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Easy Ordering

Easy Ordering With An Ordering Portal

Our easy ordering process takes the guesswork out of print buying and is built specifically for your business.

With our Ordering Portal solution, we set up a customized online storefront where your marketing materials are displayed and can be ordered quickly and easily. All we need is the specifications of your products (product type, size, maximum and minimum quantity, paper selections, etc.) and your design files. We will then set everything up for you and you and your team members are ready to easily place orders!

Configure Your Product 

Step 1: Configure Your Product

1.) Shop

Just login to your account associated with your company's Ordering Portal and start shopping. If you’re not sure what your login information is, feel free to contact our Customer Service team at customerservice@KingstonPrinting.com or by reaching out to us through our live chat tool in the bottom left corner of your screen.

Within your company’s Ordering Portal, you will see all branded products that are available to you. Just click on your desired product, choose your quantity and other available specifications, customize it to include your contact information if needed, and then add your product to your cart by clicking on the “Add to Cart Button.”

2.) Checkout

Within your cart, which you can access by clicking on the cart icon in the top right-hand corner on our website, select the items you wish to order and click “Checkout” to choose your shipping and payment method.

You will shortly after receive a confirmation email after your payment and order has been processed.

3.) Upload Any Needed Files

Within your company’s Ordering Portal, your product design/art files are already in place, so you don’t need to worry about uploading any art files. However, if you’re using a direct mail product and need to upload a mailing list, you will be able to upload your list files once you receive your confirmation email.

To do this, just click the link provided in the email or head over to your project details by clicking on the “Your Account” dropdown in the top right-hand corner of our website and then click on “Your Jobs.”

Here you can view the status of your jobs as well as upload any needed files.

Turnaround Time Begins 

Step 2: Turnaround Time Begins

Once your order is placed, it’s time to move your project into production. Production time is the time it takes to print your materials; this is what we call Turnaround Time.

Products within your Ordering Portal typically do not require a proof to be sent as products and their designs are consistently printed throughout your entire company. Because of this, your projects are produced much quicker as the turnaround time begins after you place your order rather than after you approve your proof.

For example, if you choose a 3–5-day turnaround time, your project will be moved into production once you have placed your order (or on the next business day depending on the time you submitted your order) and then after 3-5 business days, your project will be shipped or mailed out.

Shipping and Mailing Transit 

Step 3: Shipping & Mailing Transit

Shipping time is not included within your turnaround time. For example, if you choose a 5-7 business day turnaround, your project would be created within that 5-7 business day period, and then your shipping time will begin after your materials have been produced and are shipped out.

The shipping time will be in accordance with the delivery ZIP Code associated with your order.

For direct mail campaigns, your materials will arrive to your audience based on the mailing option you chose within the specifications of your project and could be 1-6 days or more depending on your mailing method.

Your Order Arrives 

Step 4: Your Order Arrives

Your order has arrived, or your direct mail pieces have met their destination!

Additional Resources

When placing an order through your company’s personal Ordering Portal, you will typically receive 2 emails during the online ordering process.

  1. Email 1: Your Order Confirmation - This email is your order confirmation and will include your order details.
  2. Email 2: Your Job Invoice & Summary - Once your order has been completed you will receive a job invoice and summary email.

For more information on what an Ordering Portal is and how it can benefit your company, please visit our Ordering Portal page at www.KingstonPrinting.com/Odering-Portals.

If you’d like to place an order and don’t have an Ordering Portal, feel free to reach out to your sales representative or by contacting our customer service team at customerservice@kingstonprinting.com or by chatting in through our live chat tool. Just tell them what you’re looking for, including the type of product you’re interested in, along with your product specifications including size, quantity, paper stock, etc.

For orders not placed within an Ordering Portal, you will typically receive 4 emails:

  1. Email 1: Your Quote - This email you will receive if you have requested a quote and will be regarding your quote details along with the next steps.
  2. Email 2: Your Order Confirmation - This email is your order confirmation and will include your order details and next steps including a link to upload your art files and/or mailing files.
  3. Email 3: Your Proof - This third email is to notify you that your proof is ready for review and will include a link for you to login in and view your proof where you can approve it or upload updated files if needed.
  4. Email 4: Your Job Invoice & Summary - Once your order has been completed you will receive a job invoice and summary email.

Preparing Your Art Files

Here are a few things to keep in mind when getting your printed design ready. For a more in-depth overview, visit our “Art/Docs Prep” page.

  • Bleeds: Extend background and design elements 1/8” from the edge of page.
  • Margins: Keep text and images 1/8” inside from the edge of page.
  • Image Resolution: Image resolution should be at least 300dpi.
  • Size: Pages in design software need to be the same size as your desired product.
  • Color: Design needs to be in CMYK. We will automatically change art if uploaded in RGB and will notify you of this change within your proof notes.
  • PDF: Download your designs in PDF format with bleed included. This will make your PDF around 0.25" larger for length and width.
  • Folds: For folded materials like brochures, make sure designs account for the fold line.
  • Page Count: For multi-paged materials, make sure pages are designed in order.

Proofs & Turnaround Time

For projects that do require approval of a proof—for example, customers who do not have a portal in place—your project's turnaround time begins after you have approved your proof.

Electronic Proof

Electronic proofs are free PDF versions of your final product and are the most popular and recommended types of proofs.

Once you have uploaded your art files, you will soon receive an email within 1-8 business hours letting you know that your proof is ready to view.

You can click on the link provided in the email to navigate to your proof or in the top right-hand corner of our website, click on the dropdown titled “Your Account” and then click on “Your Jobs” to log in and view your orders. Any order that has a proof ready to review will have a button that reads “View Proof.” By clicking on this button, you can then open your electronic proof and choose to approve or opt to upload new art files if there are any issues with your proof. We will include notes on any errors or changes we made including adding bleed or switching your project from RGB to CMYK color model but please double-check everything is to your liking before approving your proof.

Once you have approved your electronic proof, your project's turnaround time begins.

Contract Proof

Contract proofs are physical copies of your printed material. For this type of proof, we will ship your proof to you which is typically sent the same day or 1-2 business days depending on your materials. You’ll then need to ship your contract proof back to us to move your order into production. There is an extra charge for contract proofs which is indicated in the checkout process.

Once you receive your contract proof, you must ship your proof back to us, and once we receive it your turnaround time will begin.

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In the event of unauthorized and fraudulent use of your credit card, you must notify your bank or credit card provider in accordance with its procedures and terms of use. We reserve the right to ask you to provide documentation of other evidence of the fraud activity prior to issuing a credit under our Secure Shopping Guarantee. 

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