PrintRunner Letterhead, Greeting Card, and Envelope Printing Review | ChooseWhat.com

PrintRunner Comparison and Review



Pros:

  • 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 uploading your design. They offer a design tool that allows you to create your own design for letterhead, greeting cards, and envelopes. PrintRunner also 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.

Letterhead

You can order letterhead through PrintRunner in quantities ranging from 10-20,000, which is much better than our Market Standard minimum order size of 250. For 10 letterheads, it costs $18.95. As you order larger quantities, your price per letterhead gets significantly cheaper. Their letterhead is printed on paper with a smooth, opaque finish.

Greeting Cards

You can order greeting cards through PrintRunner in quantities ranging from 100-10,000, which is better than our Market Standard minimum order size of 250. For 100 greeting cards, it costs $106.59. As you order larger quantities, your price per greeting card gets significantly cheaper. Their greeting cards are printed on paper with a UV or matte finish. Double-sided printing is available, and costs an additional $26.64 for 100 greeting cards.

Envelopes

You can order envelopes through PrintRunner in quantities ranging from 10-5,000, which is better than our Market Standard minimum order size of 250. For 10 envelopes, it costs $32.81. As you order larger quantities, your price per envelope gets significantly cheaper.

Shipping

PrintRunner’s standard shipping time is 3-4 business days, which is faster than our Market Standard of one week. Their standard shipping costs $9.80 for 10 letterheads, $11.37 for 100 greeting cards, and $9.80 for 10 envelopes. 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 Stationery

In addition to letterhead, greeting cards and envelopes, PrintRunner offers invitations, notepads, and rubber stamps.

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 do not respond at all. They do not offer a money-back guarantee, which does not meet our Market Standard.

Stationery
Create Design from Scratch
Use Provider's Design
Use Your Existing Design
Download Blank Templates
Printer Type Digital, Offset
Letterhead
Minimum Order Size 10
Cost Per Order $18.95
Price Per Letterhead $1.90
Greeting Cards
Minimum Order Size 100
Cost Per Order $106.59
Price Per Greeting Card $1.07
Envelopes
Minimum Order Size 10
Cost Per Order $32.81
Price Per Envelope $3.28
Other Materials Available
Address Labels -
Folders -
Invitiations
Notepads
Rubber Stamps
Samples and Shipping
Professional Design Help
PDF Proof
Mailing Service
Standard Shipping Time 3-4 Bus. Days
Faster Shipping Options 1-Day, 2-Day
Customer Support Phone, email, live chat