UPrinting Review

Pros:

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

Cons:

  • At the time of our latest review, we didn’t find any notable cons.

Conclusion:

[Last Update: May 22, 2013]

UPrinting offers the best value business cards of the providers we’ve reviewed. They provide one of the best design editors we’ve reviewed and high quality business cards at Market Standard price. The standard shipping time of three days is comparatively fast. UPrinting also has special options and upgrades that aren’t offered by many other companies, such as recycled paper, rounded corners and “die-cut” or custom card shapes. They offer helpful phone, email and live chat support to assist you with designing and ordering your cards.

Default Card

We rated UPrinting’s default card 4 out of 5 stars. UPrinting provides our Market Standard default cardstock of 14 point, as well as our Market Standard default card size of 2"x3.5". They use a glossy default card finish, and you can upgrade to a matte finish for $4.73 on an order of 250 cards. They also provide the option of printing your cards on recycled paper. Even though their default card meets all of our Market Standards, it is not as high quality as some of the other business cards we have reviewed.

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

UPrinting provides average predesigned template layouts, which we found to be a bit bland. Additionally, they provide only 5 templates, which is far fewer than the number offered by most other vendors. UPrinting provides 62 fonts to choose from when entering text onto your card. UPrinting allows you to upload an unlimited amount of images for placement on your template.

Creating a Card from Scratch

We rated UPrinting 5 out of 5 stars for creating a card from scratch. The design editor is very flexible, which makes designing a card from scratch very easy to do. Uploading an image is also very easy, as they let you resize, crop, and lock your images. It is free to upload images with UPrinting and you may upload an unlimited number of images per order. You can move text and images around with the drag-and-drop feature, and their design editor can auto-align the text for you. UPrinting’s tool shows you cut and bleed lines, so that you’ll know what part of your design might be removed during the printing process. While you cannot freehand draw in the card design tool, UPrinting allows you to add shapes and lines that you can resize. Vertical layouts are available, in addition to horizontal layouts. UPrinting will save your design for future use.

Replicating our card design to create the card below with Uprinting’s design tool took about 20 minutes under testing, which we found to be standard. Aligning text was slightly difficult, but the rest of the process went very smoothly.

Options & Upgrades

UPrinting provides flat print cards, but does not provide cards with raised text. You can choose to order a professional custom card design for $30. In addition to the default 14 point card stock, they offer 13 point card stock for a cheaper price. Card finishes offered include Matte and Glossy. In addition to regular card stock, you have the option of selecting recycled paper. They also offer special card shapes, such as rounded corners or die-cut cards (custom shapes).

Shipping & Delivery

Standard shipping time is 3 business days, which is much faster than our Market Standard of one week and costs $9.00-$10.00 for 250 cards. Shipping cost increases with number of cards ordered. All shipping prices vary according to location, but we picked Austin, Texas, as a point of comparison. Next Day shipping is also available, and it costs $40 to ship 250 cards to Austin, Texas. 2-Day shipping cost is available, and it costs $20.00 to ship 250 cards to Austin, Texas. Uprinting offers shipment tracking so that you can find out where your cards are.

Customer Support

Phone support is available 24 hours a day on weekdays and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST on weekends. Email and live chat support are also available. Customer support is of very high quality. We found UPrinting to answer their phone lines immediately and provide knowledgeable answers to all of our inquiries.

Pricing

An order of 250 cards costs $20, which comes out to 8 cents per card and meets our Market Standard price. It costs an additional $7.15 to print on the back side of 250 cards (price varies with order size). You may also order many different order sizes all the way up to 10,000 cards. UPrinting provides a money-back guarantee in the event that a printing mistake is their fault.

Price & Features

Order Size Reviewed

250

Cost per Order

$20.00

Price Per Card

$0.08

Minimum Order Size

25

Double-Sided Printing

$7.15

Default Card

Default Card

Default Card Stock

14 pt.

Default Card Size

2" x 3.5"

Default Card Finish

Glossy

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

62

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 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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