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When it comes down to choosing a printing company to care for your needs, it’s an issue of trust. The pressure of completing a project on time is difficult enough without the additional concern of whether your job will be done properly. We have the lastest equipment, personnel, and experience to handle your most complex projects.

We will complete your order on time, at the best price possible, and most importantly, we will do it right. Here at Print Depot, we assure you that your projects or printing order are in capable hands.

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OUR SERVICES

Whether it's litho, digital or letterpress, our pressroom has the equipment and the capable pressmen to get the job done right, on time and on budget.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

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FROM CORPORATE BRANDING WORK TO WEDDING INVITATIONS

OUR PROCESS

This workflow keeps our clients involved throughout the printing process so that the final delivered product meets expectations.


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Printing/Finishing
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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PRINTING

RESOURCES

Check out our resources for FAQs and tips on preparing artwork for printing

Here are some frequently asked questions about printing.

What is a bleed? Bleeds are required in all artwork with an image that extends the trim edge of the product. Add a quarter inch (0.125″) to each side to allow for cutting. For example, for a 3.5″ x 2″ Business card with full bleed, the image size should be submitted at 3.75″ x 2.25″.

Offset vs. Digital Printing Offset printing is ideal when you need large quantities and/or flexible color, paper and sizing options. Digital printing is ideal for lower quantity projects, and when you need a quick turnaround. We’ll work with you to select the print method best suited to your project and budget.

What image resolution do you require? For printed images, the resolution is 300 dpi. Your document size has to be 300 DPI for perfect final print results.

What color mode should my file be? All color mode must be in CMYK which is the proper mode for printing. RGB is for web. If files are submitted in RGB, there will be a slight change in color and will not result in best quality.

What type of files do you accept? AI – Adobe Illustrator EPS – Encapsulated Postscript INDD – Adobe InDesign PSD – Adobe Photoshop PDF – Portable Document File JPEG – Joint Photographic Experts Group PNG – Portable Network Graphics

What kind of paper stock do you carry? We have access to paper mills around the world, contact us for a consultation or stop by to see samples.

How do I place an order? You can always stop by our location, if not feel free to give us a call, email, or send us a fax.

Do you ship orders? Print Depot ships through Fedex. We also have our own delivery services for local delivery. We can also ship using your Account for your convenience.

What is I’m not satisfied with the final product? Print Depot proudly guarantees all of our work. We will make sure you are 100% satisfied.

Here are some things to consider when designing for letterpress.

WIDTH OF LINES: Lines should be .25 point (or .003”) or thicker.

FONTS: Letterpress excels at printing type and handles most fonts very well. We recommend using type no smaller than 6 point.

NUMBER OF INKS: Letterpress printing traditionally uses 1 or 2 spot colors; 3 or 4 spot colors make for an extravagant production.

SCREENS: Letterpress excels at printing colors at 100%. If you’d like to incorporate a lighter color, we recommend using a second lighter ink color instead of a screen. Screens are more suited for offset printing, not letterpress.

DIES AND SCORES: Letterpress printing presses can also die-cut and score paper—even with very thick stocks. We’d be happy to consult you on your die pattern to make sure that it will work with our equipment.

ENVELOPES: In general, letterpress prints envelopes well. We can print on the flap or on the front of envelopes. If your artwork is anything other than a return address, consult with us about placement of your art on envelopes.

REVERSE TYPE: Depending on the size of the reverse type, your reverses can clog up on the press. Because of this, we recommend a type size of 12 point or larger for reverse type, though this does vary depending on the typeface that you use. You may have to add a small stroke to the reverse type to compensate for letterpress ink gain. Extra press runs do increase the cost of printing.

LIGHT INK ON DARK PAPER: With letterpress, we tend to print dark ink on light paper. Light ink on dark paper is really best suited for engraving. If you really prefer light ink on dark paper, just be prepared for paper show through. Letterpress is usually with translucent inks. If using a pure white ink or metallic ink, we can run a piece through the press twice to create a more dense color.

LARGE SOLIDS: Large solids are areas larger than ½” thick. Letterpress printed solids look different from offset printed solids. The paper tends to show through large solids, creating a beautiful suede-like texture! You’ll also notice the depth of impression may appear less noticeable on really large letterpress solids—it doesn’t have the contrast that line-art or type would have.

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