123Print Mug, T-Shirt, and Calendar Review | ChooseWhat.com

123Print Comparison and Review



Pros:

  • Easy to upload design
  • Professional design help available
  • Free shipping available

Cons:

  • Provider does not offer t-shirts
  • Minimum order size of 10 for calendars (Market Standard is one item)

Conclusion:

123Print offers low-priced paper marketing materials, promotional materials and stationery, and they have average-priced signs and banners. 123Print offers a range of printed products.123Print 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. However, they do not allow you to download blank templates that you can edit with your own software, which can help you with uploading your design. 

We found their customer support to be high quality because of their knowledgeable staff and 24/7 availability. 123Print’s standard shipping time is 4-8 business days, which meets our Market Standard shipping time of one week. 123Print is one of the only providers we reviewed that offers a free shipping option.

Design and Printing

123Print lets you upload your existing design as JPEG, PNG, BMP, TIFF, PDF, GIF, or EPS files. We found uploading a design to be a very easy process. You can create your own design using their tool for mugs and calendars. Their design tool provides a WYSIWYG editor with drag-and-drop text and image manipulation and shows cut-and-bleed lines. 123Print also offer the services of professional designers whose price depend upon the product desired.

123Print 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.

T-Shirts

123Print does not offer t-shirts at this time.

Mugs

123Print has order sizes ranging from 1-100 mugs. The price for a single mug is $9.99. The price per mug gets cheaper as you increase your order size. Mugs are 11 oz.

Calendars

123Print has order sizes ranging from 10-1000 calendars. The price for an order of 10 calendars is $24.95. The price per calendar gets cheaper as you increase your order size. Calendars come with a glossy paper finish.

Shipping

Standard shipping time for calendars is 7-11 business days, while standard shipping time for mugs is 8-12 business days. 123Print's shipping is slower than our Market Standard shipping time if one week. Standard shipping is free for both products, and expedited shipping options are available. 10 calendars can be shipped in 7 business days for $7.95 and in 6 business days for $11.56. One mug can be shipped in 8 business days for $7.95 and in 7 business days for $11.56. Shipping costs may vary with location.

Proofs & Samples

123Print provides free PDF proofs by email, which meets our Market Standard. You can also have a professional review your design for $4.95. You can request free paper samples to be mailed to you, from which you can choose a paper option, which meets our Market Standard.

Additional Promotional Materials

In addition to mugs and calendars, 123Print offers pens, magnets, and gift certificates.

Customer Support

Phone, email, and live chat customer support are available 24/7. We experienced no wait time when calling customer support, and email support responded within one business day. We found that the support agents are very helpful and knowledgeable. 123Print meets our Market Standard by offering a money-back guarantee.

Promotional Materials
Create Design from Scratch
Use Provider's Design
Use Your Existing Design
Download Blank Templates -
Printer Type Digital
T-Shirts
Minimum Order Size N/A
Cost Per Order N/A
Mugs
Minimum Order Size 1
Cost Per Order $9.99
Calendars
Minimum Order Size 10
Cost Per Order $24.95
Other Materials Available
Gift Certificates
Hats -
Keychains -
Magnets
Pens
Samples and Shipping
Professional Design Help
PDF Proof
Standard Shipping Time 4-8 Bus. Days
Faster Shipping Options 2-Day, 3-Day
Customer Support Phone, email, live chat