To price and produce printing jobs, we need certain information … and that info depends on the job type. Here is a list of the various specs we’ll need from you, broken down by job type:
Note: We always need to know QUANTITY in order to properly price jobs. The more you buy, the less you pay.
Further: We carry so many papers! For every print project you’ll need to decide on uncoated, matte-coated or gloss-coated stock in either a text weight or cover. For booklets and presentations you can combine stocks.
Banners: Banners come in various materials and thicknesses. We’ll need the exact height and width (in inches). We’ll need to know whether your banners will be used indoor or outdoor and whether they are for temporary or long term use. As for finishing, we your banners require grommets or pole pockets? Or perhaps you would like retractable banner stands?
Booklets: Booklets are created by folding sheets in half and saddle-stitching in the spine. They are always multiples of 4 pages because each folded sheet creates 4 panels/pages. Booklets can be either the same paper throughout (“self-cover”) or they can have different covers and interior page stocks (more common). We’ll need to know the size of the individual pages. We’ll need to know what paper stock(s) are required. We’ll need to know if the art has bleeds — and further whether just the covers have bleeds or whether the entire booklet has bleeds.
Bound books: Bound books are either perfect bound, spiral bound or comb bound. In addition to binding method, we’ll need to know the page size. We’ll need to know the total page count as well as full color vs. black ink printing (so we’ll need a breakdown of this along with the page count). We’ll need to know about the paper stock for covers as well as the interior pages. For perfect bound books (with a wrap-around cover), we’ll need to know the cover stock. For spiral and comb bound books, our standard covers are a clear cover and black vinyl back, but there are many other options. If you want tabs in your books, we’ll need to know how many.
Brochures: Brochures are typically tri-folds or half-folds. These can be produced on text-weight papers or on cover stocks. We’ll need to know the size. We’ll also need to know how the finished product folds, and whether it has bleeds.
Business cards: Standard U.S. size business cards are 2″ x 3.5″, but we can create any size cards. We’ll need to know the paper stock. We carry cover stocks from light 65# cards to heavy 130# covers. We recently added capacity for even heavier stocks. We’ll need to know full color vs. black printing and bleeds vs. no bleeds. Rounded corners are also an option.
Envelopes: Envelopes come in many different sizes and we stock plenty of them. We’ll need to know size, single vs. double sided printing, full color vs. black ink printing, and whether you need mail or data merge services.
Flyers: Flyers are printed on text-weight papers (50# – 100#). We’ll need to know exact size, color vs. black printing, single or double sided.
Invitations: We’ll need to know exact size, paper stock, full color vs. black ink printing.
Labels: We’ll need to know size and shape — square, rectangle, circle, oval — as well as see your art to determine ink coverage.
Postcards: We’ll need to know exact size, paper stock, full color vs. black ink printing.
Posters: We’ll need to know exact size, paper stock (matte vs. gloss), and bleeds or no bleeds. If you want them mounted on foam core board or gator board, we’ll need to know this too.
Presentation folders: We’ll need to know paper stock, single or double sided printing, how many pockets, and whether you want business card slits.
Signs: There are too many variables for signs to discuss on this page. Please contact us to discuss signage.
T-Shirts: We stock black, grey, charcoal and white Gildan Heavy Cotton shirts in short and long sleeve. You’ll need to tell us whether your shirts are printed single or double sided. You’ll also need to give us a sizing breakdown.