Custom calendars can be a great gift for family and friends, and offer a way to cherish memories that would otherwise be in a shoe box in your closet. Whether it be the holidays, anniversaries, graduations, or birthdays, custom calendars are a gift that everyone can enjoy.
There are so many calendar printing services, it can be hard to choose one. You want to make the right decision and put your money and time to good use, so although we actually use and recommend Ed Bristol Advertising & Calendar Printing Company in Milwaukee here are some other companies to get custom calendars printed.
We can’t talk about any printing service, especially calendars without talking about Shutterfly. Shutterfly is the best quality calendars you can get. While you may pay a few more dollars then other services, it’s worth it for what your finished product will look like. Shutterfly also allows you to preview your work before finalizing your order, which other services don’t offer. This gives you an opportunity to fix any errors before hitting submit. Design wise, they offer a decent selection of themes and most of them are sleek and simple. If you wanted a larger calendar, unfortunately Shutterfly only offers regular sized calendars.
Snapfish is a photo sharing site as well as a printing service, so you can house your photos here as well as customize them and print them. Snapfish probably has the most customization available than other services, and even allows you to customize specific dates on the calendar. If you aren’t completely happy with your finished product, Snapfish will give you a full refund and offer you a discount on any future purchases.
CafePress has been used for years by small businesses as well as hopeful garage bands. The reason being is that you can customize almost anything, and this includes calendars. You have the option to sync your Facebook, Flikr, or SmugMug if you want to use pictures from there, or you can upload them from your computer. Editing and design offer enough of options but it isn’t too generous. Make sure you love the template you choose, because once you choose a design you can’t change it. You can start your calendar on any month too, you don’t have to start in January. This might be helpful if you’re giving as a birthday gift and you want the recipient to be able to begin using the calendar immediately instead of waiting for the next calendar year.
Zazzle is similar to CafePress in that you can customize almost anything you would like. Zazzle also offers discounts if you’re buying in bulk. If you have a company this could be especially helpful, or maybe you just have a really, really, large family. Zazzle is pretty cost effective, but editing tools available are average. The cool thing is that you can not only customize the top portion of the calendar where your photos are, but you can also customize the bottom and choose a unique grid design. Other services do not offer this customization tool.