Preparing Your Files

Resolution: For an image to print properly, the image should be saved at 300 ppi at the final printed size. Never increase the total pixel dimension of raster image. For example, if you have an image that is 400 x 600 pixels at 100 ppi, and you increase it to 1200 x 1800 pixels by changing from 100 ppi to 300 ppi, the printed image will be fuzzy.

Printed from a file at 300 ppi
Printed from a file at 100 ppi

Outlined Fonts: When submitting EPS or PDF files, you must convert your fonts into outlines fonts. Outlining eliminates the need to send fonts with your files, while maintaining a nice, crisp typeface.

Vector Type Rasterrized Type

Rich Black: When you want an area of solid black within a document, 100% black (K) does not produce a solid, saturated black. For best results, use Rich Black, as represented by C:50% M:40% Y:40% K:100%.

Rich Black Black

Minimum Line Thickness: If you are using a line border, be sure to make the line at least .25pt. thick to assure the line prints correctly. Turnaround Time: We start counting the turnaround time when you send your order to press. Orders sent to press after 5pm Eastern Standard Time will begin counting turnaround time the next business day. Proofing: Hardcopy proofs are recommended for any job that is color sensitive. Hardcopy proofs are the only way to guarantee that you get exactly what you want. Turnaround time does not begin until the proof has been approved. File Types: We recommend the following file formats EPS, PS, PDF, PS, PSD, TIF, and JPG. Some formats produce better results that others. PDF, EPS are vector formats that produce better results for text that raster formats such as PSD, TIF or JPG.

CMYK Color Mode: The color mode of submitted files must be CMYK. If your files are submitted using any other color standard, such as RGB or Pantone, they will be converted to CMYK. Conversion from one color standard to another may cause colors to shift.


 

Turn Around Time

Shipping from Fresh Meadows, NY (11365).

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Next Day Turnaround * orders must be uploaded and approved by 10:00 AM
                 
  job ships              

Turnaround starts from the time the file upload is complete. If a job has revised files, is placed on hold, or is awaiting proof approval the turnaround starts from time the approval is given. Also note: All booklets/calendars will receive an electronic proof that must be approved before the start of turnaround and printing.

Next Day +1 Turnaround * orders must be uploaded and approved by 1:00 PM
                 
    job ships            

Turnaround starts from the time the file upload is complete. If a job has revised files, is placed on hold, or is awaiting proof approval the turnaround starts from time the approval is given. Also note: All booklets/calendars will receive an electronic proof that must be approved before the start of turnaround and printing.

2 - 4 Turnaround * orders must be uploaded and approved by 1:00 PM
                 
        job ships        

Turnaround starts from the time the file upload is complete. If a job has revised files, is placed on hold, or is awaiting proof approval the turnaround starts from time the approval is given. Also note: All booklets/calendars will receive an electronic proof that must be approved before the start of turnaround and printing.

5 - 7 Turnaround * orders must be uploaded and approved by 1:00 PM
                 
                job ships

Turnaround starts from the time the file upload is complete. If a job has revised files, is placed on hold, or is awaiting proof approval the turnaround starts from time the approval is given. Also note: All booklets/calendars will receive an electronic proof that must be approved before the start of turnaround and printing.

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