VistaPrint does a TON of printing. They have a huge budget for advertising and they are one of the first companies that many people select when needing some quick business cards or brochures.
You see their ads, figure that they are crazy popular, and that crazy popular = simple and affordable.
Simple, yes. Affordable? Not so much when you actually compare.
For one, the quality is subpar. The paper is flimsy and cheap, the printing is “meh” and you get what you paid for – cheap quality, done quick.
We broker our printing through a company that we’ve been doing for years, and they’re great. Their quality is top-notch and the paper is amazing.
Here’s a quick price comparison:
VistaPrint (1000 business cards) = approximately $50 for their “Middle of the road” quality.
Our Printing Company (1000 business cards)= approximately $28 for a top-of-the-line product.
The only difference is that you don’t know about “our printing company” as they are a company that virtually only caters to professional design firms.
Sure, you could find them online and use them. We’ll even tell you if you ask because we don’t charge you for printing – you just pay the printer direct. However, it’s just something else to think about – wouldn’t you want to do business with a company that finds you TOP quality materials, doesn’t “broker” the print job (i.e. instead of $28 it’s $78 so that we can make a few bucks) and hands you a gorgeous product?