Announcement Printing FAQ

Level: basic
Seven custom announcements with various designs standing in front and behind each other in a row.

Have a question about printing custom Announcements? Check out these announcement printing FAQ and learn about our paper stocks, coating options, matching envelopes and more.

Do you print portrait and landscape announcements?

Yes. Online printing lets you design custom announcements with a portrait or landscape orientation.

What paper stocks are available?

You can design your own announcements on a variety of stocks, including coated, recycled, hemp, linen, felt weave and more. Learn more: Small Format Paper Stocks, Coated Paper Stocks vs. Uncoated Paper Stocks, Recycled Paper Stocks

Should I use a text weight or cover weight stock?

This depends on the design of your announcement cards and the aesthetic you want. Text weight stocks are lightweight and easy to fold. Cover weight stocks are more rigid and substantial. The higher the number, the thicker the stock. Learn more: Text Weight vs. Cover Weight

If I add a fold, can I print on the inside of my announcements?

Yes. When you have a fold, the dropdown on the product page called “Printing on the Back” refers to the inside of the folded announcement.

What do the different ink choices mean?

As a premium online printer, we offer a variety of ink choices for announcement printing. We recommend:

  • Black Only – For designs with no color.
  • Full Color – For designs with a wide range of colors.
  • Full Color + Spot White – If you want a white layer of ink printed in designated areas of your full color design.
  • White Only – If you do not want any color (or black) within your design.

Learn more: Color, Black vs. Full-Color Ink, White Ink Printing

Can I proof my announcements?

Yes. A digital PDF soft proof will be available for your review within one business day after we receive your file upload. You’ll be able to review the project’s content, format and more and make any changes before it’s printed. Learn more: Proofs

Can I add a coating or laminate to my announcements?

Yes. You can finish your personalized announcements with gloss and matte UV coatings or velvety Soft Touch laminate on one or two sides. Learn more: UV Coating, Soft Touch Laminate, Coating vs. Laminate

What’s the difference between simple and complex digital laser cutting?

Choose simple die cutting for shapes like circles, ovals, squares and rectangles. Choose complex die cutting for any shapes or cuts more intricate than that.

Can I create announcements with different sayings and designs in the same order?

Yes. With our Versions feature, you can print various designs to differ content on multiple announcements (graduation announcements, birth announcements, etc.). For this online printing service, the designs can change but your announcements must be the same size, stock and finish. Learn more: Versions

Are envelopes included? Can you print on the envelopes?

Envelopes are not included but you can add them to your announcements by choosing the coordinating size and stock from the Matching Envelopes dropdown. Learn more: Understanding Envelope Sizes

We can also print your envelopes with variable data to personalize each one. Simply choose your preference in the Envelope Printing dropdown. Learn more: Variable Data Printing

If you have questions about any of these announcement printing FAQ or other printing services, please contact customer service.