FAQ

Q. Can you help me with my design?

 A. We take whatever images, logos, sample layouts you have and combine it with the text you want to incorporate! After we complete the first version of your design you will be sent a proof by email. Revisions and tweaks will be made until you are completely satisfied with the final product.

Q. What is the difference between digital and offset printing?

A. Digital printing is generally used when printing smaller quantities. This is because there is much more time and cost involved with preparing for an offset (printing press) job. Offset printing is used for larger quantities where the higher cost of setup is justified by the lower cost of production per piece. Generally smaller quantities (under 1000) are printed digitally. 

Q. What kind of files can I submit?

  A. We accept PDF files only -- preferably PDFx:1a files because they support transparencies. We can accept other files but you may be subject to a file conversion fees which varies. The ideal specs are as follows: 300 dpi (resolution), with a 1/8th inch bleed and a 1/4 inch text safety.

Q. Can I use 2 different graphic files for my order?

A. You can't use two separate image files, say, for an order of 1000 postcards. You would need to order 500 of each version instead.

Q. What is bleed?

A. Bleed is the 1/8" extra added to each edge of an artwork files. For instance, a standard business card should be submitted at 3.75"x2.25". The cutting process in printing is not absolutely perfect so the extra 1/8" is just in case the cut is off a tiny bit. You will see the bleed rather than the white line from the unprinted paper.

Q. What are internal margins?

A. This is the opposite of a bleed. Text should not be placed within 1/4" of the cut line.

Q. What does AQ coating mean?

A. AQ is short for aqueous and is a water based varnish applied over the finished print product. Aqueous coating gives a matte gloss finish to the final product.

Q. What does UV coating mean?

A. UV is short for Ultraviolet and is a coating applied over the finished print product. UV coating gives the card stock a high-quality glossy sheen.

Q. Will I receive Proofs before printing?

A. Typically we send proofs by email only but if you would like to see a hard copy proof printed from our digital Minolta printed were can do that for an additional cost.

Q. What is Bundling in 100s?

This is usually done in order to be distributed by Canada Post. 100 pieces are banded together by an elastic.

Q. What methods of payment do you accept?

A. We accept all credit cards (Amex is subject to a processing fee) or electronic payments via PayPal or debit. We do not accept cheques.

Q. How long does shipping take?

A. shipping time in the Greater Toronto Area is usually 24 hours. The rest of Canada can expect three to five business days.

Q. What does shipping cost?

A. Shipping is calculated in the cart. Our prices are competitive.