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Frequently Asked Questions
We can provide you with three different types of proofs - PDF/EPSON (hi res), Imposition Plotter (lo res). Depending on the scope of the project these proofs will show you what your piece will look like before it hits the press.
An AA or Author’s Alteration is any change that is made to a proof before print approval. There is an additional charge for AA’s, and the charge will depend on the complexity of the changes. We will provide an AA cost for your approval prior to any work being completed.
The resolution to use for a print project should be 300 dots per inch (dpi) or pixels per inch (PPI). Generally images with this level of pixel detail will produce a high quality finished piece. Pictures and graphics pulled from the internet are often low resolution, typically 72 dpi or 96 dpi. Avoid these graphics, as they will appear pixilated and blocky when printed.
We prefer to receive press-optimized PDFs or the native files with the links and fonts included. We are prepared to accept and print your project in a variety of page layout programs, graphics programs or document programs. Please contact us with any questions about your files.
A PDF is a “snapshot” of your final print project. At this stage of design, there should be little to no editing necessary. However, our prepress department can make minor edits to the file if needed.