What is the general turn around time for printing?
Once we have approval for your proof, the turn around time for most jobs is 3-5 business days. Some exceptions are specialty bindery, e.g., embossing, foiling, etc., which adds up to 3 days to delivery/pick up time.
How do I place an order?
You can drop off, call, email, or fax in orders.
What if I have questions?
Any and all of our friendly staff would be happy to answer any questions for you or direct you to the person who can. We never mind taking the time to ensure you have all your concerns and questions addressed.
Can I see samples of work produced from your shop?
Absolutely. We love a chance to show off our quality of work.
How can I choose the paper and colors that are right for my job?
The best way for you to do this is probably come in to the shop, we have all the ink color and paper swatches on hand, so you can browse and find the best choice for your project. Also, if needed, we can arrange someone coming to you with a variety of sample books.
Definition - Off-set Printing
Offset printing is the workhorse of printing. Almost every commercial printer does it. But the quality of the final product is often due to the guidance, expertise and equipment provided by the printer.

Offset printing works on a very simple principle: ink and water don't mix. Images (words and art) are put on plates, which are dampened first by water, then ink. The ink adheres to the image area, the water to the non-image area. Then the image is transferred to a rubber blanket, and from the rubber blanket to paper. That's why the process is called "offset" -- the image does not go directly to the paper from the plates, as it does in some other methods.
Definition - File Transfer Protocol or FTP
in computer communications, on the Internet and other networks, a method of transferring files from one computer to another. The protocol is a set of rules that ensures a file is transmitted properly to the receiving computer. A computer that stores files that can be retrieved using FTP is called an FTP site or FTP server.
Definition - Collating
To put pages in order, to assemble pages in the correct order
Definition - Varnish
plastic-like coating put on a printed piece like a layer of clear ink; varnish adds a glossy, satin, or dull (matte) finish. Part of the printing or finishing process, varnish is applied like a final layer of ink or finishing touch after a piece is printed.

Varnish can be used functionally to reduce glare or enhance readability or as a design element to smooth, highlight, add texture, or create added dimension. It can be a flood coating (applied to the entire page) or a spot (applied to only parts of the page or design). It would be up to the customer, designer and/or printer to decide whether varnish was a good option for that job.
Definition - Saddle-stitching
A method of securing loose printed pages together with staples down the middle of a folded group of papers.
Definition - Die-cutting
Done after the printing, as a post-press process, diecuts are areas of the document that are partially or completely cut, shaped, or cut-out in a variety of shapes. The die is a steel blade used to punch out the requested or desired shape.
Definition - Thermography
Raised printing, used in stationery
Definition - Register
A state of proper alignment or adjustment. (Said of colors aligning on a job that has more than 1 ink color.)
Definition - Critical Registration
When 2 ink colors are touching on the printed piece.
About Perfect Image Printing
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FTP Upload Overview Instructions
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