Pressing Integration

Order Desk can import orders from your shopping cart(s), sync in your print details and then automatically send them to any printer using the Pressing management software. When orders are shipped, the tracking details will be sent back to Order Desk automatically.


Basic Settings
Product Settings
Custom Details for Pressing


To connect to Pressing, click on the Manage Integrations link in the left sidebar. Under the Print on Demand tab find and enable Pressing.

Alternatively, search for Pressing from the available integration search.

Select your print provider and enter your Pressing account credentials then connect.

Please note that Order Desk isn’t able to help find or reset your credentials, as they can only be shared by Pressing.

If your provider is not listed, please contact Order Desk support with your destination provider key and your printer's logo. These will be added for selection after which point you will be able to connect to your provider.

Basic Settings

Once you have successfully connected to the Pressing integration, you will have some settings to go through to add your preferences.

After Import, Move To

Select the folder you want orders to be moved into after they are successfully sent to Pressing.

You can use one of the default folders already in your store or create your own. Read the Working with Folders guide for more information.

After Shipment, Move To

Select the folder you want orders to be moved into when Pressing sends tracking details back.

If Canceled, Move To

Select the folder you want orders to be moved into if they are canceled at Pressing.

Default Carrier Code

Set the default carrier code you want your printer to use for your orders. This will be provided by your print provider.

Default Carrier Service

Set the default carrier service you want your printer to use for your orders. This will be provided by your print provider.

Default Shipping Alias

Set the default shipping alias you want your printer to use for your orders. This will be provided by your print provider.

Optional Routing URL

Order Desk sends orders to Pressing using a default routing URL. This can be changed to an optional routing URL that is set up within Pressing. If your Pressing provider gives you a routing URL, set it here to override the default URL, otherwise leave this field empty to use the default.

Postback URL

Give this URL to your Pressing provider. This is used to send shipment details back into your orders in Order Desk.

Store Information

Set your default return address to be used on your orders.

If you need to customize the return address for certain orders, you can save different return addresses to your Store Settings and then use a rule to set the return address to specific orders. If a return address is not added to the order, the default address set here in the Pressing settings will be used.

For information on adding additional return addresses and applying them to specific orders with a rule, read the Store Settings guide.

Product Settings

For more information on what the product settings within the Pressing integration do, please read the Print on Demand Product Settings guide.

Custom Details for Pressing

Sending orders to your printer through Pressing will initially take some preparation before it can happen automatically. For complete instructions on how to use Order Desk with your print on demand orders, please take a few moments to read through the Print on Demand Fulfillment guide.

Preparing Your Orders

The following fields can be set as checkout data or order metadata to change what is sent to your printer for a specific order:

Field Name Field Description
PackingSlip The URL of the PDF to be printed and included with the shipment. Details here.
MISCode Field for storing MIS customer ID.
PrintType Default to digital. Options are: digital or litho.
PONumber Customer PO Number.
AdditionalInformation Any information to be passed into the Additional Information field.
ShippingAlias The shipping alias as supplied by your printer if different from the default. Will be used in preference to carrier code/service.
ShipmentCarrierCode Set the carrier code expected on the shipment details from your printer. This reduces confusion on the carrier in cases where the ShippingAlias is not a standard carrier name.
CarrierCode The name for the carrier if different from the default.
CarrierService The name for the carrier service if different from the default.
Tags Enter a tag or tags for the order. Multiple tags should be separated by comma
ShippingLabel Add your own shipping label to the order.

If you are unfamiliar with checkout data, please first read the How to Work with Checkout Data guide.

Preparing Your Items

The following fields can be set as variations or item metadata for each order item:

Field Name Field Description
print_sku Your printer's product code for the item.
print_url Link to artwork file for the item.
print_location Location for artwork for multi-print items. Use print_location_1, print_location_2 to match to print_url_1, print_url_2, etc. "Front" will be used if no print_location field is added to an item.
Barcode Customer specified barcode. Can be used if the barcode is already on the artwork provided.
Binding Defaults to none. Options are: perfect, saddle, wiro, pur, threadSawn.
Folding Defaults to none. Options are: half, gate, cross, concert, z, 2, 3, none.
ShrinkWrap Enter 1 or True if the item should be shrink-wrapped.
StockID Stock ID For Lookup (stock items only).
Tags Enter a tag or tags for the order. Multiple tags should be separated by comma.
print_gift_x Add gift notes to items using print_gift_1, print_gift_2, and so on.
print_note_x If required by your Pressing provider, sets the note attribute to items using print_note_1, print_note_2, and so on.
print_attributes_x     Add attributes to items using the format ATTRIBUTE NAME|ATTRIBUTE VALUE. Use print_attributes_1, print_attributes_2, etc. to associate the attributes with the corresponding print_url number. If a single print_url has multiple attributes, set them in the corresponding print_attributes component, separated by a semi-colon, such as print_attributes_1 = ATTRIBUTE NAME|ATTRIBUTE VALUE;ATTRIBUTE NAME|ATTRIBUTE VALUE.

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