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

Print Lion Comparison and Review



Pros:

  • Professional design help available
  • Standard shipping time of 4 business days (Market Standard is one week)
  • Faster shipping options available: Next Day, 2-Day, 3-Day

Cons:

  • Provider does not offer lawn signs
  • Difficult to upload design
  • Minimum order size of 500 for posters (Market Standard is one item)

Conclusion:

Print Lion offers low cost promotional materials, stationery and signs and banners, and they offer average-priced paper marketing materials. They don’t offer many promotional materials, but they do offer calendars. Print Lion 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 somewhat difficult to upload your design, since your file must be in PDF or EPS form or you’ll have to fill out a form to have your order processed manually. Print Lion is 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). Print Lion has larger than average minimum order sizes, which start at 500 for brochures, flyers, postcards, letterhead and posters.

We found their customer support to high quality. Print Lion has a standard shipping time of 4 business days, which is faster than our Market Standard shipping time of one week. 

Design and Printing

Print Lion lets you upload your existing design with any file type, but PDF and EPS are preferred. We found uploading a design to be difficult. If your file is not in PDF or EPS form, you may have to fill out a form and have it processed manually. Print Lion does not provide predesigned templates or allow you to create your own design. Print Lion does provide downloadable templates so that you may create your design with your own software to upload. Professional help is available for design. Email Print Lion for a quoted price on design.

Print Lion offers digital printing and not 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 must contact Print Lion for a custom quote on your banner order size.Banner width can be anywhere from 1’ to 8’, and banner length can be anywhere from 1’ to 10.5’. Print Lion’s banners come in either horizontal or vertical layout. Print Lion does not provide banner stands or hangers.

Lawn Signs

Print Lion does not sell lawn signs at this time.

Posters

Print Lion sells posters in order sizes of 500-100,000, which does not meet our Market Standard minimum order size of one poster. An order of 500 posters costs $738.15. Posters are available in 8” x 10”, 11” x 14”, 11” x 17”, 12” x 18”, or 14” x 20” sizes in a vertical layout. Posters are printed on paper with gloss or UV finish.

Shipping

Standard shipping for posters takes 4 business days, which meets our Market Standard of one week, and costs $26.26 for an order size of 500. Expedited shipping options are available: It costs $50.31 for 3-day shipping, $63.41 for 2-day shipping, and $115.36 for next day shipping. Note that costs may vary by location. Banner shipping is provided with custom banner orders.

Proofs & Samples

Print Lion meets our Market Standard by offering both free PDF proofs of your order as well as free paper samples upon request.

Additional Signs

Print Lion does not offer additional signage besides banners and posters at this time.

Customer Support

Phone, email, and live chat customer support are available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST. We experienced no wait times with live chat or phone support, and email support responded within half an hour of our inquiry. Customer support was high quality. Print Lion offers a money-back guarantee, which meets our Market Standard.

Signs
Create Design from Scratch -
Use Provider's Design -
Use Your Existing Design
Download Blank Templates
Printer Type Digital
Banners
Minimum Order Size 1
Cost Per Order $0.00
Lawn Signs
Minimum Order Size N/A
Cost Per Order N/A
Posters
Minimum Order Size 500
Cost Per Order $738.15
Other Materials Available
Bumper Stickers -
Car Door Magnets -
Window Decals -
Samples and Shipping
Professional Design Help
PDF Proof
Standard Shipping Time 4 Bus. Days
Faster Shipping Options 1-Day, 2-Day
Customer Support Phone, email, live chat