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Printing Estimates

17 Jul

A sample list of various online places for printing wholesale/retail:

To obtain your own printing estimate:  If you are sending material to be printed yourself (aka., a designer is not submitting the printed material for you),  go to a printer’s website, such as the ones I list below. On the site, you will select (1) what you will be printing (ex., postcards, magnets, save the date announcements, etc.) and then (2) how you will need that item printed. For example, you will need to select: glossy or matte, print size, where folds are located, weight of paper, coating for paper, days to ship. It gets a bit confusing with options such as “bleed”, “slug” and “spot color”, so if what you are printing is important, it’s best to talk to a designer before you even design anything.

*** = Services I have used

Photo Printing: For photos, I suggest Adorama over Kodak, but Kodak over Snapfish (if that is still in business)

Note: I am not affiliated with these shops in any way, nor do I vouch for them. This list is here only to generate ideas about what various printed items cost over the internet. When the price is included here, it is an EXAMPLE of a quote I got from entering info on printer’s websites; the quotes above don’t include every specification I entered into printer’s websites and are personalized to the project I was doing. Please seek your own quotes.

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