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Vista Print Shirt Printing Review

Vistaprint is a nationwide print / fulfillment company which ironically – is our number one source of business.

“We did an order of shirts at vista-print last season and the quality of the shirt paper thin, and the print looked terrible! So we’re looking for a new supplier this season..”

We hear variations of this regularly from customers who tried vista print and are disappointed with what they received.

What we take offence with when it comes to vista print is that it’s selling itself as a friend and tool of small business – but the shirt quality does not stand up to even light wear or use. These shirts are more suitable for a one time event, such as a novelty for a birthday or bachelorette, which would be fine if they were advertised like that – but they are not – they are promoting a business solution.

We do not have any vendetta toward vista print and I do value vista-print as a low cost printer of business cards (it’s where we get ours) – however we have tried them for various other print projects and been disappointed.

A last point about VP is that their shipping turnarounds are deceptive. Shipping an order should not take 3 weeks, and customers should not need to pay for a rush shipping service. We’ve seen time and time again the actual shipping to us through the courier is only 1-2 days from when they ship the product, however they will hold product at a warehouse to artificially increase turnaround time in the hopes it’s customers will purchase “rush shipping”.

I think most consumers in 2018 and beyond are more savvy and don’t appreciate dealing with corporate gimmicks like that.

Here are some google reviews of the business –

These below are REAL google reviews – like all our reviews they are the 3 most recent as of writing this – not taken at random or selected on purpose.

We do not believe any reviews taken out of context can paint an accurate picture of customer satisfaction or service quality of any of the printing shops we’re looking into offers – they should simply be viewed as more information to round out your decision making.

1/5 Stars - January, 2018

Ordered my first company T-Shirt prints and I am so disappointed. They just arrived today, the print quality is very very poor and the logo isn't where it's supposed to be almost on all the t shirts. It's the simplest design, a 1x1 inch logo on centre chest area of the t shirt and most of them are no where close to the centre. The logo was designed on their web designer and centred by the lock guides. Delivery was in good time but I wish they delivered what I wanted!!

2/5 Stars - February, 2018

Thank you Vista Print Canada. So wonderful to have company like yours, printing materials for such affordable price and quality is second to none. If I would've taken my materials for printing at the local Printers here in Sydney, Australia, it would've easily cost me 5 X or more. Once again, thank you from Down Under.

5/5 Stars - February, 2018

I work at the Windsor plant and this is one of the best places I have ever worked. People are friendly and any issues get solved right away. Safety is of the utmost importance always.

As a print shop reviewing other print shops – we want to disclose that all companies we’re reviewing achieve a stardard of quality that warrants your consideration.

We have no interest in reviewing student or part-time hobbyists in our industry – and any of the clients we are reviewing have done 100’s of successful print jobs.


Our printed shirt design studio makes it fast and simple to order your custom shirts.
Just select your product / colours and get your estimate.
Easy as can be and hassle free!

Placing an order doesn't need to be stressful!

No stress no mess. We do all the work.

Online business being what it is, we know that as a smart customer you need to check us out. 

We’re always looking for ways to build trust with new potential customers who are looking to place their first order.

It’s possible you’re local to us and have seen our team in person, but since we service all of Canada there’s a chance we won’t have the opportunity to meet you… but we still want to show that we are experts who process orders securely and efficiently.

Here's how we build trust at the Ottawa Custom Clothing team:
  • We’ve got a photo of our actual shop with our company banner and a cute dog. (Hey we actually exist!)
  • When we take photo’s of shirt orders we throw an Ottawa Custom Clothing card on them so you know our shop actually handled and printed the order.
  • We have a whole wack of positive reviews from customers on different review websites (in fact most of our business is from local referrals).
  • We are shared and liked by companies and non-profits who’ve used us in the past on facebook.
  • We do our best to talk the talk. We write out ordering guides on the website and other useful information to help you place a good order.
  • And – best of all – you can hop on the phone and chat with us. Nothing beats hearing from a real person 🙂
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More than anything we are shirt printers and embroiderers focused on our craft.

We want to use our skill and knowledge to help as many Canadians as possible receive cool custom shirts, uniforms, sportswear and whatever other apparel they might be looking for. We are excited and passionate to be a guiding force in how our country looks and what clothing they wear.

At the end of the day the first order is the hardest to give the go-ahead on for customers, once we get through that then we can grow together!

If there’s any questions you have about placing an order we’d be happy to help!

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