What exactly is Online Printing System?
Online Printing System is a prepress process that bridges the gap between online digital content and commercial print production. The process allows a print house, a client, or a graphic designer to create, edit, and approve computer-based online templates during the prepress phase. This process increasingly calls for a Portable Document Format (PDF) workflow environment with output provided by digital printing.
How does it help my print business?
This solution will make your company run more efficiently and profitably by streamlining your business processes, maximizing your resources and eliminating redundant operations.
How many products does your site support?
The site currently supports eight major and popular print products as listed. We are shortly going to introduce more products like logos/mailing labels, vinyl stickers, catalogs, banners, calendars, door hangers and raised ink cards.
What options are available for product design?
There are three options for designing and customizing a product. Click a product on the left-hand panel and choose one of the options.
1. Custom Design: lets you customize the products. Click it to open the design studio and use multiple tools to create your own design.
2. Upload Design: using this option, you can upload your own JPG, JPEG, GIF, PNG, EPS, AI, PDF and PSD images.
3. Browse Design: use this to select hundreds of pre-loaded templates. Work on them or customize them through our design studio.
What is paper stock and card stock?
The type of paper used for different purposes is expressed in weight. In the countries following the European system, it is grams per square meter (gsm or g/m2 or simply g) and in the US system, it is Pound (lb).
The paper used for writing/printing (letterheads and such stationery) is generally between 60 to 120 gsm (20 to 70 lb) and is called the paper or text stock. Anything heavier than this is considered the card stock, i.e. the paper used for business cards, postcards, greeting cards, etc.
Explain the difference between glossy and matt paper stock.
Coated papers are available in two finishes – glossy (shiny and smooth) and matt (flat and lusterless). Coated glossy papers reflect the light evenly so they are suitable for almost all types of printing jobs. Glossy papers have a good ink holdout, which is important for creating sharp, bright images.
What color formats are supported by your site?
Our system supports RGB (red, green, blue) for producing digital prints. We have accurately mapped color pallet to match RGB to CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, key) to ensure proper 4-color printing.
What is the resolution of the output file?
300 dpi (dots per inch) is the resolution of the output PDF file.
What printing method do you use?
We use offset printing, which provides the highest quality of print material for both text and images.
Are the prices listed on the site final? How do I know the total cost?
No, the price list indicates basic prices of products against the speculative quantities. The prices are calculated with regards to the most basic paper/card types, sizes and single side printing. As you know, the final printing cost depends on many parameters: paper/card weights or thickness (GSM/Pt), glossy or matt finish, 2 or 4 colors, square or rounded corners, single or double-side printing, quantity, destination shipping charges and the mode of transport. Please use the indicative prices for calculating the basic cost. Once you place the order using the above parameters, we will quickly mail you the final, exact cost.
How long does it take to get my order?
Depending upon whether or not you requested our designers to help you with your design, most orders are printed within 2-4 days. Shipping times depend upon the shipping method that you selected at checkout. For individuals that selected next day delivery, if your order is submitted before 1pm, it should arrive in 3-5 days.