Printing Specific Graphic Design
We have helped customers design artwork specifically for printing for over 35 years. Our experienced graphic designers will take your designs from the screen to the printed page efficiently and always being attentive to the design concerns specific to print.
Our art department has been recognized in industry publications for outstanding design work. We will take your ideas and bring them to life while working to achieve the most effective message strategy on every project every time. OUR SERVICES INCLUDE:
- Conceptual Consultation
- Graphic Design
- Layout and Imposition
- Photo Manipulation
- Photo Retouching
- Color Correction
- Copy Writing
- Flatbed Scanning
- Mind Reading!
If you are submitting files, we accept all professional applications, however, we prefer to receive Press Ready PDFs with Crops and Bleeds to streamline the workflow and achieve quicker turn-around. Submit files through WeTransfer or you can email small files to your sales representative. FILE APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED:
- PDF (preferred)
- Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator)
- Quark Xpress
Preferred Photo Resolution
We prefer a bare minimum of 300 dpi for all photos. The higher the resolution your photos are, the more likely they will print beautifully. If you are printing photos in color, a higher dpi is really important.
We suggest to always provide us with artwork that is at least 300 dpi, preferably 600 dpi.
Print Ready Artwork
Print ready artwork files have two important differences from web ready artwork in addition to their higher resolution. If you artwork bleeds, you need to extend the image 1/8″ (.125″) past the printed canvas. For example, if you are designing for a 4″ x 6″ postcard, your bleeds need to be 4.125″ x 6.125″. This ensures that your graphics extend across the entire piece.