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Add Unique 3D Effects to Your Print Materials

Have you ever wanted to add a little bit of a shine or texture to print materials? Now at Smartpress.com, we’re offering a new feature similar to “spot varnishing” to enhance your creative print designs. With the Scodix SENSE equipment, you can create several unique 3D effects for wedding invitations, print marketing materials and more. After […]

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Graphic Design Inspiration – Love Is

Today’s graphic design inspiration comes in the form of sweet, heartwarming illustrations by a Korea-based artist named “Puuung.” She captures those perfect, private, seemingly unimportant moments that love is really made of. From the artist: Love is something that everybody can relate to. And Love comes in ways that we can easily overlook in our […]

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Ask a Smartpress.com Expert: Envelope Customization Options

I’ve seen a few different options for envelope customization at Smartpress.com. What are all your custom envelope printing options? – Envelope Examiner Great question. We have several custom envelope printing options, from simply printing names and addresses all the way to fully custom envelopes that you can fold yourself. Take a look at the list […]

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Spice Up Your Landscape Photos with Infrared Technique

Infrared photography has been around since the 1930s, it was done with traditional camera and infrared film. Now in the digital age, the concept stays the same, that the camera would allow the invisible infrared light to enter, the only difference is the tools  being used. There is no more film, just a IR filter […]

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Step and Repeat Setup in Adobe Photoshop

Using Raster Graphics for Your Step and Repeat Art Although vector graphics are the preferred images for your step and repeat banner, it is not always an option. You may not have a vector copy of the logo, so raster is then next best thing. The good news is, Adobe Photoshop will help you create […]

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Kreate-A-Lope

Designing your own unique stationery for an event, celebration, or craft project is a fun and creative way to infuse your personality or brand identity into your print work. However, one of the biggest frustrations that many people encounter, is that having created  a beautifully unique card, invitation, photo book, certificate, or booklet, they end […]

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7 Decks of Playing Cards with Creative Twists

A few weeks back, we published a blog post that gave inspirational ideas for how to use Smartpress.com products to create board games and other types of games. Today’s post takes a bit of a sharper focus specifically on creative decks of playing cards. Take a look at these seven unique playing cards with a twist. […]

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Fun Print Marketing Ideas for Non-Profits

Most small businesses have to operate on a shoe-string marketing budget. But even the smallest marketing budgets become the envy of many non-profit organizations. Non-profit marketing requires planning, creativity and innovation to not only work, but work at the lowest cost possible. Here are some ideas to get you going. Start with the basics. Business […]

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DIY Envelope Kits for a Truly Custom Envelope Design

Have you or your graphic design clients ever wanted a truly custom envelope design, but you were unable to find what you were looking for? Have you ever wanted to handcraft envelopes for weddings and other special occasions? Smartpress.com is proud to introduce DIY envelope kits! You can create truly custom envelopes from more than […]

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Ask a Smartpress.com Expert: Clear Cling Materials

How transparent are your “clear” window graphics materials? I’d like to try to use the clearest material possible to enhance how my design will look on the window.  – Clearly Confused Great question. As you might have figured, there are varying degrees of “clearness” for our clear window graphics and window cling materials. For our […]

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