48HourPrint Vinyl Banner, Yard Sign, and Poster Printing Review | ChooseWhat.com

48HourPrint Comparison and Review



Pros:

  • Faster shipping options available: Next Day, 2-Day, 3-Day

Cons:

  • Provider does not offer lawn signs
  • Expensive banners
  • Difficult to upload design
  • Money-back guarantee not available

Conclusion:

48HourPrint offers average-priced paper marketing materials, promotional materials and stationery, and they offer high-priced signs and banners. They do not offer many promotional marketing materials, but they do offer calendars. 48HourPrint 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 difficult to upload a design with 48HourPrint because of all the steps you must take to prepare your files for upload. 48HourPrint offers a mailing service for some products (i.e. they will print, address, and mail the products for you).

48HourPrint does not offer a money-back guarantee, which we consider to be standard. We found their customer support to be high quality. 48HourPrint has a standard shipping time of 4-7 business days, which is faster than our Market Standard shipping time of one week.

Design and Printing

With 48HourPrint, you can upload an existing and have it printed. We found it difficult to upload a design with 48HourPrint because of all the steps you must take to prepare your files for upload. The accepted file types for uploading a design include: PSD, EPS, INDD, QXD, CDR, FHD, PUB, PPT, PDF, TIF, JPEG, BMP, and SIT. They do not offer a design tool that allows you to create your own design for banners or posters.

48HourPrint 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.

Banners

You can order banners through 48HourPrint in quantities ranging from 1-15, which meets our Market Standard minimum order size. One banner costs $81, which is more expensive than our Market Standard of $60. As you order larger quantities, your price per banner gets significantly cheaper. They have vertical and horizontal layout options available. Their banners are high-grade 13-ounce vinyl with a gloss finish and come with many different size options, including 2 x 4, 2 x 6, 2 x 8, 3 x 5, 3 x 6, 3 x 8, 4 x 6, 4 x 8. They do not offer banner stands or banner hangers.

Lawn Signs

48HourPrint does not offer lawn signs at this time.

Posters

You can order posters through 48HourPrint in quantities ranging from 1-15, which meets our Market Standard minimum order size. For one poster, it costs $29. As you order larger quantities, your price per poster gets significantly cheaper. Vertical and horizontal layout options are available, and their different size options include 18 x 24, 22 x 28, 22 x 30, 24 x 24, 24 x 36, 24 x 48, 28 x 38, 36 x 36, 36 x 48, 36 x 60, 36 x 7. Their posters have a glossy finish.

Shipping

48HourPrint’s standard shipping time is 4-7 business days, which meets our Market standard of one week. Their standard shipping price is $9.33 for one poster or one banner. Shipping prices may vary with location. Next day, 2-day, and 3-day shipping are also available for an additional cost.

Proofs & Samples

48HourPrint 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 Signs

In addition to banners and posters, 48HourPrint offers bumper stickers and window decals.

Customer Support

48HourPrint offers phone and email customer support. Their phone support is available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST. We experienced no wait time over the phone and only 30 minutes over email. Overall, we consider their customer support to be high quality. They do not offer a money-back guarantee, but they do have a quality assurance team that evaluates problems and proposes solutions, such as refunds or credits towards future purchases.

Signs
Create Design from Scratch -
Use Provider's Design -
Use Your Existing Design
Download Blank Templates
Printer Type Digital, Offset
Banners
Minimum Order Size 1
Cost Per Order $81.00
Lawn Signs
Minimum Order Size N/A
Cost Per Order N/A
Posters
Minimum Order Size 1
Cost Per Order $29.00
Other Materials Available
Bumper Stickers
Car Door Magnets -
Window Decals
Samples and Shipping
Professional Design Help -
PDF Proof
Standard Shipping Time 1-5 Bus. Days
Faster Shipping Options 2-Day
Customer Support Phone, email