Commercial Printing FAQ

WHY CAN’T I ORDER 100 SATIN OR SUPER GLOSS BUSINESS CARDS?
Our Wait and Save, Special Finish, Quality and Quantity business cards are all printed offset, which means they are batch run. This means more cards are printed to reach a minimum requirement. For smaller runs we recommend our digitally printed Quick Turnaround business cards
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN OFFSET AND DIGITAL PRESS PRINTING?
Offset printing rolls ink on top of paper which is left to sit, and then gets absorbed into the paper. This provides a more accurate colour on your prints, but requires a bit more time and a larger quantity to order.

Digital printing uses heat to set the toner permanently to the paper’s surface. Great for a quicker turnaround time and smaller quantity prints.

To learn more about the difference between offset and digital press printing, please refer to our Offset VS Digital page.

I NEED A SPECIFIC COLOUR TO MATCH MY BRAND, DO YOU OFFER SERVICES THAT CAN GUARANTEE THE PROPER COLOUR THAT I WANT?
Yes! In fact, the only way to guarantee an exact colour every time you print is with the Pantone Matching System (PMS). What you usually see on your computer screen may not translate exactly to print.

PMS is a service for offset printing, if you are in a rush and need digital printing, but still want a specific colour we recommend Proof Printing and colour swatches.

I WANT TO SEE HOW MY PRINT WILL LOOK ON THE STOCK FIRST, WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?
We offer a proof printing service for digital press jobs. We are not able to print proofs for our offset stocks as the jobs are batch-run, which means a large order is required and one page alone cannot be printed.

To know more about what you can order printing proofs for, please refer to our Printing Proof page.

WHAT SIZES DO YOU OFFER?
We offer:

Business Cards:

  • 5×2”, 3.5×1.5”, 2.25×2.25”

Postcards:

  • 3” x 5”
  • 2″ x 6″
  • 25″ x 5.5″
  • 5″ x 8.5″
  • 4″ x 6″
  • 5″ x 5″
  • 5″ x 7″
  • 5″ x 8.5″
  • 25″ x 11″
  • 5″ x 11″

Posters:

  • 11×17”, 12×18”
  • *Refer to Artwork page for Large Format posters

Invitation/Greeting Cards:

  • Folded sizes
    • 7×5”, 5×5”, 4×6”
  • Flat sizes
    • 7” x10” (folded in half 5” x 7”)
    • 5” x10” (folded in half 5” x 5”)
    • 8” x 6” (folded in half 4” x 6”)
WHAT FILE FORMAT WILL BLITZ NEED FROM ME?
We recommend sending a print-ready PDF, meaning a vector/300dpi file with all fonts outlined and images linked (for more information visit Design Guideline).  This will result in a better transition of your files from digital to print.

Please check our downloadable templates.

I NEED TO PRINT DOUBLE-SIDED, IN FULL COLOUR. WHAT’S THE PRICE?
All our prices are based on double-sided full colour prints. Prices are fixed, and not dependant upon design.
WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE A DESIGN FILE?
We have a built-in design template for business cards and greeting cards on our product pages that you may use!

Please refer to our How To Use The Built-In Design Template page for a step-by-step guide on how to use the template!

We also offer blank templates with guidelines that you can find here available in Ps and Ai.

CAN I SPLIT MY ORDER INTO MULTIPLE DESIGN FILES?
Unfortunately, we do not offer this service. For clients that wish to print tickets, gift certificates, or anything with differing codes can be done with a special finishing option found at the bottom of our product pages.
HOW WILL I KNOW IF I’M ELIGIBLE FOR A VOLUME DISCOUNT?
We recommend clients that need to order multiple sets of business cards for their employees to send us an email requesting for a quote. We will get back to you with an answer as soon as we can!
WHAT ARE THE TURNAROUND TIMES FOR YOUR BUSINESS CARDS, AND HOW LIKELY IS IT TO BE DONE AT THE EARLIEST POSSIBLE TIME?
We can not guarantee that your cards will be finished at the earliest time possible; please plan for the full length of the turnaround time and proofing.

Keep in mind that custom jobs may require more time to complete.

Below is a chart of each card’s turnaround times:

PAPER STOCKREGULAR TURNAROUNDRUSH TURNAROUND
Satin 14/16pt.5-7 Business DaysN/A
100% Recycled Uncoated5-7 Business DaysN/A
Super Gloss 14/16pt.5-7 Business DaysN/A
Silk Laminate 17pt.2-3 Business Days24 hours
Kraft 15pt.2-3 Business Days24 hours
Suede 19pt.2-3 Business Days24 hours
Matte Lamination 18.5/26pt.5-7 / 10-15 Business DaysN/A
Black Edge Natural 32pt.7-12 Business DaysN/A
Suede 18.5pt.7-12 Business DaysN/A
Foil Stamp 16pt.10-12 Business DaysN/A
Spot UV5-7 Business DaysN/A
Frosted Plastic 20pt.7-10 Business DaysN/A
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DESIGN GUIDELINE

Some tips and tamplates to better your results.

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PROOF PRINTING

Blitz Print House
now offers Proof Printing.

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TURNAROUND & PICKUP

Turnaround, Delivery & Pickup

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