Business Products

Business Cards
Letterhead
Envelopes
Window Envelopes
Thank You Cards

Sales & Marketing Materials

Flyers
Counter Cards
Door Hangers
Postcards
Brochures
Note Pads
Presentation Folders

Miscellaneous

Plastic Business Cards
Business Card Magnets
Business Card Stickers
Bookmarks
Posters
Multi-page Booklets

Signs & Banners

Banners
Car Magnets
Rigid Signs

Labels

Address Labels
Bumper Stickers
Packing & Bottling Labels
Roll Labels
Sheet Labels
Shipping Labels
Window Decals

Invitations & Announcements

Special Occasion
Anniversary & Vow Renewal
Everyday Greeting Cards
Wedding Products
Holiday Greeting Cards
Photo Invitations
Disney™ Invitations
Baby Products
Wedding Accessories

Specialty Items

Dot Com Puter Pal
Personalized Note Pads

Common Questions

How do I place an order online?

   Choose your product and get pricing

   Approve your proof

How can I be sure I am ordering the right product?

How do I get a price quote before placing my order?

You can request a custom quote for any print job you do not see on our web site, by clicking the link “Custom Quote" found at the top of every page on our web site.

How do I get my project?

We are located at 15255 Gulf Freeway, Suite 179B, Houston TX 77034. You can pick up your job during normal business hours or we will use UPS Service for shipping. We can ship anywhere in the continental USA by:

* A physical address is required for all UPS shipments. No PO Boxes

Is your web site secure for online payments?

We do not accept payments online at this time for any services other than our Invitations & Announcements. We do accept Visa and Master Card in person or by phone. Checks and Cash are also accepted. Once your order is placed you will be contacted by someone on our staff to get payment. Orders must be paid in full before the job is released into production.

What is your turnaround time?

The estimated production turnaround advertised on this site is based on the typical number of hours or days that a print job is completed under normal circumstances, excluding Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

Production would start when all of the following are met: all print-ready artwork is uploaded, full payment is received, and artwork proofs have been approved in writing.

Production turnaround starts the next business day.

Note that transit time for shipping is always additional to production turnaround and it is therefore advised that this be taken into consideration upon placing the order.

While we exercise due diligence to meet your target finished date, unforeseen delays in delivery services, breakdown of equipments, illness, inclement weather and other occurrences may impact our ability to meet the deadline.

File Format Guide

Print-ready files are accepted in the following formats:

File Extensions
Description/Program Used

.ai,
Adobe Illustrator drawing or vector graphics file

.eps
Encapsulated postscript image file created using Adobe Illustrator; designed for high resolution printing of illustrations; standard file format for importing and exporting PostScript files

.tiff
Tag Image File Format; preferred bitmap graphics format for high-resolution postscript printing

.jpg or .jpeg
standard format for photographic image compression developed by the Joint Photographic Experts Group

.psd
Bitmap file created using Adobe Photoshop

.indd
InDesign Document from Adobe Systems

.pdf
Portable Document File from Adobe Acrobat

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Size & Bleed
Files need to be built to the final trim size plus 1/8" bleed on each side. Therefore, if you are ordering a 5 x 7 postcard, the graphic file's size should 5.25" x 7.25". When generating the file into the proper format, do not use any crop or printer's marks as these will increase the dimensions of the design file.
Image Resolution
For best printing results, we recommend files you have a resolution of at least 300 dpi. Submitting files with resolution lower than 300 dpi may result in the print turning out pixilated or blurry.
Color Mode
All full color artwork and/or images must be saved in CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, black) color mode. While black and white artwork and/or images must be in grayscale color mode.
Files submitted in RGB or Pantone color mode will be converted automatically to CMYK. Converting these to CMYK would cause a shift since they are not of the same color spectrum.
Safety Zone
Do not place any critical images or text beyond the safety zone, which should be at least 1/8" within the final trim size. This will ensure that they are well within the finished piece when it is trimmed.
Font & Lines
When creating files on vector based software such a illustrator, inDesign, or Freehand, all text must be converted to outlines before generating the final PDF file. If working out of Photoshop, simply flatten the image. Do not use fonts smaller than 8 pts. Note that small or very narrow fonts may not render well on print against dark backgrounds.
Keep all lines at least .25 pts thick. While thinner lines may be visible on screen, they may not show on print.
Artwork with Borders

When trimmed, the border should be 1/4" thick. Therefore, it should be set up to be 3/8" from the bleed line. There is a cutting tolerance of 1/16" which may cause uneven borders. We do not recommend borders. However, if they are necessary in your artwork, keep the minimum border thickness to make it possible for us to cut as evenly as possible. We do not guarantee perfect trimming.

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Guide to Image Resolution

Resolution refers to the number of colored dots or pixels that make up an image. It is commonly expressed in dpi or dots per inch.

Resolution Rules-of-thumb:

More Helpful Tips:

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Paper Type Categories

14 pt. Cardstock Gloss (AQ)
Thicker hefty cover paper type that gives a rich substantial feel finished with gloss varnish for sharper and brighter images. Can endure tougher wear and tear. Perfect for impressive postcards and business cards.

100 lb. Gloss Book
Full bodied paper coated with a glossy finish for better reflectivity and durability. Well suited for brochures and catalogs.

#10 Premium Smooth Finish 70lb Bright White Paper
This heavy premium paper type has a sleek ultra-smooth finish with high brightness that delivers crisp images. Commonly used for business envelopes and office stationery.

14 pt. Cardstock C2S
This is sturdy cardboard paper type with coating on both sides for a high-gloss surface. Popularly used for folders, calling cards, covers, etc.

Sticker
This paper type is printed on one side with a sticky back side covered by peel-away paper. It can be coated or uncoated, permanent or removable adhesive, weather-proof or not.

Gloss
Premium paper with luster-finish, can handle very little ink load and creates excellent high color definition. It is usually used in magazines. It is ideal for photographic reproductions and posters.

Matte
Premium coated paper with an even, dull and non gloss finish but still offers great ink-holdout and excellent color images. It is ideal for photographic reproductions and posters.

14 pt. Uncoated Thick hefty cover paper with no coating. Can be written on with ease because of its paper finish. Perfect for Note cards and appointment cards.

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