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Production

The amount of time your project will take to produce once it goes to press varies depending on your order, as you can see on our turnaround time page. Once we have your approval on your proof, our printing facility will begin the production process.

4-color printing press
4-color printing press

Press

Your pages will be printed on a four-color sheet-fed printing press and run through a drying process. This phase can take approximately 1 week or longer depending on your order size. For an in depth walkthrough about the parts and process of running a printing press visit our Printing Academy press section.

Post-Press

Your dried printed pages will then be folded, cut and bound to form your final product, which can take 1-4 weeks depending on your binding option. To learn the difference between each binding process visit our Printing Academy post-press section.

Potential Delays

Larger orders (typically over 3,000 units) may require additional production time.

Specialty Options such as foil stamping, Spot UV, embossing, debossing, and more may require additional production time.

Orders that are in production over the Chinese Holidays may require an extra week or two in production.

Finally, if we run into any quality assurance issues during production, we will let you know immediately. In most cases we force the factory to fix or redo any work that isn’t up to our incredibly high standards, but this may require additional production time.