Stocks & Substrates

Choosing the right stocks and substrates can make or break your online printing projects. Dive into the details of our wide range of paper stock options, like coated and recycled, plus get all the specifics on our durable substrates for signs, banners and more, including green alternatives.

Small Format Paper Stocks

4 MIN READ

As a world-class online printer, Smartpress offers superior paper stocks and lots of options. Whether you’re designing a brochure for your business, turning a custom booklet into a photography portfolio or sending warm wishes with your own cards, the right paper can help send the right message. Learn more about our premium paper stocks and […]

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Recycled Paper Stocks

3 MIN READ
Level: basic

As you design your business cards, custom booklets or entire direct mail campaigns, you may wonder about the environmental impact of all that online printing. Let’s face it, we still need printed materials, but we don’t need to print them carelessly. Enter recycled paper stocks. As an eco-friendly printer, Smartpress is committed to sustainable business practices […]

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Coated Paper Stocks vs. Uncoated Paper Stocks

3 MIN READ
Level: basic

No matter what marketing collateral or personal projects you’re designing, the right paper stock is a small detail that can leave a big impression. With Smartpress’ wide array of premium coated paper stocks and uncoated paper stocks, you may be wondering which is the best brochure paper, the best business card paper or if booklet […]

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Text Weight vs. Cover Weight

2 MIN READ
Level: basic

Choosing the right paper weight for your online printing project can be crucial. Measured in pounds or grams per square meter (GSM), text weight and cover weight can affect the look and feel of marketing materials, personal invitations and projects of all kinds. Fun fact: The pound refers to how much a ream of paper […]

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Banner Materials & Sign Substrates

5 MIN READ
Level: basic

Smartpress’ online printing services offer superior banner materials and sign substrates. Before you place your order for custom banners, signs and more, check out our high-quality materials (including eco-friendly green alternatives) to find the one that best suits your online printing project. Banner Materials & Sign Substrates Learn more about our sustainable materials: Sustainable Signage: […]

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Acrylic vs. PETG

2 MIN READ
Level: basic

Designing custom signs and not sure where to begin? Our online printing services offer a wide variety of materials to make your own signs. Two you’re likely to be familiar with are acrylic and PETG. Whether you have your own design or are following our sign printing templates, find out what the differences are between […]

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Fabric Backdrops vs. Vinyl Backdrops

3 MIN READ
Level: basic

Ideal for event advertising, branding, trade shows and more, backdrop printing sends a message that can’t be missed. Smartpress’ online printing services offer custom fabric backdrops and vinyl materials, so you get a look and feel that’s just right for you. Before you design photo backdrops or custom banners for online printing, compare the two […]

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