GENERAL

No. We are now specifically set up to process one side at a time, and this requires that each side of a job must be on a separate file.
 
2 FILES – 1FR, 1BK1 FILE – FR&BK
 
Not separating files will cause delays and you might have to send the files again. Remember to separate the pages of your .pdf files as well.

 

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 to indicate where you would like the UV. Do not use shadows, glows or grayscale images. White will indicate no UV
Remember, if it's white, you can write!

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.

PRODUCTS

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

6-page accordion

 

Double parallel

8-page French

8-page map

 

Double gate

 

8-page accordion

8-page roll

10-page accordion

10-page parallel

 

12 page roll

 

12-page broadsheet

 

12-page signature

16-page broadsheet

 

16-page signature

 

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.

PRINTING

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".

Yes, but if the border is too close to the cutline, it may be cut off-center slightly.
 
 
We cut through many sheets at a time, so watch your borders to avoid an unwanted mistake.
Any transparency issue can be resolved before saving your file.
 
 
To prevent this, never use shadows, glows, or any other transparency (image or otherwise) on top of a spot color. Always convert your spot color to CMYK and flatten before sending.
 
SHADOWSGLOWSTRANSPARENCY
 
 
 
We are not responsible for these kinds of files being printed. Unless requested by one of our employees, DO NOT send files that you do not want printed.


 


 

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.

Primarily used to intentionally overlap inks for a number of reasons, overprint can cause unexpected results. We suggest that you turn all overprint objects off before submitting your files.
 
 
ON SCREEN VIEWAFTER PRINTING
 
In this case the logo was set to overprint. The colors from logo are mixing with the colors from the background. Unexpected results may occur if you have accidentally set certain objects to overprint. Always check logos and other artwork before submitting.

 

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.

PRICING

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 and Visa Debit. For credit approved customers we also accept POs.

Instore we accept Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Interact Debit, Cash and E-Transfer. For credit approved customers we also accept POs.

TURNAROUND TIME

We offer

1 Hour
24 Hour
3 Business Days
5 Business Days
7 Business Days
10 Business Days
15 Business Days

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 vari depend on the product or service you choose.

1 Hour Products - 4:00pm Eastern Time Monday to Friday excluding Canadian holidays.


24 Hour Products - 1:00pm Eastern Time Monday to Friday excluding Canadian holidays.


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.