BASIC RULE FOR ALL PRINTING 1. Everything on the artwork is in CMYK 2. Give us an additional 0.125” on each side 3. Safe zone is 0.125” inside final size 4. No crop marks 5. All fonts converted to outlines/curves and all transparencies flattened. Example: If you are printing a 4”x6” postcard, your file should be 4.125”x6.125” and anything you don’t need cut-off, should be within 3.875”x5.875”. We always do a quick check on all files. If there are issues, we will notify you.
PREFERRED FILE TYPES PDF (High quality) CDR, SVG or AI (CS) TIF (600 dpi to 1200 dpi) JPEG (Minimum 300 dpi) BOOKLET PRINTING Send us the full PDF without crop marks. Each page should be in order. Give us an extra 0.125” all around. Ask us for a template/guideline. Our new laser eye technology will then set-up the job. You will see an online proof.
SET-UP FOR SIGNS Give us an extra ½” extra on each side for trimming. BANNER AND DISPLAYS Give us an extra 1” on each side for trimming. TIP ON OUR SIGN PRINTING Since we use AI method. A 150 dpi image will come-out amazing. STICKERS ½” extra on each side to allow gripper edge.
See below diagram how the basic printing rule works. Not sure, ask us.
We use some of the most advanced equipment that allow us to do amazing things. We will always quickly view your artwork and if there are issue, we will tell you. Note on spot gloss or raised, there is a 1/16” tolerance, that means it could move a little. Not recommended for fonts. Very tiny letter may “blob-up”. Need help? Just ask us.
REPTILE ZOO Mr. Simba Lalji Director of Exhibits 123 Some Avenue Kalamazoo, Ontario L7R 2E3 905.296.1539
File 1 PRINT FILE This is the layer we will print in full colour process.
File 2 PRINT FILE This one has to be in 100% black with white background. The dot and the graphics will be in clear gloss or it could represent a foil layer.
REPTILE ZOO Mr. Simba Lalji Director of Exhibits 123 Some Avenue Kalamazoo, Ontario L7R 2E3 905.296.1539
Finished Product When the card finishes printing, the light yellow layer will look like clear high gloss. If you are ordering a triple layer appoxy that make it look like raised printing, then just tell us when ordering.
Not a designer and need help? Our team uses state-of-the-art software and each one know how the presses run, what are the limits, tricks to enhance printing and much more. From creation to branding, we can do it. If you are a reseller, we can also work in 100% confidentiality with no branding.
BUSINESS CARDS 3.5”x2” Standard Size • 3.5”x4” Fold-Over Cards - Outside - Inside 3.5”x2” Oval Shape Credit Card Size/Shape Hang Tags
FLYERS AND BROCHURES • Flat (No Fold) - 8.5”x11” Letter Size - 5.5”x8.5” ½ Letter - 8.5”x14” Legal - 11”x17” Tabloid • Tri-Fold (3-Panel) - Outside - Inside *** We have many folding options, just ask us.
DOOR HANGERS 3.5”x8.5”4.25”x11” 3.5”x11” w/2” Tear-Off ** We have many other types. Just ask us for a template. Flag Banners 12 ft. Feather (Rgt.Pole) 12 ft. Feather (Lft. Pole)
ENVELOPES #10 9.5”x4.125” Plain #10 9.5”x4.125” Window ** We have many other types. Just ask us for a template. POSTCARDS 4”x6”5”x7”4”x9” 8.5”x5.5” (Half Letter)
SET-UP TIPS We really want you to take full advantage of our print quality. OUR TEAM ALWAYS CHECKS EACH AND EVERY PRODUCT FOR PRINT QUALITY. We will alert you if there are issues. If you need a FREE online proof before press run, just ask. We strive on giving you the best possible product and quality!
All images and files in CMYK Give extra ⅛” on all sides for cutting Safe area is ⅛” inward on all sides All fonts should be greater than 7 pts. Images recommended at least 300 dpi For large format 150 dpi is fine
GUIDELINES FOR DESIGNING Ordering something and you don’t see a guideline template, just ask us. We can send you one. After all we really want you to make sure it is printed correctly. On all orders, we do check to ensure you have done it right. Need assistance, just ask.
Online Only (Due to Covid-19) Mon - Sat (9am to 9pm) Online design, proofing, pre-press and Email and chat support from 10 am to 7 pm (EST) Our presses run 24/7 7 plants with a total of resources of over 30 designers and 200 + team We can print 200,000 postcards in 3 days if needed!
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