cheaper as the order size increases. PrintPlace has seven different postcard templates. All of their postcards come with a glossy finish.

Shipping

PrintPlace’s standard shipping through UPS Ground will take 1-5 days, depending on your location, which is faster than our Market Standard of one week. The cost of the standard shipping for 250 brochures or flyers is $8.70, and it costs $8.12 to ship 250 postcards. These shipping prices vary with location. They also have faster shipping options through UPS: next day, 2-day, and 3-day shipping.

Proofs & Samples

PrintPlace offers both free electronic proofs and hardcopy proofs through the mail, which meets our Market Standard. The price of the hardcopy proof depends on the print job. They can also send you paper samples if you request them, which meets our Market Standard as well.

Additional Paper Marketing Materials

In addition to brochures, flyers and postcards, PrintPlace offers business cards , menus, sales/data sheets, booklets, catalogues, door hangers, and table tents.

Customer Support

PrintPlace has phone, email, and live chat support available Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Central. We experienced no wait time over the phone and less than an hour over email. Overall, we considered customer support to be high quality, as the customer support representatives we spoke to were very helpful, friendly, and quick in responding to all questions. 

PrintPlace does not offer a money-back guarantee, which we consider to be a Market Standard, but they do have a "Satisfaction Guarantee." If there’s an error with your order that was caused by PrintPlace, they will either reprint your order or provide you with an account credit. They can sometimes provide refunds, but those are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Paper Materials
Create Design from Scratch -
Use Provider's Design -
Use Your Existing Design
Download Blank Templates
Printer Type Offset
Brochures
Minimum Order Size 250
Cost Per Order $177.00
Price Per Brochure $0.71
Flyers
Minimum Order Size 250
Cost Per Order $162.50
Price Per Flyer $0.65
Postcards
Minimum Order Size 250
Cost Per Order $40.00
Price Per Postcard $0.16
Other Materials Available
Business Cards
Catalogs
Door Hangers
Menus
Sales Sheets
Table Tents
Samples and Shipping
Professional Design Help -
PDF Proof
Free Paper Samples
Mailing Service
Standard Shipping Time 4 Bus. Days
Faster Shipping Options 1-Day, 2-Day, 3-Day
Customer Support Phone, email, live chat