How to order your print from Print Stafford

Ordering your print from Print Stafford is as simple as it can be! Your print order will go through several checks before it heads of to be made in our production department. We first check all your uploaded files and cross-reference each file against your order. It is at this point, if we see that artwork is wrong or if there is a file missing we will contact you to request new artwork. You can read more below about some of the processes your order takes to get to you as you want it!

Our how to order processes

We have created a video below explaining how to order your printed products from us at Print Stafford.

Step 1: Find the product!

As with most online shopping stores the first step is to find the product you need printing! This can be done using either the menu. If you can’t find what you are looking for feel free to contact us and we will be able to help.

Step 2: Customise your selection

Most of the items we sell can be customised with different print options and quantities, choose the right amount and options that you need and add to the basket

Step 3: Purchase your selection

After you have placed all your needed items in the cart and are ready to proceed feel free to go through the payment process.

Step 4: Send your artwork.

Once you have purchased your chosen printed products you can upload your artwork for your order. We will then handle the rest, creating you screen proofs of how your artwork will look and communicating any issues that arise.

Please read the information provided below on how yours and every order we do is processed. Each order goes through several checks prior printing. Our file checking service is a standard procedure on all orders. Checking your files means that you can place your order in confidence, knowing that we will check to make sure your order and corresponding artwork match and are correct. Anything we are not sure that we will contact you before proceeding.

What is in our initial checking service?

When you place an order, whether online or via email, we cross-reference your artwork against your order. At this point, we will check that the artwork sizes and file type match the order. We will make sure we have the correct number of files for the job. At this stage, if anything appears to be wrong, we will place the order on hold and contact you immediately.

How do we process your order?

Once we are happy with your orders artwork, we will then process it. We collate all the information for each and every job, including finishing and material type. The job information is then sent with your artwork to our pre-press department. Pre-press is where we create and prepare your job ready for print production.

Our Pre Press and second checking service.

Pre-press refers to our last stage before printing. It is here that your artwork is converted into the correct format for our machines and your chosen finishing processes. At this point, if something is spotted which isn’t correct or if there is a problem we will again contact you.

How do we print and track your order through the factory?

Each of your printed items gets assigned a unique code. This code is used to track the order through our production. The information is used to check the material, quantity and finishing information on the item. Your order then goes through our print presses.

How do we finish your printed items?

Every print job that we produce is different to the next, whether it be size, material, shape or finishing. Your orders printed items will be finished as requested on your order.

How are your items packed?

Now that we have now manufactured your custom printed items. The finishing pieces now move onto the packing and shipping department. It is at this stage, we collate all the items in your order. Items get checked off against the order using the our in house tracking system. The printed goods get wrapped and packed, ready for despatch.

How do you ship my goods?

Now your items been packed it is ready to be shipped. We have a logistics team which arrange the shipping through DPD and other various couriers.