FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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.

This solution will make your company run more efficiently and profitably by streamlining your business processes, maximizing your resources and eliminating redundant operations.

PRODUCTS

The site currently supports eight major and popular print products as listed. We are shortly going to introduce more products.

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 PDF file.

3. Browse Design: use this to select hundreds of pre-loaded templates. Work on them or customize them through our design studio.

The type of paper used for difference purposes is expressed in weight. In the UK we use the European system, it is grammes per square metre (gsm or g/m2 or simply g).

The paper used for writing/printing (letterheads and such stationery) is generally between 90 to 120 gsm 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.

Coated papers are available in two finishes – glossy (shiny and smooth) and silk (flat and smooth). Coated glossy papers reflect the light evenly so they are suitable for almost all types of printing jobs. Coated silk papers leave a matt smooth finish so they are suitable for luxurious feel printing jobs. Both finishes have a good ink holdout, which is important for creating sharp, bright images.

PRINTING

Our system supports RGB (red, green, blue) for producing digital prints. We have accurately mapped colour pallet to match RGB to CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, black) to ensure proper 4-colour printing.

300 dpi (dots per inch) is the resolution of the output PDF file.

We use offset and digital printing, which provides the highest quality of print material for both text and images.

PRICING

No, the price list indicates basic prices of products against the speculative quantities. The prices are calculated with regard 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), glossy or matt finish, single or double side printing, lamination and quantity. Please use the indicative prices for calculating the basic cost. Once you have selected your options the final price will be displayed in the total box. Please note VAT will be added to the total price. (Some products are exempt from VAT).

FREE UK MAINLAND DELIVERY

We offer free delivery across a wide range of our products as standard meaning no hidden fees.

We have 4 turnaround options (depending on the product and quantity). 1 working day, 2 working days, 3-4 working days and 7-10 working days. This relates to production time and does not include the delivery day.

Currently we only deliver to UK mainland addresses, we do not deliver to offshore locations. 

We use couriers to deliver all goods and these are sent on a Next Day Service. The turnaround dates are estimates and cannot be guaranteed.