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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

Cons:

  • Provider does not offer t-shirts or mugs
  • Difficult to upload design
  • Minimum order size of 250 for calendars (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 can 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.

T-Shirts

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

Mugs

Print Lion does not offer mugs at this time.

Calendars

Print Lion sells calendars in order sizes of 250-20,000, which does not meet our Market Standard minimum order size of one calendar. An order of 250 calendars costs $1,817.05, and the price per calendar decreases as your order size increases. Calendars are printed on glossy paper.

Shipping

Standard shipping takes 4 business days, which meets our Market Standard of one week, and costs $72.68 for 250 calendars. Expedited shipping is available: It costs $292.05 for 2-day shipping and $450.12 for next day shipping. Note that shipping costs may vary by location.

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 Promotional Materials

In addition to calendars, Print Lion offers event tickets.

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. 

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 N/A
Cost Per Order N/A
Calendars
Minimum Order Size 250
Cost Per Order $1817.05
Other Materials Available
Gift Certificates -
Hats -
Keychains -
Magnets -
Pens -
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
Additional Print Lion Products