Online Printing for the First Time


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Online printing for the first time? New to printing and not sure where to begin? As a world-class online printer, Onestopdp 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 Basics

Take your first steps to print success here. Learn about paper stocks for small format projects like invitations, postcards and direct mailings.

See our substrate materials for large format projects like signs, banners and window graphics. Understand the difference between text paper weight and cover paper weight and find out why adding bleed to your file is essential to so many online printing projects.

  • Small Format Paper Stocks
  • Banner Materials & Sign Substrates
  • Coated Paper Stocks vs. Uncoated Paper Stocks
  • Text Weight vs. Cover Weight
  • Bleed
  • PPI, DPI & Image Resolution

Interested in paper stocks for your first time online printing? Take a deep dive: Choosing the Right Paper Stock for Your Booklet

Design Features

If you’re online printing for the first time, that also means learning how to design for print. With all of the premium online printing services offered at Smartpress, you can take your print projects to the next level.

Learn about digital laser cutting, how easy it is to personalize your projects with variable data printing and how unique white ink enhances marketing and stationery alike. 

  • Collated vs. Uncollated
  • Die Cutting
  • Variable Data Printing
  • Versions
  • White Ink Printing

Get inspired with these design feature spotlights:

  • Collated Printing: Top 10 Marketing & Design Ideas
  • The Power of Light: Digital Laser Cutting
  • White Ink: A Stunning Design Specialty
  • Variable Data Printing: How to Personalize Your Marketing

Placing Your Order

Ensuring your print projects are set up correctly and in the right format is a must. Read about how to create and submit print-ready files, why the PDF is king and what to expect after you submit it all.

If you have any questions about online printing for the first time, from products to process, please contact customer service. Our team of print experts will help you on your way to creating brilliant print.


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