Lucidpress just got better! Now you can have prints of your documents shipped directly to your home or office straight from the Lucidpress editor. To print with Lucidpress, follow these simple steps below.
First, you’ll need to have a document created. You can either create your own, or choose one of our fantastic pre-made templates. Once you’ve finalized your document, you can click this “Order Prints” button in the editor, shown below:
Lucidpress currently supports limited document sizes, and will automatically give you a selection of print options that work with your documents. Choose the type of print order you want from the product list, and then click next to proceed. If you receive an error message on this page, verify that 1) your document has consistent page sizes throughout, 2) document size matches available product sizes, and 3) the number of pages in your document matches that of the supported print types.
On this page, you can choose the quantity of prints you wish to order. Certain print types, such as flyers, will come in packs of multiple pages. The total number of pages will be shown, so be sure to verify the order quantity you want. You may also select additional options, such as single or double sided, as well as product specific upgrades. Lucidpress does not currently provide an option for binding, but may include this ability in the near future.
On the next page, you will be given the opportunity to review and confirm the design of your print. To proceed, download a PDF proof, review your document, and then check the “I have reviewed and approve my design” box. The “next” button will now be enabled, taking you to the billing and checkout page. In reviewing your document prior to approving, we recommend checking to see that images are extended into the bleed for a more professional look. You can learn more about bleed here.
You will then have the opportunity to review your order options and enter your shipping and billing information. While we plan to offer rush production in the future, standard production time is 3 - 5 days. Lucidpress also integrates with UPS and USPS, so you can choose the shipping option that best fits your needs. Total delivery time should be estimated as production time plus shipping time.
After entering your billing information, you can review your order once more. To ensure a quick and seamless production, confirm your shipping and billing information is correct. If everything looks good, simply click “Order” and you’re all set! You will receive a confirmation email shortly, and after that it’s just sit back, relax, and let your prints come to you.
Shoot! We can't guarantee you can cancel. In order to ensure we get orders printed and shipped as quickly as possible, we've developed a process that kicks things off as soon as you submit the order.
To see if you can cancel your order, you should check your Order History (located in your Account Settings). If there is an option to "Cancel Order" on your print order, you can still cancel and get your money back.
1. Your document contains pages of different sizes. All page sizes must be consistent to print.
2. Your document size is inconsistent with the document sizes we have available.
Bleed works by printing the document beyond the dimensions of what you actually want to see,and then trimming the excess material to your document size. Lucidpress allows, and encourages, the use of bleed to ensure a professional looking print.
When using the Lucidpress Print and Ship service, if no bleed is specified, a mandatory ⅛ inch bleed will be added. The bleed will match the background color of the document. It is recommended that the user utilize the bleed and extend images into the bleed when creating a document. Failure to do so may result in slighty inconsistent spacing around your document. The standard for acceptable error is 1/16 of an inch, meaning your document may deviate in the borders by 1/16 of inch without being considered a defect. Utilizing bleed virtually eliminates this problem.
A monitor can display around 16 million colors. The RGB (red, green, blue) color space or gamut of such a monitor will let you see a wide array of colors. But, even here, certain colors we see in everyday life cannot be reproduced accurately. The print gamut is even more limited. An image is composed by laying down four colors in succession. In printing jargon, CMYK refers to the color Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black. Not to confuse “B” with blue, it was decided to call black with the letter “K”.
What does all that mean to you? Colors you see on the monitor may not translate exactly to print. For example, a vividly displayed red may look more brown once printed. Keep in mind that colors will slightly shift no matter what. There are many contributing factors such as temperature, humidity, and the overall print batch adjustments.