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With Versions, you can create projects with different designs, patterns or images but the same quantity, paper, size, ink, finishing specs and shipping details. It’s a budget-friendly, time-saving feature of our online printing services. Versions Setup Ensure you have separate design files for each version of your online printing project. For products offering the Versions […]

Foil Printing FAQ

Have a question about custom foil printing? Check out these frequently asked questions and learn what foil colors are available, how to indicate foil on your print-ready file, what stocks to pair your foil with and more. Expand the sections below for each of our foil products. [accordionHead]Gold Foil Business Cards[/accordionHead][accordionBody] What’s the standard business […]

Online Printing for the First Time

New to printing and not sure where to begin? As a world-class online printer, Smartpress has all the tools to help you design the perfect booklet, calendar or business card – and learn all the printing lingo along the way. We’ve compiled some essential articles to guide you from idea to design to print. Printing […]

Collated vs. Uncollated

Collated printing makes it easy to print welcome packets, employee training materials, information packets for prospective students, flashcards and more in the right order. You get to design unique content and imagery for each page in your set and they’ll all be printed with the same size, shape, paper stock and finish (like UV coating […]

How to Choose the Right Book Binding

Custom booklets are one of the best marketing tools you can use to blend important information with eye-catching images and impressive design elements for your audience. Booklets have a unique function for engaging your reader both visually and at an instructional level. There are many different styles of booklet bindings and choosing the right one […]

Variable Data Printing

With variable data printing, you can design online printing projects with personalization like recipient’s name, customer ID, member rewards number and more. Part of our premium online printing services, it’s ideal for both business needs and personal projects. Variable data printing is available on many of Smartpress’ products so you can add personal details tailored […]

Printing Methods 101

The diversity and scope of the printing industry can be pretty overwhelming if you’re just getting started as a designer or find yourself suddenly responsible for your company’s print procurement. A basic knowledge of both historic and developing types of printing is important in order to understand the diverse capabilities and unique aspects of each. […]


Die Cutting: See the variety of unique design options available for online printing with laser die cutting. Custom Foil Printing: Learn about this elegant embellishment. White Ink Printing: What is white ink printing and how to set up your file for an online printer. Variable Data Printing: Find out how to personalize projects for individual […]

How to Save Your PDF

PDF Tips There are many ways to create a PDF file, but not all of them work well for professional online printing. The way in which you create a PDF can dramatically alter the quality of your printing. For that reason, please refer to the following guidelines to ensure the best possible print quality. Smartpress […]