Pillow Box Tutorial

Create a Die-Cut Pillow Box

We are always excited to help you create stunning projects. Recently we printed several die-cut pillow box designs featured on Envato Tuts+ in a step-by-step tutorial. With this tutorial, you will learn to create a custom design of your own. When done, send your project to us and we'll digitally … Read More

Print Process Inspiration

How to Take Your Design Project to the Next Level

As designers, we are always looking for ways to make our work stand out. While a great design is essential, the execution can make or break a piece. There are several options within the printing and finishing process that can help take your project to the next level and allow you to create something … Read More

Unique Ways to Use Perforated Window Graphics

Unique Ways to Use Perforated Window Graphics

Take your window art to a new level by exploring perforated window graphics for your business. Regular window clings and window graphics are translucent or transparent, but perforated window graphics include very small holes in the material through which allow light to shine brightly. … Read More

How To: Pattern Text Fill in Adobe Illustrator and InDesign

How To: Pattern Text Fill in Adobe Illustrator and InDesign

Typography is the foundation for any great design. Without type, what message are we sending? As designers, we are always looking to step out of our current comfort zones to create unique typography and typography effects. Text can be transformed from the run-of-the-mill solid color with a pattern … Read More

Wrap Around Custom Label

Dress Up Envelopes with Custom Label Printing

Don't stop at the invitation when you need to get an event noticed. When it comes to getting people to a big event – a university’s annual gala, a key fundraiser for a non-profit organization, a hot new artist’s show opening at a hip gallery – you know that the invitation you create has to impress. … Read More

Comic Book Printing with “POW!”

Comic Book Printing with “POW!”

With Comic-Con® coming up in July in San Diego, we’re seeing a lot more comic book orders coming off the presses here. Bold, powerful colors are vitally important to comic books. If designing comic books for print is your specialty, here are some tips for making sure yours have the “pow!” they … Read More

How to Create Duotone and Tritone Images

How to Create Duotone and Tritone Images

Follow these simple steps to create eye-catching duotone and tritone images in Adobe Photoshop. … Read More

How to Create a Pillow Box

How to Create a Pillow Box

Pillow boxes are a great way to package wedding favors, products, customer thank you gifts, special treats or any number of other small items. Our digital die cutting capabilities make Smartpress.com the go-to provider for pillow boxes. … Read More

Clear Window Cling with White Ink

How to Set Up a Clear Window Cling with White Ink

Get creative by using white ink in your custom window cling designs. There are not many limitations when designing a window cling, and clear window clings are a great example of this. They're unique because they're semi-transparent, meaning light can flow through easily instead being blocked by … Read More

10 Tips for Effective Brochure Design

10 Tips for Effective Brochure Design

Brochures are one of the most popular marketing tools businesses use for promoting products and services. They’re versatile, easy to mail and affordable to produce in quantity for direct mail and trade show distribution. The most effective brochure designs have the same things in common: superior … Read More