Why do the printed colors look different from the colors on my screen?

In short, printers and monitors produce colors in different ways. Monitors use the RGB (red, green, blue) color model, which usually supports a wider spectrum of colors. Printers use the CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, black) color model, which can reproduce most—but not all—of the colors in the RGB color model. Depending on the equipment used,     Read more →

What type of products and services do you provide?

Good question! We are a full service shop and offer a wide range of products and services. To see a full listing and description of what we can offer you, check out the different areas of our website or simply email or call us for a meeting!

What is the Pantone Matching System?

The Pantone Matching System (PMS) is a color reproduction standard in which colors all across the spectrum are each identified by a unique, independent number. The use of PMS allows us to precisely match colors and maintain color consistency throughout the printing process.

What is a “proof”?

A proof is a way of ensuring that we have set your type accurately, and that all elements are positioned according to your requirements. Typically, proofs will either be sent to you online and/or printed on paper — to be viewed at our location or delivered to you directly for sign-off. On multi-colored jobs, we     Read more →

What file format should I use when submitting my electronic document for printing?

PDF (Portable Document Format) is the most common and preferred file format for submitting digital documents. With the installation of a PDF print driver on your computer, virtually any program can generate a PDF file suitable for printing. Both commercial and free PDF print drivers are available online for download from different sources.

Do you have any tips on how to save my design files?

Make them print ready and acceptable for us to print. COREL DRAW: Saving your Corel Draw file as an Adobe Illustrator EPS • Embed all Images • Convert all your text/copy to outline fonts • Export as Illustrator EPS FREEHAND: • Embed all Images • Convert all your text/copy to paths • Export as Illustrator     Read more →

Is white considered a printing color?

Not typically. Because white is the default color of paper, it is simply recognized as the absence of any ink. However, when using colored paper, white ink may be used if any text or graphic requires it.

How long will it take for you to complete my order?

Our customer service representatives work with each client to determine a realistic but mutually agreeable completion date. As each project is unique, timelines are created on a project-by-project basis.

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