I chose to order my first batch of 100 A1 posters from Unitedprint due to their prices being the cheapest I could find online. I've never had more than a few posters at a time printed before and I was reluctant to make my purchase due to a past experience with another company of very poor quality printing which I feared could be my fault (I've since learned it wasn't).
The Unitedprint website says the company has many different locations worldwide, but these don't appear to be actual print facilities, just offices and other registered addresses. I read that 90% of production happens in their facility in Germany, which from the pictures looks very clean and professional, and efficient.
Before going ahead with my purchase, I contacted Unitedprint via both phone and online chat. The phone was answered quickly by a German man speaking good English, who was able to help me.
I found it quite hard to get connected to someone on the company's online chat service, as it seemed no advisors were available despite trying within the 8 am – 8 pm availability time. Once I got through to someone, I had to wait around 15 minutes for each reply to my message.
I went for the free “Basic Check” for my artwork. I couldn't find an explanation for what the different grades of checking actually included. I would have thought a “Basic check” would check something as simple as the artwork being the correct size, although the advisor advised me to select the premium check for my sizing concerns. I think that the premium check might be their go-to response for all artwork questions.
The website and interface for ordering isn't the best design I've seen, but still is functional. I would have been more inclined to place an order sooner if there was a modern web interface and some of the pricing and other information was presented in British English format, for example the pound symbol should be before the price, not after.
The site is not using SSL, despite listing SSL under "Reasons that speak for Unitedprint". On the internet today, SSL should be considered a definite requirement for any site accepting payment or the uploading of possibly confidential artwork.
The order process was quite straight forward and my artwork was checked within a few hours. The posters were sent from Germany to the UK via DPD which I was very pleased with. I wasn't sure how long this would take as DPD's website said the “DPD Classic” service in Europe was 1-4 days, and I was going to go on holiday two days after the “delivery by” date. I contacted Unitedprint who said it probably wasn't going to be delivered on time. On the morning of the “delivery by” date I checked the tracking and saw that the delivery had arrived in the UK that morning and was out for delivery. DPD's one hour delivery window was very useful.
I got home to discover a very heavy box the size of the posters flat, which was a surprise as I was expecting they might be in a large tube or rolled to reduce the packaging size. The method of packaging used protected the posters very well and meant that they didn't curl up. The posters were all fine and looked stunning. The UV varnish option I had chosen meant that they appeared very glossy, which is certainly great looking for some artwork or photo prints, but I think I'll go for standard matte on my next order as reflective light could make the glossy posters hard to view depending on light positioning.
I thought I'd count the posters to check I had the right quantity. I kept getting closer to counting 100, and realising I was barely over half way through the pile. 170 posters in total! Maybe this is intentional or possibly a mistake, but I was pleased to have the extras anyway!
What stands out to me the most about Unitedprint is the incredibly cheap prices which I haven't seen beaten anywhere. The speed of production and delivery was good, certainly standard delivery isn't fast, but doesn't take a really long time either.
Overall, I'm very pleased with the quality of the products I ordered and can't wait to use Unitedprint again. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone needing posters based on my current experience. I can't really speak for the quality of the other products and consistency of the service over time just yet, but I look forward to trying out some more of their options.
I´m very pleased with the results of the flyers for our new activities for toddlers we ordered last week. The delivery was quick and the printing quality excellent. I didn´t have any problems at all with my two first orders and they arrived before I expected so we could started promoting our new activities right away.
The website and the process of sending files via email was a bit complicated for me though, I wish they can find a better and fastest way to order online. A more user friendly website will be a good improvement. Apart from that I´m very happy with the results and definitely will use this service again in the future, very affordable prices and great quality products.
If you are a new company or a small business Unitedprint is definitely the right option for you.
Great service at competitive prices
We ordered 15'000 flyers for Travelodge Hotels Ltd, the flyers arrived ahead of schedule in perfect condition with fantastic quality print. Our guests/customers and staff were overwhelmed by the quality and we will definitely be referring future business to UnitedPrint.
I ordered again and again I'm very satisfied. Paper is of very good quality. Very well printed, Fast delivery. And the service chat on the website is awesome, I really like to get help so fast!
Only the delivery of my photos was difficult. Two times I got a mail they were too big. Third time I sent small images and it was fine but the quality of the pictures is now less.
I ordered 250 postcards on 300 g paper. Both sides printed in colour. I'm very satisfied! The quality of the paper is good, it is well printed. Only a little white border that's visible on the left. It may be caused by the image I delivered, but I wouldn't really know what I did wrong. A fast delivery too! For this price, the quality is perfect.
Ik heb 250 briefkaarten besteld, op 300 grams chromokarton. Beide zijden heb ik in kleur bedrukt, en als afwerking heb ik UV-lak gekozen. Ik ben zeer tevreden met het resultaat. De kwaliteit van het papier is goed, de kleuren zijn erg mooi. Één minpuntje: er is een klein wit randje te zien, links en onderaan. Misschien ligt dat aan het formaat van de afbeelding die ik aangeleverd heb. Ook de levering was erg snel, ik ga zeker vaker bestellen!
I've used United Print for three orders now, and each time I've been delighted with the results.
I run a couple of small businesses, one is a martial arts school, for which I've had a couple of things printed, including some large promotion posters printed and promotional cards.
The other, most recent order was for my photography training business. I got some brochures printed to promote that and obviously being about photography the quality of the printing was very important to me. Suffice to sayI was very happy indeed with the results. Excellent print quality and perfect colour reproduction.
I had a couple of pre-production queries about the required artwork etc which were handled easily and instantly via their online live chat feature in just a couple of minutes.
Ordering was simple, and delivery very fast.
Altogether a very positive experience and I wouldn't hesitate to use them again for future orders.
I have used Unitedprint many times over the past few years for my business flyers. The flyers are always great quality and cheaper than anyone else I have found. My only problems have only come from mistakes I have made. They deliver quickly and always seem to get to me a few days before the due date. If you have any problems I find the staff very helpfull and accomodating. I have recommended unitedprint to many of my friends and collegues and do not hesitate to use them. If you need to promote your business or anything else Unitedprint are a great company and have hundreds of different products to support your needs. The only thing I would suggest is that you double check your work that you send into them or pay the little extra to get them to check the artwork for you as you dont want to end up with usless flyers due to your own mistake.
I love United Print. They make it easy to order printing and offer a wide selection of products. I've been buying from them for years, and they're always the first place I go to when I need printing done. They are fast, efficient and the print job is (almost always) perfect. Compared to others, the prices are excellent and all the uploads are done via their website making it simple to use, with all costs upfront and easy to see.
In the past, I've had stickers, flyers and postcards done for a variety of uses and always pleased with the quality and speed of the work.
There are a few other products I'd like them to introduce, such as greetings cards, printable greetings cards envelopes, A5 notebooks etc. but what they offer now I can work around!
Try these guys first whenever you have a printing job - they will exceed your expectations and you will return!
Ordered some business cards from www.unitedprint.co.uk great service from these guys, and they don't charge for adding extras like their competitors, double sided full colour printing is extremely cheap delivery was a week before I was expecting them, deliveryis also included in the prices quality is fantastic, will be using them to place all my orders in the future. I looked in to many printers and easyprint.co.uk easily comes out on top with regards to pricing and quality. Would be good if you could sample a range of their different products though.
Their online ordering is easy, with many options is excellent, the end result turned out better that expected, looks expensively made, and already getting comments from customers on the new design.
I'm due to setup a new business shortly and will be using them for all my printing needs
I'm sure I'll be buying many more items from Unitedprint,Co.uk
I have used Unitedprint a number of times and they have always been better than the previous company I used to use.
I was using a company for a long time and did some big jobs with them but they were really poor in delivery and occasionally also messed the printing up.
Then I found unitedprint through a friend. Since then, I've used Unitedprint and they've never failed to produce quality prints.
I've printed posters and leaflets and they all come out quite well done. The instructions are very clear.
Print is perfect and delivery is on time. I've also used their ultra fast delivery option and I was glad to see it at my door on the promised day!
I feel Unitedprint is the right company for getting prints done properly and quickly.
Just One issue I have with them is their website. It's soooo slow in updating according to the choice you make. Make a better site, please!
Overall, Great company.
Very pleased with my experience. Unitedprint are always significantly cheaper than any other company that I have worked with, and in my opinion the quality of the print is top notch.There is a wide range of different paper weights and types to choose from, together with choices on size, trimming, and choice of gloss or matt, which makes it possible to customise products very easily. There is also a choice of delivery speeds, ranging from six days to one day, which means that if you are not in a rush you do not have to pay a large amount for delivery.There is an ability to see a screen proof of you product before confirming the order, which is extremely useful.Delivery of the print actually arrived a day ahead of schedule, which was very pleasing.