Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to our most frequently asked questions. If you have a question that is not listed here please contact us.

Q. What does format mean? Standard / Tabloid / Flexi

A. We offer three diffent paper sizes for your publication.

Q. What is the best way to send in a file?

A. PDF (portable document format) a popular way of saving documents so they can be viewed and printed. PDF is a modified postscript format developed for the web and for printing.

Q. What type of fold?

A. 1/4 - 1/2 reverse. See an example of on our Paper Information page

Q. What are the correct DPI settings for pictures?

A. Black and white, grayscale run 170 DPI, CMYK full process run 200 DPI.

Q. Where can I have color; how many pages?

A. Full color or four-color process

Q. What is spot color vs. CMYK?

A. Process color is overlapping dots of cyan, magenta, yellow and black (CMYK) used to simulate a number of diffent colors. A spot color is just a single color of your choosing plus black.

Q. What is PMS color?

A. Pantone Matching System (PMS) is a universal printing color standard and selection system.

Q. When are the best times to print?

A. Any day is good, Mondays and Wednesdays are great right now.

Q. How long does it take to turn a newspaper around?

A. Usually with a standard or tabloid take 24 to 48 hours. Flexi format can take anywhere from 2 to 5 days.

Q. What are absolute deadlines?

A. Schedules are made up weeks in advance. Finalized schedules are completed one week before.

Q. When is payment due?

A. Payments are due upon the time of delivery or pickup.

Q. How do you want pallets broken down for delivery?

A. Pallet/skid tags are placed on all jobs (with total numbers bundle count and turns).

Q. What is the minimum press run?

A. Even if you desire just one copy please note that 300 to 1,000 will be wasted before we have one satisfactory copy.

Q. What size flexi are you printing?

A. Various sizes are available are standard is image 7 1/4" x 10" finish size of 8" x 10 3/4".

Q. What do you mean image size vs. finish size?

A. Live image size is the space on which the copy is printed. Finish size is the actual size of the overall paper dimensions.

Q. Does your flexi bleed?

A. Usually the cover is the page that bleeds prints of stock.

Q. What is the dot gain on photos?

A. Usually the cover is the page that bleeds prints of stock.

Q. What is moire?

A. An undesirable result in an image when a texture or screen is place on top another

Q. What does pixel mean?

A. is a single point in a raster image that makes up an image displayed on a computer screen.


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