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Since 1982!

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Melbourne, FL 32935
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Helpful information about designing artwork for printing...
(Information provided is a general guide; most items can be fully customized to suit Your needs.)

Business Cards

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Standard Size:

  • 2" x 3 1/2"

Printing Types Available

  • Single Color (Includes Black)
  • Two Color - Vector Art required
  • Full Color
  • Raised Print (1 or 2 color)
    Vector Art required for 2 color
  • Foil Print

Envelopes

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Common Size & Dimensions:

  • #10 Business : 4 1/8" x 9 1/2"
  • #9 Return : 3 7/8" x 8 7/8"
  • #6 3/4 : 3 5/8" x 6 1/2"
  • Catalog : 9" x 12"
    Catalog : 9 1/2" x 12 1/2"
    Catalog : 10" x 13"

Printing Types Available:

  • Single color (Includes Black)
  • Two Color - Vector Art Required
  • Raised Print
  • Foil Print

Letterhead

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Standard Size:

  • 8 1/2" x 11"

Printing Types Available:

  • Single color (Includes black)
  • Two Color - Vector Art Required
  • Raised Print
  • Foil Print

Tri-Fold Brochure

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Standard Sizes:

  • 8 1/2" x 11" folded to 3 2/3" x 8 1/2"
  • 8 1/2" x 14" folded to 4 2/3" x 8 1/2"

Printing Types Available

  • Single Color (Includes Black)
  • Two Color - Vector Art may be required
  • Full Color

 

Booklet

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Standard Sizes:

  • 8 1/2" x 11" folded to 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
  • 8 1/2" x 14" folded to 7" x 8 1/2"
  • 11" x 17" folded to 8 1/2" x 11"

Printing Types Available

  • Single Color (Includes Black)
  • Two Color - Vector Art may be required
  • Full Color

Reference

"Bleeds" -
Printing to the edge of the sheet
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"Resolution"
What it is how to tell if you have it.
(Coming Soon)

More Items coming

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We will be adding additional items to this section as time permits, as well as templates for popular software packages.

 

Suggestions, requests, and comments are especially welcome in this section. We want this section to help You!

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*FREE business card setup offer subject to review of requirements; additional charges will apply for advanced designs, subject to our sole discretion.

Vector Artwork - What is it and why is it needed?

This can get a little technical; as always we're happy to help out.
We can take a quick look at your file, or handle the artwork from start to finish. Its all up to you - just give us a call!

In order to print multiple colors of ink, it is necessary to seperate each color used from all other colors.
This is so that a plate can be made for each ink. To do this, the artwork must be in a 'vector' format. Put simply, everything in the artwork is an electronic 'object'. Thus, platemaking systems can say 'red objects here, blue objects there'. This differs from 'raster' artwork, which is a long series of dots(called pixels) with a color assignment for each.

Typically, useable vector artwork will have a file extension of .AI, .EPS, or .PDF.
It will likely have been created in Adobe Illustrator® or a similiar software package. Note that .AI and .EPS files may not open on your computer if you do not have the necessary software. This does not indicate that they are un-useable files. Examples of non-vector, raster files are .GIF, .JPG, .TIF, .BMP or .PNG; and will often have been created in Adobe Photoshop® or a similiar software package. Other sources for raster art would be cameras, scanners, and web pages. Raster art is not typically useable for two color printing.

As with most things computer, there are exceptions to these rules. Raster art can be placed in vector files, making them un-useable; and, in some cases, we can use raster images for spot color. As always, we would be happy to take a look at your file.