How to Get the Best Printing Deals with GotPrint

You’re here because you’re looking for affordable prints. Frankly put, the printing industry is competitive with pricing. We take pride in offering competitively low prices for our highest-quality print products, but we also still want to help consumers get the most bang for their buck. Let’s look at what factors you should consider when searching for the best print deals.     

1. Paper/Material type

Not all paper was created equally, which means not all paper is priced the same – consider the cost of the paper you plan to print on and see if you can get something similar for a better price. The paper or material type you select for your product is one of the determining factors of cost. Check out the tables below to see a comparison of paper types of some of our most popular custom print products. 

Standard 2″ x 3.5″ Business Cards

Paper StockQTYPrint SidePrice*
14 pt. Gloss (popular)100 qtySingle Sided$9.80
14 pt. Uncoated100 qtySingle Sided$9.80
16 pt. Premium Matte (popular)100 qtySingle Sided$18.90
18 pt. Ultra Premium Smooth White100 qtySingle Sided$30.80
24 pt. Trifecta Green 250 qtySingle Sided$59.50

4″ x 6″ Postcards

Paper StockQTYPrint SidePrice*
14 pt. Gloss (popular)100 qtySingle Sided$19.78
14 pt. Uncoated100 qtySingle Sided$24.00
16 pt. Premium Matte (popular)100 qtySingle Sided$28.80
18 pt. Ultra Premium Smooth White100 qtySingle Sided$57.60
24 pt. Trifecta Green 250 qtySingle Sided$100.80

8.5″ x 11″ Trifold Brochures

Paper StockQTYPrice
80 lb. Gloss Book (popular)100$74.59
100 lb. Gloss Book (popular)100$76.45
100 lb. Gloss Cover 100$91.02
100 lb. Matte Cover100$111.13
70 lb. Opaque Smooth White100$76.45

Let’s look at an example of materials comparisons – Say you’re looking to print a custom sign for an event or as a temporary display. You’ll want to look at your sign options by answering the following questions: 

  • Will I display this sign indoors or outdoors?  
  • How long will I need this sign for? Long term/Temporary 
  • How do I plan to display this sign? Hang on a wall/display on an easel/ etc. 
  • Will I have the need to use this sign more than once?  

Once you have the answers, you’ll be able to determine the best sign type for your needs, from the material to the price.

18″ x 24″ Rectangle Rigid Signs

Sign MaterialQTY Price*
Acrylic Board1$59.44
Foam Board1$15.99
Corrugated Board1$16.85
PVC Board1$27.73
Aluminum Board1$43.71

2. Ordering in Bulk  

For some products, ordering in bulk makes more sense in the long run rather than purchasing in a lesser quantity. For example, if you know that the information and design of your prints likely won’t need updating any time soon, then ordering in bulk is a better investment for you. It’s better to have extra prints than to run out and have to order again, and the minimal additional cost for ordering a higher quantity will be proven to be a better investment than having to place another order. 

To put it into perspective, if you order 500 quantities of one-sided glossy business cards twice, the price will come out to $47.60*, whereas if you were to order 1000 quantities of the same business cards once, you’re only paying $32.20*. Keep in mind that this isn’t even counting the shipping cost, which you’ll have to pay twice if you order twice. This is why printing in bulk will be a better investment for you, and you’ll have a plethora of cheap, high-quality business cards at your disposal.

3. Website Usability

Not only do you want to order from a website that’s easy to use, but you’ll also want to find a website where you can have access to multiple services all in one place. This will cut your ordering time in half, and you might even come across free features that you would have to pay for elsewhere, like design templates! has a built-in online design tool and hundreds of free templates in every product category that you can customize with ease. You don’t have to be a designer to effectively use our tool.

4. Speed and Shipping Options  

You’ll want to consider the production turnaround times and best-value shipping options. A lot of people forget that bulk printing can get heavy, and shipping costs are calculated by weight. On our website, either economy or standard shipping is generally your best bet. If you don’t need your prints right away, check if your order is eligible for economy shipping, which can take anywhere from 7-14 business days. Keep in mind that shipping times are separate from the production time.

Which products print the fastest? 

The production time of print products depends on the paper stock. Generally, our 14 pt gloss, uncoated, 16 pt matte, and 100 lb gloss book stocks, currently have the fastest production time at 2-4 business days, and even have a 2-business day rush option depending on the quantity selected.  All custom signs & banners also have a turnaround time of 2-4 business days with a 2-day rush option.

The following products are some of our most popular and have the fastest production times: Business Cards, Postcards, Bookmarks, Club Flyers, Flyers, Posters, Rack Cards, Roll Labels, All Signage

5. Check out current offers & discounts on specific products 

We don’t know about you, but a coupon for us is always an incentive to place an order. No matter what, you can always find some sort of promotion on our website. Check out our coupons page for offers on specific products, terms, and more information.

6. Create a GotPrint account to get exclusive email offers  

This one is a no-brainer – if you love a good print deal, we’re always offering exclusive discounts via our promotional emails that you won’t find anywhere else – not even on our coupons page! Sign up today to get started.

Ready to place an order? Check out these helpful blogs:

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*Prices on are subject to change at any time without notice.

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