123Print Comparison and Review



123Print Review

Pros:

  • Easy to create a card from scratch with their design tool (scored 4 out of 5 stars)
  • Free shipping available
  • Standard shipping time of 3-7 business days (Market Standard is one week)
  • Faster shipping options available: Next Day, 1-2 Day, 3-Day
  • Phone, email and live chat customer support available

Cons:

  • High cost: costs 11 cents/card (Market Standard is 8 cents/card)

Conclusion:

123Print offers quality business cards and is one of the only companies we’ve reviewed with free shipping.  Although 123Print has higher-than-Market Standard pricing, their free shipping option definitely makes up for the price. They also have faster shipping options for an additional fee. In addition to regular business cards, they also offer several special options, such as mini cards, rounded corners, linen cards, and magnetic/metal cards. You can select from a range of card stocks (or card thickness) that go up to 15 point, which is thicker than our Market Standard 14 point.

Default Card

We rated 123Print’s default card 3 out of 5 stars. Their default card stock is 12 point, which is thinner than our Market Standard of 14 point. Their default card size is 2” x 3.5,” which meets the Market Standard. They offer a matte default finish. You can get a glossy finish for an extra $10.

Designing Your Card

Uploading Your Own Design

If you have a business card design already created, or you plan to create one, this vendor will let you upload your design, select your options, and print your cards.

Using a Predesigned Template

123Print has average quality predesigned templates. They offer 5,000+ templates and 28 fonts to choose from. You can upload an image or a logo to their templates.

Creating a Card from Scratch

We rated 123Print 4 out of 5 stars for creating a card from scratch. Their design editor is extremely flexible, which makes designing a card very easy to do. They let you upload an unlimited number of images per order for free. We found their image uploading process to be above average, as they make it easy to crop, re-size and place your image where you want it on the card. Their design tool also includes a drag-and-drop feature to help you create your card. They show you the cut and bleed lines on your card, which help with placement of your design. They have a vertical layout available, and you can save your design for future use when creating your card.  The only limitations we found are that they do not auto-align the text for you, and they do not allow you to draw manually on the card.
 
In order to see how easy it was to create a card from scratch using 123Print’s design tool, we attempted to replicate a simple business card we already had. The card was very easy to create, and the only limitations we experienced were not being able to add a vertical line (divider) to the card and some difficulty with aligning the text.

Options & Upgrades

123Print offers traditional, flat print cards. They also offer custom cards for $39.95. They offer 12, 14, and 15 point card stock as well as both matte and glossy finishes. 123Print also offers many other upgrades and finishes, including mini cards, rounded corners, linen cards, and magnetic/metal cards.

Shipping & Delivery

123Print’s standard shipping time is 3-7 business days, which meets our Market Standard of one week. They offer free standard shipping, which is a plus that not many companies offer. They also offer Next Day shipping for $55.68, 1-2 Day shipping for $34.68, and 3-Day shipping for $23.85. We selected shipping to Austin, Texas, as a point of comparison.

Customer Support

123Print offers phone, live chat, and email support. Their phone support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We found their support to be extremely helpful and experienced little to no wait time.

Pricing

123Print offers 200 cards for $22.95, which comes out to 11 cents per card. This is more expensive than our Market Standard of $0.08 per card. It cost an additional $10 to print on the back side of 250 cards (price varies with order size). Their other order sizes range from 100 cards to 10,000 cards. They offer a money-back guarantee in the event that they make a mistake on your order. 123Print also offers a professional review of your business cards for $2.95.

Price & Features

Order Size Reviewed

200

Cost per Order

$22.95

Price Per Card

$0.11

Minimum Order Size

100

Double-Sided Printing

$10

Default Card

Default Card

Default Card Stock

12 pt.

Default Card Size

2" x 3.5"

Default Card Finish

Matte

Designing Your Card

Use Your Existing Design

Use Provider's Design

Quality of Templates

Average Quality

Upload Your Logo to the Template

Number of Fonts

28

Create Design From Scratch

Ease of Creation

Upload Your Logo to a Blank Card

Yes

Custom Image Limit per Order

Unlimited

Options & Upgrades

Digital (Flat) Print

Raised Print

-

Custom Designs

Professional Graphic Designs

-

Horizontal Design Templates

Vertical Design Templates

Matte Finish

Glossy Finish

Laminated Finish

-

Rounded Corners

Special Shapes/Die-cut

-

Recycled Paper

Spot UV Coating

-

Mini Cards

Linen Cards

Fold-over Cards

-

Magnetic/Metal Cards

PDF Proof

Hardcopy Proof

-

Shipping & Delivery

Standard Shipping Time

3-7 Bus. Days

Faster Shipping Options

Next Day, 1-2 Day, 3-Day

Shipment Tracking

Customer Service

Money-Back Guarantee

Customer Support

Phone, email, live chat

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