From $.12 each
From $.06 each
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From $.0225 each
Terry Doland, Owner
Tip #1: Understand the manufacturing process.
A typical printing project has four stages: design; prepress; printing; and bindery. Design is the process of taking the idea for a brochure or other printed piece and assembling all the elements (text, photographs, graphic images, logos) into an example of what the final product will look like. We offer design services; and sometimes our customers do their own design, providing us with a PDF file to print from.
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In a typical print job, paper accounts for 8-15% of the cost of the job. Depending on the quantity ordered, making a change in paper may not affect the overall cost of the job by much.
Ten years ago, there was a significant difference in the cost of printing in full color versus one or two ink colors. But with advancements in digital printing technology, that gap has been narrowed and full color printing has become affordable in almost any quantity.
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Allowance for bleed: the extension of an image past the trim lines. A standard allowance for bleed is 3/8”.
Bitmap: a display space and the color for each pixel “bit” in the display space.
Bleed: an image that extends to the edge of the piece. Because it isn’t possible to apply ink all the way to the edge of the sheet, the image must be extended past the finished dimension of the piece and trimmed away to create the bleed.
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Managing your inventory of printed materials is a great way to avoid the stress of last-minute ordering and the possibility of rush charges. You can develop an internal system for determining when an item should be reordered. Or you can ask us to include you in our reorder reminder system.
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If you order printed materials frequently, we think you’ll be interested in our automated online ordering system. Instead of e-mailing or calling in your order, work online and select the item you need to order from a list we’ve personalized for your company. You can verify that you’re ordering the item you intend by clicking on the PDF icon of the item, and we can set up your ordering system with quantities in a drop-down menu.
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Proofs are an important part of the printing process. A proof provides a means for you to review an example of what the printed piece will look like and to check for errors in the text, verify that colors are correct, and that the overall design is acceptable. We have a responsibility to present error-free proofs to you; and you have a responsibility to review our work carefully.
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