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

PrintRunner Comparison and Review



Pros:

  • 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 do not offer a design tool that allows you to create your own design for banners, lawn signs, or posters. PrintRunner 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.

Banners

You can order banners through PrintRunner in quantities ranging from 1-50, which meets our Market Standard minimum order size. For one banner, it costs $53.46. This is cheaper than our Market Standard of $60. Vertical and horizontal layouts are available, you can order banners that range in size from 1’-10’ x 1’-50’. They do not offer banner stands or banner hangers.

Lawn Signs

You can order lawn signs through PrintRunner in quantities ranging from 1-500, which meets our Market Standard minimum order size. For one lawn sign, it costs $17.50. This is cheaper than our Market Standard of $25. Double-sided printing is available and doubles the cost. Wire stands are available for $1.79 each.

Posters

You can order posters through PrintRunner in quantities ranging from 1-20,000, which meets our Market Standard minimum order size. For one poster, it costs $33.87. Their size options include 11 x 17”, 12 x 18”, 13 x 19”, 18 x 24”, 19 x 27”, 24 x 36”, and 27 x 39”. They offer both vertical and horizontal layouts. Their posters are printed on paper with a glossy finish.

Shipping

PrintRunner’s standard shipping time is 3-4 business days, which is faster than our Market Standard of one week. Their standard shipping pricing is $10.77 for one banner, $9.80 for one lawn sign, and $9.80 for one poster. 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 Signs

In addition to banners, lawn signs and posers, PrintRunner offers bumper stickers and car door magnets.

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.

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 $53.46
Lawn Signs
Minimum Order Size 1
Cost Per Order $17.50
Posters
Minimum Order Size 1
Cost Per Order $33.87
Other Materials Available
Bumper Stickers
Car Door Magnets
Window Decals -
Samples and Shipping
Professional Design Help
PDF Proof
Standard Shipping Time 3-4 Bus. Days
Faster Shipping Options 1-Day, 2-Day
Customer Support Phone, email, live chat