How It Works

Integrate print products in your eCommerce or backend system with our API and SaaS platform

Create an account

First you'll need a free developer account and request a developer key. Until launch, you can only pre-register.

Connect your application

Use our SDKs to connect your app to our print APIs. You will need your developer key, which is provided to you when you create an account.

Test your integration

After you've hooked in your app, you can test it in the sandbox area. Here, you'll find all accounts and information you need to test adequately.

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How does the printed.com API work?

Order management and workflow for storefronts and print manufacturers

Using the available SDKs (software development kits) we supply, you'll be able to create web-to-print ready shops, mobile applications and services with ease for your internal systems or customer base. The heart of the platform gives you access to an extensive network of manufacturers around the world, able to print anything from business cards to t-shirts and even pillow cases!

  • Build your own web-to-print storefronts using our SDKs
  • Unlimited product range available
  • Multi-currency and multi-lingual support built in
  • Integrated customer messaging and support portal
  • Completely automated dispatch and shipping system
  • A proven scalable web-to-print service now available as SaaS platform

Great team. You may already know us!

We've been providing online print services since 2011

Print is in our DNA. Developed lovingly out of printed.com whilst reinventing their storefront and production factory workflow processes, we like to describe ourselves as an easy-to-use online print destination that puts the power back in your hands! You can mix 'n' match your size, paper stocks and finishes to suit you or your customers designs. It's completely bespoke in terms of products, pricing and shipping services - because print shouldn't be one size fits all.

We know what we're doing, we've been building software and managing workflow stuff for a collective 150 years... That's a lot of knowledge huh!?

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Products

322654

Jobs

22

Factories

6

Superpowers

The Challenge

... is simply to design and build a concept/prototype with our print API

Using any tool you like to communicate to our service, you're tasked with designing and presenting an MVP (minimum viable product). Obviously it doesn't need to be polished but the better presented, the more chance of winning!

You don't need to be a programming geek!

If you can demonstrate that you understand what the API can be used for and design a product around this, you're still in with a chance of winning. We'll even substitue the development tool part of the prize for something else of equal value, that's more appropriate for your needs.

The Three Rules

  • It must use the API in theory or in an application
  • It must be your own idea - copycats get sued!
  • You or your team must be able to attend the pitch day

Here are some examples of how it can be used...

The Team

Our people and panel...

The API team will be around all week at every venue - morning, afternoon and evening to assist (we're the ones dressed in black and pink!) - but to make it even easier recognise us, see our mugshots below!

On Thursday 18th May our panel will review the products you've created and pick our favourite three. We'll then invite our favourite three to pitch their products to the audience on the final day of Newcastle Startup Week (Friday 19th) and the winner will be crowned and, of course, rewarded.

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Lee McIntosh

He creates things

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Ashley Snowdon

He loves Docker

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Matthew Rose

He loves cats

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Alex Moon

He speaks well

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Stephen Ibbotson

He designs stuff

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Catherine Boland

She's our champion

The Prize

Check out what's up for grabs!

Goodies worth £5,000!

We've put together a nice little package to help in those early stages...

Annual API Subscription

A years subscription to what will be our beefiest service package giving you access to the full SaaS platform.

UXPin

Everything you need to wireframe, prototype and document your new startup with a Team subscription.

Print Business Pack

A £1,000 worth of printed.com marketing material; business cards, letterheads, leaflets & flyers and more.

JetBrains Software

IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate IDE for 4 developers, giving you the toolkit to continue building your product.

Support

The printed.com API's team, on hand and accessible, all the way through your journey... Priceless!

Google AdWords

Kickstart your marketing campaign with £500 worth of Google Adwords vouchers.

Prize - printed.com image Prize - UXPin image Prize - Jet Brains image Prize - Google Adwords image

Frequently Asked Questions

Got a question? Check out our FAQs

Where can I find the API documentation?

You'll find everything you need to use the API in your account section after you've signed up and logged in, including the documentation.

Who owns the IP of the code I create?

You do. It's all yours, you're simply getting data and responses from us after posting us data and questions. Whatever you build, you own.

How can I check the quality of the product?

Visit our parent company, printed.com, they'd be happy to send out samples or alternatively take a look at their score on TrustPilot.

Who owns the customers of my product?

You do. We don't even know who they are. You are sending us jobs, we simply fulfill those jobs and let you know when they've been printed and delivered.

Why are you part of a hackathon in Newcastle?

Because we were born there! Our own production factory is a 40,000sq ft home in Cramlington to some of the finest people and printers in the industry.

Is everything that I print, printed at printed.com?

No. That's the beauty of the service, depending on the specification of the job you send us, we'll pick the most appropriate factory to fulfill it from.

Find us on the map

40-44 Clipstone Street, London, W1W 5DW, UK