CatPrint Walkthrough: Part Five – Envelopes

If you haven’t been following the CatPrint Walkthrough series, now is your chance to learn about the CatPrint Walkthrough Process!

In the first part, we talked about how Customer Service does the first step in the quality check on your files!

In the second part of the series, we talked about how a Production Specialist will make a second quality check and work with Customer Service to make sure any comments are noted.

In the third part, we talked about how we make daily Printing and Color Maintenance and the importance of doing that twice a day!

In our fourth part of the series, we talked about what finishing is and how finishing is done.

Now we can move on to the next part of the series where we will talk about how the ordering and printing process changes when you request for envelopes with your order!

If you placed an order with envelopes, the last step before packaging and shipping out your printing order is counting your envelopes and including them with your prints. If you are simply ordering blank envelopes to match with your prints, the process is simple: we just count your envelopes, shrink-wrap and label them with your order number, and then send them to packaging and shipping area.

If you had elected for printed envelopes, we process the order much like we do for your prints, but we use a specific envelope printer to print onto your envelopes. We prepress your file, send the file to the printer, count out the envelopes, and then print the file right onto the envelope. The process takes a little extra diligence and monitoring to make sure that the image file is properly aligned and centered onto the envelope the way that you would want them to be. After the printing is complete, the envelopes are counted again to make sure that the correct number of envelopes will be shipped out to you.