Economical Poster Printing

Discussion in 'Large Format Inkjet Printers' started by shwagy357, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. shwagy357

    shwagy357 New Member

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    Can someone please help me? I want to print 30”Wx70”L color posters in the most cost efficient manner. The cheapest quote I have been able to find is around $140 each (Staples). Is it possible to have a color poster printed in this size, any cheaper? I have found similar posters online, selling for $80. So I am convinced there is a cheaper alternative to the $140. Can someone please point me in the right direction on how to lower the cost of a large color poster print price?

    Thank you
     
  2. xfactor printing

    xfactor printing Senior Member

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    What will your volume be?

    Figure your cost at around $1/square foot printing on a current Epson, Canon, or HPZ large format machine, but then you have to amortize the $5500-$10000 machine cost over the volume of prints, and your time to run them.
     
  3. Zach_Core Reprographics

    Zach_Core Reprographics Member

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    In regards to printing, in most cases the less you pay the less you will get. Though major companies ie staples I have found a bit on the high side of the pricing scale. Let me know if you are still looking to get a quote on poster printing.
     
  4. Edge Creative

    Edge Creative Previous User

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    Check out Edge Creatve for cheap poster prints if you are still interested in custom printed posters
     
  5. michael112

    michael112 New Member

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    You may want to check out Shortrunposters.com - they print custom large size posters for about $2.70 a sq. ft plus a $10 setup charge. That large size would only be about $60 by that math
     

  6. V-P

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    Wow !

    We run a print shop and we charge for that size approx 50 - 60 USD, printed on semi-glossy 190gsm with Canon iPF8000S.
    But we are located in Europe.
     
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