May
07
2009

  Not Interested In Digital Printing

As I suspected, my usual online printer would not print a run of 100 quarter-page postcards on their offset press. I contacted a local printer yesterday and their prices for an offset job were way too high, but they said they could print the cards digitally in my price range. I went to look at the proof today, but the quality is pretty much as I expected, which is to say not nearly as good as an offset-printed job.

But I found another online printer, this one based in California, that will print my postcards on an offset press for only $5 more than the local printer was going to charge for digital prints on thinner cardstock. It will take a few more days for the prints to arrive, but since I haven't finished addressing all the envelopes, that's fine. I'm not going to mail them this week anyway. The minimum print run is 250, same as overnightprints.com, but this other company has better prices, so it's about what I was willing to pay for 100 cards, so I'll just have a significant number of extras. . .