April 3, 2018

What type of files should I send?

The application you’re using to create your art will define what kind of files to submit for your print job. For best results we prefer to receive packaged native application files from industry standard publishing applications such as...

January 24, 2018

Color modes and calibration

Customers often ask why the color from their office printer looks different than the color on a professionally printed job. There are many factors that influence the ways colors print and how they compare to your computer monitor. The technol...

December 20, 2017

What are bleeds?

Bleed is a term used by printers to specify that the artwork is meant to extend beyond the edge of your design 0.125" on each side. This is so that the mechanical fluxuations of the press and cutting don't cause white lines and gaps on your finished pro...

May 9, 2017

When designing a Tri-fold letter size brochure it's important to take into account that the panel sizes are not all equal. In the case of letter sized brochures the front and back covers should be sized to 3.6875", and the remaining panel should be 3.625". This takes i...

March 20, 2017

File Formats

Macintosh computers are used throughout our prepress department. If your files are created on a PC in Adobe software they will work fine on our Macs. If they are created in another software application (Microsoft products, etc.) we will require you to provi...

March 6, 2017

People like something tangible. 

They love something they can touch, and not just see. We like the way it appeals to our senses. We can feel the texture of the paper, smell the freshly laid down ink, and as we read a book or magazine we can hear the sounds of the pages...

February 17, 2017

When creating a new project that contains multiple pages, be sure to set it up as reader spreads as opposed to printer spreads. Reader spreads will display the consecutive page order of the document, which will allow you to easily design your project from the beginning...

December 16, 2016

Have you ever looked at your printed piece and wished that the black was darker and richer?  When designing a print project there are several things to consider about whether to print blacks as 4-color black, or just 100% black only.

If you're printing on an offset pres...

October 14, 2016

In a world of digital screens we are inundated with hundreds if not thousands of messages each day.  Because the internet has virtually endless information, our minds tend to forget or overlook the vast majority of the information we consume online.  The power of print...