Print Reseller Scheme
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Where is the cheapest place to print business cards

Discussion in 'Printing & Print Design Forum:' started by blanchard, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. blanchard

    blanchard Member

    I'm after 500
    single sided
    full colour
    gloss laminated one side

    Where can I get the best deal in the UK?
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2012
  2. Stationery Direct

    Stationery Direct Administrator Staff Member

    Eastern Europe!!

    ...if you want a UK printer then we offer Business Cards

    EDIT: Although we no longer offer gloss lamination, just matt lam.
  3. Paul Murray

    Paul Murray Moderator Staff Member

    'Cheap' doesn't necessarily mean 'best'. Going for a cheap deal could cost you more in the long run.

    ARRIVALS Well-Known Member

    I think you'll find if you have a gander around parts of Asia, you'll find 6 year olds hand painting business cards, hundreds at a time. Quite the workers. :icon_thumbup:

    Seriously though, if you just want cheap cards, that look shit, try vista/pronta print.

    Like Paul says, you may want to pay a little more and get a better quality card.
  5. Stationery Direct

    Stationery Direct Administrator Staff Member

    lol :icon_biggrin:

    ARRIVALS Well-Known Member

    By the way, welcome to the forum. I'm just up the road in Blackpool.
  7. Tony Hardy

    Tony Hardy Well-Known Member

    Haha this thread is hilarious.
    Please don't use Vista/Pronta Print. Go to one of the printers on here. There are many of them, whilst I've only dealt with Stationery Direct and Minuteman Press Bristol, I think Toppers Print is probably going to be just fine too!
  8. Katedesign

    Katedesign Well-Known Member

    Just a word about Prontaprint (and KallKwiks) they are all individually run as they are a franchise - as are Minuteman (PP & KK almost still a franchise) and the quality you get from each one is WILDLY different - Minuteman Bristol is v good - perhaps your local one is b. awful.... so check out your local guys....BUT DON'T USE VISTAPRINT - anyone who gives print away has to be shunned!
  9. blanchard

    blanchard Member

    Thanks Boss Hog for the link.

    ARRIVALS thanks for the welcome.

    Tony Hardy and KATEDESIGN thanks for your input too.
  10. Toppers

    Toppers Member

  11. designsofhope

    designsofhope New Member

    Hi, I have used Kall Kwik and Vista in the past, and they are ok, but the quality, as someone else said can vary wildly. I have used 2 german companies for the past year or so and their quality is pretty good and constant, plus they are by far the cheapest around, unless someone can tell me different. They are called saxoprint and 1-2-print. I'd love to use British companies but in these hard times I have to go for the cheapest. Hope this helps.

    ARRIVALS Well-Known Member

    To be fair, I've used Kall Kwik a couple of times, though not recently, and the quality wasn't too bad. But like others say, a Kall Kwik's print quality in Bristol will be totally different to one in Manchester. Pot luck I'm afraid.

    Anything German is good, but how on earth did you find them?!
  13. blanchard

    blanchard Member

    Designs of hope
  14. Print-365

    Print-365 Member

  15. leedsprintingco

    leedsprintingco New Member

    I Have had a really mixed bag with Saxo. Despite customer service issues, the quality is fairly good considering the price!
  16. spottypenguin

    spottypenguin Active Member

    Depends what you call cheap. I get matt laminated, double-sided cards on 400gsm for what I consider a VERY good price and quality has never been an issue. And a UK based company. But it may seem a lot to you :icon_confused:

Share This Page