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UPrinting Comparison and Review



Pros:

  • Easy to upload design
  • 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:

  • Provider does not offer t-shirts or mugs
  • Minimum order size of 250 for calendars (Market Standard is one 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 cannot create your own design using their tool for calendars. 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.

T-Shirts

UPrinting does not offer t-shirts at this time.

Mugs

UPrinting does not offer mugs at this time.

Calendars

You can order calendars through UPrinting in quantities ranging from 250-10,000, which does not meet our Market Standard minimum order size of one item. For 250 calendars, it costs $1718.13. As you order larger quantities, your price per calendar gets significantly cheaper. UPrinting’s calendars come with a matte or glossy finish.

Shipping

The standard shipping time is 3 days, which is faster than our Market Standard of one week. Their standard shipping price for 250 calendars is $49.08. Shipping costs may vary with location. 1-day and 2-day shipping is also available for an additional cost.

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 Promotional Materials

In addition to calendars, UPrinting offers event tickets, magnets, and gift certificates.

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.

Promotional Materials
Create Design from Scratch
Use Provider's Design -
Use Your Existing Design
Download Blank Templates -
Printer Type Digital, Offset
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 $1718.13
Other Materials Available
Gift Certificates
Hats -
Keychains -
Magnets
Pens -
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