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Frequently Asked Questions

 

Have you ever had a question and either didn't know where to find the answer or were too afraid to ask? If so, you've come to the right place.

 

As the name would suggest, this section is a compilation of answers to the questions our clients commonly ask. Just start by following one of the links below.

 

 

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.

 

How do I go about getting an estimate from you?

Well, since you are here, we would suggest you use our online estimate request form. Otherwise, the best way to ensure that we get all the information necessary to do an accurate quote is to give us a call and talk with one of our customer service representatives.

 

How long does it take for you to complete my order?

There is such a wide variety of ways to print that there is no easy answer to this question. Here are a few common ways. Printing on the small press, 1 or 2 colors usually 3-5 working days (embossing, foiling and die cutting adds approximately 5 working days). Gang Run 4 color process printing, generally 5-7 days, quicker turns are available with rush charges. Forms printed on larger presses, such as large quantity NCR forms usually take 10-14 business days. All of these times are general and will be adjusted based on the production schedule and the complexity of your order at the time of order acceptance. We will work with you as much as possible to make your deadlines.

 

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.

 

Tips on how to save your design files

Make them print ready and acceptable for us to print.

 

ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR:

• Embed all Images

• Convert all your text/copy to paths

• Export as Illustrator EPS or PDF

 • “Package” files

 

ADOBE InDESIGN:

• Embed all Images

• Convert all your text/copy to paths

• Export as Illustrator EPS or PDF

• “Package” files

 

ADOBE PDF:

  • Save as a high resolution file and email the file.
    (If the file is larger than 10MB, use our “Send A File” option - CLICK HERE)

 

OTHER FILE TYPES:

  • You can use any program to create your artwork.  Once your project is complete, you can use our PDF Preflight (download here and install on your computer), this will allow you to select Print from any program, then you just pick the “PDF Preflight – Hillview DPM” to print your project.  This will save your project as a PDF and send it directly to us for printing.
    ADOBE PREFLIGHT CLICK HERE

 

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

What type of products and services do you provide?

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 the Products & Services area in the Customer Service Section of our website.

 

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.

Phone:

In San Jose 408-287-1147

In South County 408-779-6960

 

Sales — Ext 101

Customer Service — Ext 103

Graphics Dept Ext — 104

Mailing Address:

5542 Monterey Rd, #207

San Jose, CA 95148

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19715 Hale Ave.

Morgan Hill, CA 95037