Advanced Designer is our professional designing program geared toward anyone who wants extra customization for their product. It has all the functionalities of most simple design platforms, but allows you to further customize your product with the ability to freely move text, draw shapes, align images, create depth, and much more.
If you do not have a designing program, you can use ours! With Online Designer, you can choose from pre-designed templates and upload your text, logo and images, and you’re ready to go! With Online Designer, you will also have numerous design tools to create your design from scratch, if you’d like. Or, simply choose a pre-designed template and upload your logo, text and images to complete the design.
Offset printing is the process by which an inked image is transferred from a plate to a rubber blanket, and finally to the surface of the paper. Digital printing is the reproduction of a digital image on a physical surface. It is a direct process, much like printing a file to your desktop printer, where the files are sent directly to the printer. Offset printing produces higher-quality prints because the plate transfers the text and graphics to a rubber blanket, which is then directly transferred to the paper. The result is clean and crisp text and images. Offset printing produces higher-quality products at lower costs than digital printing. Even though offset requires larger quantities, it is the most affordable method to produce quality prints for commercial printing. On the contrary, digital printing is a speedier process for low-quantity orders, making it ideal for those looking to receive small jobs quickly. In addition, digital printing offers more customization options, such as variable data printing. In the end, both offset and digital printing can produce great results, depending on your needs and deadline!
The most current specials can always be found on the homepage. All prices are subject to change without notice.
Files are encrypted and saved once they are submitted. We can only use them for printing purposes and will not be able to send our customers their files.
Since we’re a web-based company, all of our communication is conducted online via email.
Production time is the time it takes to print, cut and prepare your order before shipping out. The specific time for your product can be found on our website on the Turnaround Time page.
Production time, or turnaround time, begins after approval and processed payment. Orders Approved and Payment Processed* By 9AM PST / 11AM CT / 12PM ET: Turnaround time begins that day. Orders Approved and Payment Processed* After 9AM PST / 11AM CT / 12PM ET: Turnaround time begins the next business day. *Any issues with files and/or payment may delay your order. For example, if an order is approved by 9 AM PST on Tuesday, and the Turnaround Time for the product is three days, printing will be completed on Thursday. If the order is approved AFTER 9 AM PST on Tuesday, printing will be completed on Friday.
We use HEIDELBERG OFFSET® sheet-fed presses. For same day printing and some rush orders we use Xerox Digital Versant 180
We do not support spot color printing. We print using a 4 color process only (all of our products are printed with CMYK, also known as cyan, magenta, yellow, and black inks).
The products that have the option for round corners are: Business Cards, Bookmarks, Club Flyers, Collectors Cards, Hang Tags, Folded Hang Tags, and Postcards.
Business Cards, Folded Business Cards, Booklets, Bookmarks, Brochures, Calendars, Catalogs, CD Packages, Club Flyers, Collectors Cards, Door Hangers, Event Tickets, Flyers, Greeting Cards, Hang Tags, Folded Hang Tags, Posters, Postcards, Rack Cards, Rip Business Cards, Rolodex Cards, Special Shapes, Staggered Cut Flyers, Table Tents.
The products that are folded, assembled and sent are Brochures, CD Packages, Folders, Envelopes and Mini Menus. Folded Business Cards, DVD Packages, Greeting Cards, Folded Hang Tags, and Table Tents are scored and sent flat to the customer.
Saddle Stitch Binding: Loose printed pages are folded and secured with staples down the middle of the fold. Saddle stitch binding is available for calendars and catalogs/booklets with up to 96 pages (including cover). Perfect Binding: The pages are bound to the cover and held together by a thin strap of flexible adhesive, forming a squared edge. Available on catalogs/booklets with 48 pages or more.
We have various categories of backgrounds and clip art that you can freely use within our designing tool.
We do not recommend writing on any paper stock that has High Gloss UV Coating on the surface. Generally, you may write on stocks that have a Matte Finish or Aqueous Coating applied to the surface, though we do not guarantee it.
We only print on the paper stocks we offer for that particular product (found on our website).
We offer the following stocks:
38 pt. Trifecta Black with Velvet Finish
38 pt. Trifecta Red with Velvet Finish
35 pt. Trifecta Pearl with Kanvas Texture
24 pt. Trifecta Green with Velvet Finish
16 pt. Premium Matte Cover
14 pt. Gloss Cover
14 pt. Uncoated Cover
100 lb. Recycled Matte Cover
100 lb. Gloss Cover
100 lb. Gloss Book
80 lb. Gloss Book
80 lb. Recycled Matte Text
70 lb. Opaque Smooth White
60 lb. Gloss Label with UV Coating
9 mil Photobase Glossy
9 mil Photobase Matte
8 mil White Static Cling Vinyl
4 mil White Calendered Vinyl
4 mm Corrugated Plastic
6 mm Corrugated Plastic
13 oz. Premium Scrim Glossy Vinyl
13 oz. Premium Scrim Matte Vinyl
White Textured (Matte)
White Vinyl (Glossy)
We offer many different types of paper. We always recommend requesting a sample kit prior to ordering products, so that you can see the quality of the paper. In addition, there are stocks you cannot write or print on, such as stocks with High Gloss UV Coating. For more information on our paper stocks, please visit the “Paper” tab on the order page for each product, or visit our Paper page.
First, you will need to register online and create a free account. You will then need to log in with your email address and password before completing your order.
If you select the 14 pt. Gloss Cover, Full Color Front/Grayscale Back, or Full Color Front/Blank Back, you will not have the option to select “High Gloss UV Coating Both Sides”. You do not see this option because we UV full color sides only. This same rule applies when you select 16 pt. Premium Matte Cove and 4/0 or 4/1; you will only see the option to apply High Gloss UV Coating on the front.
Maximum file size for uploads: 30MB (megabytes) per file.
You can only order quantities that are listed on the website. You may not order other quantities, because quantities are set due to the presses we use. Since we print gang-run offset, we require large quantities to print the products. You might consider submitting multiple orders for quantities not listed on the website.
You may upload your files directly to our website.
We recommend that each file has at the maximum, two pages (front and back). Uploading several PDF pages in a file causes confusion and problems when reordering.
You may upload your calendar and catalog/booklet files by sending us a separate file for each page. Keep in mind that each page refers to one side of a sheet of paper. Commonly, we ask our customers to send us separate pages (files) when uploading because it is the easiest way. This way, once the separate pages are reviewed, we will place the spreads together ourselves. For instance, if you were to upload a 12-page catalog, page 2 and 11 would need to be placed next to each other, as they will be printed side by side (page 2 on the right and 11 on the left). Most customers find it best to send us separate pages since it is less confusing. In addition, to ensure that we set up the page order correctly, we recommend that you either upload a low-resolution PDF dummy or send us a hard copy proof with the page numbers clearly indicated on each page.
Once your status changes to “Approved” or “In Print”, you cannot send us new files. Orders are charged after the files have been approved, and will automatically go to print.
We send you a reupload link when we find a problem with your submitted files. We ask you to fix your files and reupload them so that we can process your proof. If you have not requested a proof, you must reupload your files so that we can ensure they are ready for print or log into the account click on the order number and find reupload link tab. The email we send contains a reupload link, which will automatically update your account with the new files.
You may be asked to reupload even for an order that you have printed before, because the files may have been adjusted as a one-time courtesy.
For brochures and calendars, you can reupload more than 5 files. For all other products, it is best if you place a new order. Since the files have numbers (and not file names), it causes confusion when they are reuploaded, and as a result, may cause issues with matching the files with the corresponding sets. For multi-page products such as catalogs/booklets and calendars, if you reupload files without page numbers, we usually ask you to send us a low-resolution PDF mock-up with page numbers in order to set up the pages correctly.
First, you need to log into your account, click on “My Orders”, then on the order number, and finally, click on “Reorder”. Lastly, you will proceed to check out.
You can only change the quantity of a reorder. For all other changes, you will need to place a new order.
All reorders are printed with the original submitted files. We do not provide proofs for reorders because the proof was already provided with the original order.
Processing Files & Proofs
Bleed is the portion of the product that will be trimmed off when it is cut to the final size. Since we print your product on an oversized sheet that gets trimmed down, we require that the images extend beyond the trim zone/line. That extra margin is what we refer to as the bleed, and is used to guarantee that you don’t have white edges on your product when it is trimmed to size. Visit our Download Templates and design your files on these templates to ensure you submit the correct bleed.
If you do so, it may cause a problem. You must extend all images all the way to the bleed lines to avoid any uneven borders or white lines on your image when your product is trimmed.
A low-resolution image contains a lower number of dots, pixels, or lines per inch. The print quality of a low-resolution image is less than that of a high-resolution image, as it lacks sharpness and fine detail. Thus, the higher the dots per inch/pixels per inch, the greater the resolution and the clearer the final print will be.
Your original file needs to be created at a resolution of 350 dpi, with the exception of signage, which can be created at 150 dpi. Images taken from the Internet have a low resolution of 72 dpi and will be pixelated. If purchasing an image from a source, please make sure that you choose a high-resolution image of 350 dpi.
Since these products are printed with our digital printers, they can be uploaded at 150 dpi and will still appear crisp and beautiful.
.JPG uses a lossy compression scheme that tosses out bits of data each time the file is edited and saved. This is not ideal when high-quality reproduction is desired. JPGs are commonly used when displaying images online. Although it is the format that digital cameras use to save file images, files need to be converted to .TIFFs/.TIFs (or some other lossless format) before editing.
We work with all of the common software and applications such as Adobe Creative Suite (Acrobat, Illustrator, Photoshop)
This depends on the type of font you are using on your file. We recommend for you to print a sample from your home printer to get an idea of how large or small the font is.
Borders are not recommended due to possible shifting in the cutting process. Shifting may cause borders to appear uneven on the final product. Please visit our Preparing Files page for more information.
We print everything except Adult Content.
Our folders include a right pocket. If you refer to our templates, you will see that all folders are processed flat, meaning that the pockets are printed as the outside (front), but folded inside (back) (4/0). The back or the inside of the folder is the area behind the pocket where the folder is assembled. It is imperative to use our templates for this product, so that you can see how the folder is assembled.
When preparing artwork, DO NOT copy and paste an image off a website. These images have a low resolution and are not suitable for high-quality printing, not to mention that images that are not your own and are found on the Internet, may be copyrighted.
Each 4/0 file for our calendars and catalogs/booklets counts as 1 page, so if the order is for an 8-page 8.5″ x 11″ catalog, we would then need to have 8 separate 8.5″ x 11″ files.
We need the files without the guidelines.
When you upload your files to our website you will have the option to request a proof of your designs.This proof is basically a preview or a picture of what your design will look like. There are three types of proofs available: An Instant Online Proof, the Manually Processed PDF Proof, or the Manually Processed Hard Copy High Resolution Proof (not all products have all three proof types available) For the Instant Online Proof, you will have to check your files to ensure that they are print-ready. You will receive an instant preview of what your designs look like, and if you approve of the preview, your files will be sent directly to print (we will not check your files). For the Manually Processed Proofs (both PDF and Hard Copy), you will upload your files and we will check your files to ensure that they are print-ready. If we find any problems with your files, we will notify you so that you can reupload your files; if we do not find any problems with your files, we will send you a proof (preview) of your designs for you to approve. The PDF proof will be emailed to you, and the Hard Copy proof will be mailed to you. Please note that you will have to sign and mail the hard copy proof back to us. You may also visit our Proofs page Proofs page for information.
For the Instant Online Proof, you will receive an instant online proof right when you upload. For the Manually Processed, PDF Proof, once your files have been reviewed and processed, you will receive an email with a link to your proof. We also offer Manually Processed, Hard Copy, High Res. Proofs for calendars, catalogs, booklets, and folders. Your files will be checked and a hard copy proof will be mailed to you. You may also visit our Proofs page for information.
For Manually Processed Proofs, please allow up to 24 hours (1 business day) for most products. Please allow 24-72 hours for Manually Processed Proofs and Manually Processed Hard Copy Proofs for multi-page products such as catalogs/booklets, calendars, and folders.
This means that we have provided you (via e-mail) a low-resolution proof to approve so your order will go to print, and are awaiting your approval. You can access these proofs by logging in to your account, clicking on “Approve Orders”, then clicking on the order number that you would like to approve. Next, click on “View/Approve Proofs”, and finally, either approve or disapprove the proof.
You may make changes to your files before your order status is “in print.” If we find any problems with your files and have not sent you a proof yet, we will ask you to fix your files and reupload. If we have already sent you a proof and you wish to make changes to your order, do not approve the proof. Instead, you will need to submit a new file with the changes. However, there will be a fee for processing the new files and creating a new proof.
The following check-list will help ensure that your files are print-ready. We recommend that you read the information in the File Setup tab for each product, instead of simply relying on this check-list. We accept the following file formats: .TIF, .TIFF, .EPS, .AI, .PSD, .BMP, .GIF, .JPG, .PNG, .PDF. Be sure that all files have been converted to CMYK color mode. All images need to be uploaded at a resolution of 350 dpi (signage should be 150 dpi). Please provide the correct bleed. For the bleed for your product, refer to the bleed section. Outline all fonts when working in Illustrator, embed fonts in other programs, and flatten all layers when working in Photoshop. Include all files needed to process the job: page layout files, imported images, fonts and other support files. Please compress your file(s) (2MB or larger) before uploading your files. If you do not have a file compression program, you can download one by clicking on this link.
We will not be able to accept two separate 9″ x 12″ files. You must send us the flat size, not the folded size. It is important for you to download and use our templates so that you can be sure to send us the correct size of the folder, and for proper placement of graphics and text.
We offer business card slits on the right pockets. We recommend that you download and design on our Downloadable Templates, which are pre-designed with the business card slits clearly indicated. You can download and use these templates in order to ensure text/graphics do not interfere with the business card slits.
Although we do not guarantee 100% color matching, we recommend limited usage of blues and reds, simply because they are the hardest colors to match. We also recommend limited usage of dark and heavy colors on uncoated stock (or on 70 lb. Opaque Smooth White), because the paper may soak in the color and offset.
We do not guarantee a 100% color match, but we do guarantee a 85% color match to industry standards, due to the type of printing we offer. Thus, there may be up to a 15% color shift on your final printed product.
We do not print from PANTONE® colors; you are responsible for providing us the CMYK files.
Your browser is probably storing images in its cache for faster loading. If you refresh your browser, it should direct the browser to update all images. If you still do not see the updated proof, you should try viewing the proof in a different browser or on a different computer.
For the Manual Proof, you will not receive a proof instantly. As soon as we process and review your files, you will receive a proof where you can view your files (if you have requested a proof). If you are unable to immediately view your proof for the Instant Online Proof, please notify us so that we can fix the problem.
Although we maintain the same quality and thickness of our paper stocks, certain stocks may appear slightly different due to the manufacturer the stock was ordered from. Make sure you are up to date and order a new sample kit every 3-4 months to stay current with our products and paper stocks.
We do not guarantee a 100% color match, but we do guarantee 85% color match to industry standards due to the type of printing we offer. We are not responsible for the colors used when creating your own design. If you think your order was misprinted; log into your account and open an order issue. Please allow us 24-48 hours to respond back to you.
We allow our customers 3 attempts to submit the order correctly, otherwise the order is canceled. Files that have a low resolution and incorrect file format will be canceled after the 2nd unsuccessful attempt. We cancel the order so there is no confusion with printing the wrong files. We then ask you to place a new order.
This could be a result of your Internet connection, or a glitch during the upload process.
The issue may be a result of the type of browser you are using. Please use the scroll bars at the bottom and to the right of the screen to center the proof.
If you should receive a product that you are not satisfied with and would like to file a complaint, you can create an order issue by following these directions: 1. Log in to your account. 2. Go to “My Orders”. 3. Click on the order number. 4. Click on “Create a New Issue”. 5. Once you see the message box, type in the issue(s) with your product. After you have explained the issue(s), click on “Submit”. This creates an immediate order issue within the department that oversees problems with orders. They will contact you within 24-48 hours of receipt of your message. Please allow them this given time to review the files, pull the batch and check to see what happened with your order. They will then contact you via email and work with you to resolve the matter as quickly as possible.
It takes approximately 1-2 business days for our department to review, analyze and resolve the problem with your order.
After reviewing the misprinted order, if we find an error that we made on your order, we will either reprint your product at no charge to you, or supply you with a coupon code/discount code as the reimbursement for your order.
We do our best to prioritize reprints over standard orders, however, reprint time is usually the same as standard production time.
We do this when a response is required to get your order into print. We have found that if we do not address issues in this manner, customers tend to ignore the email communications, therefore delaying their order from going to print.
If the package is lost, please notify us and provide your order number. Please allow us 24 hours to start the trace. Once we start the trace, allow 1-8 business days for us to receive information from the shipping carrier. We will notify you as soon as we hear from the shipping carrier. If your package is damaged, you must notify us of the damage within 6 business days of receiving the order. Please allow us 24 hours to relay this information to the shipping carrier. In order to receive the replacement, you must wait 1-5 business days for us to receive the claim paperwork from the shipping carrier. Keep in mind that lost or damaged claims can only be filed for shipments over $50 in value. We are not responsible for third-party shipping errors, omissions or damaged shipments.
You will need to hold onto the damaged package for up to 5 business days, or until we hear back from the shipping carrier. Please note that you can use anything that is still in good condition within that package, but make sure to hold onto the damaged portion and the box.
Traces usually take anywhere between 1-8 business days from the date the trace was opened. If somehow you can locate or find the package, please notify us immediately so that we can proceed with any necessary procedures.
We will start reprinting your order once we receive the claim or when we receive information regarding the trace.
When you receive 10-50 products with some sort of press mark on them, they are usually the extra prints.
When designing artwork, please keep in mind that shifting can occur during the cutting process. Visit our Preparing Files page for more information. We do not recommend having borders due to a possible cutting shift when your products are trimmed.
Unless the files are submitted to us, we have no knowledge as to when a customer attempts to submit an order. The only way we can be aware that a customer sent us files is when we receive the files. If we do not respond to your reupload within 24 hours, please notify us.
We are committed to customer satisfaction. However, we are not responsible for typing, color, image, or design errors made by customers.
We will be happy to cancel your order prior to your order being approved and charged. Orders may be canceled upon request via email. Our customer service team will inform you of any cancellation charges depending on the stage of the order. Since each order is unique to the customer, it has no re-sale value (once it has been printed). All sales are final. If we verify that we made an error, we will reprint the order, free of charge. Once the order has already gone to print, we will only refund you the shipping. We cannot refund you when your order has been sent to print, because production has already begun. If a job is canceled prior to it going to print, any labor hours (proofs, graphic design, etc.) and/or administrative fees (credit card fees, etc.) will be subtracted from your refund. Once the order has been placed successfully, refunds will not be issued for Logo or Design services. For orders up to $100: $15 fee For orders up to $200: $30 fee For orders up to $300: 10% of the total amount the customer was charged. Please review the cancellation policy in our Terms and Conditions. Keep in mind that all charges related to expedited printing (rush) or shipping are not refundable, including for those orders that are returned for any reason. You must return 100% of the product within 15 days (at your own expense) from the time when the delivery was received.
We offer a Money Back Satisfaction Guarantee to our first-time customers. If you are not entirely satisfied with the finished printed product, you can send it back to us for a full refund of the printing cost only. This only applies to orders in which the subtotal does not exceed $100. If your subtotal exceeds this amount, it is considered to be a large order. It is recommended that you first place a small order for this guarantee to be valid; this way you will know exactly what quality to expect.
There is a 25 set or item limit per order. You will not be able to add more than 25 items to your cart, so please create a new order for any remaining items.
Payment & Billing
We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, cash and checks.
There are a few possible reasons why your credit card might have been declined, such as typing errors, non-sufficient funds, and incorrect expiration dates. You will receive an email promptly after this problem occurs. For further assistance, we recommend that you contact your credit card provider.
Receipts can be found online in your account, under “My Orders”. For all other transaction requests, please email us.
It takes 10-15 business days for us to issue you a refund. Please allow up to 48 hours for the credit to appear in your account. When your refund is issued, you will receive an email confirmation as notification.
Each time you don’t approve your proof, an additional charge will be applied to your account. We charge this fee because we would have to reprocess the design and recreate the proof. The first proof is free, however additional proofs will be charged thereafter. Notice of additional fees is written in red when the reupload link is emailed to your account during the reupload process.
Pricing for all products/quantities/paper stocks are available to the general public on our website. You can visit our Pricing Page, where you can select the product, color, quantity, etc., and view the price for your order. The other option is to go straight to the order page and select the different print options until you see the pricing for your order.
A $5.00 reprocessing fee applies to the following products: A-Frame Sign, Banner, Business Card, Bookmark, Club Flyer, Collectors Card, Door Hanger, Event Ticket, Flyer, Greeting Card, Hang Tag, IllumaPrint Panel, Letterhead, Mounted Wall Print, Notepad, Postcard, Rack Card, Retractable Banner Stand, Rip Business Card, Rolodex Card, Roll Label, Special Shape, Sticker, Table Tent, Wide Format Poster, Window Cling, Window Decal, Window Perf and Yard Sign A $15.00 reprocessing fee applies to the following products: Envelope and Staggered Cut Flyer A $30.00 reprocessing fee applies to the following products: Booklet, Brochure, Calendar, Catalog, CD Package, DVD Package, Mini Menu, Poster and Folder
Prices are subject to change at any time. We are an online-based company, and updates are made as the site is developed.
Shipping carrier is based on the zip code. The shipping carrier will be provided once tracking information is available. It is important that you provide a valid shipping address where a signature will be required upon delivery.
A shipping discount of up to 50% may be applied to orders with multiple items of the same product when the same exact product options are selected (size, quantity, color options, etc). The discount will be applied automatically at checkout. Please note, due to weight restrictions, not all products or sizes qualify for this discount.
Shipping time is separate from the production time and begins after production has been completed. Shipping time is the length of time it takes for the shipping carrier to deliver your package once it has been printed. Shipping time varies depending on the destination from which your package will be shipped and delivered to, and the shipping method you have chosen.
We will ship your order only after we finalize the payment and it is done printing and is ready for shipment. You will receive an email notification as soon as it is ready. The email will include the tracking numbers so that you can track your packages with the shipping carrier.
To find shipping costs, first click on the name of the product you are interested in ordering under the “All Products” section. Proceed to “Upload your Files” and complete the “Printing Options” section on the order page (paper, color, quantity, production time). Then in the “Shipping” section, select the country you would like your package to be delivered, and you will see the shipping costs for that specific order. If you order multiple items, our system will not give you the total shipping cost until the checkout page. Please visit the checkout page for the most accurate pricing for your entire order.
We do not combine nor ship numerous orders together. All orders are shipped out individually as soon as they are ready. We cannot store multiple orders in order to combine them and ship them together because we do not have the space needed. In addition, combining orders may cause problems with packages getting lost.
We currently don’t accept personal shipping accounts.
Send us an email 24 hours before the order has been shipped, and provide your order number on the subject line and state the new delivery address in the body of the email. Make sure your order has not been shipped prior to sending the email.
A reroute is when a package has been shipped and you wish to change the delivery address before the order has been delivered.
Send an email before the order is delivered. Include the correct delivery address in the body of the email.
This means that the order has been shipped from our location, and that the shipping carrier may have missed a scan on the package. 90% of the time the package gets delivered on the scheduled date. If the order is not delivered on the scheduled delivery date, you need to send us an email so that we can start a trace.
You are not able to track your package because the shipping carrier could not locate the shipment details for your request. Please verify your information and try to track your package again in a few hours, as it does take some time for the system to get updated, and the tracking might have been created that very day.
If you click on your tracking number, and it states that your carrier cannot locate the shipment, it means that your shipment is shipping out from our facility today. The tracking information will be updated later in the day.
When a package is not delivered due to an incorrect shipping address supplied by the customer, we will reship the package to the correct address and charge an additional shipping fee for the shipment.
We do not sell boxes of any kind at the moment.