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FAQ's

Newhouse wants to educate its customers! Our staff has updated this section with the most current information. Of course we are always ready to answer your questions by phone or email also.

  1. What type of products and services do you provide?
  2. How do I go about getting an estimate from you?
  3. Tips on how to save your design files
  4. Design Tips to Consider
  5. Do you accept native files?
  6. Things to include with your order
  7. At what resolution should I save my photos and graphics?
  8. What is a proof and why is it important that I look at it?
  9. What is the Pantone Matching System?
  10. Why do the printed colors look different from the colors on my screen?
  11. Is white considered a printing color?
  12. What file format should I use when submitting my electronic document for printing?
  13. What is coated paper stock?
  1. Good question! We are a full-service shop and offer a wide range of products and services. To see a full listing and description of what we can offer you, check out our printing and marketing tabs, scrolling down to each item, on the home page of our website

  2. Well, since you are already here, we would recommend using our online estimate request form. Otherwise, give us a call and talk with one of our customer service representatives. We want to be sure to get all the information necessary to give you an accurate quote.


  3. Tips on how to save your design files

    Make them print ready and acceptable files for us to print.

    COREL DRAW:
Saving your Corel Draw file as an Adobe Illustrator EPS
• Embed all Images
• Convert all your text/copy to outline fonts
• Export as Illustrator EPS

    INDESIGN:
Export an open document to PDF for printing
    1. Choose File > Export.
    2. Specify a name and location for the file.
    3. For Save As Type (Windows) or Format (Mac OS), choose Adobe PDF (Print), and then click Save. When you select the Adobe PDF (Print) option, you cannot include interactive elements in the PDF. To export an interactive document to PDF, see Create interactive documents for PDF.
    4. Do one of the following:
    To use a predefined set of job options, choose a preset from the Adobe PDF Preset menu.
    To create a PDF/X file, either choose a PDF/X preset from the Adobe PDF Preset menu, or choose a predefined PDF/X format from the Standard menu.
    To customize options, select a category from the list on the left and then set the options.
    5. For Compatibility, choose the lowest PDF version necessary to open the files you create.
    6. Click Export (Windows) or Save (Mac OS).

    To reset options to the default, in the Export Adobe PDF dialog box, hold down Alt (Windows) or Option (Mac OS) and click Reset. (The Cancel button changes to Reset.)

    For further information about exporting PDFs, see the InDesign Help section at http://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/exporting-publishing-pdf.html

    PUBLISHER:
You will need to have the full version of Adobe Acrobat PDF. (If you don’t, please download and use our Adobe Job Ready Program) If you do have the full version of Adobe Acrobat PDF, please follow the steps below.
Under File, Print, select Adobe PDF writer
Under Properties select Press Quality and Save your PDF

  4. Design Tips to Consider

    Make sure your files are set with proper bleed, trim and safety areas.
    BLEED: All art trimming off the edge MUST be pulled out 1/8” beyond the trim line
    TRIM: This is the guideline where the card will be cut
    SAFETY: All art and text within this safety area will assure that nothing will be trimmed off during the cutting process. A 1/4” guide in from the trim should work fine.

  5. Do you accept native files?

    Yes. Submitting your native files gives us the greatest flexibility to prepare your job for printing.

    Software supported:
    QuarkXPress 7
    Adobe Illustrator CS5/CS6
    Adobe Photoshop CS5/CS6
    Adobe Acrobat X (PDF)
    Adobe InDesign CS5/CS6/CC

  6. Things to include with your order

    Please include the following items with your order:
    • A hard or soft (PDF Proof files) copy of the layout
    • Any embedded raster or vector linked files
    • Fonts

    Many layout programs have collecting or packaging functions that will automatically collect your document, fonts, all art including and a report. When possible, it is recommended to use these functions because without any or all of these elements we will be unable to print your postcard.
    • Enclose all screen fonts and printer fonts
    • Include all placed images
    • Make sure your files are set with proper bleed, trim and safety areas.
    BLEED: All art trimming off the edge MUST be pulled out 1/8” beyond the trim line
    TRIM: This is the guideline where the card will be cut
    SAFETY: All art and text within this safety area will assure that nothing will be trimmed off during the cutting process. A 1/4” guide in from the trim should work fine.

  7. At what resolution should I save my photos and graphics?

    Resolution should be set to 300 dpi.

    Pictures and graphics pulled from the internet are often low resolution, typically 72 dpi or 96 dpi. Avoid these graphics, as they will appear pixilated and blocky when printed.

    Also note that you should save all photos in CMYK mode, not RGB mode, when possible. Images saved in RGB mode may not print properly. If you are unable to save your image in CYMK mode, please let us know.

  8. What is a proof and why is it important that I look at it?

    In printing terms, a proof is a one-off copy of your document after all modifications and printing setup processes have been completed. It is your last and best opportunity to make sure that the print job comes out the way you want. By carefully inspecting the proof, you can help us assure an accurate, flawless delivery of your print job on the first run. Our primary method of proofing is via emailed PDFs. Customers may request a hardcopy digital proof, which we highly recommend for color-critical jobs.


  9. What is the Pantone Matching System?

    What is the Pantone Matching System?

    The Pantone Matching System (PMS) is a color reproduction standard in which colors all across the spectrum are each identified by a unique, independent number. The use of PMS allows us to precisely match colors and maintain color consistency throughout the printing process.


  10. Why do the printed colors look different from the colors on my screen?

    In short, printers and monitors produce colors in different ways.
Monitors use the RGB (red, green, blue) color model, which usually supports a wider spectrum of colors. Printers use the CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, black) color model, which can reproduce most—but not all—of the colors in the RGB color model. Depending on the equipment used, CMYK generally matches 85–90% of the colors in the RGB model.
When a color is selected from the RGB model that is out of the range of the CMYK model, the application chooses what it thinks is the closest color that will match. Programs like Adobe Photoshop will allow you to choose which color will be replaced. Others may not.


  11. Is white considered a printing color?

    Not typically. Because white is the default color of paper, it is simply recognized as the absence of any ink. However, when using colored paper, white ink may be used if any text or graphic requires it.

  12. What file format should I use when submitting my electronic document for printing?

    PDF (Portable Document Format) is the most common and preferred file format for submitting digital documents. With the installation of a PDF print driver on your computer, virtually any program can generate a PDF file suitable for printing. Both commercial and free PDF print drivers are available online for download from different sources.

  13. What is coated paper stock?

    Coated paper stock is a premium, high-quality paper that has been given a smooth glossy finish designed specifically for documents that require sharp details and vivid colors. Uncoated paper, by contrast, is relatively inexpensive but porous, and is best suited to the printing of black and white text documents.