Best Printing Services in Winnipeg

5 Best Printing Services in Winnipeg

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Printing makes it possible to present an idea physically. Whether you need a document on the fly or a big coloured banner, it’s good to know where you can get it done.

To give you just that, we’ve compiled a list of the best printing services in Winnipeg. We’ll also scan through the average prices before answering some questions about print shops in the area.

How Much Does Printing Cost in Winnipeg?

While it’s sensible to own a printer at home, not everyone has that luxury. Additionally, shops are equipped to handle complex projects that a home printer can’t.

Here’s what some of those projects look like and how much they cost:

SERVICEESTIMATED COST
Black and white documents$0.10 to $0.20 per sheet
Coloured documents$0.40 to $0.80 per sheet
Single-sided business cards$50 per 500 cards
Double-sided business cards$60 per 500 cards
Specialty business cards$100 per 500 cards
Tickets$30 per 100 stubs
Posters$75 per 100 or $5 per sq.ft
Banners$6 per sq.ft
Mounted signs$8 per sq.ft

One thing to note, especially with documents and business cards: the unit price can drop significantly when you order in bulk. For example, black and white documents can go for just $0.05 a sheet if you order 1000 copies.

On the other hand, booklets and magazines usually need to be quoted individually because the number of coloured pages can vary. As with other print jobs, the material you want them to use also affects prices.

These are small things to keep in mind to avoid confusion as to why the cost of printing might change.

Best Printing Services in Winnipeg

Turning the page from the price list to the actual list, here’s where you can get the best printing services in Winnipeg.

1.   Lightning Quick Printers

Lightning Quick Printers' Homepage
Source: Lightning Quick Printers
PRODUCTSColoured and black & white printing, booklets, binding, posters, business cards, envelopes, and wide format printing
WEBSITEhttps://www.lightningquickprinters.ca/
ADDRESS3240 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3K 0Y9, Canada
CONTACT DETAILSPhone: 204-837-4747
Email: [email protected]
OPERATING HOURSMonday to Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Lightning Quick Printers has been stationed in Winnipeg since 1992. Under new ownership since 2009, it has gained a fold of loyal customers who’ve been using the service for years.

They print for neighbouring law firms and anyone in the area looking for a quick solution. Because of their speed and friendly staff, they’re a go-to printing place along Portage Ave.

They also deliver, making it easy to receive documents from wherever you are. If you prefer to pick up your order personally, there’s a parking lot right outside the shop.

Although they don’t carry knick knacks like custom mugs, pens, or magnetswhat they do offer is a fuss-free option for standard and promotional printing.

Pros

  • Quick and reliable turnaround
  • Outdoor parking
  • Modern equipment

Cons

  • Closed on weekends

Customer Reviews

Here’s some feedback from loyal customers of Lightning Quick Printers:

“I order the business cards for the lawyers at Habing Laviolette. We have used Quick Lightning for a number of years and they never disappoint!  They always give excellent and ‘Quick’ service and reasonable pricing! Highly recommend!”―Mary Richardson

“Always friendly, always quick. Product is excellent quality and very reasonably priced. Will deliver too!” ―Megan Gabert

“I’ve been using Lightning Quick for both personal and private projects since 2013. They are always fast, professional, and courteous. Highly recommend them for anyone on projects small and large.”―Elliot Geisler

2.   Print in On

Print in On's Homepage
Source: Print in On
PRODUCTSNCR forms, door hangers, booklets, letterheads, calendars, stickers, envelopes, posters, notepads, presentation folders, postcards, brochures, flyers, tear-off cards, cheques, business cards, signage, banners, trade show displays, decals, pens, mugs, magnets, screen and textile prints, and custom chocolate
WEBSITEhttps://www.printiton.ca/
ADDRESS1798 St Matthews Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3H 0A, Canada
CONTACT DETAILSPhone: 204-899-3350
Email: [email protected]
OPERATING HOURSMonday to Thursday, 9:00 AM – 5:00PM
Friday, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

If you’re hellbent on those knick knacks and happen to be near Saint Matthews, check out Print It On across Marshall Fabrics and Speedworld. They have a lot of services and a good design team to bring your ideas to life.

They print just about anything, from custom envelopes to large event displays like tents and pillar boards. With specially designed moulds, they even make custom chocolate!

They do seem more slanted toward business branding and promotional design. That said, don’t expect to catch them printing a tonne of manuscripts and one-pagers.

Aside from being closed on weekends, they close shop on Fridays at 2:00 PM too. Just put a pin on thatit’s a tad early and that might make it hard to meet a Friday deadline.

Pros

  • Creative range of printing options
  • On-board graphic designers

Cons

  • Early end-of-the-week cut-off

Customer Reviews

To learn more about how Print It On operates, check out these customer reviews:

“I’ve printed all of my business promotional products with Print It On and I know it was a good decision.Their excellent customer service and high quality print products are a great combination!”―Boris Mednikov, Vanguard Real Estate

“I had a great first experience working with this company! Anton was a clear communicator on the phone and kept me up to date with quotes and options for my print. They printed my portfolio in less than 2 hours, great quality print and paper feel, for a price less than what I was expecting and had been quoted in the past from other print shops. Everything was fantastic! Will definitely be going back to print it on for my other future projects”―Nadia Rodzinski

“Print It On is the BEST! I have had many special request print jobs done over the years, and the best service I have ever received is definitely from Print It On. Particularly Anton who does a fabulous job. He really came through for me when I had an important job that really needed to get done on time. I would highly recommend Print It On to anyone needing quality prints for a great price.”―Geoff Boddy

3.   The UPS Store #322

The UPS Store #322's Homepage
PRODUCTSBanners, business cards, brochures, booklets, postcards, letterheads, wide-format printing, calendars, invitations, binding, finishing, lamination
WEBSITEhttps://www.theupsstore.ca/322
ADDRESS360 Main St, Winnipeg, MB R3C 3Z8, Canada
CONTACT DETAILSPhone: 204-958-4240
Email: [email protected]
OPERATING HOURSMonday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

The UPS Store is a one-stop errand centre that does shipping, printing, ID photos, notary services, and moreall in one place. Fun fact: there are more than fifteen UPS Store locations in Winnipeg.

The catch, as with any large franchise with independent operators: not all of them are great. The good news is that we found one that performs exceptionally well and it’s the one on 360 Main Street.

The UPS Store #322 is a gem when it comes to service. Just ask the 287 people who gave it 5 stars in Google Reviews.

While one-stop convenience is standard fare for the franchise, it’s the management that makes all the difference. It turns out that they’re very good at their job, and a lot of people can vouch for it.

Is the printing any good? Yes, and they’re even equipped with both offset and digital printers―great for quality mass printing and short runs on the go.

Pros

  • Good management
  • One-stop convenience
  • Offset and digital printing available

Cons

  • Slightly pricey

Customer Reviews

Here are some customers who were particularly happy about their orders from The UPS Store #322.

“I was impressed with all the print products The UPS Store has to offer these days. Awesome flyers, very bright colours!”―Katty Toly

“Great quality print products. My business cards look so cool and they were done the next day I placed an order!”―Bee H

“We had ordered the new menus and promo flyers here. Everything looks great and the order was delivered in 2 days. We will be back for our next order”―Emili Krose

4.   Minuteman Press St. Boniface

Minuteman Press' Homepage
Source: Minuteman Press
PRODUCTSBanners, brochures, business cards, calendars, catalogues, custom stamps, menus, door hangers, labels, sticker, large format printing, and more
WEBSITEhttps://www.winnipeg12.minutemanpress.ca/
ADDRESS#3-1599 Dugald Road, Winnipeg, MB R2J 0H3, Canada
CONTACT DETAILSPhone: 204-691-1433
Email: [email protected]
OPERATING HOURSMonday to Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Another franchise on this list, Minuteman Press has three print locations in the city. The most popular and highest-rated one is the St. Boniface branch along Dugald.

They provide a wide range of quality printing services and even graphic design if needed. They also offer a free one-on-one consultation to help kickstart your project. 

Customers praise Minuteman for going the extra mile to meet their requests and ensure a satisfying result. Friendly patience, good communication, and a mutual-success mindset make their process smooth and efficient.

People say they also love their good time management and passion to keep things within budget. If you’re looking for a personalised experience with your printing project, Minuteman will not disappoint.

Pros

  • Free one-on-one consultation
  • Onboard graphic design

Cons

  • Minimum $50 to qualify for delivery

Customer Reviews

People love the personal service they’ve received from Minuteman Press:

“I had an amazing experience! I had a vision for a business card and thank you card and the wonderful web designer there worked so quickly to get my idea made. Definitely recommend them for designing your cards. The cards were affordable and look great!”―Courtney May-Toffan

“Super happy with the team! Just got my labels and the entire process was not intimidating as I thought it was going to be. Very easy to talk to, super accommodating with options and very understanding of my budget. I changed my mind a couple/few times during the process and they were very patient.” ―Gladys Lutao

“We had some stickers printed for shopping bags and Minuteman Press did an incredible job! The customer service was absolutely outstanding and we couldn’t be happier. They went out of their way to get us the product and quantity that we needed and we really appreciated that. Thank you so much from the League Label Co. team!“―Iresha Ratnayake

5.   Print Pro

Print Pro's Homepage
Source: Print Pro
PRODUCTSBusiness cards, booklets (saddle stitched, coil, wire or perfect bounded), brochures, flyers, calendars, carbonless forms (2/3/4/5 part), envelopes, manuals, newsletters, posters (large format as well), labels, magnets, presentation folders, postcards, banners, tickets, tent cards, product guides, etc.
WEBSITEhttps://www.printprowinnipeg.com/
ADDRESS348 Saulteaux Crescent, Winnipeg, MB R3J 3T2, Canada
CONTACT DETAILSPhone: 204-889-3030
Email: [email protected]
OPERATING HOURSMonday to Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

If you’re still iffy about the inconsistent nature of franchising, try Print Pro. They’re absolute veterans when it comes to printing in Winnipeg and have nailed the balance between focused management and scale.

They have an almost perfect list of printing services―one of the most complete we’ve seen. And yet, they always seem to deliver their work in a timely manner.

From people’s experience, the team does a great job being transparent and professional. And so far, we’ve heard only cricket sounds in the complaints section.

One thing that does seem to speed things up is their online portal. From there, you can build your own print job with custom specs, and a quote will appear right away.

You do have to register as a customer and log in before you can get a rough idea of what you’ll be spending, though. Still, that’s a pretty small price to pay in order to use or learn more about their services.

Pros

  • Transparent communication
  • Quick turnaround
  • Handy online portal

Cons

  • Registration/login or call needed to know prices

Customer Reviews

Here are some reviews of customers who were more than pleased with Print Pro’s service:

“Wow, where do I even begin!? I wanted to support a local printing business to assist me with a print job for a fundraiser I have been coordinating and I am so thankful I chose Print Pro. Great communication and extremely professional. Gaurav and his team were wonderful to work with and I will be recommending them to my friends, family and colleagues. Keep up the good work!”Kimberley Erskine

“I was very pleased with the work PrintPro did on my small run (30 copies) 350 page Family History/Memoirs book. The quality of the pictures and printing was excellent, they were very responsive to my requests, and the turnaround time was very quick. I would highly recommend this company. Thanks, Gaurav and Manish.”Larry Phillips

“I ordered 26 signs (20 of the same image and 6 single signs) for an upcoming golf tournament.  All the signs were 12×16, double sided. Print Pro was very quick to give me a clear quote for the work I wanted and worked with me to keep the price reasonable. Once I placed my order it was ready within 2 days and the final results were fantastic.They will be my first call the next time I need any type of signs printed. Contact them first for a quote” Jeremy

FAQs About Printing Services


And that’s the end of the article! We hope this guide has been useful in helping you choose your favourite printing service.

We have a lot of other lists for common services in the city, by the way. For example, the next time you need documents notarised or witnessed, you can also check out our reviews of the best notary public services in Winnipeg.