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

VistaPrint Comparison and Review



Pros:

  • Easy to upload design
  • Can create your design from scratch with their editor
  • Faster shipping option available: 3-Day

Cons:

  • Standard shipping time of 14 business days (Market Standard is one week)
  • Free PDF proof not available

Conclusion:

VistaPrint offers average-priced marketing materials in all categories. They offer a wide range of printed products. VistaPrint 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. We found it very easy to upload your own design with VistaPrint. They charge $1.99 for each PDF proof of your design, which does not meet our Market Standard of free proofs.

We found their customer support to be average quality. Their email support took two days to respond, which is slow compared to the email support of other providers we reviewed. VistaPrint has a standard shipping time of 14 days, which is much slower than our Market Standard shipping time of one week.

Design and Printing

If you already have a design you want to use, you can easily upload it and have VistaPrint print it for you. They accept which lets you create your own design for letterhead, greeting cards, and envelopes. Their design tool includes a WYSIWYG editor, cut-and-bleed lines, and a drag-and-drop feature that makes creating your design a very simple process.

VistaPrint uses both offset and digital printing for their products. 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 letterheads through VistaPrint in quantities that range from 10 to 2,000, which beats our Market Standard minimum order size of 250. For 10 letterheads, it costs $19.99. As you order larger quantities, your price per letterhead gets significantly cheaper.  VistaPrint’s letterheads come with a smooth matte finish.

Greeting Cards

You can order greeting cards through VistaPrint in quantities that range from 10-20,000, which beats our Market Standard minimum order size of 250 greeting cards. It costs $14.98 for 10 greeting cards and an additional $4.99 for double-sided printing.  As you order larger quantities, your price per greeting card gets significantly cheaper.  Their greeting cards come with a matte finish.

Envelopes

You can order envelopes through VistaPrint in quantities that range from 10-20,000, which beats our Market Standard minimum order size of 250 envelopes. 10 envelopes cost $7.99. As you order larger quantities, your price per envelope gets significantly cheaper.

Shipping

VistaPrint’s standard shipping time is 14 days, which is much slower than our Market Standard of one week. The standard shipping costs for the minimum order sizes are $6.82 for 10 letterhead, $6.38 for 10 greeting cards, and $6.15 for 10 envelopes. 3-day and 7-day shipping is also available at an additional cost. 

Proofs & Samples

VistaPrint’s PDF proofs costs $1.99, which does not meet our Market Standard of free PDF proofs. They also offer free paper samples that you can request to check out the quality of the paper before ordering, which meets our Market Standard.

Additional Stationery

In addition to letterhead, greeting cards and envelopes, VistaPrint offers address labels, folders, invitations, notepads, and rubber stamps.

Customer Support

VistaPrint offers phone, email, and live chat support. Their phone support is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. EST. We had to wait around five minutes to get in touch with a support representative over the phone, and it took two days to hear back from their support via email. We found the overall quality of their customer support to be average. VistaPrint offers a money-back guarantee in the event that there is a printing error on your products, which meets 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 $19.99
Price Per Letterhead $2.00
Greeting Cards
Minimum Order Size 10
Cost Per Order $14.98
Price Per Greeting Card $1.50
Envelopes
Minimum Order Size 1
Cost Per Order $7.99
Price Per Envelope $7.99
Other Materials Available
Address Labels
Folders
Invitiations
Notepads
Rubber Stamps
Samples and Shipping
Professional Design Help -
PDF Proof
Mailing Service
Standard Shipping Time 14 Bus. Days
Faster Shipping Options 3-Day, 7-Day
Customer Support Phone, email, live chat