Web-to-print increasingly calls for a Portable Document Format (PDF) workflow environment with output provided by digital printing; although there is certainly no requirement that fulfillment be accomplished using digital production equipment; web-to-print is also used today by printers with both offset and digital production facilities.
Prepress reviews can be done online, allowing a print house, a client, and possibly a graphic designer to create, edit, and approve computer-based onlineartwork.
Some web-to-print sites offer online print products that replace editing tools like Adobe InDesign where buyers can author work and alter the typeface, copy, images, and layout. These products often include a library of templates for product types, such as post cards, posters, flyers etc.
It is frequently possible for clients to upload their own unique content for automated print production. This may be termed Ad Hoc printing. When a digital press is used for the final output, the template usually is transformed into a PDF file that serves as the ‘master plate’ for the digital press. In more traditional printing processes, like offset printing, the template is used to create a plate or plates that are used to produce the final printed product.
Web-to-print sites often provide approval mechanism so that managers can approve print requests by their employees.
Materials produced by a web-to-print process include business cards, brochures, and stationery, among other printed matter, that can be printed in full color or in black and white on various papers and on various presses.
Web-to-print systems are also expanding to handle personalization and distribution of other marketing materials such as presentations, seminars, logo items, and even email and other electronic media. This change is driven by enterprise clients seeking a single repository/tool to manage all marketing efforts including print.
At Rubber Neck Signs, we use the industry’s most premium wrap films, like 3M and Avery, with up to a 10-year outdoor durability. The wrap is laminated with a protective vinyl film. We offer this overlaminate film for your wrap in both gloss and matte. The lifespan of your wrap will depend based on UV exposure and the care and maintenance of your vehicle wrap. We recommend washing your custom wrap at least twice a month, and if you have a gloss wrap, waxing your wrap twice a year will extend the life of your wrap.