Q. What resolution does my artwork need to be?
A. Your artwork needs to be at least 300 dpi at the size you would like your item to print.
Q. What file types do you accept?
A. We can accept InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop files, as long as, fonts and linked items are included. We will also accept; print ready PDF, eps, jpeg or png. Please keep in mind, jpeg and png files are created for on screen viewing and may not reproduce the way you would like them to.
Q. What color space should my file be saved in?
A. If you are choosing items that should have colors that need to match a Pantone color chart, those swatches should be used when creating your artwork. If you are creating a full color document, files should be saved as CMYK. When RGB is converted to CMYK the color will print differently. If you are using black in your document the value of K should be 100% to acheive best printing quality.
Q. Why does my color print differently than it appears on my screen?
Screens use a RGB color space and colors are illuinated from behind, so colors tend to appear brighter than printing. Also, all screens display colors differently. You can calbirate your screen but printed colors will still look different.
Q. What is bleed?
A. Any printed item that goes off the edge of the page so there is no margin. These items must be extended .1" larger than the document size for cutting.
Q. Will I receive a proof?
A. Yes, all print jobs will receive a proof and will not be placed into produciton until proof is approved. We can provide electronic PDF proofs or hardcopy proofs that can be viewed at our office or mailed. Additional charges may apply and actual paper type may not always be available.