Are you looking for the most popular print on demand NZ sites? Then this post is for you. 

One thing you can agree with is – finding a reliable print-on-demand supplier is challenging. Most dropshippers either don’t have a domestic warehouse or have a limited product line. But there are still some amazing print on demand sites that you’ll like. 

I have tested and researched over 20 options for NZ print on demand suppliers and compiled a list of the top ones. Let’s begin. 

1. Spocket

Spocket

Spocket is one of the most popular, trustworthy platforms for print on demand dropshipping. They mainly feature USA and Europe-based suppliers, including independent brands, small-business manufacturers, private label suppliers, etc. 

This platform integrates easily with Shopify as print on demand app and help you setup automated dropshipping business.

Although they don’t have suppliers specifically located in New Zealand, they do provide options for nearby regions that claim to deliver within 3-5 days. 

This is ideal for those looking for additional products to offer in their stores. 

Printing methods – DTG
Integrations –  Shopify
Top features – Branded invoicing, high-profit margin
Price – Free

2. Printpoppa

printpoppa print on demand nz

If you are looking for print on demand NZ specifically for apparel, then Printpoppa is one of the best choices. With products like t-shirts, bags, and hats, you can easily create unique print on demand products that sell quickly on Instagram. 

The Auckland-based print on demand company provides high-quality DTG printing. They mainly use cotton-based fabric for their garments but do offer heat transfers for polyester-based variations.

The mockup generator is pretty straightforward, and you will need to put on the design in PNG/EPS/PDF format with a resolution of 300DPI to ensure clean designs. Also, remember to make the background transparent using a free background removal tool.

Printpoppa offers similar pricing for the south and north of the island, starting at NZD 6.90.

Printing methods – DTG and sublimation
Integrations –  Manual
Top features – Easy to use t-shirt designer, prebuilt templates
Price – Free

3. Gelato 

Gelato

Gelato is a print on demand service that works with multiple local print providers located worldwide. Not only does this allows faster fulfillment, but it also provides a better profit margin than other print on demand providers.

You do need to check with them about taxation, but the rest of the process is smooth. Regarding eCommerce, Gelato integrates smoothly with Shopify (dropshipping platform), Etsy (online marketplace), and many more.

With a Trustpilot rating of 4.7 and a wide product range, Gelato definitely tops the list of print on demand in New Zealand. They promise to deliver most products within three days after production. 

Printing methods – DTG, branded labeling, sublimation
Integrations –  Etsy, Shopify, Wix
Top features – Low carbon emissions, faster shipment 
Price – Free

4. Speedy Print 

speedy print

Speedy Print is an excellent print on demand NZ company for creating custom business cards, flyers, rack cards, brochures, greeting cards, posters, t-shirt sublimation transfers, and more.

Unlike other print on demand companies, they don’t offer a mockup generator, but you can design your products using Canva. Or you can use a third-party mockup generator. However, check their file prep before designing, as this will give you the technical specifications for their site.

They charge a one-time fee of $25 when you start up, but they will refund it on your first sale. They will also create the print on demand art and ship it directly to your customer.

Their payment methods include credit cards, bank deposits, and a credit account.

The Nelson-based print store has excellent Google ratings and online reviews, so you can quickly start selling your art online.

Printing methods – Digital printing
Integrations –  Manual
Top features – Unique print items
Price – $25 (one time fee)

5. Printroom 

printroom NZ

Printroom wasn’t originally a print on demand company, but they now offer a wide variety of printing services and 3PL fulfillment.

Their MOQ for custom printing single-color products is 50 units, and 12 for embroidery printing. Nevertheless, you can order a lower quantity for a minimum fee.

Even so, if your budget allows you to make a small investment, they will take care of everything from printing to fulfillment. Then once your MOQ is produced, they will connect with your shipping partner and store the products in their NZ-based warehouse. They will ship your products as the orders arrive.

In addition to custom printing, they offer branding options like custom neck tags and custom woven labels.

Printing methods – Screen printing and embroidery
Integrations –  Manual
Top features – Eco-friendly packaging
Price – Free

6. Digitees

Digitees

Digitees is not only a well-known print on demand NZ supplier but also a popular t-shirt printing service.

They let you create your own clothing, headwear, and other accessories. Additionally, they provide sustainable clothing options. They have partnered up with top brands to manufacture high-quality products.

Digitees offers 5 days for production and an average delivery time of 1-2 days. Alternatively, they also offer a 3-day rush order option.

If you want to launch a private label or custom relabeling, you will need a minimum MOQ of 20 units.

Printing methods – DTG, DTF, screen printing, sublimation, embroidery, and vinyl
Integrations –  Manual
Top features – Multiple printing options
Price – Free

Other options you might like 

7. Printful – Printful is currently the most popular print on demand company in the dropshipping marketplace. While they don’t have a warehousing center in New Zealand, they do have centers in Australia that deliver the product on average in 4-7 business days. Plus, the intensive product catalog makes it worth the additional time.  

8. Printify – This print on demand company works with local print providers worldwide. They don’t have a partner in NZ, but they have ones close by. There are multiple options from different suppliers for each product, providing you buy cheaper products with a higher profit margin. 

9. Printkoza – This is a new print option you can connect to and see if they are ready for business. 

10. IPOD – Again, this one is still in the diapers, but you can get in touch with them so they can notify you once they go live. 

Conclusion 

This was my take on some of the best options for New Zealand-based print-on-demand options. There are many more options, but most have a long shipment time. If you are a beginner, Spocket or Gelato is a good choice. You can also try Modalyst (similar to Spocket) or Printpoppa. 

If you don’t find an option that works for you, reach out to custom manufacturers offering a small minimum order quantity. Although you will need a tech pack for that. 

You can then subscribe to a warehouse and fulfillment service for a minimal fee. They will hold your inventory and ship your products as orders arrive. 

Lastly, if profitability is your main concern, consider setting up your own printing machines. The best ones are DTG printers, but they are very expensive. A better option may be sublimation printers, and then use them with heat transfer machines for transferring the sublimation ink design to your t-shirt blank. 

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