My favorite printers

As a business owner, it’s important to find partners you trust. Whether it’s someone to do your taxes, a social media manager, or a vendor to manufacture your product, finding people you can depend on seriously decreases your stress level.

 
My favorite printers for business cards, flyers, t-shirts and more
 

Over the years I’ve pretty much printed everything imaginable for clients…brochures, coffee mugs, rubber stamps, wedding invitations, billboard sized banners, t-shirts, stationary, the list goes on and on. 

There are four main factors to consider when choosing a printer: print quality, ability to meet your deadline, price, and customer service. The printers I’m recommending today have been tried and tested. I’ve worked with each of them multiple times and been happy with the outcome. You’re welcome to refer to this list for your next print project!


What they print:

Although NDF prints almost anything, I’ve used them for...

  • Business cards
  • Flyers
  • Brochures
  • Menus
  • Notecards
  • Hang tags

Why they’re great:

Next Day Flyers ships nation-wide…you guessed it…the very next day! Although getting it next day costs extra, their prices are extremely reasonable. I’ve been happy with the print quality and choices for sizes and paper stock. I had a client who was paying a local printer 4x the cost of NDF for business cards. We printed through NDF and compared the two and there was no noticeable difference.


What they print:

  • Apparel

Why they’re great:

Real Thread has really comfortable, soft t-shirts, tank tops, and hoodies. They offer wholesale pricing and tag printing if you are starting your own t-shirt line. They’re not the cheapest shirt around, but they’re competitively priced for the quality of the shirt. We once had them print 6,000 shirts and they were delivered in two weeks.


Moo

What they print:

  • Business cards

Why they’re great:

If you want your business card to really stand out, Moo is the way to go. Their luxe business cards, square cards, gold foil, and spot gloss cards are all gorgeous.


What they print:

  • That’s right…rubber stamps!

Why they’re great:

Logo stamps have become really popular on things like packaging, business cards, and coffee sleeves. They’re website isn’t the easiest to navigate, but their prices are reasonable and I love their product!


What they print:

  • Photo books
  • Photo prints

Why they’re great:

Don’t even get me started on this company. Not only is their product extremely high quality, they use recycled fibers in their hardcover books, recycled paper, and reclaimed fallen pine wood. Their website is beautiful and very easy to use. Yes, you can get cheaper photo books, but you won’t find one with higher quality. Their Layflat Album was even one of Oprah’s favorite things in 2015!


What they print:

  • Custom notebooks (softcover notebooks, hardcover journals, and spiral sketchbooks)

Why they’re great:

I almost didn't include Denik in this post because I haven’t personally used them for a project, by I recently received one of their custom notebooks as a giveaway at an event I attended and I had to share about it! It’s a beautiful little journal with gold foil accents. If you’ve ever used them for a project, let me know in the comments! 


My suggestion to anyone printing on a regular basis is to form a relationship with a local printer. There are so many great local print shops. Mayer Printers is just down the street from me and I adore them! You can’t beat the personalized service of a local printer. And if you want something really custom (letterpress, diecut, rose gold foil, etc.), using a local printer is the way to go.

Questions about printers? Let me know in the comments!