Who is Better? Moo or Vista Print?
As many of you guys already know, right now I’m getting ready for my first bridal expo! I knew there would a lot of work involved putting together a small event showcasing my work for hundred of future brides to see. However, when placing an event like this together things can add up… and start adding up quickly. Therefore you have to be really price conscience during this process. Especially if it’s your first bridal show.
I have already signed up and paid for two more bridal shows in 2015 so I decided to spend a lot of money upfront. Meaning buy the things I know I need to spend the money on. This includeds print, frames, books , business cards, and flyers.
Today we will be discussing the Moo flyers versus Vista Print.
I ordered Moo flyers because I was ordering business cards from them for the show. Moo always provides great quality cards so I wanted to see how their flyers stack up to the challenge as well.
Moo’s interface is straight to the point and so incredibly easy to use. As a photographer I use my fair share of photoshop and I like the fact that Moo provided the dimensions needed to create your own flyer. After taking the time to create a flyer based off Moo’s detailed instructions it was an easy upload and payment away. I was able to pick a number of different front sides with Moo, and ordered 100 for $74.75. As per usual with Moo, I got my order in a timely manner. I’m always impressed with the quality of their work.
The next day I spoke with one of the advisors for the bridal show company I am working with and she advised me that 100 flyers would not be enough. There is to be expected at least 700 brides and I should have no less than 500 flyers.
I freaked out because $74.75 for a rack of 100 flyers is nothing to scoff at. If I wanted 500 of the flyers I would have had to spend almost $375! Geez. So I remembered Vista Print did prints for cheap. When I went to their site they were having a 33% off sale EVERYTHING on the site. I only had a few minutes left so I jumped on the deal. Unlike Moo, I can’t pick multiple front sides and had to stick to one photo. While Moo lets you do glossy on both sides Vista made you pay extra for glossy. I shelled out another $9.75 for one glossy side. I ended up paying $56.53 for 250 flyers.
That would make a total of 350 flyers from both companies. Still no 500, but I have a number of business cards that I can pass out as well.
So let’s do a pro and cons list for Moo and Vista Print orders:
1. The color payoff is beautiful
2. You get to pick more than one design (great of us indecisive people)
3. Moo has a great easy to use interface
4. Easy to follow instructions
5. Quarter of an inch longer
6. Packages ALWAYS comes way earlier than the estimated time of arrival
1. The Price… lets just put it out there
2. Not as strong as the Vista Print flyer
Vista Print Pros:
1. Stiff straight back
2. The Price… 250 for $56 (Vista print always has some kind of sale)
Vista Print Cons:
1. Shipping and processing time took WAY longer than Moo. .. However, the product still came a day before anticipated.
2. The color was darker and didn’t show off the beauty of the photograph
3. The glossy side of the print leaves finger prints all over them.
4. Had to pay an extra $9.75 for the gloss
5. Interface not as easy to use and understand
The Main Factors
For me there are two major factors here, color and price.
Color: Moo clearly wins this. It’s clear that Moo uses some incredible printers that are made to show off the customers art. The colors don’t bleed and they are true to screen. The colors are way more vibrant. For Vista the color aren’t as vibrant and they bleed into each other. In my example I couldn’t tell where the client’s hair ended and where the background began, but I could see the difference in the Moo version of the flyer. The color is way more rich and inviting.
Price: Price is typically the deciding factor in most cases. Lets remember the cost for 100 flyers at Moo was $74.75. The price for 250 flyers at VistaPrint was $56.53. Both prices include tax and shipping. Therefore lets calculate how much each flyer cost.
$74.75/100= $0.7475 or $0.75
$56.53/250= $0.22612 or $0.23
That’s a $0.52 difference!
With Vista print I saved $130.00! That’s a HUGE difference. HUGE!
How do the people respond to them though?
Well, I have only asked one person what his thoughts were. I didn’t tell him which company was which… I just asked him to tell me which flyer does he like better based of look, color, and feel. What are his first initial reactions?
Out of the two he chose Moo. He stated that the color was way better and even though the Vista paper felt stronger the Moo paper looked more expensive and he liked that quality.
I will update this page after my expo. I will evaluate how many brides actually came and if anyone mentioned the flyers. I will then tell you which company I would use again for the flyers.
Have a great day!