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FILE FORMAT:
We accept the following file formats TIF, TIFF, JPG, EPS, PNG, AI, PSD, and PDF.
 
FILE SIZE:
The maximum acceptable combined file size for all uploads is 75MB (megabytes).
 
RESOLUTION:
All file formats must have a minimum of 350 dpi (dot per inch) resolution. The images designed for the web are done at a low screen resolution of 72 dpi. Print images need to be created at 350 dpi or there will be a substantial drop in the image quality.
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COLOR MODE:
All color artwork and/or images must be provided in CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, black) color mode. All black & white artworks and/or images must be provided in grayscale color mode. Heavy black ink might cause smearing.

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CROP MARKS:
Please build your press-ready digital files by adding crop marks. Lines indicating where the paper should be cut to produce the correct size.

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FONTS:

  1. Fonts must be embedded in PDF files.
  2. Fonts must be outlined or converted to paths or curves in EPS files.
  3. Some fonts have copyright restrictions and will not embed in PDF Files.
  4. Quark Express: Fonts and images must be included with all files submitted. (Mac only)

SAFE ZONE:
All critical elements (text, images, logos, etc.) must be kept at least 0.125″ inside the edge. Anything left close to edge may be cut off during trimming.
 
DIMENSIONS:
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BLEED:
What’s a bleed?
Bleed is the portion of the product that will be trimmed off when it is cut to the final size.
 
Why bleed?
The purpose of a bleed is to continue a color, image, or design to the edge of the product. Due to the possibility of shifting in the trimming process, a bleed is required to ensure that a white line does not show on the edges of your product.

We require ALL files to be built to the full bleed dimension specified for each trim size.

We automatically trim the bleed off of each side, which will result in the desired trim size.

For example: all business cards except for the 2″ x 3.5″ with round corners and 2.17″ x 3.35″ with round corners require a 0.1″ bleed to each dimension (or 0.05″ bleed on all four sides). Thus, a 2″ x 3.5″ business card would have a bleed size 2.1″ x 3.6″. Please build your print-ready digital files by adding the appropriate bleed to your file.

Add 0.1 inch bleed to each dimension (or 0.05 inches bleed on all four sides) for the following products:

  • business cards (For the 2″ x 3.5″ with round corners and 2.17″ x 3.35″ with round corners, add 0.325″ bleed)
  • bookmarks
  • CD packages
  • club flyers
  • collectors cards
  • DVD packages
  • event tickets
  • postcards (For the 4″ x 6″ postcard with round corners and 5.5″ x 8.5″ postcards with round corners, add 0.325″ bleed)
  • rack cards
  • rip business cards
  • rolodex
  • stickers
  • table tents
  • tent cards

Add 0.125 inches (1/8) bleed to each dimension (or 0.0625 inches bleed on all four sides) for the following products:

  • brochures
  • door hangers
  • envelopes
  • flyers
  • hang tags
  • letterhead
  • mini menus
  • notepads
  • posters
  • staggered cut flyers
  • posters (wide)
  • banners
  • window clings
  • window decals
  • yard signs
  • Add 0.325″ bleed to each dimension for all special shapes.
  • Add 0.1875″ bleed to each dimension for roll labels (or 0.09375″ bleed on all four sides for square or rectangle roll labels).
  • Add 0.225″ bleed to each dimension (or 0.1125″ bleed on all four sides) for presentation folders, except for the 9″ x 12″, which has a bleed of 0.3″.
  • Add 0.375″ bleed to each dimension (or 0.1875″ bleed on all four sides) for booklets, calendars, and catalogs.

 
BORDERS:
Please allow 1/16″ cutting space around your card. No borders are recommended, as shifting in the cutting process may make borders appear uneven.
 
PERFECT BINDING:
We do not recommend crossover images and/or copy, as these elements may be lost in the gutter and may not line up after binding. Please keep all critical images and/or copy within the Safe Zone to ensure these elements are clearly visible and there are no line-up registration issues when the product is bound.
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Printing Questions

Does your company offer design work?

We have an in-house design team who can help you with your design problems. Call 718-463-3000 to talk to one of our print and design specialists.

How can I preview my order before it prints?

We offer an email proof for an additional of $19.99 and a color proof for an additional fee of $40 that we can ship overnight to you.

What does C2S mean?

C2S means that the paper is coated on two sides.

What is the difference between Matte Coating and UV Coating?

Matte is a flat satin finish that doesn’t show fingerprints and makes colors appear more vibrant. UV Coating can be reflective and glossy and has a high solids level that allows the coating to be applied in very thin films.

Do you offer digital printing?

At this time, we only offer offset printing.

What is Offset Printing?

An indirect printing process where the ink is first transferred from the image to the cylinder covering of the printing machine and then to the paper or cardstock.

Is your 100 lb glossy paper text or cover?

We print on 100 lb book weight text with an aqueous coating.

How do I set up my brochure so it folds correctly?

It is best that you download one of our templates to ensure your job will be folded correctly.

How do I know what type of paper my job will print on?

It will be based on the selection you make when placing your order.

Can I order custom sizes on glossy paper?

Absolutely, we can print custom sizes on glossy paper or cardstock. Please contact our Customer Care department at 718-463-3000 for further assistance.

Can you print on other paper stocks?

We only print on our 14 pt. cardstock and 100 lb glossy paper.

What is the difference between 100 lb glossy paper and cardstock?

Absolutely, we can print custom sizes on glossy paper or cardstock. Please contact our Customer Care department at 718-463-3000 for further assistance.

Can I order custom sizes on glossy paper?

The 100lb glossy paper is thinner paper than our cardstock and it is commonly used for flyers and brochures.

Do you offer custom items and sizes?

Yes. Please call a customer care representative at 718-463-3000 to talk about a specific project. In the near future, we anticipate having a custom option available online.

Do you print on more than 1 paper?

We currently print on glossy, super-thick 14pt bright-white cardstock and 100lb glossy paper, also known as book weight or text weight.

What does 4/0, 4/1, and 4/4 mean?

  1. 4/0 means full color on one side of the card and no printing on the back
  2. 4/1 means full color on one side of the card and black or grayscale on the back
  3. 4/4 means full color printing on both sides of the card

All full color sides include a glossy, UV coating.

How long will it take your graphics department to check my files?

In most cases, depending on the print turnaround you’ve selected, your files will be checked and approved for a press run within 24 hours.

What paper stock do you print on?

We currently print on a glossy, super-thick 14pt bright-white cardstock and 100 lb glossy paper, also known as bookweight or text weight

 

Mailing Questions

What mailing services do you offer?

  • Presort first class postage
  • List Processing
  • CASS certification
  • Inkjet set-up and addressing
  • Delivery to the post office

How do you mailing services work?

We recently introduced mailing services. With this new service we provide one stop shopping for all of your printing and mailing needs. To use our mailing service, simply provide us with your mailing list. If you are a realtor your title company will usually provide this free of charge – If you are not a realtor you can obtain a list from a variety of sources.

 

Glossary of Terms

What is CMYK?

CMYK stands for Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black. These are the four ink colors used in the the printing process to create color prints.

What is Grayscale?

Grayscale is a range of shades of gray that don’t have apparent color. The darkest shade on this scale is black and the lightest is white.

What is Book Weight?

Book weight, otherwise known as 100lb glossy paper or text weight, is thinner paper than our cardstock and is commonly used for flyers and brochures.

What is Die Cutting?

Die cutting is a method using sharp steel stamps or rollers to cut shapes and designs into the paper or other material.

What are Trim Marks?

These are the marks placed on the paper to show where the document will be cut.

What is Card Stock?

Card stock is thick sturdy paper. We use 14 pt.

What is Safety Zone?

The safety zone is an imaginary line inside the document from the edge of the document size (1/8 inch which is 0.125 inch). Safety Zone can contain pictures, but should not contain text. Extending graphics to the Safety zone will prevent an unintentional white border around the edge of your printed piece.

What is Bleed?

Printers cannot print right to the edge of a sheet of paper. To create that effect, the printer must use a sheet which is larger than the document size. The printer prints beyond the edge of the document size (1/16 inch which is 0.0625 inch), then cuts the paper down to the document size. No text should go beyond the recommended safety, or it may be cut off while the printed piece is being cut to size.
Most jobs we print require a 1/16” bleed over each edge. If your job requires die-cutting or is a booklet, a 1/8” bleed is required.

What is DPI?

DPI stands for dots per inch. The more dots per square inch the better the quality of image and text. For best output, please submit your files at 300 dpi.
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