Offset printing is the process by which an inked image is transferred from a plate to a rubber blanket, and finally to the surface of the paper. Digital printing is the reproduction of a digital image on a physical surface. It is a direct process, much like printing a file to your desktop printer, where the files are sent directly to the printer. Offset printing produces higher-quality prints because the plate transfers the text and graphics to a rubber blanket, which is then directly transferred to the paper. The result is clean and crisp text and images.
Offset printing produces higher-quality products at lower costs than digital printing. Even though offset requires larger quantities, it is the most affordable method to produce quality prints for commercial printing. On the contrary, digital printing is a speedier process for low-quantity orders, making it ideal for those looking to receive small jobs quickly. In addition, digital printing offers more customization options, such as variable data printing.
In the end, both offset and digital printing can produce great results, depending on your needs and deadline!
The most current specials can always be found on the GotPrint.com homepage. All prices are subject to change without notice.
We will notify our customers via email or on our social media sites, if we decide to offer discount codes. Be sure to log in to your account and select the option "Receive Promotions" to ensure you receive our promotional emails.
Files are encrypted and saved once they are submitted. We can only use them for printing purposes and will not be able to send our customers their files.
We do not take orders via phone. All orders must be placed online.
Since we're a web-based company, all of our communication is conducted online via email.
Print time is the time it takes to print your order. The specific time for your product can be found on our website on the
Print time, or turnaround time, begins after approval and processed payment.
Orders Approved and Payment Processed* By 9AM PST / 11AM CT / 12PM ET: Turnaround time begins that day.
Orders Approved and Payment Processed* After 9AM PST / 11AM CT / 12PM ET: Turnaround time begins the next business day.
*Any issues with files and/or payment may delay your order.
For example, if an order is approved by 9 AM PST on Tuesday, and the Turnaround Time for the product is three days, printing will be completed on Thursday. If the order is approved AFTER 9 AM PST on Tuesday, printing will be completed on Friday.
GotPrint will not make any changes or corrections to any of your account information. You must make your own corrections.
If you wish to change any information on your account such as your email address, phone number, password, etc., you must do so yourself by logging in to your account. Please go to "Change My Info" on the Welcome Page and correct the information. This prevents unauthorized persons from making any changes to your account.
We do not carry magnets at this time. We only print on the paper stocks that we offer on our website.
We use HEIDELBERG OFFSET® sheet-fed presses. Pictures of our equipment can be found on our website on the
page under "Our Equipment". You will find images of our offset presses, as well as our digital presses, along with the names of the equipment.
We do not support spot color printing. We print using a 4 color process only (all of our products are printed with CMYK, also known as cyan, magenta, yellow, and black inks).
If you do not have a designing program, you can use ours! We offer two programs, Quick Designer for quick and simple designs, and Advanced Designer for more complex, professional designing. With Quick Designer, you can choose from pre-designed templates and upload your text, logo and images, and you're ready to go!
With Advanced Designer, you will have numerous design tools to create your design from scratch, if you'd like. Or, simply choose a pre-designed template and upload your logo, text and images to complete the design.
Advanced Designer is our professional designing program geared toward anyone who wants extra customization for their product. It has all the functionalities of Quick Designer, but allows you to further customize your product with the ability to freely move text, draw shapes, align images, create depth, and much more.
We have various categories of backgrounds and clip art that you can freely use. You may use either one of our designing programs, and you can select the backgrounds and clip art from there.
The products that have the option for round corners are: Business Cards, Bookmarks, Club Flyers, Collectors Cards, Hang Tags, Folded Hang Tags, and Postcards.
Business Cards, Folded Business Cards, Booklets, Bookmarks, Brochures, Calendars, Catalogs, CD Packages, Club Flyers, Collectors Cards, Door Hangers, Event Tickets, Flyers, Greeting Cards, Hang Tags, Folded Hang Tags, Posters, Postcards, Rack Cards, Rip Business Cards, Rolodex Cards, Special Shapes, Staggered Cut Flyers, Table Tents.
The products that are folded, assembled and sent are Brochures, CD Packages, Folders, Envelopes and Mini Menus. Folded Business Cards, DVD Packages, Greeting Cards, Folded Hang Tags, and Table Tents are scored and sent flat to the customer.
Saddle Stitch Binding: Loose printed pages are folded and secured with staples down the middle of the fold. Saddle stitch binding is available for calendars and catalogs/booklets with up to 96 pages (including cover).
Perfect Binding: The pages are bound to the cover and held together by a thin strap of flexible adhesive, forming a squared edge. Available on catalogs/booklets with 48 pages or more.
If you already have your print-ready files, you may upload your files or send a CD in the mail, and choose to receive a proof. If you have not yet designed your files, you may design on our Quick Designer or Advanced Designer programs (free), and get an instant online proof. We also offer Design Services for those looking to have their designs created by a graphic design specialist.
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