Printing Resources and Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve compiled a list of key questions about printing resources and frequently asked questions that most customers ask us. This will help you navigate the world of best practice in digital printing and send us files in the best format so we can get to work quickly. Feel free to contact one of our friendly staff about your next printing job, we can answer any question you have and lend a hand in design as well.

How much bleed do you recommend?

We recommend using 1/8″ bleed for all edges that require it.

What's the best colour setting to use for rich black or solid black?

For our presses, use 100% K and make sure you’re working in a CMYK colour space.

What colour settings are best for printing on your presses?

We recommend CMYK for best results.

Do you drop ship?

Yes we do, we can handle your book fulfillment also. Just ask for a blind ship or drop ship on your next order.

Do you help with ISBN numbers?

Unfortunately we don’t offer any help with ISBN assignment.

Do you do rush jobs? Is there an extra charge?

We definitely do rush jobs, and sometimes there may be an extra charge.

What types of paper can I choose from?

There is a long list of paper’s we can print on each of our presses, here is the short list and the most popular options that we stock on our floor.

  • Text Weights in offset – 50 lb, 60 lb, 70 lb, 80 lb, 100 lb
  • Text Weights in coated gloss and silk – 80 lb, 100 lb
  • Cover Weights in offset – 65 lb, 80 lb, 100 lb, 130 lb
  • Cover Weights in coated gloss and silk – 80 lb, 100 lb, 120 lb, 130 lb

What's the spine size for my book?

When you receive a quote for a book that has a printable spine, we’ll let you know what the measurement is so you can format your artwork accordingly.

What file types do you accept?

We always ask for PDF, but you can supply Word documents or any type of file, we’ll work with it if we can.

Do you offer self publishing services?

We don’t offer self publishing services, but we can recommend you to one of our trusted sources.

Do you offer self publishing services?

We don’t offer self publishing services, but we can recommend you to one of our trusted sources.

Can you send me a template?

Absolutely, just get in touch with us and we’ll send you a template for whatever you’re looking to print.

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