Digital Printing

How to Use a Print Proof

3 MIN READ
Level: basic

Before your project is printed, it goes through the proofing process. A print proof is an early version of your project that closely represents how it will look when printed. Whether you have a soft proof (a digital PDF) or a hard proof (a physical copy), you’ll want to review your proof carefully so we […]

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Cutting Tolerance for Print

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Level: basic

Cutting tolerance is the slight variation that occurs when online printing projects are cut down to size. Smartpress recommends a tolerance of 0.125″ for our online printing services, meaning the trim line can vary by up to 0.125″. Anything that comes within 0.125″ of the edge of the cut line could potentially be cut off. […]

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Printing Turnaround Time

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Level: basic

Please note: Printing turnaround time does not include mailing or shipping transit times and you should allow additional business days for delivery based on the shipping method you selected. Turnaround times may also increase due to supply and demand.

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How to Set Up Color in Your File

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Level: advanced
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Submitting Artwork for Printing

1 MIN READ
Level: basic

When uploading your print-ready files and submitting artwork for printing at Smartpress, you accept full legal liability for the content of material processed and printed on your behalf and under your instructions. Submitting Artwork for Printing You Must Have the Rights By submitting the artwork to Smartpress, you certify that you have the right to […]

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Color Space

3 MIN READ
Level: medium

In the printing world, color space is crucial. Depending on the type of project and if it’ll be seen on digital screens or in physical form, the right color space and make all the difference. Smartpress uses a CMYK digital printing process, which means our presses print a wide range of hues using cyan, magenta, […]

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PPI, DPI & Image Resolution

3 MIN READ
Level: medium

  If you have questions about image resolution, whether your project needs vector or raster graphics or any other printing services, please contact our experts in customer service.

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