The Cost For Printing Funeral Programs

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Funeral programs printing can have a wide range of prices and is dictated by any or all of the following factors: the print shop you choose, the total quantity, the paper size, the type of paper used, full bleed, and assembly style. With color printing, it does not matter how much color you print on a page. Whether you have one red heart on a black and white page or a full-color photo collage, it will still count as a color print and is charged as such.

Office supply stores are a popular choice for families to print a funeral program because they typically offer good pricing and may offer coupons for more cost savings. It's best to choose three different local printers and copy shops to obtain their pricing for your type of funeral program. You will find pricing will vary, as well as the turnaround time for completion. The more copies you do, the higher the pricing. It is a good idea to ask about volume discounts per sheet if you're going to need a higher amount. Usually, print shops do provide discounts per page as you go up in quantity.

Paper sizes tend to add costs when you go from a standard letter size sheet to a large tabloid size. The difference in cost between each sizing may be quite significant. A letter size sheet of paper will be your best option for the most cost-effective funeral program size.

Printed special papers can add to the price of your funeral programs. You can choose a heavier weight, a gloss or matte finish, and even paper with textures and colors. The most cost-effective option is a 32-pound weight, which is a step above the standard copy paper. You may also inquire with the printer if you are able to bring in your own paper. This will offset your cost and may save you some if you purchase directly from a paper supply store.

Printing with a bleed or edge-to-edge is another consideration. Most printers will leave a quarter-inch white border around the perimeter of the page. If you want an edge-to-edge presentation, the print shop needs to trim off the white border to achieve the look. There will be a surcharge because it is an additional step that must be done.

The type of assembly means how the print shop will fold your funeral programs. The most common fold is the bifold that folds directly in half. More complicated ones include trifolds, gate folds, or a graduated funeral program. The funeral program that require a hand-fold versus a machine fold will be more costly due to the manual labor involved.

All these factors must be considered when you search for a local printer. Online resources, such as The Funeral Program Site, specialize in printed memorials and are more likely to include all of these items within the final cost.

Today, in 2022, the base pricing for standard funeral program printing can range anywhere between three to five hundred dollars per 100 programs. Keep in mind the many factors discussed in this video that affect the overall price.

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