Printing Flat Stock
Flat stock is what we call anything that is printed on paper, card stock or cardboard. This could be boxes, packaging, wedding invites, stickers, greeting cards, business cards – even wallpaper.
We make it quick and easy getting your artwork print ready and on the press. Layout and pre-press comes standard with all orders.
Click on the links below to learn what you need to print your job, or click anywhere outside this box to look at work.
Below is a rough price list, each job however is unique and we encourage people to get a quote to ensure an accurate price. Set-up (screens and film) included at $35 per color 16 x 20 and $55 at 18 x 24.
|Paper Prints||+Print Colors|
|under 16x20||18x24||or sides|
set-up ($35) INCLUDED
set-up ($55) INCLUDED
Choosing Paper Stock
We offer a 100 lb. matte cover stock, the cost of which is included in our price guide.
Other papers can be ordered on request, please allow time for shipment. Here’s some links to companies we regularly use;
Most of these papers can be found at Kelly Paper Co.
We use water-based inks by TW Graphics inks.
We strive to match color accurately using the Pantone color matching system. Pantone matching is built in to many design applications, like Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Note that screen calibration can affect the representation of the color. Printed Pantone books are considered the accurate reference point, and we have them in the shop.
If you’d like an online reference, check out Cal Print’s online Pantone guide.
There is an additional $30 charge per color for mixing.
Once you’re ready to send in artwork you’re welcome to send the original files at print ready size (300 dpi at final size, minimum) from either PDF’s, Illustrator or Photoshop files.
JPEGs would be a last resort, because images lose quality when compressed.