Posts in: Template preparation

The system generates a CorelDRAW file using your printing template every time an order is placed. Learn how to produce print-/press- ready files that are different from the files for previews. More »


The order form presents fields in the order they appear in CorelDRAW Object Manager. More »


CorelDRAW table tool is very useful for complex web-to-print templates. This article explains limitations of variable web-to-print fields in a table. More »


All the custom patterns you used in CorelDRAW are retained in the file after you’ve saved it. This means that custom patterns (two-color, full-color or bitmap) can be used in web-to-print templates.

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Dynamic imaging templates are intended for on-screen viewing rather than a print process. Therefore, you need to set up the template file to be recognized and rendered for dynamic imaging such as internet banners. More »


Templates must adhere to certain rules and limitations. None of them should limit your creativity, though. More »


You can have as many pages in your web-to-print templates as you wish. This allows you to extend your range of products from simple, single sided prints to double sided business cards or books with large number of pages. More »


Complex transparencies in web to print designs may produce unexpected colour variations due to colour profile mismatches and colour space conversions. ZetaPrints web-to-print software has a special colour compensation option for advanced effects. More »


Sometimes the same field needs to appear in more than one place on a template. More »


Some designs require a large number of variable fields. Keep in mind that in complex web to print templates, even after you arrange the fields in their logical order, it’s still hard for the user to figure out which input field changes what in the template. Here’s how you can use separate preview and printing template files to split a complex web to print design into smaller, more manageable parts and make it easier for the users. More »


The smaller the file the faster it is to upload and process. Learn how to reduce the file size without compromising the quality. More »


You may use the same template for preview or printing or you may create different
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The final step of the template creation process is testing. We recommend you always test your web-to-print templates by placing a test web-to-print order. More »


Any vector shape in a web-to-print template can be made a variable color field. A color picker will be showing against the field for users to change the color. To turn a shape’s color into a variable field you simply need to rename the shape inside the Object Manager. More »


The watermark is a widely used protection method by designers. You can add a text, image or any kind of shaped watermark to your templates to protect them from being used without permission. More »


Web-to-print templates are intended for printing purposes, rather than on-screen viewing. There are a few things to keep in mind when creating a template that will be printed. More »