Think print marketing is dead in today's digital world?
Consider the following…
of consumers said that they prefer receiving print advertisements.
of consumers trust print advertisements the most when making a purchase decision.
of people take the time to look through the print advertisements they receive.
Almost 80% of consumers act on print advertisements immediately compared to 45% of consumers who act on digital advertisements right away.
Frequently Asked Printing Questions
How much does printing cost?
That’s a very general question and will depend on several factors including paper type, size, quantity and more.
What shipping options do you offer?
We ship with UPS and offer Ground, 2 day and next day shipping for most products.
How long does printing take?
For most products, printing takes 2-4 business days. Some complex printing options can take 5-7 business days. We also have next day and 2 day production on certain products for an additional fee.
Where is the printing facility?
We have a number of printing facilities throughout the nation including in New Jersey, Texas, California, Florida and a few other locations. In general, we will print your product in the facility closest to your shipping address for fastest shipping.
What file format should I submit my print jobs?
Preferably PDF, but JPG would be accepted as well as long as the resolution is high enough.
What resolution should my print files be in?
At least 300 DPI for most jobs. Anything lower than that will result in a blurry or pixilated looking print.
How do I properly setup my files for print
Print files should be in CMYK color format and be created in exact size at 300+ DPI resolution with at least 1/8″ bleed. No crop marks are needed. Files should be in PDF or JPG and each side should be its own individual file.
What is bleed?
Bleed is artwork that extends beyond the cutting line of the document. At least 1/8″ bleed is needed on all sides of print documents to avoid white lines on the edges of your prints.
How can I get a rich black in my prints?
Rich black is an ink mixture of solid black, 100% K, with additional CMY ink values. This results in a darker tone than black ink alone. If you print black alone as 100% K, the resulting black may not be as dark as you might like.
We recommend using:
C 60 M 40 Y 40 K 100
This will give you a deep, dark, rich black.
Why do my prints crack around the edges and/or folds
Prints with high concetrations of ink (i.e. darker colors) can tend to crack around the cut line or folds. To remedy this, try to use lighter colors near folds or cut lines. Certain coatings such as uv coating or silk coating may help as well.
How do I setup Spot UV, Metallic Ink, or Raised Spot UV files?
When creating a Spot UV job, you must include a Spot UV template file along with the regular print file. The Spot UV template file is used to show where the UV coating needs to be applied.
For better quality we recommend creating mask files in vector based programs such as Illustrator or CorelDRAW.
Please only use solid 100% K to indicate where you would like the UV. Do not use shadows, glows or grayscale images. White will indicate no UV.
How do I setup Stamped Foil or Raised Foil files?
We can only use one type of foil per order so for example you can not order a foil job with Gold foil on the front and Silver foil on the back. Foil job files are set up just like our Spot UV job files. You must provide a separate Foil mask file: black in the areas you want the foil and white in the areas you do not want the foil. All black areas should be solid 100% K with no other added colors. If you order a Foil Worx job with Spot UV, you’ll need to provide separate mask files for the Foil (foil mask) and UV (spot uv mask), in which case you may be required to provide up to 6 files. Please keep in mind, however, that the Foil and UV coating can’t overlap, both should be at least 1/16″ apart to avoid foil peeling off. Also, avoid using small / fine text or lines for foil objects. For best results, please make sure that foil coverage is less than 50% of the entire print side. Also, be aware that there may be up to a 1/16″ shift on the placement of the foil. Keep this in mind if you are trying to align foil with other printed artwork on the card.
Will I receive a proof before printing?
In most cases, yes.
I need my prints designed. Do you offer this?
Yes! We offer all kinds of professional design services.
I got my prints and found a mistake. What do I do?
If it’s a spelling mistake or any kind of mistake that was approved, unfortunately we won’t be able to do much. If the error is on our part, such as a bad cut job, or off colors, we’ll reprint your order at no additional charge to you.
Can I make changes to my file once I've submitted it?
Once the artwork has been approved, we cannot change the order. If you’d like to cancel the job, we’ll cancel it and refund you the cost of shipping only.