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Overnight Prints Review

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PROS / Novices who have never used an online printing service will find this service easy to use.

CONS / You can't download any templates for third-party graphic design programs.

 VERDICT / If you're looking for an easy solution that produces great-looking products, Overnight Prints is definitely worth considering.

Overnight Prints is an online printing service with a compelling lineup of features, efficient ordering and quality products. Although this printer lists "overnight" in its moniker, it is a bit misleading, as it only refers to the printing turnaround time, not the shipping time. Nevertheless, it's still a speedy, high-quality, inexpensive printing service. Overnight Prints came close to award-winning territory in our review of the best online printing service. It isn't the best online printer we reviewed, but it's one of the most popular alternatives – with good reason.

  1. This number reflects the number of customizable product categories each service has to choose from.
    Higher is Better.
  2. 4 Overnight Prints
    32 Categories
  3. 38 Categories
  4. 91 Categories
  5. 89 Categories
  6. Category Average
    48.90 Categories

Designing and ordering your item, whether it's a business card, brochure, or poster, is easy with Overnight Prints. The whole process is pretty intuitive and efficient. There are three general design workflows: Express, Advanced and Upload Your Own Design. Express walks you through the process of choosing and customizing a template. In the advanced workflow, you can use the company's online interactive graphics tools to bring your design idea to life. The Upload Your Own Design workflow is straightforward, and it supports numerous file types.

Overnight Prints' express workflow has a wide range of templates and backgrounds you can choose from and customize. The tools are straightforward and basic: You can alter text, create shapes as well as align and rotate objects. The advanced workflow tools have the same backgrounds, but you have more design flexibility. For expert users, you can find advanced features like transparency and layer controls.

Other online print shops we reviewed offer downloadable templates you can use with third-party graphic design applications like Photoshop. However, Overnight Prints doesn't have these – if it did, the service would be more attractive to advanced users who own those programs and have graphic design skills.

This online printing company offers 32 product categories as well as a reasonable selection of additional finishing features. It prints business cards, letterhead and envelopes. You can also print rack cards, postcards, and brochures, or customized self-inking stamps and T-shirts. While this is a decent selection of products, other printers on our lineup offered up to 95 product categories.

Overnight Prints has single-day turnaround on most items, after which your prints are packaged and sent to UPS. You can't actually get your print job the following day. If you order next-day air shipping and a one-business-day print time, you can receive your order in two days. If you're not in a hurry, you can order prints with a three-day or five-to-10-day turnaround.

Summary

Overnight Prints is a good choice if you're looking for an easy-to-use online print shop. It's great for novice users because its templates and online designer tools make quick work of creating the product you want without too much hassle. It lacks downloadable templates for third-party graphic design programs, but that can be overlooked considering the overall ease and usefulness of the service. A great choice for novice users.