Reviews of Custom Printing Services

Custom printing services provide the customers with a wide range of printing solutions. The companies who deal with customized printing offer a variety of designs; printing options, printing medium and they provide their services for almost every occasion. Customers nowadays look for customizing almost everything they own. They also like to gift customized products.

These customized products include t-shirts, mugs, signs, brochures, business cards, banners and many more things. Apart from these, the custom printing services also provide their services for printing banners, posters and hoardings for different stores and organizations. With the introduction and evolution of digital printing, printing on almost any service is possible nowadays. Custom printing service providers use different types of digital printing to print according to their customers’ requirements.

The customized printing services use a number of methods of printing directly from a digital image to a number of printing media. They usually use high volume of inkjet or laser printers. The printing cost in digital printing is obviously very high but the excess amount is neutralized by carving out the technicalities needed to prepare the printing plates. Digital printing enables the users to print large volumes in very less time. The requirement of time to change the pictures is also very low and can be done in almost no time whatsoever.

Digital printing even enables the users to modify and change little details of the images that are to be printed. He labor cost is very minimal in digital printing as most of the operations are automated. The increased popularity and sophistication of digital printing is slowly making its way on becoming the only solution in printing and publishing media.

Among the digital printers, three of the most popular companies who provide customized printing solution are:

A detailed discussion of those companies is mentioned below:

Design Crowd

Design Crowd is an online service provider providing solutions for various customized printing related problems. They are one of the biggest and most reliable companies in this field. Design Crowd was formed in January 20018 and since then they have grown at a tremendous rate. Design crowd is basically based in Australia but they provide their services to customers worldwide. They have a particularly strong foothold in printing markets of the United States.

To date, the team of Design Crowd consists of a whopping 466610 graphic designers providing an average of 103 designs per project. They operate in 165 countries and have warehouses in various parts of those countries.

The categories under which Design Crowd offer their services are:

  • Corporate identity
  • Web design
  • Graphic design
  • Print design.

There are a number of sub varieties under those categories. Under corporate identity, Design Crowd provides services for logo designing, business card printing, PowerPoint, name card and stationary designing among others. They also design various Web Pages, WordPress sites, Facebook and Twitter under web designing. For graphic design, Design Crowd offer T-shirt design, Photoshop, packaging, labeling, book covers, calendar design etc. They also design flyers, brochures, posters, business cards, catalogs, invitations, greeting cards and stickers under the category of generalized print designing.

Build A Sign is another online based company providing customers with various printing solutions. According to a number of surveys, Build A Sign is the world’s largest online sign and printing retailer. Their design team offers you a variety of designs according to your specifications. They also allow the customers to upload their own design and print them according to their wish on the products they chose. The company is mainly based in Austin, Texas in the United States of America.

Build A Sign has an unique offer which gives the customer the satisfaction of having free delivery for any product coming under any price range. This company is also unique in the way they provide their services. They are only among the few printing companies who provide customized magnet signs and decals.

The featured products of Build a Sign are as follows:

  • Signs: under this segment, they print custom, yard, street, parking, political, real estate, safety, traffic signs and many more. They offer signs to be printed on plywood, vinyl or flex.
  • Magnetic: they provide customized printing for car, fridge and bumper magnets.
  • Banners: under this, they provide printing on vinyl, retractable and feather banners.
  • License plates: they also provide customized printing on license plates for a variety of designs and colours.
  • Decals: under decals, they provide window decals, window clings and vinyl lettering.
  • Others: other than these, Build A Sign provides services in printing frames, flags, flyers, posters, mugs, key chains, bags among many others.

Overnight Prints

The third on this list is the famed Overnight Prints was launched by Brett Heap in the year of 2003. They specialize in providing marketing, design and mailing services. The most common and popular among their products are:

  • Business cards
  • Postcards
  • Booklets
  • Brochures
  • Posters
  • Bookmarks
  • Flyers
  • Fat business cards
  • Mailing services
  • Presentation folders
  • File covers
  • Calendars
  • Sandwich business cards etc.

The most unique feature of Overnight Prints is their BITGIT scheme. BITGIT stands for their program “Buy It Today Get It Tomorrow”. Under that scheme, you can ask them to deliver your product by the next of placing the order. You can also select any delivery date of your choice and be sure to get the product on your doorstep by the day you selected.

Overnight Prints also provide unique and special printing solutions for various occasions. They do projects for wedding, baby shower and many more occasions like them. The custom postcards, posters, photo frames, greeting cards and photo albums of this company are on a particular rage among the customers.

They also boast of their Green Printing. Green printing means that all the papers and printing in they use come from recyclable energy sources and they use tree-made papers from the forests under SFI or Sustainable Forest Initiative.


Apart from these three major customized printing services, there are a number of similar companies who provide their service for customized printing worldwide. The popularity and the business prospects of those companies are on a high rise and it is expected that companies like these will rule the industry of printing in the near future.