When creating a Spot UV job, you must include a Spot UV template file along with the regular print file. The Spot UV template file is used to show where the UV coating needs to be applied.
For better quality we recommend creating mask files in vector based programs such as Illustrator or CorelDRAW
Please only use solid 100% K (Black) to indicate where you would like the UV. Do not use shadows, glows or grayscale images. White will indicate no UV.
Fast drying, water based, protective coating. Apart from fast drying AQ coating provides desired finish option to the prints. Comes in gloss, Matte and Satin finish. We offer Gloss and Matte AQ as our standard option. Satin will be a custom option.
Cannot be used on uncoated paper stocks.
When creating a job with foil stamping, you must include a mask file along with the regular print file. The mask template file is used to show where the foil will be applied. Use 100% Black (K) to indicate where you would like the foil. Make sure to remove everything that will be foiled from the print file and have those items only on the mask file. This file should be a vector file.
DEBOSSING / EMBOSSING
When creating a job with embossing or debossing, you must include a mask file along with the regular print file. The mask template file is used to show where the embossing will be applied. Use 100% black (K) to indicate where you would like the embossing. This file should be a vector file.
Online Printing System is a prepress process that bridges the gap between online digital content and commercial print production. The process allows you to create, edit, and approve computer-based online templates during the prepress phase. This process increasingly calls for a Portable Document Format (PDF) workflow environment. It also enables corporate or team buying process seamless. You or your employees can order or reorder pre defined print products from any device anytime.
More often print buying process is challenging for induviduals and businesses. Creating an artwork for your project, choosing the right paper/material, placing the order and arranging for shipping/pick up can be time consuming and costly with the traditional process. With our state of the art web to print system seemalessly intergrates this process. Whether you want to print something for your personal or business need, you are able to do that in one place.
We operators can adjust equipment to produce hundreds of folds, but most jobs call for one of the common folds shown below.
Providing an example and referring to folds by their standard names helps you communicate clearly.
4- page half fold
6-page letter /roll fold
12 page roll
We have three major catagories of printed priducts. 1. Offset/Digital Printing 2. Promotional product printing 3. Large format/Sign printing. The product options are unlimited and can be customize for your company's specific need.
There are three options for designing and customizing a product. Click a product on the left-hand panel and choose one of the options.
1. Custom Design: lets you customize the products. Click it to open the design studio and use multiple tools to create your own design.
2. Upload Design: using this option, you can upload your own JPG, JPEG, GIF, PNG, EPS, AI, PDF and PSD images.
3. Browse Design: use this to select hundreds of pre-loaded templates. Work on them or customize them through our design studio.
The type of paper used for difference purposes is expressed in weight. In the countries following the European system, it is grammes per square metre (gsm or g/m2 or simply g) and in the US system it is Pound (lb).
The paper used for writing/printing (letterheads and such stationery) is generally between 60 to 120 gsm (20 to 70 lb) and is called the paper or text stock. Anything heavier than this is considered the card stock, i.e. the paper used for business cards, postcards, greeting cards, etc.
Coated papers are available in two finishes – glossy (shiny and smooth) and matt (flat and lusterless). Coated glossy papers reflect the light evenly so they are suitable for almost all types of printing jobs. Glossy papers have a good ink holdout, which is important for creating sharp, bright images.
Bleed must extend past the cut-line and will be trimmed from the product during the final cutting phase. When the image is required to extend all the way to the edge, bleed is needed to preserve the finished look and the quality of the final product.
Please keep all text at least 0.125" inside the cut-line.
- The bleed for Standard Products is 0.125".
- The bleed for Booklets and Presentation Folders is 0.25".
Printfast. requires Print Ready files with proper rotation. Files submitted are printed HEAD to HEAD as-is based off your files.
Make sure to set up your files so that when we print them HEAD to HEAD the final product will read the way you would like. Also, front and back files need to be set up either both sides vertically or both sides horizontally correct and wrong ways
If you would like your back file to be upside down, please send your artwork as shown below.
If you have a fold-over or greeting card, please send your artwork as shown.
For files not properly set up, Printfast will use best judgment and will not be responsible for improper rotation.
Hi-gloss varnish using UV dryers. It makes the printes somewhat waterproof and hard to write on.
Spot or partial UV coating used as decorative or creative method.
Cannot be used on uncoated paper stocks.
The ink coverage or color saturation of a file can be determined by adding the values of the C, M, Y and K colors. For example, yellow in CMYK is represented by 0 C, 0 M, 100 Y and 0 K. If we add up the values, we arrive at a 100% occupancy (0 + 0 + 100 + 0). To form orange, we must add magenta. For example, you get 0 C, 40 M, 100 Y and 0 K. This gives an ink coverage of 140% (0 + 40 + 100 + 0). You can find more information about how to check the ink supply here.
Minimum ink coverage
We recommend not to go below 10% for the minimum ink coverage. Lower values can be printed, but these often give a bad result. You also have to take the paper type into account. For example, uncoated paper needs a higher ink coverage because the paper absorbs more ink than coated paper (more information on different paper types). If the ink coverage is too low, the colors may turn out somewhat dull. If the minimum ink coverage deviates from the standard, this will be mentioned in the design guidelines for that product.
Especially light colors (e.g. light yellow, light cyan or light magenta) often have a too low ink coverage.
Maximum ink coverage
The maximum ink coverage is in general 300%. Again, don't forget to consider the paper type. For example, we recommend not to exceed 280% when using coated paper. If you exceed the maximum ink coverage, chances are not all the ink will be absorbed by the paper and stains will appear.
Especially dark colors often have a too high ink coverage. This is because you add more K (black) to the CMYK color. To simply get the color black, you can best take 0 C, 0 M, 0 Y and 100 K, which amounts to an ink utilization of 100%. This is recommended for reading texts. For surfaces that need a richer black, you better take a different composition. For more information about the different shades of black
We offer many type of paper stocks. Most of the popular paper stocks are listed in our online store. If you don't find a paper stock you are looking for contact customer service. We carry brands and makes of paper.
Few of our paper stocks:
2. Gloss Coated
3. Matt/Silk Coated
Our system supports RGB (red, green, blue) for producing digital prints. We have accurately mapped color pallet to match RGB to CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, key) to ensure proper 4-color printing.
300 dpi (dots per inch) is the resolution of the output PDF file.
We use Digital, inkjet, letter press, sheetfed offset, web offset, flexo, screen, foil and themal printing. Which deliver the highest quality of print material for both text and images.
We recommend saving as a .PDF. You may also send the file in the following types: jpg, jpeg, tif, tiff, eps, and png. psd, ai, svg.
We prefer that you send .PDF with embedded or outlined fonts. .PDF's are easier to handle and will likely speed up your turn-around. Remember to flatten your files before uploading.
Yes. There are no additional or hidden charges. All the charges will be listed when you do the online ordering.
Online we accept Visa, Mastercard, Amex, debit mastercard, Visa Debit and PayPal. For credit approved customers we also accept POs.
Instore we accept Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Interact Debit, Cash, Cheque, Apple pay, Android Pay and E-Transfer. For credit approved customers we also accept POs.
Sorry, all our orders are prepaid. You need to pay to process the order.
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Services on our online store. You may get faster service in store.
Services on our online store. You may get faster service in store.
Each of our products and services are listed with their turnaroud time.
Some products and services have more than one turnaround time. You can choose the turnaroud time according to your need.
Turnaround times are not including the shipping time.
Cutoff times vary depend on the product or service you choose.
1 Hour Products - 4:00pm Eastern Time Monday to Friday and 3:00pm on Saturdays excluding Canadian holidays. Please note that there will not be any shipping done on Saturdays. Order placed on Saturday with 1 Hour Service will be shipping the next Business Day. (In most cases the following Monday)
24 Hour Products - 1:00pm Eastern Time Monday to Friday excluding Canadian holidays. 24 Hr Turnaroud time does not includes Saturdays. Please choose our 1 Hour Service for Saturday Pick up.
All other services - 1:00pm Eastern Time Monday to Friday excluding Canadian holidays.
There is a possibility.
Please call customer service at 1 866 310 3278 before you place the order.
Withing GTA we can offer same day rush shipping. This option is not listed online. Please leave a note when you check out if you need same day shipping or contact customer service before place the order.
The estimated delivery time for any given shipment will vary according to the method of shipping you choose and/or by your location. Please note that although we strive to meet the estimated delivery times, because we use a third-party shipping service, we are not able to guarantee a specific delivery date or time. If you have time sensitive materials, please make sure you allow sufficient time to receive your order.
However, if you choose local courier, delivery time is guaranteed.
printfast.ca can ship you to almost anywhere in the world. We use UPS, FedEx & other couriers as our Courier of choice. UPS FedEx & other couriers offer next-day delivery within most places (excluding rural areas) in Ontario and Quebec. For other provinces, shipping time can range from 3 – 5 business days. FedEx & other couriers cannot ship to PO boxes, and we do not ship with Canada Post unless necessary.
Within GTA we can offer same day rush shipping. This option is not listed online. Please leave a note when you check out if you need same-day shipping or contact customer service before place the order.
We also offer free shipping on some items as a promotion.
We are so confident in the product we provide that we also guarantee our quality of printing and materials are free from any defect or misprints. But of course, sometimes mistakes do happen. We will provide a free reprint. If your order does not resemble (within a reasonable limit) the print ready artwork supplied, we will re-do your order at no charge, provided that the original garments are returned within 30 days.
Large Format Signs/Banners
Please be aware that the corrugated flute structure on our Coroplast Signs results in a very subtle linear effect (faint lines) on the product's surface. This is normal for this product.
Our banners, signs and car magnets are produced using wide format inkjet technology in 150dpi. This print technology is not compatable to offset litho printing. The viewing distance for most signage is designed for viewing from a minimum of 8 feet or more. This is industry standard.
Large signs/banners are printed using inkjet technology and prited in 150 dpi. Depends on the size and the colour of the elements they may not be printed sharp. Avoid using small text and elements in your design. Adding a high contrast background also will help.
Please contact customer service and discuss before placing the order.