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

Smartpress Comparison and Review



Pros:

  • Easy to upload design
  • Mailing service available (The provider will print, address, and mail the products for you.)
  • Standard shipping time of 1-4 business days  (Market Standard is one week)
  • Faster shipping options available: Next day, 2-day, 3-day

Cons:

  • At the time of our latest review, we didn't find any notable cons

Conclusion:

Smartpress offers high-priced paper marketing materials and signs and banners, and they do not offer promotional materials or stationery. They offer a range of paper marketing materials and signs and banners. Smartpress 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 it very easy to upload a design with Smartpress. Smartpress offers a mailing service for some of their products (i.e. they will print, address, and mail the products for you).

We found their customer support to be high quality. Smartpress has a standard shipping time of 1-4 days, which is much faster than our Market Standard shipping time of one week.

Design and Printing

Smartpress meets our Market Standard by allowing you to easily upload an existing design and have it printed. Smartpress prefers you to upload your files in PDF format. Smartpress does not offer pre-designed templates. They also do not offer a design tool you can use to create your own designs. However, they do allow you to download blank templates that you can edit with your own design software, such as Adobe Illustrator.

Smartpress offers digital printing, which differs from 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 though Smartpress in quantities ranging from 10-10,000, which is better than our Market Standard minimum order size of 100. 10 brochures cost $55.12. As you order larger quantities, your price per brochure gets significantly cheaper. Smartpress offers three different templates that you can download and edit with your own design software. They offer many finish and paper options for their brochures, including glossy, matte, smooth, linen, and recycled matte.

Flyers

You can order flyers through Smartpress in quantities ranging from 25-20,000, which is better than our Market Standard minimum order size of 100. 25 flyers cost $31.64. As you order larger quantities, your price per flyer gets significantly cheaper. One template is available for you to download and edit with your own software. Their flyers come with a matte or glossy finish.

Postcards

You can order postcards through Smartpress in quantities ranging from 25-25,000, which is better than our Market Standard minimum order size of 100. 25 postcards cost $24.51. As you order larger quantities, your price per postcard gets significantly cheaper. One template is available for you to download and edit with your own software. Their postcards come with a semi-gloss or premium gloss finish.

Shipping

The standard shipping time is 1-4 days for brochures, flyers, and postcards, which beats our Market Standard of one week. Shipping prices vary with location, but we were quoted $9.25 for 10 brochures, $9.25 for 25 flyers, and $9.25 for 25 postcards. Next day, 2-day, and 3-day expedited shipping options are also available for an additional cost.

Proofs & Samples

Smartpress offers PDF proofs and hardcopy proofs, so you can see what your order will look like before you order. They also offer free paper samples (a pack of paper options that are mailed to you and from which you can choose). This meets our Market Standard.

Additional Paper Marketing Materials

In addition to brochures, flyers and postcards, Smartpress offers business cards, sales/data sheets, and booklets.

Customer Support

Smartpress offers phone support Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST. There was no wait time when we called their customer support, and we found their customer support to be high quality overall. Smartpress meets our Market Standard by offering a money-back guarantee.

Paper Materials
Create Design from Scratch -
Use Provider's Design -
Use Your Existing Design
Download Blank Templates
Printer Type Digital
Brochures
Minimum Order Size 10
Cost Per Order $55.12
Price Per Brochure $5.51
Flyers
Minimum Order Size 25
Cost Per Order $31.64
Price Per Flyer $1.27
Postcards
Minimum Order Size 25
Cost Per Order $24.51
Price Per Postcard $0.98
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 1-4 Bus. Days
Faster Shipping Options Next Day, 2-Day, 3-Day
Customer Support Phone
Additional Smartpress Products