Preliminaries

Online Printing System is a prepress process that bridges the gap between online digital content and commercial print production. The process allows a print house, a client or a graphic designer to create, edit, and approve computer-based online templates during the prepress phase. This process increasingly calls for a Portable Document Format (PDF) workflow environment with output provided by digital printing.

This solution will make your company run more efficiently and profitably by streamlining your business processes, maximizing your resources and eliminating redundant operations.

Ordering from Printdog is easy!
1. First, make sure you are logged into your account!
2. Find the product you want to order. A full listing can be seen on the left-hand side of the screen.
3. Select your product options (size, paper, color, quantity, etc) and finishing options (coating, bindery, covers, etc). You can also add any additional instructions or get a shipping estimate on the same page.
4. Upload your print-ready file(s). Make sure they are in the acceptable formats (.pdf, .tif, .eps, .pub, & .doc).
5. Click “Add To Cart".
6. When you are done shopping, click “Shopping Cart" on the top right of your screen. Select your shipping method and make any changes you need to make, then click “Proceed to Checkout".
7. Apply any promo codes you may have and add any comments or other info as needed.
8. Click “Pay With Card". You will then be redirected to PayPal. Log into your PayPal account or fill in your billing and credit card information. YOU DO NOT NEED A PAYPAL ACCOUNT TO CHECK OUT.
9. Submit your order.

Order Process

Click Request a Quote from Menu and fill in the form on the page, then submit it. We will get back to you within one to Two business days.

Changes can be made to your order so long as its status is not in the print phase. To make a change request for your order email us at support@Printdog.com or call 1-858-292-9952 during business hours. Please do not resubmit your order to us online as this may result in duplicate charges and orders. Changes may include: design change and swap of print files, removal or addition of print options, changing colors, et cetera. Should the changes incur additional charges we will issue you an invoice for the remaining amount which must be paid within before proceeding further. Delayed payment of this invoice may result in delayed turnaround time. Changes that reduce the amount of your order will be refunded to you at the sole discretion of Printdog.com.

In the event that you are unable to give us your artwork for your order after checkout go to the following address: https://spaces.hightail.com/uplink/FuturaColor In the subject line please put in the invoice number associated with your order. We will not accept artwork without an invoice number unless it is associated with a custom print quote, in which case it must be associated with an estimate number.

Turnaround is the estimated production time for a print product to be printed during business hours starting after the approval of your proof (if applicable). The times vary from product to product. Faster turnaround times are available for some products for an additional fee, typically a percentage of the overall cost. Turnaround does not include shipping time or print options such as drilling and bindery; these and other options may delay your turnaround.

An order may be canceled so long as no work has been done for that order. Work can include, but is not limited to: proofing, the order being sent to production, file repair, printing, packaging, and shipment. The full amount of your order will be refunded. To file a cancellation request e-mailed us at support@Printdog.com or call 1-858-292-9952.

At any point and time, Printdog has the ability to cancel or terminate your order without your consent. A notification will be sent explaining the reason for terminating the order. You may or may not get a refund depending on the status of your order. In some cases this occurs when poor quality, low resolution, and/or improperly sized artwork is below Printdog's standards and goes against its quality control initiative. Orders may also be terminated if they contain offensive, indecent, and/or improper material. We do not print any “adult" collateral. Any material which in our opinion may be illegal will not be printed. For all orders the customer assumes the full legal liability for the content being printed.

Tracking Information will be emailed to you as your order has been shipped. If you are unable to track online you can email us at support@Printdog.com.

 

 

Products

The site currently supports eight major and popular print products as listed. We are shortly going to introduce more products like logos/mailing labels, vinyl stickers, catalogs, banners, calendars, door hangers and raised ink cards.

There are three options for designing and customizing a product. Click a product on the left-hand panel and choose one of the options.

1. Custom Design: lets you customize the products. Click it to open the design studio and use multiple tools to create your own design.

2. Upload Design: using this option, you can upload your own JPG, JPEG, GIF, PNG, EPS, AI, PDF and PSD images.

3. Browse Design: use this to select hundreds of pre-loaded templates. Work on them or customize them through our design studio.

The type of paper used for difference purposes is expressed in weight. In the countries following the European system, it is grammes per square metre (gsm or g/m2 or simply g) and in the US system it is Pound (lb).

The paper used for writing/printing (letterheads and such stationery) is generally between 60 to 120 gsm (20 to 70 lb) and is called the paper or text stock. Anything heavier than this is considered the card stock, i.e. the paper used for business cards, postcards, greeting cards, etc.

Coated papers are available in two finishes – glossy (shiny and smooth) and matt (flat and lusterless). Coated glossy papers reflect the light evenly so they are suitable for almost all types of printing jobs. Glossy papers have a good ink holdout, which is important for creating sharp, bright images.

Printing

Our system supports RGB (red, green, blue) for producing digital prints. We have accurately mapped color pallet to match RGB to CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, key) to ensure proper 4-color printing.

300 dpi (dots per inch) is the resolution of the output PDF file.

We use offset printing, which provides the highest quality of print material for both text and images.

Pricing

No, the price list indicates basic prices of products against the speculative quantities. The prices are calculated with regard to the most basic paper/card types, sizes and single side printing. As you know, the final printing cost depends on many parameters: paper/card weights or thickness (GSM/Pt), glossy or matt finish, 2 or 4 colors, square or rounded corners, single or double side printing, quantity, destination shipping charges and the mode of transport etc.... Please use the indicative prices for calculating the basic cost. Once you place the order using the above parameters, we will quickly mail you the final, exact cost.