Online printing is the process of printing your materials professionally through an online printing company. This means that you do not have to physically go to the printing house to get your prints started. You just go to the online printing company’s website, initiate the order, send your designs, and pay through online methods. This makes a person’s life a whole lot easier, can be very time saving, and there is an extensive list of material that can be printed. It also can be helpful for small businesses that have no printing capacities, as well as individual people who are self-employed and also don’t have printing capabilities beyond Microsoft Publisher.
Some of the items that can be printed are business cards, brochures, postcards, catalogs, stationary, newsletters, and greeting cards — the list goes on and on. Most online printing services also have a lot of capabilities that the ordinary small business does not. They can produce multiple pieces, pieces with multiple colors, pieces in non-standard formats, provide special paper for printouts, and even provide shipping services for your order.
A lot of people are worried about security, but most printing companies guarantee that any information they collect will be secure and not shared with any other company. Your information is only used to contact you when necessary. Credit Card information is only used to bill you for products and services ordered, while secure shopping carts use the latest secure server technology to allow your order to be submitted and retrieved securely.
Another useful feature is the capability for you to place the order, but then have someone more tech savvy upload your files for you. This option allows you to send an email to the person with your files, giving them both your order number and a link to the page they will use to upload your files. When you finish placing your order, you will receive a confirmation that includes your order number. Give your designer your order number and have them upload the files from the File Upload page.
Most printing companies will also allow you to make changes to your initial order. You may make changes to such things as quantity, shipping method, or shipping address.
You have a lot of options as to which program you use to send your order in. Most companies can accommodate Microsoft Word, Power Point, Quark, Publisher, Pagemaker, InDesign, and Photoshop, as long as the final format is in PDF format.
Whether you are a small business owner or a large one, online printing services can be the best option for all of your printing needs.