Artwork with Budget Printing Center
FAQs of File Preparation
We understand that not everyone has the information they need to prepare a file for print. Because of this, we have prepared the following information for anyone with questions on setting up their job to print with us!
Design & Layout
Our staff artist can turn your basic ideas into works of art! A quality design can mean the difference of your business' printing being noticed or not. You may find that the time and effort saved is well worth the money spent for a qualified artist to design your print materials.
Full Service Proofs
It is our customary practice to furnish all customers with a proof prior to printing. These proofs may or may not represent the true colors of the job, but do represent the exact content and positioning of the project. You are ultimately responsible for any errors or omissions overlooked and approved on your proof.
Changes to Artwork
When your proof is reviewed, if you should decide to make additional modifications to the artwork, not included in your original instructions, these modifications will be billable as customer changes.
All files for full-color printing must be created and saved in CMYK format. If a file is created in RGB, when converted to CMYK for printing, there may be large and unexpected color shifts.
Two color printing requires that the art be set up as Spot Colors. This option is available in most page layout programs. If you submit an order for two-color printing with full-color graphics, additional charges will apply to correct the files for printing. You will be contacted in advance for approval.
Budget Printing cannot be responsible for matching color to the creator's computer screen or to a color laser/inkjet print. If exact color is required, we will output a matchpoint for your approval prior to print production. These are used in the pressroom and can be very closely matched to the press. Matchprints are not included in our published prices.
All files submitted for printing must be at least 300 dpi at 100% of the actual size used; 150 dpi at 100% is acceptable for wide format poster or banner printing. Images less than 300 dpi can be used, but the quality will not be as good.
Bleeds and Margins
A bleed is any art that extends beyond the cut edge of the sheet. All art should be set with a minimum of 1/8th inside margin from the outside edge of the sheet. All art that bleeds should extend 1/8" beyond the actual size of the printed sheet. You can find common templates under our templates page.
We accept almost all file types for both PC and MAC platforms, including files created in just about any application program. We are both a Microsoft Publisher and Adobe Solution Provider. If you are not sure about how to properly prepare a file, get in touch with us - we're happy to help.
Due to the thousands of typeface fonts on the market today, you must convert all fonts to outlines, or furnish copies of all unique or custom fonts that were used in your document. You may also embed your fonts in any .pdf files but if none of the preceding are done, font substitution will occur. We do not match fonts.
All placed or linked images must be embedded or included separately.
Acrobat PDF Files
This is our preferred file type. However, there are several methods for creating a PDF file for high-resolution printing. We will be happy to assist you in setting up a PDF workflow if you would like to get in touch with us.
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