As business owners, we love to send clients gifts or just have some “promotional items” on hand for events and trade shows. If you’re not going to work with a local printer, there are plenty of great online printers that you can work with. Some printers specialize in just one particular item, while others offer a variety of services.

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Here’s a run-down of some of the most popular online printers. I’ve included some prices for comparison, but definitely check out each website for some more in-depth info on prices and such.

Stationery HQ

What they print: stationery, wedding pieces, school/home, gifts, and gold foil printing

Pricing: $15 mug; $10 for 8×10 foil prints (minimum of 10 per order)

DiscountMugs

What they print: apparel, bags, drinkware, key chains, magnets, pens, toys

Pricing: $10 per mug, 12 order minimum

Print Aura

What they print: t-shirts, hoodies, bags, mugs, aprons, posters, phone cases, apparel

Pricing: $11 per mug

CustomInk

What they print: Apparel and drinkware

Pricing: $5 per mug (minimum of 72)

JakPrints.com

What they print: stationary, promotional items, stickers, decals, apparel and bags

Pricing: $25 for 100 business cards

Spreadshirt

What they print: t-shirts, hoodies, tank tops, kid’s, phone cases, mugs, hats

Pricing: $21 for 1 shirt, price per shirt goes down after 6 shirts

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Shirt Refinery

What they print: t-shirts

Pricing: $25-ish for one shirt, price varies on printing and quantity; no minimums!

ThePenGuy.com

What they print: pens, obviously.

Pricing: 300 minimum, .39 each up to 1.49 each

More Than Stick Figures, Inc.

What they print: lanyards, flash drives, bottles, pens, tote bags, cups, etc.

Pricing: $2-3 each (minimum 72 mugs)

Guided Products

What they print: green office products, custom printing and packaging

Pricing: too many different options to name just a range!

Printed Mint

What they print: wholesale products of all kinds

Pricing: varying, but wholesale pricing discounts!

Branders.com

What they print: bags, drinkware, office, apparel, home supplies

Pricing: $5 each (minimum 36 mugs)

StickerMule

What they print: stickers and skins

Pricing: There’s a huge variety depending on size, cut and quantity, but it starts around $50 for 50 stickers.

Create + Sell Sites

If you’re a designer, there are also sites like Zazzle, RedBubble, Society6, and CafePress that allow you to upload your own designs and create your own shop. With these types of sites, they handle all the production and shipping, and therefore, take a percentage. For my own Society6 shop, I only make $5 on each product. So, you can see how much money Society6 is getting from each of my sales.

Standard Print Sites

Some of these sites are more well-known because they have been around longer. Vistaprint, GotPrint, PSPrint, 123Print, and Moo are all sites that I have personally printed from at one point or another. UPrinting.com, Printful, and PrimoPrint are also great online printers. Moo is especially known for it’s superb quality – they also offer foil printing and letterpress printing! PSPrint is another printer that provides foil printing.

Books and Planners

Again, local printers are a great resource to have on hand! I’ve printed various planners and books, almost all through local printers. If that’s not an option, Blurb and CreateSpace are some bigger names for book printing. Make My Notebook, May Designs and Milo Gift Shop are also some popular and reputable resources for getting books printed.


Personally, I use 123print.com for postcards, Moo for my business cards, and Winkflash to get mugs printed. For my own prints, I work with a local printer because it’s much faster and I love the price + quality! I actually designed and printed my own coil-bound, weekly planner at UPS. (Yes, UPS does printing!)

What printers do you love working with?

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