Our Printing Expertise
Here at Henry Printing we can provide all of these necessary print materials to get your company off the ground, or just keep it thriving. With capabilities to run your large quantity booklets, to your small quantity business cards, how can you go wrong? We provide off-set printing as well as color / black & white digital printing, bindery and mailing services. Your marketing materials are the heart of your sales. Nothing is more satisfying than holding a freshly printed business card, brochure, or booklet that says everything about your company. So don’t wait, call us today and choose Henry Printing for all of your printing needs.
Things to Know when Submitting Files
- Set up artwork in a page layout program such as InDesign whenever possible.
- Set up files to correct size and include positioning information.
- Include 1/8″ bleed when necessary.
- Please keep all images and text that do not bleed at least .25 inch inside the final trim.
- We recommend not using borders near the edges of the finished piece.
- Photos and artwork must be CMYK. (RGB images are not acceptable.)
- Image resolution should be 300 dpi or higher.
- Use the same color names in all files.
- When printing spot colors, your color palette should use named Pantone colors only.
- Henry Printing runs industry standard ink densities on our offset presses for both PMS spot colors and process color. We do not run “darker” or “lighter” ink densities.
- We do not color match to customer supplied printouts.
Software with “issues”
Pagemaker files are unpredictable in the Mac OS X operating system. Please use alternative software.
Quark files will be converted to InDesign. This is an imperfect process and will require extensive proofing.
Microsoft Word and Publisher files with images – generally not suitable for offset printing. Will probably work for digital laser printing – call for details.
File Formats Mac
File Formats for PC
Mail lists – .xls, .dbf, ASCII or .txt delimited
Simple text documents – .doc or .txt
- Files may be submitted by CD, DVD, e-mail or hard copy.
- Send all files being used – fonts, graphics, etc.
- Use the “Package” command for InDesign to gather all links and fonts.
- Send only ONE version of the file that is to be printed.
- Duotones and Monotones “Embedded” in Illustrator will translate as CMYK images.
- Print laser separations of your files prior to submission. Check these carefully for incorrect colors, fonts, spelling, content, etc.
- For multi-color printing we recommend submitting composite laser printouts as well as separations with your digital files. Laser separations will indicate incorrect/too many colors. For traditional offset printing, 2-color printing should have only 2 separations; 4- color printing – only 4 separations.
- Convert fonts to outlines/paths whenever possible.
- Postscript (Type 1) and Truetype fonts only.
- Bold & Italic – be sure that your printer font has these styles built in before you use bold and/or italic from the style menu.
- Send all screen and printer fonts that you are using.
- Be sure file is “flattened”
- Make them the correct size – do not select “fit to paper”.
- Embed all fonts.
- Use correct colors.
- We can make only minor changes to PDF files.
- Bleeds must be 1/8″ on all sides.
All images to be used in print materials should be at least 300 dpi.
Artwork that extends to the edge of the printed piece must include a “bleed”. This means extending the artwork past the final trim by 1/8 of an inch.
Do not manually put crop marks on the artwork.
Pantone spot colors are universally known ink colors with specific mixing instructions to ensure the color matches each time.
RGB color stands for Red, Green, and Blue, which are the colors displayed by an electronic screen. The reason that colors on the printed piece look different from the colors on your monitor is that RGB color is displayed using electronic light produced by your monitor. Printed materials rely on surrounding light to display their colors. Printed materials also tend to be slightly less vibrant due to paper type, and ink selection.
The designers at Henry Printing can assist you with paper selection and color choices before starting a project.
Bleed: Printing that goes to the edge of the sheet after trimming.
CMYK: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black inks and toners used to simulate complex color.
Coated Paper: A clay-coated paper with a gloss, dull, or matte finish.
Crop Marks: Printed lines showing where to trim a printed sheet.
Duotone: A halftone picture made up of two printed colors.
Four-color Process: Combining 4 basic ink colors to create the illusion of many colors.
Halftone: Converting a continuous tone to dots for printing.
Knock out: To mask out an image.
PMS: the abbreviation for Pantone Color Matching System.
RGB: Color is displayed using brightness values of Red, Green, and Blue.
Saddle Stitch: Binding a booklet or magazine with staples in the seam where it folds.
Score: A crease put on paper to help it fold better.
Trapping: The ability to accurately print one ink over the other.
Uncoated Paper: Paper with no clay coating as in common letterhead or copy papers.