Brochures are a very popular product and used by many businesses to showcase their offerings. Restaurants use them for take out and delivery menu’s, while other businesses use them to outline services or promote their company. There are many stock options as well as sizes and types of folds, but 80lb c2s text and 100lb c2s text are the most common choice for paper. Check out the stock tab for better explanation on paper options. Standard folds are roll fold, trifold, z-fold and half fold to name a few. Click on the finishing tab to review some of the folding options for brochures.
80lb c2s Text
This is less commonly stock for flyers, brochures, posters, magazines and gives a professional quality thickness to the paper stock. It is thinner than 100lb c2s text, but folds easier and tends to not require scoring. This is more common in thicker magazines as it weights less for postage and is not thin enough to bleed through the other side. It also is ideal for folded brochure if cracking is a concern with your clients. It is not what most people order, so turn around times might be on the later edge of our suggested timelines for production.
100lb c2s Text
This is the most common stock for flyers, brochures, posters, magazines and gives a professional quality thickness to the paper stock. It is commonly folded, but it is often recommended to add the option of scoring to reduce cracking on the folds. Most people don’t score the brochures, but depending on your client’s preference of cost verses quality is may be the best option. The paper is a nice balance between thickness and maintaining the ability to fold easily.
60lb Uncoated Offset
Our 60lb Sticker stock is a semi gloss stock. Stickers are also commonly referred to as labels and have a wide range of uses. Often applied to packages, products or envelopes; sticker come in many sizes and custom sizes and stock types are also available. For custom stock, coating or size options, please use our custom quote form and we will work with you to make sure your clients custom sticker needs are met.
Artwork/File Orientation is only relevant for two side jobs or multiple pages of artwork. Please ensure that your artwork is submitted ‘press ready’ and that the orientation is correct to deliver the finished product you are looking for. Careful attention should be made to ensure the product is press ready with proper orientation, as our workflow does not allow for changing this once a file has been uploaded. The following guideline will assist you to visually understand what proper file orientation needs to look like.
Preparing Files for Print
General Artwork Preparation Guidelines
- Download our template/guide to ensure proper placement of images and text.
- Each order submitted including multiple paged projects MUST be submitted as a single PDF file. Please ensure that all pages have the proper orientation to ensure proper back up. They must also have bleed and make sure each page are all the same size.
- It is always a best practice to try to avoid using borders in your design. If a border is too close to the trim, the trim may be slightly off-center. Even a hairline difference can cause your design to look off centered.
- File must consist of a 1/16" bleed (books and magazines will require an 1/8”). All of the relevent graphics and text must be within the safety margin unless you intend to have part of it cut off(this is sometimes the desired effect, so please make sure it is done the way you would like it printed)
- Ensure that your PDF process colour (CMYK) and saved in high resolution. As a rule it is suggested all files should be saved at 300 DPI. Spot Colours and coating will need to be set up as such within the chosen layers. Additional charges will apply if applicable.
If you would like a set up guide or template for your order, please email email@example.com and we will send you one. Within the next two weeks we will be populating the largest selection of templates available. Thanks again for working with Ad Design Square.
Turnaround is always an important factor to consider when placing an order. Fortunately, we have established a reputation for having the industry's fastest printing service. In fact, we are the only trade print provider to offer Same Day service as a regular service option for offset, digital and wide format printing. We have consistently operated 24 hours every day. That is equal to 3 x 8 hour shifts per day and we do this 7 days per week. That is the same as 4 x 40hr shifts per week. In short, we do in one day what most printer are able to do in three. At Printer Gateway we realize that time is critical and our job is to make you look amazing to your customers. With that in mind, we have organized our workflow to support various turnaround times/production service levels designed to help you present time-driven options for your clients in order to meet their needs. Take advantage of the turnaround time choices we make available so you can meet every deadline with confidence.
There are other turnaround times available within our website. However they follow the same logic as the chart above. Please use this as a guide and manage your clients' expectations accordingly. Please note these times are based on receiving press ready files. Any errors or corrections may lead to a longer than desired production process as it adds additional processing time.
Selecting additional options when ordering from our store may add additional turn around times to your submitted jobs. You will get an email within a few minutes of submitting a job that helps confirm the turn around time after the job has been submitted. This will almost always include the addition time based on the extra finishing options selected.
Turnaround times are normally calculated online based on store-based orders. Any custom uploads/orders may not have this amount of detail as projects will vary. In most cases, your live status link will still provide an estimated finish date and you will still receive a notice in real time once your order has been completed.
Orders that will be picked up: Please allow a business hour or two after the turnaround to prepare packages for pickup. Although they should be ready, you should always wait until you get an email notification that the job is ready. This notification is sent our by our system in real time the moment your job is boxed.
If our prepress department has approved your order(s) and payment have been processed by 3pm EST, your turnaround time will begin the next business day.
When choosing a custom stock, you can experience delays beyond our control as we can not start the job until we have stock on the floor. Please take custom stock requests into consideration when ordering time-sensitive jobs. One useful best practice is to add ‘or an equivalent stock’. This often gives us additional paper options that may speed up the production process.
Holidays and times like Christmas and New Years can impact turn around times. Having said this, we have been open and in full production each year and are able to do what other companies cannot during this periods. Be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to get important notices as well as our monthly emailed specials.
Yes you can supply your own die or if you have ordered this exact product before and have confirmed we still have the die onsite, you can use this selection. It will save you the cost of making the die itself. Another great reason for using Ad Design Square.Die Cutting - Die Custom
Selecting this option covers the cost of die cutting and ordering a standard die for the job. We will catalogue this die and it can be available for future orders. Once you have completed your first order, in future you can select the Die Supplied option and save on the cost of your repeat orders. Please note that custom die cutting pricing is based on standard complexity die's and there is a possibility that your die could be more expensive because of the intricacies of the die lines. Over 95% percent of the custom dies requested fall within our pricing. However if you are concerned and would like to be on the safe side, please submit a custom quote request and be sure to include a copy of the die line or artwork so that our estimating department can quote your job properly.