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20 FREE Stationery Sample Packs for Small Businesses

If you have recently started your own business, then getting your name out there is one of the most important first steps you can take. This is where business cards can be really useful. If you are only just starting out, then a budget for getting these cards printed may pose a problem. You may also want to check that you will be happy with the quality of cards and other prints before you place a large order.

Printing companies understand this and they offer free samples so customers can experience what they have to offer first hand. Some of the companies that offer this service are listed below.

SoloPress…

SoloPress send examples of their most popular paper types and weights, and their finishing techniques as a 40 page bound book. This is really useful because you can keep the book as a reference if you ever want to order more products in the future. You can combine your preference for paper type and weight with the finish you want in order to create your perfect product.

Instaprint

Instaprint offer a sample pack that has a variety of different products. It also has examples of different paper types and laminations so you can choose the finish that suits you best. You can order these samples by filling out the form online. The pack will be delivered to you in 48 hours.

Instantprint sample pack
Contents of the Instantprint Sample Pack.

Printed

The sample packs that you order from Printed can be tailored towards the needs of your business. Packs that can be ordered include Business Cards, Wedding Print Boutique and Photography Collection. There is an online form you can fill out to request your sample and Printed may contact you if they need any more information.

printed.com sample pack
Contents of the printed.com sample pack.

FaceMedia Group…

The sample pack offered by FaceMedia Group includes examples of leaflets, flyers and business cards. You can request the products that you want samples for by listing these in the comment box when you fill out the online form. There are no postage fees if you have the samples delivered within the UK.

Hatch Print…

Hatch Print include a sample of a brochure, flyer and business card in their sample pack. There are also different examples of the paper types that are used in their products so you can compare these. The sample pack will be sent out the same day that you order it and should be with you in two to three business days.

Super Luxury Business Cards…

Super Luxury Business Cards are proud of the quality of their business cards and this is one of the reasons they send out some of their best quality examples as part of their free sample pack. When you are able to touch and feel the cards for yourself, they believe that you will be convinced that you need to order. You should receive your order in a few working days after it has been placed.

Ultimate Business Cards…

The sample pack that you request from Ultimate Business Cards has samples from their premium and bespoke ranges. It demonstrates the colours and thicknesses that are available. When you order the sample pack you will also get a voucher for £10 off the first order you place with the company. The pack should be with you the following working day after the order has been placed.

Tradeprint…

As long as your business is based in the UK, you can order a free sample pack from Tradeprint. There are 19 examples of the products that they offer including business cards, folded leaflets, flyers and letterheads. You are even given a free pen. Once you have ordered the pack then it should arrive within two working days.

Primoprint…

The sample pack you can order from Primoprint has 12 different examples of business cards with various materials and thickness. Also included in the pack are examples of brochures, postcards and stationery. If you want a sample of something that is not usually included in the pack, then contact the company and they will try and accommodate you if possible.

JamJar Print…

JamJar Print offer a number of different sample packs and you can choose for one of these to be sent to you free of charge. The Primary Sample pack includes examples of their whole range of products, or you can choose a pack which features specific products such as business cards or presentation folders.

StuPrint…

The samples you receive from StuPrint come in a variety of different weights and finishes so you can see for yourself how each of these look and feel. The pack includes flyers, business cards, booklets, posters, leaflets and stickers. If there is a specific product that you would like a sample of, then just let the company know.

Overnight Prints…

Overnight Prints offer a sample pack that highlights the different finishes they are able to offer, and the quality of their products. This shows you the options that you have available to you for your printing needs. The company is American but they have operations in the UK and you can still request a free sample pack to a UK address.

GotPrint…

The GotPrint sample pack includes a variety of their best selling products in a range of different sizes and finishes. There are also examples of the different paper types that are used including gloss, matte and recycled paper. The order for a sample pack will be processed in one to two days and delivery can take up to two weeks.

All Promotional Products…

All Promotional Products understand that most businesses want to be confident that they are making the right decision when it comes to their printed products. They do not have a specific sample pack that they send out, but do allow businesses to choose which samples they want to receive free of charge.

Azimuth Print…

The sample pack offered by Azimuth Print can be sent to any address in the UK free of charge. There is an online form that you can fill out on their website in order to request your samples. The pack will give you some idea of the quality of their products.

Route 1 Print…

Route 1 Print are a trade printing company that only offer their products to resellers. If this is something that applies to you, then you can order a free sample pack online. These samples will be unbranded so you can show them to your customers as well as assessing the quality for yourself.

Complete Merchandise…

Complete Merchandise always try to offer free samples wherever possible, but sometimes there are charges from their suppliers which they need to pass on. If samples are charged, then the amount will be refunded if you do go on to place an order. Samples can be ordered by emailing or calling the company and you will find these details on their website.

KYD Products…

KYD allow you to order up to five sample products per request free of charge. Some of their more expensive items may not be able to be offered for free, but you can order a single product as a sample. To place the order, you need to email the product codes of the samples that you want to the company. They will then be posted out to you as soon as possible.

Marqetspace…

There are hundreds of unbranded samples that Marqetspace offer in their sample pack. They mainly serve resellers and so these samples can also be shown to your customers. These samples demonstrate the paper quality and finishes that the company is able to produce. When you register with them to request your sample pack, you will also receive £30 credit which can be used on your first order.

Moo…

The Moo Sample Pack can be requested on their website and contains a range of business cards, flyers, postcards and sticker samples. The pack also contains samples of all the different types of paper they have to offer and design inspiration (should you need it).

Overview…

Starting a new business can be an expensive time and so most people look to save money wherever they can. When you order sample packs from any of the businesses mentioned above you can assess the quality first hand. This can save you money in the long run because you will not waste money on a product that you are not happy with.