Annual Reports, like no other single piece, say a lot about the professionalism of your business, therefor, printing them perfectly is a high priority. Whether you need them designed, copied or printed in one or full color, we make it EASY.
For digital jobs, always make sure that you are working in CMYK color space and not RGB.
Always make sure you include all the linked files to your layout including the fonts. There are thousand's of fonts and not including all the fonts will slow up printing your job.
Make sure you include the version of the software you are working in.
If you sending in a Acrobat PDF job to be printed, make sure you use "Press Quality" for your setting and include bleeds/crops.
Is there an extra charge for bleeds?
No. Unlike many other companies, all our prices include full bleeds free of charge. See our Design Hints page for an explanation of bleeds.
Can you print jobs that are different than the standard formats that you offer?
Yes. Use our form on the Custom Printing Prices page to request a quote on any job that doesn't fit our standard formats.
What kind of paper will my job be printed on?
We have several paper types available, depending on what you are ordering. The individual pricing pages show available options.
How well will my job match what I see on my monitor?
Most people are surprised at how well their job matches what they see. But because of wide differences in monitor calibration and the different technologies used, some printed colors may not exactly match the colors on your specific monitor. Please see our RGB - CMYK Information page for important instructions on getting the results you want. Our Design Hints page has additional information and illustrations.
How do I place an order and have my graphic designer upload my files separately?
When you place your order, select the "I will be having someone else upload my files." option. The link beneath this option allows you to send an email to the person with your files, giving them both your order # and a link to the page they will use to upload your files. When you finish placing your order by clicking the "Send Order" button, you will receive a confirmation that includes your order Number. Give your designer your order number and have them upload the files from our File Upload page. Do not have them upload the files without your order number, or we may not be able to match them with your order.
CYMK vs RGB: A lot of the colors you create in RGB mode are not achievable using standard four-color process printing. It is always best to create your document from the start in CMYK color mode to ensure that you have a better idea of how your colors are going to print.
Print Layout: Trim Line: This is the finished size of the piece.
Live Area: The area that is considered safe to keep any important information within. For example, if an adís trim size is 8.25 in ◊ 10.25 in, the live area might be 7.75 in ◊ 9.75 in. This takes into consideration the binding if the ad is placed on the left or right of a spread and you donít want copy to be unreadable if it is too close to the spine.
Bleed Area: The more bleed you can offer, the better.The minimum bleed you need for a printed piece is 0.125 in (1/8 in) but some specs require more than that. So if you are working with an image in Photoshop and youíre placing it in InDesign for print preparation, keep in mind the area you might need to use for the bleed.