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

UPrinting Comparison and Review



Pros:

  • Easy to upload design
  • Can create your design from scratch with their editor
  • Professional design help available
  • Standard shipping time of 3 business days (Market Standard is one week)
  • Faster shipping options available: 1-Day, 2-Day

Cons:

  • Expensive banners
  • Minimum order size of 50 for posters (Market Standard is 1 item)

Conclusion:

Uprinting offers low-priced paper marketing materials, promotional materials and stationery, and they have high-priced signs and banners. They do not offer many promotional marketing materials, but they do offer calendars, gift certificates and magnets. UPrinting lets you upload and print an existing design, and they also offer 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).

We found their customer support to be average quality. Their phone support was extremely helpful, but their email support does not always respond. UPrinting has a standard shipping time of 3 days, which is faster than our Market Standard shipping time of one week.

Design and Printing

UPrinting lets you upload your existing design and have it printed. We found it easy to upload your design. Uprinting accepts these files types: PDF, JPG, TIFF, PNG, EPS, Illustrator, Publisher, DOC, JPEG, PSD, DOCX . You can also create your own design using their tool for banners and posters, but not for lawn signs. We found their tool easy to use: it lets you upload, resize and crop images and lock elements into place. Uprinting offers professional design help to aid you in creating your design, but this costs an extra fee, depending on the product.

Uprinting offers both offset and digital 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

Uprinting offers banners that range in order size from 1-100, which meets our Market Standard minimum order size.  It costs $80 for one banner, which is much more expensive than our Market Standard of $60. As you order larger quantities, your price per banner gets significantly cheaper. You have the following options for the size of your banner:  3’ x 1.6’, 4 x 2.5’ and 6’ x 2.5’. You can order banners in a horizontal layout. You cannot select a vertical layout, but you can create a custom banner in a vertical layout. Uprinting does not offer banner stands, but they do offer banner hangers. It costs $16 for 8 grommets on one 3’ x 1.6’ banner. Banners are printed on 15 ml vinyl.

Lawn Signs

Uprinting offers lawn signs that range in order size from 1-50, which meets our Market Standard. One lawn sign costs $20.50, which is cheaper than our Market Standard of $25. They do not offer double-sided printing for lawn signs, but they do offer wire stands for $2.50 per stand.

Posters

Uprinting offers posters that range in order size from 50-100,000, which does not meet our Market Standard minimum order size of 1 item. It costs $691.95 for 50 posters. As you order larger quantities, your price per poster gets significantly cheaper.  Posters come in these sizes: 8.5 x 11” or 11 x 17”. Posters are available in a horizontal layout. Vertical layouts are not available, but you can make a custom design in a vertical layout. You have the choice of matte or glossy finish for your posters.

Shipping

The standard shipping time is 3 days, which is faster than our Market Standard of one week. Shipping prices vary with location, but we were quoted $11.13 for one banner, $11.36 for one lawn sign, and $14.30 for one poster.  Expedited shipping options are also available for an extra cost: 1-day or 2-day shipping.

Proofs & Samples

Uprinting offers both a free PDF proof and a hardcopy proof of your design. They also offer free product 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 posters, Uprinting offers bumper stickers, car door magnets and window decals.

Customer Support

Uprinting offers phone, email and live chat support, which is available Monday through Friday, 24/7, and Saturday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST. We experienced minimal to no wait times on the phone, and email responded in 2 to 4 hours. The overall quality of customer support was average. Uprinting 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, Offset
Banners
Minimum Order Size 1
Cost Per Order $80.00
Lawn Signs
Minimum Order Size 1
Cost Per Order $20.50
Posters
Minimum Order Size 50
Cost Per Order $691.95
Other Materials Available
Bumper Stickers
Car Door Magnets
Window Decals
Samples and Shipping
Professional Design Help
PDF Proof
Standard Shipping Time 3 Bus. Days
Faster Shipping Options 1-Day, 2-Day
Customer Support Phone, email, live chat