Choosing the Right Stock & Print Options

If you’re new to all the terminology, it can be confusing. Below are some resources to help you understand the different finishes, thicknesses and options that are available for your printing products.

Product Videos

Sometimes you just need to see with your own eyes, so watch our product videos to see different products, cardstock thicknesses and finishes close up and in high definition.

Understand Thickness

There are a variety of terminologies used in the printing industry to describe the thickness of the paper stock and it can get quite confusing. The graphic above should help.

Levels Of Gloss

Again, there are so many different terminologies and finishing processes and it can get confusing. The illustration above should be helpful as well as our printing product videos.

Free printing samples designs cardstock types

Free Sample Kit

Still not convinced? Request free samples. Our free sample kits include a sampling of all of our common paper and cardstock types and examples of the various finishes that are available.

Graphic Design

Use Your Own Graphics

Upload your files in any common format in the shopping cart. You will still receive proofs to verify everything came through fine and was properly set up on our templates prior to print.

Design Online

There are some great options these days that make designing your own Graphics easy, inexpensive and fast. Our recommendation of the various options would be Canva.

Graphic Design Service

If you want outstanding graphics that increase your conversion rate and overall profitability of your advertising, take advantage of our low flat rate graphic design service.

Common Order Questions

You can order online, or call to order by phone at 1-888-587-2383 ext1. In brief, you can expect a beautiful product in a timely manner from friendly professionals! Read what to expect, step-by-step, here.

These are different types of gloss finishes. AQ means glossy, UV mean high gloss. We could explain it further, but it’s much better to see for yourself. Most of our products have a product video.

Most printing products take somewhere between 4 and 5 business days to produce from the time you approve your proofs. The estimated turnaround time for each product is listed in the pricing drop-down above. Understand that these are estimates and not guaranteed turnaround times and do not include shipping time.

Rush turnaround is available on certain products.

Please call for a more complete turnaround estimate at 1-888-587-2383 ext 1.

Yes!! As you can see on our pricing dropdowns above, we offer a flat fee graphic design service that includes multiple revisions as necessary. Check out our designers portfolio here.

No. We feel our low cost design service is a much better option. The effectiveness of your advertising will be hugely affected by the quality of your graphics.

Yes, you can! There are amazing easy-to-use online graphic design services such as Pixlr, which we frequently recommend. This is highly preferable to some sort of service that ties you to a printing company in order to use the service.

As an example, five sets of 1000 business cards means a total of 5000 business cards, with five unique sets of graphics.

If you don’t see your questions answered here or in the product video, absolutely give us a call. Happy to help and able to accommodate almost any request.


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