The most economical postcard size is 4” x 6” because it qualifies for first-class delivery times and the standard mailing rate with the United States Postal Service. According to USPS, your postcard needs to meet the following requirements to be mailed first-class:
At least 3-1/2 inches high x 5 inches long x 0.007 inches thick
No more than 4-1/4 inches high x 6 inches long x 0.016 inches thick
Pantone is the printing process used when you need to print a specific color as accurately as possible, such as a corporate logo or school colors. It’s a standard color system called the Pantone Matching System. It uses prescribed and precise amounts of color mixes on ink to create the exact color desired. Even though there are some fluctuations in color due to the machines at different printers, it’s the closest you can get to a specific color you require.
CMYK stands for cyan (blue), magenta (red), yellow, and black. You may be familiar with this process if you have ever had to replace the cartridges on your home or business inkjet printer. CMYK is usually the cheaper option (as opposed to Pantone) because printers can print more than one job on CMYK presses because the colors are universal. If Pantone colors are used, then a technician must prep the machine for the unique Pantone colors, so you must pay for the set-up time.
Contact us today, we can help you choose the best option.
Brochures with pages must start with at least 4 pages and can only increase in multiples of 4. The smallest booklet can be made by folding a page in half and then printing on all 4 sides. Additional pages can only be added 4 at a time.
The time it takes to complete your project will vary depending on its size and the printing processes we use. We know that speed is important to you and we always do our best to meet your specific time requests. Some jobs may be done in a few hours, while others may take up to a week. Call us today so we can learn the details of your project and give you a more accurate timeline.
For a wide variety of printing projects, we will ask you for a PDF. If you have larger items, like signs or banners, then an EPS might be our desired format. Most photography and graphics print well when sent via JPG (or JPEG). Sometimes, if you desire a high-quality, high-resolution image, we might ask for a TIFF. Our printing specialists will let you know the type of file(s) we need to print your project.