How to Place an Order Using the Online Designer
Digital Print Solutions now has an Online Designer where you can order online anytime 24/7. All of our products have different sizes and finishing options, so we are using a Vinyl Banner as an example below:
Step 1: Choose the Size and Quantity
There are drop down menus where you will select your product height and width. You will then select the quantity you need. Please keep in mind this is the quantity per artwork file. Each artwork file will need to be designed separately.
Step 2: Choose Add-Ons
For vinyl banners you can select hems and grommets, pole pockets, reinforced hems, reinforced corners and single or double sided banners. Some options can not be selected together, like pole pockets and reinforcements. Please see the tool tip options for more details.
Step 3: Choose the Design Method
We have templates available for you to customize, or you can start with a blank template. Click on the template option you would like to customize to get into the online designer.
Step 4: Using the Online Designer
You will be able to add text, add clip art, upload images and add backgrounds.
Adding Text: Click on the "Add TEXT" button. A text box will appear in the designer. You can either double click on the text box to edit the text, or you can go to the left sidebar and edit the text there. You will be able to change the font and color of the text. To resize the text, click on one of the corners of the box and drag it. Click "CTRL" and drag the text box to keep the text consistent in size. The icons at the bottom of the text box will move the text box up and down, revert to the original or delete the text.
Adding Clip Art: If you have your own vector clip art, you can add them to the designer. Click on the "Add CLIPART" button. A popup window will appear. Click on the "Upload an Image" button and upload your clip art.
Adding an Image: If you have any other images or photographs you would like to upload, click on the "Upload IMAGE" button. A popup window will appear. Click on the "Select Files" button to upload your images.
Adding a Background Image: If you have a background image, click on the "Add BCKGND" button. A popup window will appear. Click on the "Upload an image" button and upload your clip art. Click on the "Insert Background" button to add it to your design.
When you are done with your design, click on the "Accept Design" button.
Step 5: Product Options / Additional Proof
You will be taken to the product options page. You will need to review the options to make sure everything is correct. You will also be able to select your production time. There will be a check box for you to select if you would like to receive an additional proof. If you select this option you will receive an emailed proof from a customer service representative. You will need to email back an approval before your order will go into production. When you are done, click on the "Add to Cart" button.
Step 6: Shopping Cart
You will be taken to the shopping cart for a final review of your order. You can still go back and edit / remove any items in your cart. You can apply any promotion codes and calculate your shipping. When you are done, click on the "Proceed to Checkout" button.
Step 7: Checkout
You will be taken to the checkout page where you will need to fill in your billing / shipping information and select your payment method. Your billing information should auto fill to your account information. If you need to ship to an alternate address, click on the "Ship to different address" button. You can pay with a credit card or via check. Please note if you pay with a check, your order will not go into production until we receive the check.
You will need to fill in all required fields. Once you have confirmed everything is correct, click on the "Review My Order" button.
Step 8: Review
You will be taken to the Order Review Page. You will need to click on the "Approve Designs & Process Order" button. A customer service representative will receive your order. After the files have been reviewed and received payment we will put your order into production.