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

PrintRunner Comparison and Review



Pros:

  • Can use predesigned templates from the provider
  • Can create your design from scratch with their editor
  • Professional design help available
  • Mailing service available (The provider will print, address, and mail the products for you.)
  • Standard shipping time of 3-4 business days   (Market Standard is one week)
  • Faster shipping options available: Next Day, 2-Day, 3-Day

Cons:

  • Money-back guarantee not available

Conclusion:

PrintRunner offers low-priced promotional materials, average-priced signs and banners, and high-priced paper materials and stationery. They do not offer many promotional marketing materials, but they have calendars. PrintRunner lets you upload and print an existing design, and they also offer predesigned templates and a design tool to help you create your design for some products. They are also one of the few providers that offer professional design help and a mailing service (i.e. they will print, address, and mail the products for you).

PrintRunner does not offer a money-back guarantee, which we consider to be standard. We found their customer support to be below average quality because they were extremely slow to respond and sometimes did not respond at all. This provider has a standard shipping time of 3- 4 business days, which is faster than our Market Standard shipping time of one week.

Design and Printing

PrintRunner meets our Market Standard by letting you easily upload an existing design and have it printed. PrintRunner will accept these file types: PDF, AI, EPS, PSD, TIF, JPG, QXD, and Adobe InDesign for design uploads. PrintRunner provides pre-designed templates for flyers and postcards. You can also use PrintRunner’s WYSIWYG design tool, which lets you drag-and-drop text and images to create your design from scratch for flyers and postcards. Their design templates show “cut and bleed” lines, so you know exactly where your paper will be cut. You can download blank templates for brochures, flyers, and postcards that you can edit with your own design software and then upload. PrintRunner offers professional design help, which means they can create a design for you. The price for this service varies with the product.

PrintRunner offers both digital and offset printing. Offset printing 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. 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

You can order brochures through PrintRunner in quantities ranging from 25-100,000, which is better than our Market Standard minimum order size of 100. For 25 brochures, it costs $49.64. As you order larger quantities, your price per brochure gets significantly cheaper. PrintRunner offers 32 templates to choose from when designing your brochures. Their brochures are printed on paper with a glossy finish.

Flyers

You can order flyers through PrintRunner in quantities ranging from 25-100,000, which is better than our Market Standard minimum order size of 100. For 25 flyers, it costs $29.95. As you order larger quantities, your price per flyer gets significantly cheaper. They offer 164 templates to choose from when designing your flyers. Their flyers are printed on paper with a glossy finish.

Postcards

You can order postcards through PrintRunner in quantities ranging from 25-100,000, which is better than our Market Standard minimum order size of 100. For 25 postcards, it costs $26.41. As you order larger quantities, your price per postcard gets significantly cheaper. They offer 184 templates to choose from when designing your postcards. Their postcards are printed with a UV or matte finish. You also have a recycled paper option.

Shipping

PrintRunner’s standard shipping time is 3-4 business days, which is faster than our Market Standard of one week. Their standard shipping pricing is $9.80 for 25 brochures, $9.80 for 25 flyers, and $10.42 for 25 postcards. Shipping prices may vary with location. Next day, 2-day, and 3-day shipping is available for an additional cost.

Proofs & Samples

PrintRunner offers free PDF proofs as well as hardcopy proofs, which meets our Market Standard. They also offer free paper samples (a pack of paper options that are mailed to you and from which you can choose), which meets our Market Standard.

Additional Paper Marketing Materials

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

Customer Support

PrintRunner offers phone, email, and live chat support. Their customer support is available Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. PST. We experienced no wait times over the phone, but their email support never responded to any of our inquiries. Overall, we found the quality of their customer support to be below average. Their live chat support is extremely slow to respond and often does not respond at all. They do not offer a money-back guarantee, which does not meet our Market Standard.

Paper Materials
Create Design from Scratch
Use Provider's Design
Use Your Existing Design
Download Blank Templates
Printer Type Digital, Offset
Brochures
Minimum Order Size 25
Cost Per Order $49.64
Price Per Brochure $1.99
Flyers
Minimum Order Size 25
Cost Per Order $29.95
Price Per Flyer $1.20
Postcards
Minimum Order Size 100
Cost Per Order $26.41
Price Per Postcard $0.26
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 3-4 Bus. Days
Faster Shipping Options 1-Day, 2-Day
Customer Support Phone, email, live chat