The Results You Want Starts With You!”
know alot of tricks to make your work come out looking
its best. But we can't always fix everything, and fixing
snags can cost you time and money! Here are some helpful
hints to follow to make sure your job goes smoothly.
Don’t set your work all of the way to the edge
of the paper, try to give yourself at least 1/4”
of blank space all of the way around your page.
check where your fold will be, a lot of the programs
give a margin all the way around an 8.5 x 11 and don’t
take into consideration the same amount of margin space
for the center panel. A good way to check is print out
a sample and do a sample fold. This will tell you right
away if you are lined up correctly!
my pictures print out so blurry? They looked fine on
my computer screen! Do not use images from the
internet in your layouts! Pictures from the
web look great on your 72dpi computer screen, but will
appear blurry and pixellated when printed on our digital
copiers and presses which sometimes require a resolution
of 1200dpi or more. Photos need to be scanned in at
least 300dpi and digital camera images need to be above
2 megapixels to ensure clear and crisp image quality.
your friend! When laying out your own printed piece,
you will want to save it in PDF format. This is the
most trouble-free format for printers to work with,
as some formats require that you also send the fonts
and pictures you used in order to achieve a quality
print. If you are unsure how to make your document a
PDF, check out this handy little tool.
efficient size of post card is a 4.25” x 5.5”
. Don’t try to put your text right at the edge
of the card, try to use at least a 1/4” margin.
When setting up your card put 4 up of the front of your
card on an 8.5” x 11” page. Create another
8.5” x 11” page and put 4 up of the back
of your card. This set up will save you money.
of copies!?! We always want your work to look professional,
so when bringing in copy work make sure you bring in
your originals. If you bring in a copy of the original
and we make copies from that their will be some degeneration
of your output. This gets to be quite noticeable if
it is a 4th or 5th generation copy that you want re-copied.
sided from ink jet? If you print out your originals
on an ink jet printer and you want your output to be
double sided, just print it out single sided and we
can make it double sided for you. We suggest this because
ink jets tend to bleed through to the other side of
your sheet and our copiers are sensitive enough to pick
that up and it will look like smudge marks on your copies.
a copy off of a color sheet of paper? Sometimes that
is not the best way to get results. Copy machines have
a hard time reading off of darker color papers, red
in particular. We know sometimes that is the only original
you have and we will always go the extra mile to give
you a quality copy.
have to do a program booklet? Our machines have the
ability of taking your 8.5” x11” print-out
and setting it up for an 11” x 17” booklet
(when folded in 1/2 the size is 8.5” x 11”),
or an 8.5” x 11” booklet (when folded in
1/2 the size is 8.5” x 5.5”). This means
if you don’t have access to a computer program
that sets up a booklet for you, our machine can do it
for you! Just think, no more messy paste-ups! Also keep
in mind the when you do a booklet you have 4 panels
to work with, so think in page quantities of 4’s
( 4, 8, 12, 16 etc.). If you have questions on this
please feel free to give us a call and we’ll be
happy to walk you through the process!
blue? This color of blue (light blue) is intended to
use to mark your page without the copier seeing it.
Keep in mind when your are printing out from the internet
and they give you a web-site address, it will print
out in a light blue ink. When you bring that in to be
copied the machine thinks it is not supposed to print
that, so before you print out your page go in and change
the color of that address to black. This will assure
you will have a quality copy.
- If you have used a hi-liter to mark up pages and you
want copies, our black and white machines will not pick
that up. If you do need it to show use our digital color
machine and your copies will retain your hi-liter marks.