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If your image extends to the edge of the cut line, your page layout needs to extend to cover the standard 1/8 inch (3 mm) bleed on each side, but we strongly recommend you use a 1/4 inch (6 mm). This “safety area” is required to ensure that no apparent white or unprinted border is left around the edge during the cutting process. You should not place any important text or image in this area. Here is an example of a layout that was properly designed.
Size must include bleed Unless otherwise specified, when we quote a print size, it is for that specific image area so you must design your layout to make bleeds inward at least 0.125". If your image bleeds outward, please include bleed when requesting a quote.
This is essentially the opposite of a bleed. Because of the slight inherent variation in where the actual cut is made, you should not put text (or anything important) within 1/4 inch (6 mm) of the desired cut line. Here is an example of a layout that was NOT properly designed.
In other words, a business card (for example) should measure 3.75 x 2.25 in. but the text should not be more than 1.75 x 3.25 in.
The card will then be cut at 3.5 x 2 in.
We do not recommend that you create a layout with borders because of the slight variation during the cutting process. The borders will come out uneven and we do not guarantee the end result.
HOW TO PREPARE YOUR FILES
Please review the following file specifications before sending in your digital files. If you are unsure about the specifications please do not hesitate to contact us prior to sending your file.
  • Quark Express Include all fonts & supporting images. Supporting images should be in CMYK color format. Vectorize you files and then convert your files to *PDF. Make sure to save everything at the highest quality or at a resolution of 300 dpi and to embed your fonts.
  • Adobe Illustrator Save file as an EPS Format, images should be embedded, and fonts should be converted to outlines. Vectorize you files and then convert your files to *PDF Make sure to save everything at the highest quality or at a resolution of 300 dpi and to embed your fonts.
  • Adobe Photoshop Your Photoshop files should be flattened and saved as TIFF document. Your document should be in CMYK color format. Vectorize you files and then convert your files to *PDF Make sure to save everything at the highest quality or at a resolution of 300 dpi and to embed your fonts.
  • *PDF Format We only accept PFD files that have been saved as a PostScript file from your native program first, then "distilled" using Acrobat Distiller using PRESS setting.
  • Fonts Please provide all the fonts used in your document, both printer and screen fonts. Send the whole font family (bold, italic, bold italic, etc.). PostScript fonts are ideal for quality printing. Alternatively, you can convert your fonts to outlines in Illustrator.
  • Scanning Scanned images should be of a professional standard and saved at an appropriate resolution of 300 dpi for continuous tone reproduction (photos and/or illustrations). Photos or scans should always be saved as CMYK in JPG format, vectorized and then transferred to a PDF file.
  • Spot UV For spot UV products, send a separate file for the spot UV on the FRONT and another separate file for the spot UV on the BACK. These files should be clearly identified and indicate the position by using a solid color.
  • Colors Please convert all your color images and graphics from RGB to CMYK prior to saving your PostScript and PDF files or sending your files. If you use spot colors or duotone images in your design please convert them to CMYK before saving.
  • Color Proofing Colors are printed to www.canadawebprint.ca's “pleasing color” standards. Matching your colors exactly is not guaranteed. If printing exactly your colors is critical colors a Color Key or Match Print is required. Inkjet or laser copies or other proofs are not acceptable as prepress color proofs.
If any element on your document layout makes contact with the document border you will have to use bleed. The trick is to place the element so that it goes over the border where the document will be cropped after printing.
The term bleed is used for all objects overlapping the border of your document
Paper and Material Options

Paper and Material Options

Offset and Digital Paper and Cardstock

24 lb. Premium Classic Crest

Premium Solar White stock with a smooth finish. Printing on final product with your own inkjet or laser printer is guaranteed compatible. 97 paper brightness and is watermarked for authenticity.

 

70 lb. Uncoated Paper

Lightweight paper popularly used for its excellent writability. Colors may look less saturated. Printing on final product with your own inkjet or laser printer is guaranteed compatible.

 

80 lb. Glossy Paper

Lightweight paper used as an alternative of 100 lb. Glossy Paper to help save on postage. Coated with a reflective finish that shows off vibrant colors.

 

100 lb. Glossy Paper

Full bodied paper perfect for folding, coated with a reflective finish that shows off vibrant colors. Well suited for folded products.

 

100 lb. Matte Paper

Full bodied paper perfect for folding, coated with a dull, non-reflective finish for an understated and higher-end look and feel. Well suited for folded products.

 

100 lb. High Gloss UV Paper

Full bodied paper perfect for folding, coated with a reflective finish that shows off vibrant colors. Well suited for folded products.

 

10 pt. Glossy Cardstock

Heavy-weight stock more durable than 100 lb. paper and is scored when folded. Coated with a reflective finish that shows off vibrant colors.

 

10 pt. Matte Cardstock

Heavy-weight stock more durable than 100 lb. paper and is scored when folded. Coated with a dull, non-reflective finish for an understated and higher-end look and feel.

 

13 pt. Matte Recycled Cardstock

Premium 100% recycled paper with a non-reflective elegant finish, sharp color reproduction and unmatched environmental specifications. A sturdy cardstock with a brightness level of 92, this paper is the only matte coated stock made in North America with 100% recycled fiber and bleached without the use of chlorine compounds. It is Ancient Forest Friendly, Green-e Certified, Acid-Free and Archival.

 

14 pt. Glossy Cardstock

Sturdy stock with reflective coating to show off vibrant colors on both sides.

 

14 pt. High Gloss UV Cardstock

Sturdy stock with mirror-like coating for highest vibrant effect on both sides.

 

14 pt. High Gloss UV Front, Glossy Back Cardstock

Sturdy stock with mirror-like coating for highest vibrant effect on the front with reflective finish at the back. 

 

14 pt. High Gloss UV Front, Uncoated Back Cardstock

Sturdy stock with mirror-like coating for highest vibrant effect on the front with excellent writability at the back. Uncoated back may look less saturated.

 

14 pt. Matte Cardstock

Sturdy stock with dull, non-reflective coating for an understated and higher-end look and feel.

 

14 pt. Uncoated Cardstock

Sturdy stock used for its excellent writability. Colors may look less saturated.

 

16 pt. Glossy Cardstock

Stiff stock with reflective coating to show off vibrant colors on both sides.

 

16 pt. Matte Cardstock

Stiff stock with dull, non-reflective coating for an understated and higher-end look and feel.

 

17 pt. Uncoated Cardstock

Stiff stock used for its excellent writability. Colors may look less saturated.

 

17 pt. Indoor Magnet

Thicker and more durable than standard business cards. The magnetized material sticks to most metal surfaces. Magnet is applied with clear mirror-like coating for highest vibrant effect.

 

Sticker and Label Options

White Paper Sticker - Gloss

Self-adhesive sticker paper with crack and peel backing coated with a reflective coating to show off vibrant colors. Not waterproof and available in Cut-to-Size format.

 

White Paper Sticker - Matte

Self-adhesive sticker paper with crack and peel backing coated with a dull, non-reflective coating for an understated and higher-end look and feel. Not waterproof and available in Cut-to-Size format.

 

White Paper Sticker - Uncoated

Self-adhesive sticker paper with a excellent writability. Colors may look less saturated or faded. Not waterproof and available in Sheet format.

 

White Paper Sticker - High Gloss

Self-adhesive sticker paper with crack and peel backing coated with a mirror-like finish for highest vibrant effect. Not waterproof and available in Cut-to-Size and Sheet format.

 

White Vinyl Sticker - High Gloss

Self-adhesive vinyl with crack and peel backing coated with a mirror-like finish for highest vibrant effect. Waterproof and available in Cut-to-Size format.

 

White Premium Sticker Paper

Most popular paper label on roll format. Ideal for most indoor applications. Available in either gloss or matte lamination which adds oil & water-resistance to the label face.

 

White BOPP

Polypropylene label popularly used to for it's solid background. Available in roll format for easy application and with either gloss or matte lamination, it is a great option for indoor products that require exposure to water, oil, moisture or refrigeration.

 

Clear BOPP

Polypropylene label popularly used for the capability to see through the material. Available in roll format for easy application and with either gloss or matte lamination, it is a great option for indoor products that require exposure to water, oil, moisture or refrigeration.

 

Silver Metallic BOPP

Polypropylene label popularly used to make colors look metallic. Available in roll format for easy application and with either gloss or matte lamination, it is a great option for indoor products that require exposure to water, oil, moisture or refrigeration.

 

White Vinyl

Vinyl label popularly used for its durability. Available in roll format for easy application and with either gloss or matte lamination, it is a great option for products requiring both indoor and outdoor use.

 

White Vellum Texture - Estate #8

Warm white adhesive paper with a tactile paper feel. Optional matte UV coating adds scratch and moisture-resistance to the label face. Popular option for wine and beverage bottle labels. Writable when no additional coating is applied.

 

White Laid Texture - Estate #4

White adhesive paper with a subtle linear texture. Optional matte UV coating adds scratch and moisture-resistance to the label face. Popular option for wine and beverage bottle labels. Writable when no additional coating is applied.

 

Cream Laid Texture - Estate #9

Cream colored adhesive paper with a subtle linear texture. Optional matte UV coating adds scratch and moisture-resistance to the label face. Popular option for wine and beverage bottle labels. Writable when no additional coating is applied.

 

Large Format Materials

Canvas

Real poly-cotton blend canvas with a Satin finish meant for stretching or framing. It is UV and water resistant for long lasting prints.

 

Corrugated Plastic

Durable, lightweight corrugated plastic for indoor and outdoor usage. Bright white material allows vivid, visible graphics.

 

High Gloss Photo Paper

Thick premium quality HP photo paper with high shine finish. Ideal for photo enlargements.

 

Semi Gloss Photo Paper

Thick premium quality HP photo paper with a medium shine finish. Ideal for signs, advertisements and charts.

 

Opaque Static Cling

Easy-to-apply thick vinyl static cling. Great for window graphics and POP displays. Either side can be applied to a smooth surface. Not see-thru. Unprinted surfaces will be an opaque white. Removable, repositionable and reusable. Reusable if non-printed side is applied to glass

Clear Static Cling

Easy-to-apply thick vinyl static cling. Great for window graphics and POP displays. Either side can be applied to a smooth surface. Optional white ink adds opacity to areas where it is applied. Areas without white ink (HPI white) will be clear. Removable, repositionable and reusable. Reusable if non-printed side is applied to glass. 

Perforated Adhesive Vinyl

Vinyl 30% Perforated with each hole at 0.062" diameter to see through, and is 6.5 mil. thick with adhesive backing. Adhesive is at the backside of the material for the decal to be installed at the exterior side of the glass. Can withstand temperatures between 0°F to 140°F and lasts up to 1 year and up to for clean removal, up to 3 months. Do not use solvents to clean.

 

Adhesive Fabric

High quality adhesive fabric made by Photo-tex®. Suitable for indoor and outdoor applications. Popular uses include wall, floor and general sticker graphics. Ideal for cut-out.

 

White PVC Board

1/8" thick, durable rigid board. Waterproof, long lasting and recyclable. Popularly used for indoor and outdoor signage and presentations.

 

Standard 13 oz. Vinyl

Vinyl with a matte finish for great visibility even in bright light. Popular, economical option which lasts 3-5 years outdoors, in temperatures as low as -4°F. Superior tear-resistance with tensile strength: 154.2 x 137 lbs/in.

 

Premium 15 oz. Vinyl

Vinyl with a matte finish for great visibility even in bright light. Strongest, smoothest and most versatile option which lasts about 5 years outdoors, in temperatures as low as -22°F. Fungus resistance, ultimate tear-resistance with tensile strength: 285 x 239 lbs/in

 

Blockout 13 oz. Poly Film

Waterproof material with a smooth surface. Has a bright white color with gray backside providing ultimate opacity even in bright lighting.

 

Mesh 9 oz. Vinyl

Meshed vinyl allows 25% air-flow through. Tear resistant: 218.94 x 184.22 lbs/in tensile strength and 81.13 x 61.51 lbs/in tear strength and can withstand outdoor temperatures as low as -4°F and as high as 176°F. Ideal for building wraps, fence mesh graphics, and boulevard banners in high wind areas.

 

30 pt. Outdoor Magnet

Thick, heavy-duty and durable magnetized material suitable for use on vehicles and other outdoor applications. Attaches to most flat metal surfaces and is repositionable, removable and reusable.

We recommend saving as a PDF file. You may also send the file in the following types: JPG, JPEG, TIF, TIFF, EPS, and PNG.

We prefer that you send PDF with embedded or outlined fonts. PDF files are easier to handle and will likely speed up your turn-around. Remember to flatten your files before uploading.

For Roll Labels, we recommend designing:

  • vector files (e.g. EPS or PDF)
  • 300 DPI or higher
  • use black (100% K)
  • for fine lines and text smaller than 9pt, use black (100% K) only

If you send us an RGB file, there is a chance that a color shift may occur and you may not be satisfied with your job.

THESE COLORS ARE IN RGB

THESE ARE THE SAME COLORS BUT IN CMYK


 

You should always start and finish your designs in CMYK color mode.

Low resolution files may be printed as is or will be placed on hold until we receive new files, slowing your turn-around.

THESE ARE 72 DPI LOW RES IMAGES


THESE ARE THE SAME IMAGES BUT AT 300 DPI


We only accept 300 dpi files and no less.

Bleed must extend past the cut-line and will be trimmed from the product during the final cutting phase. When the image is required to extend all the way to the edge, bleed is needed to preserve the finished look and the quality of the final product.

Please keep all text at least 0.125" inside the cut-line.

  • The bleed for Standard Products is 0.125".
  • The bleed for Booklets and Presentation Folders is 0.25".

We recommend using our templates at all times.

 

Yes, but if the border is too close to the cutline, it may be cut off-center slightly.


We cut through many sheets at a time, so watch your borders to avoid an unwanted mistake.

Printing.coop requires Print Ready files with proper rotation. Files submitted are printed HEAD to HEAD as-is based off your files.


Make sure to set up your files so that when we print them HEAD to HEAD the final product will read the way you would like. Also, front and back files need to be set up either both sides vertically or both sides horizontally.


If you would like your back file to be upside down, please send your artwork as shown below.


If you have a fold-over or greeting card, please send your artwork as shown.


For files not properly set up, printing.coop will use best judgment and will not be responsible for improper rotation.

Any transparency issue can be resolved before saving your file.

What a transparency problem looks like on screen...

After a transparency problem is printed...


To prevent this, never use shadows, glows, or any other transparency (image or otherwise) on top of a spot color. Always convert your spot color to CMYK and flatten before sending.

SHADOWS | GLOWS | TRANSPARENCY


All of these effects will cause transparency problems.

When sending artwork, do not send extra files, like proofs or samples, because they might get printed. Only send the files you need printed.

DO NOT SEND THESE KINDS OF FILES

We are not responsible for these kinds of files being printed. Unless requested by one of our employees, DO NOT send files that you do not want printed.

Primarily used to intentionally overlap inks for a number of reasons, overprint can cause unexpected results. We suggest that you turn all overprint objects off before submitting your files.

ON SCREEN VIEW------------AFTER PRINTING


In this case the logo was set to overprint. The colors from logo are mixing with the colors from the background. Unexpected results may occur if you have accidentally set certain objects to overprint. Always check logos and other artwork before submitting. 

No. We are now specifically set up to process one side at a time, and this requires that each side of a job must be on a separate file.

2 FILES – 1FR, 1BK

1 FILE – FR&BK


Not separating files will cause delays and you might have to send the files again. Remember to separate the pages of your .pdf files as well.

When creating a Spot UV job, you must include a Spot UV template file along with the regular print file. The Spot UV template file is used to show where the UV coating needs to be applied.


For better quality we recommend creating mask files in vector based programs such as Illustrator or CorelDRAW.

Please only use solid 100% K to indicate where you would like the UV. Do not use shadows, glows or grayscale images. White will indicate no UV.

Remember, if it's white, you can write!

When using a blue in your design, always make sure to leave at least a 30% difference in your Cyan and Magenta values.

100% C 100% M 0% Y 0% K

ON SCREEN

AFTER PRINTING

Blue is close to purple in the CMYK spectrum. Remember, use a low amount of magenta whenever using high amounts of cyan to avoid purple.

EXAMPLE: C-100 M-70 Y-0 K-0

When exporting from any program such as Indesign or Illustrator, use these settings to make sure your .PDF files export correctly.

EXPORT SETTINGS FOR .PDF FILES

Adobe PDF Preset is set to: Press Quality

Compatibility is set to: Acrobat 4 (PDF 1.3)

Compress Text and Line Art is set to: Off

Grayscale images that are converted to CMYK will have a color shift in the final print. That shift may be green or yellow.

GRAYSCALE

GRAYSCALE AFTER PRINT


Always check the CMYK values of your grayscale in the final CMYK document. If there are other values other than K in your grayscale image, there is a chance that the color will vary.

To eliminate all values other than K, use your Channel Mixer (adjustment layer) in Photoshop, then click "Monochrome" and adjust accordingly.

Rich black is an ink mixture of solid black, 100% K, with additional CMY ink values. This results in a darker tone than black ink alone. If you print black alone as 100% K, the resulting black may not be as dark as you might like.

100% K ON SCREEN

100% K AFTER PRINT

We recommend using
C 60 M 40 Y 40 K 100
This will give you a deep, dark, rich black.

*Products that are printed with dye-sublimation (9oz Premium Polyester Banner, Flags, Table Covers, Fabric Tube Displays, etc.)
call for the following color values:
C 100 M 100 Y 100 K 100

Cracking of the edges of a business card sometimes occurs when the card contains high values of ink, as in dark colors.

CLOSE UP OF BUSINESS CARD

This usually happens on a small amount of cards in the run. To prevent this, use lighter colors or if you must use dark colors, use as little ink as possible.

Many things can cause banding. Banding can be caused by the program that it is exported from, such as Indesign or Corel. Also, too many gradient steps, for example going from a very light color to a dark color, in a small area will cause banding.

CLOSE UP OF BANDING

When a job is coated with UV then scored and folded the job may begin to crack. During use, the cracks will become bigger and the ink may start to chip off.

CLOSE UP SCORING

Cracking is normal when coated jobs are scored and folded. Ordering the job without UV will help but may not prevent this. As the job is used and folded more and more, cracking will eventually happen.

There are three different ways Pantone colors can affect the way your job prints.

The first is by object effects, such as shadows or glows, on top of your Pantone colors. Here is what the effects will look like on screen:

Here is what the effect looks like after printing:

As you can see, when a Pantone color is under these object effects, transparency issues show up during printing. To avoid this, convert all your Pantone colors into CMYK before submitting your order.

The second way Pantone colors can affect your file is when you use transparent images. Here is what a transparent image looks like on screen:


Here is what a transparent image looks like after printing:


You can see the image is no longer transparent on top of the Pantone color. These white areas will show up during printing. To fix this issue, convert all your Pantone colors into CMYK. This must be done before submitting the order.

The last way Pantone colors can affect your order is the color conversion between a Pantone color and CMYK. If you use Pantone colors in a job that will print CMYK, your job might print with undesirable colors.

Here are some examples of what the Pantone color looks like in the Pantone color book and what the CMYK print will look like:


If you send in a job with Pantone colors, the CMYK conversion will change the Pantone color. Before sending your order, make sure all Pantone colors have been converted to CMYK.

Our Certified Templates are a great tool to create artwork that can be printed faster, easier, and more accurately. If you are using Illustrator, you can use our specialized EPS templates. If you are using something other then Illustrator, download the JPG version.

Here is what each of the lines mean inside the template:


Here is what an 8.5x11 brochure template looks like:


These templates will help you identify where the cut line, bleed line, and safety line, are located along with other information so you can design your art correctly.

Some of our templates are labeled as OUT and IN. This means that there is some folding involved with the template. OUT means the FRONT of the job and IN means the BACK. During the upload part of your order, remember that OUT is the FRONT and IN is the BACK.

Here is an example of the fold-over business card template: 

As you can see, OUT is the FRONT of the job and after folding, will be facing outward. You can also see the rotation of the job. The front must be positioned upside down so it can fold correctly.

Remember, do not move or change any part of the template when using them.

ESR quantities start from 25-250 and are printed on brand new, high tech digital equipment. These products are available at all of printing.coop's locations nationwide, for your convenience.

Our brand new Digital color presses are in a different class. The print quality of digital prints exceed professional standards. Here are a few facts about Digital Color Printing:

  • Tests show digital quality matches offset.
  • Digital printing offers larger color gamut.
  • Print buyers find digital quality interchangeable with offset quality.
  • Today, many showcase applications are printed digitally.
  • Digital printing is more affordable for short runs, due to very low set up cost.

*disclaimer: Occasionally, quantities of up to 5000 and more might be printed using digital color technology in order to meet turnaround deadlines

When designing plastic cards, it is important to keep in mind that the frosted and clear plastic cards are transparent. Also, all plastic cards come with round corners at no extra charge!

As you can see, the difference in the transparency is shown in the image above. The clear cards (right) are completely transparent. The frosted cards (center) are semi-transparent and cannot be seen through easily. The opaque white plastic cards (left) are solid white and not transparent at all. Keep this in mind when designing your plastic cards, it will affect how your design will print.

  • Printing on Clear and Frosted Plastic Cards will come out slightly lighter than average compared to other stocks. This is due to the plastic itself and is not a production issue.
  • When setting up a rich black value, please make sure to use C 60 M 40 Y 40 K 100 values. Do not use all 100 since it will cause problems and will not print any darker on plastic.

Since there is no white ink in CMYK, it is important to keep in mind that the frosted and clear plastic cards are transparent. The three designs above are the same as in the first picture. You will notice that the white area in the clear cards (right) and the frosted cards (center) has no ink and will show the transparent material it's printed on. In this case, the clear cards and frosted cards white area show up with no ink on the printed piece. Also, keep in mind that all colors that are printed on clear cards or frosted cards will be transparent as well.

With the clear plastic cards, there might be a small percentage that may have light scratches. This issue originates from the manufacturer and is due to the material and handling. To help compensate for this, we run overs of the clear plastic cards to help meet the required quantity.

Clear plastic cards will come with a thin protective layer on one side that can be peeled off. This is to prevent the cards from scratching during packaging and shipping.

We can only use one type of foil per order so for example you can not order a Foil Worx job with Gold foil on the front and Silver foil on the back. Foil job files are set up just like our Spot UV job files. You must provide a separate Foil mask file: black in the areas you want the foil and white in the areas you do not want the foil. All black areas should be solid 100% K with no other added colors. If you order a Foil Worx job with Spot UV, you'll need to provide separate mask files for the Foil (foil mask) and UV (spot uv mask), in which case you may be required to provide up to 6 files. Please keep in mind, however, that the Foil and UV coating can't overlap, both should be at least 1/16" apart to avoid foil peeling off. Also, avoid using small / fine text or lines for foil objects. For best results, please make sure that foil coverage is less than 50% of the entire print side. Also, be aware that there may be up to a 1/16" shift on the placement of the foil. Keep this in mind if you are trying to align foil with other printed artwork on the card.

For better quality we recommend creating mask files in vector based programs such as Illustrator or CorelDRAW.

We offer 1/4" and 1/8" radius round corners to all of our customers. The image below shows the two different radiuses for comparison.

With Akuafoil, you can turn a wide range of CMYK colors into multi-colored foils. Akuafoil uses a special processed foil system that is applied under a 4/c process to create an array of foil colors. It's simple, affordable, and makes your prints stand out from the crowd.

For an Akuafoil job, you must include an Akuafoil mask file along with your CMYK file. The mask file indicates where the Akuafoil will be applied. The file setup is the same as Spot UV. Use 100% K where Akuafoil needs to be applied and white where the Akuafoil is not applied.

As shown above, the file on the left is the normal CMYK print file. If you want the logo to be Akuafoil, then your Akuafoil mask file should look like the file on the right. The white indicates no Akuafoil and black 100% K indicates where the Akuafoil will be applied. When uploading, please remember to upload separate files.

Here are some more things to keep in mind when creating your Akuafoil artwork:

Make sure the mask and CMYK print file are aligned. They should match exactly in size and position.

  • Akuafoil works best on lighter colors. The darker the CMYK color, the less vibrant the Akuafoil effect.
  • Do not use very thin or small text and artwork with Akuafoil. Use San Serif fonts above 12 point for best results.
    • If you have Akuafoil applied to a white area, it will have a plain silver Akuafoil look.
    • For better quality we recommend creating mask files in vector based programs such as Illustrator or CorelDRAW.

If you would like plain silver Akuafoil to print, make sure to have at least 15% K in the CMYK print file area in order to obtain the highest quality silver Akuafoil effect.

When creating knockouts in the Akuafoil mask or in the CMYK print file, please be aware that there might be a "Halo" of white around the knockout area. Below are two examples: On the left, a file with a CMYK magenta background and a knockout for the Akuafoil text. On the right, an Akuafoil background with a knockout for the CMYK text.


These are the printed results:


You can see the white "Halo" in-between the CMYK ink and the Akuafoil. To prevent this, grow/stroke the Akuafoil area in the mask by 1 point. This will allow the Akuafoil to bleed into the CMYK area, reducing the white "Halo" effect. You can also fill in the knockout with a color to reduce the effect further.

Booklets are a little more complex to design. Also, if you have artwork you created from another company, it might not meet printing.coop rules.

Here are rules to follow when creating your Booklets:

  • Page counts start on the cover as page 1, inside cover as page 2 and so on.
  • Total bleed is .25” and total Safety is .5”. For example, an 8.5x11 booklet with bleed should be 8.75x11.25 total. This allows us to set up your crossovers properly.
  • Only single pages will be accepted. NO readers OR printers spreads.
  • We prefer a multipage PDF but single page files are also ok.

Our page counts for booklets start on the cover as page 1, inside cover as page 2 and so on. In the example below, you will see a 8pg booklet. Each page will show the page number. Click and hold the page corners to turn the page. This is also reflected in our templates.

Crossovers are common in booklets and require extra attention. A Crossover is an image, text or other graphic element that goes from one page to another.

Below you can see a good example of how to create crossovers:

Designers must pay close attention to the crossover design and make sure it is as seamless as possible on the finished piece. Also, do not use text or thin lines as crossovers. Big pictures work best.

Note: Due to the nature of saddle stitch binding, crossovers may not line up 100% on the final booklet.

Artwork done in Indesign or other layout software as spreads or facing pages must be saved out as single page pdfs. When creating your design, keep this in mind especially when doing crossovers. The easiest way is to create the bleed is when creating your document. Below are instructions on how to create your document in Indesign.

When creating your document, make your page size the cut size and your margin size .25” for safety for a .5” total:

Then, click the More Options button on the right. It will reveal Bleed and Slug settings below. Enter .125” as the bleed for a total of .25”:

Your Indesign document is now ready for proper booklet layout. You should see proper bleed and safety guidelines:

When your ready to export your booklet as PDF, make sure to Use Document Bleed Settings in the Marks and Bleeds menu:

After submitting your booklet, you will receive an email from our online booklet proofing system called Fourte. This system will allow you to double check all the pages and make sure they are in the correct order. There you can approve or decline and re-upload pages if you need to. You will also be able to preview your booklet as if it was printed and bound.

EDDM is a U.S. Postal Service program developed to help businesses get their promotions and advertisements into the hands of a targeted audience, while reducing the cost of preparing and delivering mailing campaigns. It's the perfect solution for businesses large and small, allowing you to target homes in your area or across the country. No mailing list or postage permit is required, which saves you time and money. We have a Print Only option, where we print the pieces and you handle the rest of the process with USPS and a Full Service solution, where we take care of everything. With Full Service, postage is as low as 15.7¢ per piece, saving you a bundle over first class rates!

EDDM Print Only includes sizes and options which are USPS approved for EDDM processing. We print and ship to you just like a normal postcard. Be aware that artwork must include an approved USPS EDDM indicia, return address and must be designed within USPS EDDM specifications. Please visit the USPS website at https://www.usps.com/business/every-door-direct-mail.htm for more information.

EDDM Full Service takes all the guess work out of the EDDM process. Choose your print product, then select your routes using our simple and easy online route selection map, then upload your artwork. We take care of the printing, bundling, EDDM processing, paperwork and delivery to USPS. The USPS postage fee is included in the final price at checkout.

Indicia and Return Address Positioning:

  • our indicia and a return address must be on the artwork.
  • the indicia and return address must be on one side of the print piece.
  • the indicia and return address must be positioned in the top half of the artwork.
  • for 4/0 artwork, the indicia and address must be placed on the front.

Below is a sample of our full service template for the proper lay out of your artwork:

PDF files are recommended. We accept the following file types: pdf, jpg, jpeg, tif, tiff, eps, and png.

First, enter a street address or zip code for the area you are interested in. The map will display all of the USPS carrier routes in a radius of 1 mile by default. You may expand the radius using the drop down menu on right above the map. Select different routes on the map by clicking on the route on the map; it will highlight to indicate it is selected. Deselect a route by clicking on it again. If you prefer, click List View on the bottom right, then use the check boxes to the left of each route to select or deselect the route. The list view panel shows the number of Residential and Business addresses on each route and income demographics. There is also a check box to choose Residential Only, if you prefer to exclude business addresses. This panel also shows the current total for your order, including postage based on the routes you selected.

Bundling offers the convenience of sorting print orders into predetermined quantities for ease of use by you, your customers or for EDDM purposes. Orders will be bundled in quantities of either 50 or 100 pieces and they will be banded in accordance with USPS EDDM banding requirements.

Please Note:

  • Processing time for bundling your product may not be included in the turnaround time that you select when placing your order.
    • Please add 1 to 2 days to your turnaround time for this service.
  • The type of band we use may vary per facility subject to availability (Paper band shown below).
  • The maximum quantity offered for bundling is 25,000 pieces.

(Paper band shown below)

Create a professional presentation by customizing our sample book covers with your very own. You can customize these covers with your unique design, company and contact info.

Sample book covers are printed on 14PT stock with full color and attached to our unbranded Sample Books. The cover is UV coated on the outside only (this includes front and back cover) and uncoated on the inside. The Sample Books contain all paper stocks, finishing options, and sizes available on our site. Sample Book Covers follow the same rules as all other products.We recommend downloading our templates for best results.

Rules and tips:

  • Avoid using dark colors to prevent cracking.
  • Sample booklets are printed on the outside only (front and back cover).
  • Use our template for most accurate results.
  • Page layout and designs cannot be changed from the standard sample book. Only the cover can be customized.

Pictures below are samples of how the outside and inside booklet will look:

Bright Silver Metallic - 2mil

  • Bright Silver Metallic comes standard in a 2mil thickness. Offering excellent tear strength and opacity, these mirror-like labels are heat and chemical resistant and are suitable for application on a variety of surfaces. We recommend them for indoor use. We offer white ink as a 5th color. Please see FAQ #9 below for details on how to set up your artwork with white ink prior to uploading.

Clear BOPP - 2.3mil

  • Clear BOPP is made of Glossy Clear Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene with a permanent adhesive that sticks well to a variety of surfaces. BOPP is oil and water resistant but we only recommended it for indoor use. We offer white ink as a 5th color. Please see FAQ #9 below for details on how to set up your artwork with white ink prior to uploading.

Eggshell Felt - 70lb, 6.3mil

  • 70lb Eggshell Felt features a distinct texture, high opacity and excellent ink holdout. This facestock also contains 30% post consumer waste content making it an excellent choice for eco-friendly applications. It is manufactured with wet strength properties to increase performance in moist environments. These are not recommended for outdoor use. We recommend that you test your specific application.

Semi-Gloss Paper - 55lb, 3.2mil

  • Semi-Gloss Paper is a budget friendly solution that doesn't sacrifice quality for economy. Semi-Gloss Paper stock has a permanent adhesive that sticks well to a variety of surfaces. It is not resistant to oil or water and is recommended for indoor use only.

White BOPP - 2.3mil

  • White BOPP is made of Glossy White Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene with a permanent adhesive that sticks well to a variety of surfaces. White BOPP is oil and water resistant but we only recommended it for indoor use.

All of our Roll Labels have a 3" core and an outer diameter of up to 6".

Our Roll Labels are available in the following standard shapes: Oval, Circle, Square (with Round Corners) and Rectangle (with Round Corners). Custom Shapes are also available for the following sizes: 1" x 1", 2" x 2", 3" x 3", 4" x 4", 5" x 5" and 6" x 6".

Yes, Custom Shaped Roll Labels are available for the following sizes: 1" x 1", 2" x 2", 3" x 3", 4" x 4", 5" x 5" and 6" x 6". Choose from the size that best fits your needs, then select the Shape Option: Custom Roll Label. On the upload page you will be asked to upload the Front Artwork file and the Custom Shape File.

Custom Roll Label File Guidelines:

  • Custom shape file must be created a vector and saved as an EPS or PDF
  • Custom shape file should represent the cut line
  • Custom shape file should be a black line, 0.5pt to 1pt thick
  • Thin lines and small shapes are not recommended
  • Shapes smaller than 1/8" may have unexpected results and are not recommended
  • Bleed for Roll Labels is 0.125" from the cut line on all sides

Example of Custom Roll Label:

All of our Roll Labels have a 3" core and an outer diameter of up to 6". This will fit most hand-applied dispensers – please check the specifications of the dispenser prior to purchase if you'll be using our Roll Labels with any other dispenser.

Our Roll Labels are very high quality but the print may not be as sharp as it is with Offset – you may lose some quality, particularly with images. Try to keep all images above 300 dpi.

The Unwind Direction is simply the direction in which a label unwinds from a roll.

The bleed and safety line measurements are different to other products so we highly recommend using them. Total bleed is 0.125" out from the cut line and total safety is 0.125" inside the cut line. Please ensure that the size of your artwork is the same size as the roll label that you are ordering and that it includes the correct amount of bleed. If your uploaded artwork is smaller than the required size it will not print correctly.

With Clear Labels, you have the option to use white ink as your base color so your prints can be opaque in some areas and transparent in others. With Bright Metallic Silver, white ink will hide the foil material to make solid colors.

Similar to Spot UV masks, White Mask files are separate from your artwork files and Black color indicates where the white ink will print.

Make sure to create your mask file the same size as your color art file. This will prevent alignment issues during printing.

Note: White Masks must be made in vector form as shapes and be saved as EPS or PDF.

Use vector paths/shapes to create black color areas that will indicate where the white ink base will go. The rest of the area will represent the Metallic or Transparent label stock.

Here is a sample of a printed clear label with white ink. First how the artwork and white mask files look like, then a printed piece from these files:

Here is a sample of a Bright Metallic Silver label with white ink. First how the artwork and white mask files look like, then a printed piece from these files:

Black in the white mask file indicates where white ink will be printed. Remember the following when creating a white mask for your white ink base:

  • White ink base will be printed behind any color that’s in your Artwork Layer.
  • Areas with color but without a White Mask will be printed with color directly on the material. This means Clear stock will have transparent color and Metallic stock will have Metallic color.
  • Areas with color and a White Mask will be printed as opaque or solid color.
  • Areas with a White Mask and no color will be printed as white.

Roll Labels are suitable for use with food products and items that may come into contact with moisture/humidity/water/condensation only when an intervening layer of FDA approved food-contact material is used. This additional layer helps the label to adhere more securely making it less likely to present issues. It is the responsibility of our customers or the end-user to ensure that use of the products conform to the relevant FDA regulations.

All square and rectangle shapes come with industry standard 1/8 inch rounded corners for easy removal from the liner.

Bright Silver Metallic

  • 2mil* stock is durable with a chemical resistant topcoat. As they are not oil and water resistant, they are recommended for indoor use.

Clear BOPP

  • 2.3mil stock is oil and water resistant but is only recommended for indoor use.

70lb Eggshell Felt

  • 70lb is manufactured with wet strength properties to increase performance in moist environments and is recommended for indoor use.

Semi-Gloss

  • 55lb stock is NOT oil and water resistant and is only recommended for indoor use.

White BOPP

  • 2.3mil stock is oil and water resistant but is only recommended for indoor use.

If selecting our 5/0 option, a white mask will be required. Please refer to the question above (How do I set up and create a Bright Silver Metallic or Clear Roll Label with white ink?) for instructions on how to set up your white ink file.

When any CMYK colors overlap the white mask areas, we recommend adding a stroke that's between 1 and 2 pixels larger than the underlying white elements.

We recommend using an 8 point font or larger on all Bright Metallic Roll Labels in order to avoid thin lines which could result in poor ink adhesion or registration.

For some substrates, we offer either a 1.0 mil clear silk overlaminate or a 1.0 mil clear gloss overlaminate.

Overlaminating helps maximize label protection, adding extreme temperature and abrasion resistance, as well as protection from chemical exposure. Overlaminating is also an aesthetic enhancement with both Silk and Gloss options.

Semi-Gloss without lamination and Eggshell Felt can easily be written on with a ball point pen. Permanent markers work on all substrates and on laminated roll labels, if allowed to fully dry. You may not be able to write on roll labels with gel, ink or other types of pens, nor can you write with pencil. It is recommended that you test your specific application.

Make sure to design with 100% K (black). Small text that is 9pt or lower must be 100% K only. Your image resolution should be 300 DPI or higher. Design vector files. Recommended file types are EPS or PDF with a vector base.

We recommend designing Barcode and QR code images using 100% K (black) only to assure clear quality and prefer vector files.

Create your artwork using a vector based software program such as Adobe Illustrator, InDesign or Corel DRAW. Save or export your files as EPS or PDF. Outline or embed your fonts to avoid font substitution issues.

Perfect Binding gives your booklets a more finished, refined look. With this binding method, the pages and cover are glued together at the spine with a strong, yet flexible, thermal glue.

Templates are available for both the cover and inside pages of the Perfect Bound Booklets. Download templates here.

Please note: Unlike our regular Booklets, the page count specified in the product name does not include the cover.

  • E.g. "8.5 x 11, 52-Pages" will require you to upload 48 inside pages + 4-page cover file (which is always 4:0).

We recommend you do not specifically design on the spine. Backgrounds or images that wrap around the book are preferred. Creating designs with text, borders or colors that are centered only on the spine may cause it to look uneven during the binding process. Templates are available for the covers of the Perfect Bound Catalogs and relate to the number of inside pages. The normal 8.5x11 and 8.5x5.5 flat, Flyer templates can be used for all the inside pages

Currently we do not offer samples for Perfect Bound Catalogs.

Perfect for outdoor use, our printing.coop Bumper Stickers are printed on 4mil premium white flexible vinyl film and coated with acrylic adhesive that's laminated to a 90# layflat liner. The film is designed to accept a variety of solvent based and curable inks. The liner offers excellent product layflat, adhering easily to most bumpers and enabling them to withstand a variety of environmental conditions. So go ahead and hit the streets with your brand, full speed ahead!

Yes, printing.coop Bumper Stickers are intended for use on car bumpers and are resistant to even the harshest weather conditions. Outdoor application will not result in product damage.

Unlike our Low Tac Wall Graphics, printing.coop Bumper Stickers use a strong permanent adhesive. We do not recommend removing them once they've been applied.

Please read the information below prior to submitting an estimate.

QUANTITY / PAPER

  • Our estimate quantities are limited to those available under the standard product category. We will be unable to accommodate any in-between quantities.
  • Our paper stocks are limited to those available under the standard product category. Custom stocks are not available.

SIZE SPECS

  • 14pt, 14pt Uncoated, 16pt and 100lb Gloss Cover: 1.5x3.5 up to 27x39
  • 100lb Gloss Book: 3x4 up to 27x39
  • Magnets: 2x3 up to 21x17
  • Sticker: 2x3 up to 22x28
  • EndurACE: 2x3 up to 28x20

COATING / COLOR TYPE OPTIONS

  • UV Coating: Available on 14pt, 16pt, Stickers, Magnets and 100lb gloss book
  • Spot UV Coating: Available on 14pt, 16pt, 100lb gloss book
  • AQ Coating: Available on 100lb gloss book, 100lb gloss cover
  • Spot AQ Coating: Available on 100lb gloss book, 100lb gloss cover

BOOKLETS

  • Sizes Available: 4x6 up to 12x12
  • Maximum page count for self cover booklets on 100lb gloss cover is 12 pages
  • Self cover booklets are available on 70lb Premium uncoated, 100lb gloss book, 100lb gloss cover
  • No option available for self covers on 14pt & 16pt card stock
  • Please specify the cover stock choice and the page count in the additional note section of the estimate request page.
  • No Perforation, Die Cut or Business Card slits on Booklets.

FINISHING

  • No collating without Saddle Stitching
  • No Inserting available
  • Only Saddle Stitching is available

ENVELOPE SIZES

  • Envelopes are available on 70lb premium uncoated and 70lb linen
  • Finish size 9.5x4.125 (#10) Flat size 16.5x9.5
  • Finish size 9x12 Flat size 15x19.75
  • Finish size 10x13 Flat size 16x20.75
  • Finish size 5.25x7.25 Flat size 9.5x11.25

BINDERY

  • No Bindery / Die Cutting on any sticker
  • Standard round corners are die-cut with a radius of 0.25
  • All custom die cuts will require a die strike; Custom die charges will be applied

SHIPPING

  • Please click on Place Order to get shipping estimate

Digital Envelopes are pre-converted and printed on high tech digital equipment.

Offset Envelopes are printed on offset gang runs, then die cut and converted to envelopes.

  • Both are printed on 70LB Premium Opaque stock.
  • 1/16” overbleed and color wrap onto the back of the envelope is required to allow for movement throughout the bindery process.
  • Solid, full color envelopes are recommended (to eliminate overbleed).
  • Intentional extension of flap color onto envelope face is recommended.
  • Gradients are recommended for smoother color transitions.
  • The bleed required is 0.125" (0.0625" on each side).
  • Text and images should be at least 0.25" from the edge.
  • Artwork with more than 40% ink coverage must be submitted as an offset product.
  • Full color backgrounds should be avoided.
  • Use a white backgrounds with low ink coverage (e.g. logo and text only).
  • Avoid or limit use of transparencies and gradients.
  • For window envelopes, the window area must be free of ink.
  • For Digital Envelopes:
    • 4/0 = Full Color Front
    • 4/4 = Full Color Front and Full Color on Back Flaps
    • 0/4 = Full Color on Back flaps

Yes. To get print on the back flaps only, choose 0/4. For print on the front and the back flaps, choose 4/4. Keep in mind, artwork with more than 40% ink coverage must be submitted as an offset product.

  • 4/0 = Full Color Front
  • 4/4 = Full Color Front and Full Color on Back Flaps
  • 0/4 = Full Color on Back flaps

DO NOT place artwork or color on the window area. Keep images at least 1/8" inch away from the edge of the window. Digital Envelopes are pre-converted and have a plastic window adhered to the window area prior to printing. The window area must be blank.

Security Tint Envelopes have a blue crisscross pattern on the inside of the envelope which distorts the message on the document enclosed within, which prevents the contents from being read or deciphered. For your convenience, they also come with a self adhesive strip.

See example below:

Our 14pt Metallic Pearl paper is a unique stock that shimmers in light when viewed from different angles. The stock itself is embedded with Pearl fibers that give the paper an overall smooth, metallic look. Printing on this stock will give your CMYK colors a subtle shimmer, however heavy ink densities or coverage may diminish the effect.

Appropriately sized (A2, A6, A7, A9 and 6.5" square) 80# Pearl Text blank envelopes are offered as an option with our Pearl Greeting Cards and Announcement Cards.

Long Edge Binding means the finished book is portrait, Short Edge binding means the finished book will be landscape. For our short run quantities 25 - 200, only Long Edge binding is available.

Yes. Landscape booklets are available by choosing Short Edge Binding from the drop-down menu Binding Edge.

Printing.coop offers two variations of Gift Cards Slits - Slide Slits and Moon Slits. You can choose from positioning the slits on the Inside Bottom Panel or on the Inside Right Panel. See attached illustration for a visual representation.

Our Gift Card Holders have optional slits that are sized to fit 2.125" x 3.375" Plastic Cards and Business Cards. Please be sure to test any other application to ensure it will fit into the slits as desired.

  • All elements, text and images that are not intended to bleed off need to be at least 0.25" from the cut line for safety
  • Artwork should be provided with at least 0.25" bleed around
  • Artwork can be submitted as one multi-page PDF (recommended) or as individual pages

Yes. You’ll receive a free online proof within 24 hours of placing your order so you can review and approve your pages before your order is produced.

The drill hole (applies to all diameters) begins 0.1875" from the edge of the page. Please note: the drill hole is at the bottom of the sheet for odd pages and on the top of the sheet for even pages. We recommend that you use our templates to ensure that no text is in the drill hole area.

The coil for spiral bound calendars is a durable metal and is available in black only.

  • 100lb Book = 1/4" (both 26 & 38 pager)
  • 100lb Cover = 5/16"​ (both 26 & 38 pager)

Yes. We will send a PDF Proof to the email address on your printing.coop account. The PDF proof will show an example of one address on your artwork. Reply to the email with your approval by mentioning 'Okay to Print As Is' or request a FTP code to upload revised files. Revised files will be processed and a new proof will be sent for your approval.

The Variable Addressing portion has a default font of 12pt Arial, black only.

note: if your csv data file contains extremely long names or addresses, the font will automatically be resized to fit the addressing area, but will be no smaller than 9pt type.

Please see the example below:

We offer several envelope size options printed on 70lb White Premium Uncoated Text or 70lb Natural White.

We cannot guarantee the quality of inkjet printing on Envelopes with Variable Addressing, so it is not recommended.

Artwork file formats: We recommend pdf. You may also send the following types: jpg, jpeg, tif, tiff, eps, and png.

Data file formats: We accept csv (comma delimited) format only.

On the csv file, the header columns should be labeled exactly as follows:

  • column A: FULL NAME
  • column B: COMPANY
  • column C: ADDRESS
  • column D: SUITE/APT
  • column E: CITY STATE ZIP CODE

Here's a sample of what the Mailing List Excel sheet should look like:

No. printing.coop does not proofread nor flag or correct errors. It is your responsibility to double check and ensure the validity of your data. Invalid addresses, typos, misspellings, inaccurate zip codes etc. are not the responsibility of printing.coop.

Printing.coop will print the artwork you provided for the full run size ordered. Variable addresses will be printed for each record in your CSV data file. The entire job, with addressed and non-addressed envelopes will be carton packed and delivered via the chosen delivery method (UPS Shipping, Free Local Delivery or Pick-up).

If your data file contains more records than the run size you ordered, you will be notified and asked to either upload a revised CSV data file with less records or you will be asked to cancel the order and place a order for the next available run size higher than the number of records.

Our 14pt Natural Cards are a light cream, natural white color with a smooth finish. The stock has a minimum of 30% post-consumer waste content.

Appropriately sized (A2, A6, A7, A9 and 6.5" square) 70# Natural White Text blank envelopes are offered as an option with our Natural Greeting Cards and Announcement Cards.

Yes. We will email a PDF Proof to the email address on your printing.coop account. The PDF proof will show an example of one event ticket on your artwork. Reply to the email with your approval by mentioning 'Okay to Print As Is' or request a FTP code to upload revised files. Revised files will be processed and a new proof will be sent for your approval.

The default font for the Variable Numbering portion is 14pt Calibri, black ink only. Black ink for the numbering should be taken into consideration when designing your artwork file. If your background images are dark, you may need to KO (knock out) the background image in the numbering areas, so that the numbers are visible.

Note: The CSV data file may contain up to 5 digits or characters for each record.

Artwork file formats: We recommend pdf. You may also send the following types: jpg, jpeg, tif, tiff, eps, and png.

Data file format: We accept csv (comma delimited) format only.

Note: The CSV data file may contain up to 5 digits or characters for each record.

Choose from the 9 numbered areas shown in the example below. You may choose as few or as many areas as you like. Indicate which areas you would like to utilize by naming the Column Headers on your CSV Data File with the corresponding Area Name.

Note: The CSV data file may contain up to 5 digits or characters for each record. See example below:

No, printing.coop does not proofread, flag or correct errors. It is your responsibility to double check and ensure the accuracy of your data.

Printing.coop will print the full run size ordered. Variable Numbering will be printed for each record in your CSV data file. The entire order with numbered and non-numbered tickets will be carton packed and delivered via the chosen delivery method (UPS Shipping, Free Local Delivery or Pick-up).

Printing.coop will print the full run size ordered. If your CSV Data File contains more records than the run size ordered, printing.coop will not print those additional records.

In order to preserve leading zeroes on your Variable Number CSV file (e.g. 001, 0001) please Format the Cells as Text before creating your numbered list.

To include leading zeros: Right-click (or control click) on the first few cells, then Choose Format Cells > Text or Plain Text. Once your cells are formatted, proceed with creating your numbered list. You should be able to see your numbering correctly before saving your document.

Note: If you close and reopen your document or look at a preview of the document, it will appear that the CSV has reverted and your leading zeroes were deleted. However, be assured that is not the case. As long as you were able to see the leading zeros at the time you saved the document, your CSV has the leading zeros. It is safe to upload your CSV and your leading zeroes will be preserved.

We require a 0.5 inch bleed on all sides. If ordering at 8.5" x 11", your file size should be 9.5" x 12" with bleed.

Counter Cards are supported by 5" double-wing easel backs with an adhesive strip. Easel backs are applied and shipped flat. Final assembly is required.

Postcards can be mailed with 1/8" (0.125") radius corners only and are available with printing.coop Mailing services at an additional cost.

Announcement Cards can be mailed with 1/8" (0.125") radius corners only, but printing.coop Mailing services are not available for these products.

Cards with 1/4" (0.25") radius corners can be mailed in an envelope.

See USPS regulations at the following link: http://pe.usps.com/text/dmm300/201.htm#wp1042477

While most products are produced in all Production Centers, there are some situations where a Production Center is unable to produce (or does not produce) a certain product. In these cases, the order will be produced in the next closest Production Center to the destination address.

Yes, in certain markets printing.coop does have Operation Centers, which are not yet Production Centers, allowing certain local customers in those markets to benefit from printing.coop's unique services, like Local Delivery and Pickup. The Operation Centers are supported by the next closest Production Center. Chicago, San Jose, Tampa, Boston, Las Vegas, and Washington, DC are examples of current Operation Centers.

Please allow one additional business day for your order to be transferred from the next closest Production Center to the Operation Center. Local Delivery or Pickup will be available on the next business day following transfer from the Production Center. 

Luster cards are printed on 16pt card stock and have a 3mil gloss lamination making them 22pt thick.

Luster Cards are water resistant, but not waterproof. This means the cards stand up well when they come in contact with a small amount of water, but cannot be submerged in water without water seeping into the card and causing damage. Please test your specific application to ensure the cards are appropriate for that use.

Digital Letterheads can be imprinted on using some inkjet printers, however we strongly suggest that you test your specific application and printer. When excessive pressure is applied with a rigid object, imprinted areas may scratch or flake off. For best results, low ink coverage is recommended. Digital Letterheads are not recommended for laser imprinting applications.

Yes, Offset Letterheads can be imprinted on with inkjet and laser printers.

EDGE Cards are made of three premium quality stocks adhered together creating an ultra thick, 32pt triple layered card with a colored core.

Face Stock: 9pt Bright White Premium uncoated with a Smooth finish

Insert Stock: 14pt Premium Opaque Black

Yes, EDGE Cards are made of premium uncoated paper and are easily written on. We suggest you test your specific application.

EDGE Cards are made to last for years under normal conditions. Cards exposed to exceedingly high temperatures will have undesirable results. For example, if one were to expose these cards to a very high heat for extended periods of time, like in the windshield of a car, the longevity of the cards will be compromised. EDGE Cards should not be exposed to excessive heat or cold, as well as excessively dry or humid environments.

We start with 16pt stock as a base and apply 1.5mil soft velvet, scuff resistant laminate to both sides of the sheet for a total thickness of 19pt. The soft velvet lamination adds a soft supple look and feel, which softens colors, reduces contrast and gives an overall lighter, muted appearance.

Suede Cards are water resistant, but not waterproof. This means the cards stand up well when they come in contact with a small amount of water, but cannot be submerged in water without water seeping into the card and causing damage. Please test your specific application to ensure the cards are appropriate for that use.

The term “Suede” refers to the soft, supple texture of the cards, not the actual materials used. A soft velvet laminate is applied to both sides of the card to achieve a luxurious suede-like look and feel.

NCR Forms are the modern alternative to carbon paper and are an efficient way to provide multicolored copies of a single document with handwritten or typed information. Use them as order forms, packing lists, invoices, receipts, and more.

They're available in 2 Part (White, Canary) and 3 Part (White, Canary, Pink) collated sets that are glued on the short edge. NCR Forms are printed on 20LB stock on high tech digital equipment.

Yes, NCR forms come collated in 2 Part or 3 Part sets. They come in 2 Part (White, Canary) and 3 Part (White, Canary, Pink) forms and are glued on the short edge.

Our NCR forms can be imprinted on variety of equipment, but we recommend you test your specific application.

NCR Forms are available with full color (CMYK) print on each sheet or as one color, 1/0 (K). We only accept one artwork file which will be printed on all parts of the NCR Form.

The 1/0 means black ink only. Files not submitted as grayscale will be converted to grayscale and the conversion might result in print issues.

NCR Forms are commonly used for order forms, packing lists, invoices, applications and receipts. They are particularly useful when information must be written by hand.

  • Full bleed is not available on NCR Forms
  • At least 0.25" of space on the glued edge (short edge) should be free of ink
  • Full color and solid colored backgrounds are not recommended, as it may effect your ability to read the text and write on the form
  • Light ink coverage is highly recommended

Yes. We will email a PDF Proof to the email address on your printing.coop account. The PDF proof will show an example of one NCR Form with numbering. Reply to the email with your approval by mentioning 'Okay to Print As Is' or request a FTP code to upload revised files. Revised files will be processed and a new proof will be sent for your approval.

The default font for the Variable Numbering portion is 14pt Calibri, black ink only. Black ink for the numbering should be taken into consideration when designing your artwork file. If your background images are dark, you may need to KO (knock out) the background image in the numbering areas, so that the numbers are visible.

Note: The CSV data file may contain up to 5 digits or characters for each record.

Artwork file formats: We recommend pdf. You may also send the following types: jpg, jpeg, tif, tiff, eps, and png.

Data file format: We accept csv (comma delimited) format only.

Note: The CSV data file may contain up to 5 digits or characters for each record.

Choose from the 4 numbered areas shown in the example below. You may choose as few or as many areas as you like. Indicate which areas you would like to utilize by naming the Column Headers on your CSV Data File with the corresponding Area Name.

Note: The CSV data file may contain up to 5 digits or characters for each record. See example below.

No, printing.coop does not proofread, flag or correct errors. It is your responsibility to double check and ensure the accuracy of your data.

Printing.coop will print the artwork based on your data file. For example if your run size is 500 and your data file has 450 records, we will only print 450 NCR Forms with Variable Numbering.

Printing.coop will print the full run size ordered. If your CSV Data File contains more records than the run size ordered, printing.coop will not print those additional records.

In order to preserve leading zeroes on your Variable Number CSV file (e.g. 001, 0001) please Format the Cells as Text before creating your numbered list.

To include leading zeros: Right-click (or control click) on the first few cells, then Choose Format Cells > Text or Plain Text. Once your cells are formatted, proceed with creating your numbered list. You should be able to see your numbering correctly before saving your document.

Note: If you close and reopen your document or look at a preview of the document, it will appear that the CSV has reverted and your leading zeroes were deleted. However, be assured that is not the case. As long as you were able to see the leading zeros at the time you saved the document, your CSV has the leading zeros. It is safe to upload your CSV and your leading zeroes will be preserved.

A wrap around cover is a protective cover that is attached to the top back of the NCR form which then wraps around it, coming back up and all the way to the top in the front.

A wrap around cover is inserted under the first set to protect the copies underneath and prevent unwanted transfer.

No, we do not offer printing on the wrap around cover.

The 2 part forms will come as books of 50 quantity.

The 3 part forms will come as books of 35 quantity.

You would need 0.75" on top. Anything within this area will be covered.

Clear Window Clings are made of 8mil thick clear glossy material with a paper backer that will be peeled off prior to application. They are suitable for indoor or outdoor use. Ideal for POP signage on glass or other very smooth, clean surfaces. Excessive heat or cold will not allow the product to cling to the surface.

With Clear Window Clings, you have the option to use white ink as an overprint so your printed graphic can be opaque in some areas and transparent in others. This will allow for vibrant, crisp color.

Similar to Spot UV masks, White Mask files are separate from your artwork files and black color indicates where the white ink will print.

Make sure to create your mask file the same size as your color art file. This will prevent alignment issues during printing.

Note: White Masks must be made in vector format and be saved as EPS or PDF and use 100% K.

Use vector paths/shapes to create black color areas that will indicate where the white ink base will go. The rest of the area will represent the Clear Window Cling stock.

Black in the White Mask file indicates where white ink will be printed. Remember the following when creating a white mask for your white ink base:

  • White ink base will be printed behind any color that’s in your Artwork Layer.
  • Areas with color but without a White Mask will be printed with color directly on the material. These areas will have somewhat transparent color due to the Clear substrate.
  • Areas with color and a White Mask will be printed as opaque or solid color.
  • Areas with a White Mask and no color will be printed as white.
  • The black for the White Mask file must be 0% C 0% M 0% Y 100% K or it will not be recognized by preflight.
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If your Clear Window Cling is intended to be viewed from the outside of a window, please select "Mounted From Inside" when building the product. Also, the artwork should be reversed prior to submission. See images below.

As long as the cling remains clean it can be reused several times. We recommend that you keep the backing to protect the cling if you plan to reuse it.

Start with by thoroughly cleaning and drying the window or application surface. Use a spray bottle filled with soapy water to spray to completely cover the application area. We recommend 1% soap and 99% water. Carefully peel away the backing and avoid letting the cling fold over on itself. Place the side that had the backing against the surface and apply the cling to the window. Use a squeegee or credit card to squeeze out access water pressing from the center outwards. You can spray more soapy water on the back of the graphic to lubricate the surface as you are eliminating air bubbles.

Brown Kraft paper is light brown with natural fibers and subtle visible flecks lending it a natural, organic look and feel. The uncoated smooth finish provides excellent print quality, while the colored stock adds warmth and a rustic appeal to images. Optional white ink can be applied in specific areas or all over giving you the flexibility to add contrast and brighten images. Brown Kraft is 100% recycled with a minimum of 30% post-consumer waste content.

Please be aware that recycled and colored stocks may have slight color variation due to the materials used to manufacture the paper. The flecks in the paper will also vary from sheet to sheet and press run to press run.

Brown Kraft has the option to add white ink as an overprint. The white will be a base for the CMYK providing a bright white surface which will allow for vibrant, crisp color. Areas without white ink will appear darker due to the color of the stock.

Similar to Spot UV masks, White Mask files are separate from your artwork files. Black in the White Mask file indicates where white ink will be printed.

Make sure to create your mask file the same size as your artwork file. This will prevent alignment issues during printing.

Note: White Masks must be made in vector format and be saved as EPS or PDF. Please be aware that anything less than 100%K will be transparent and allow the brown stock to show through.

Use vector paths/shapes to create black color areas that will indicate where the white ink base will go. The rest of the areas will show the Brown Kraft stock.

Remember the following when creating a white mask for your white ink base:

  • White ink base will be printed behind any color that’s in your Artwork Layer.
  • Areas with color but without a White Mask will be printed with color directly on the material.
  • Areas with color and a White Mask will be printed as opaque or solid color.
  • Areas with a White Mask and no color will be printed as white.

Appropriately sized (A2, A6, A7) 80lb Brown Kraft blank envelopes are offered as an option with our Brown Kraft Greeting Cards and Announcement Cards.

Raised Spot UV jobs are set up the same way as Spot UV jobs. When creating a Raised Spot UV job, you must include a Raised Spot UV mask file along with the regular print file.

Please note, the mask file must be vector art created in vector-based programs such as Illustrator.

The Raised Spot UV mask file is used to show where the UV coating needs to be applied.

Please only use solid 100% K (C 0%, M 0%, Y 0%, K 100%) to indicate where you would like the UV. Do not use shadows, glows or grayscale images. White will indicate no UV.

Spot UV is a flat finish of a shiny layer that goes on the exact spot where you would like your printed piece to have an area of a high gloss coating.

Raised Spot UV is the same process, except the UV that gets applied stands out from the product, that if you run your fingers over the card you will feel the UV. The depth of the Raised Spot UV is 50 microns.

It is recommended that you do not use smaller than 6pt font on the Raised Spot UV Artwork. If, however, you use fonts with thicker strokes, it is recommended that you do not use smaller than 9pt font.

When designing a Raised Spot UV greeting card file, please make sure to leave the mask file at least 0.25" away from the scoring line to avoid varnish breakage and allow for easy folding.

For best results, please make sure that UV coverage is less than 30%. Otherwise, the cards will be stuck together and become a block of cards. Also, The mask file must be a vector art created in a vector-based program such as Illustrator. Otherwise, you won't have sharp edges on the artwork.

Up to 70% coverage is acceptable only with patterns, thin strokes or small shapes. Ideally, the size of the area, shape or image covered with raised foil should not exceed 1in x 1in.

Please see the pictures below for reference.

For a Presentation Folder please download our templates, it is important to note that they are printed flat.

The designation of the pockets is based on the flat images so when choosing pockets be mindful of this, please use the following image as an example.

Cracking is normal when coated jobs are scored and folded. Ordering the job without UV will help but may not prevent this. As the job is used and folded more and more, cracking will eventually happen. For black Ink or dark designs the higher the ink density, the more likelihood of cracking.

Yes, when selecting 4/4 the uploader will require two files, here is where Front will designate the cover and back cover of the final piece and Back will be considered the inside of the folder.

No, please use our template to design the art but remove and do not include guides for slits, if a template is sent as a layer on the art it will print.

For a greeting card, please send your artwork as shown.

You will be able to choose envelopes as an extra option.

14pt Natural Cards are a light cream, natural white color with a smooth finish. The stock has a minimum of 30% post-consumer waste content

Appropriately sized (A2, A6, A7, A9 and 6.5" square) 70# Natural White Text blank envelopes are offered as an option with our Natural Greeting Cards and Announcement Cards.

Painted Edge cards are 32pt uncoated business cards that are getting painted on the edges of the cards based on the chosen edge color.

Painted edge card file setup is just like any other 4/0 or 4/4 cards.

Your design might slightly change the way the edge color turns out. This will be more noticeable with dark and light color backgrounds. We recommend having a solid background color. This difference will be more noticeable when the cards are stacked, but less noticeable once you hold up an individual card by itself.

Raised Foil cards are printed on 16pt card stock, laminated on both sides with 1.5mil scuff resistant, soft velvet laminate, which gives them a substantial thickness of 19pt.

Raised Foil jobs require a mask file. When creating a Raised Foil job, you must include a Raised Foil mask file along with the regular print file. The Raised Foil mask file is used to show where the foil needs to be applied.

Please note, the mask file must be a vector file created in vector-based programs such as Illustrator.

Please only use solid 100% black color (C 0%, M 0%, Y 0%, K 100%) to indicate where you would like the foil. Do not use shadows, glows or grayscale images. White will indicate no foil.

Knockouts are not recommended since there may be a shift (up to 1/16”) when the foil is applied.

We highly recommend having a solid color behind the foil mask. We do not recommend having any artwork or text under the foil mask since it might be visible through the foil mask. Knockouts are not recommended since there may be a shift (up to 1/16”) when the foil is applied.

Foil Coverage should be no more than 30% of the artwork, otherwise the foil will be wavy and won’t look good. The only time a 50% coverage is acceptable is with patterns, thin strokes or small shapes. Ideally, the size of the area, shape or image covered with raised foil should not exceed 1in x 1in.

Foil Worx has a flat finish foil whereas Raised Foil has a raised foil finish, that if you run your fingers over the card you will feel the foil. The height of the foil is approximately 60 microns.

We do not recommend having fonts smaller than 10pt on the Raised Foil Artwork. However, if you use fonts with thicker strokes or bold fonts, we do not recommend having fonts smaller than 12pt.

Please see the picture below for reference.

Steps to create a Multi-Page PDF file:

On a Mac:

  1. Open the PDF file that will be on the first page of your multi-page PDF file in Preview.
  2. Choose View and click Thumbnails to show page thumbnails in the sidebar.
  3. To indicate where to insert your next PDF file, select a page thumbnail.
  4. Choose Edit, choose Insert, choose Page from File and click the PDF that you want to add, then click Open.
  5. To save, choose File and click on Export as PDF.

 

On a PC:

  1. Open Adobe Acrobat.
  2. Choose Tools > Combine Files.
  3. Click Combine Files > Add Files to select the files documents to compile.
  4. Click, drag, and drop to reorder the files and pages. Double-click on a file to expand and rearrange individual pages. Press the Delete key to remove unwanted content.
  5. When you’re done, click Combine Files.
  6. Save the new compiled document.
 

Acrylic boasts a variety of high-performance properties, among the most important being its optical clarity, low UV sensitivity, and overall weather resistance. Acrylic offers clear, glass-like brilliance and translucence, but is much lighter and much more durable than glass. Acrylic is easy to form, with high impact resistance, excellent transparency, and superior weather-ability.

Thickness:

  • 1/4"

Bleed:

  • ensure you have .5" on all sides of your artwork, do not add crops.

Turn great composition into greater sales with high quality Aluminum Dye Sub Panels. Printed on 0.045" white gloss panels using dye-sublimation, these aluminum metal prints enhance photo vibrancy for an eye-catching impact. Aluminum Dye Sub Panels are available in a variety of sizes with an optional stand-off accessory sold separately.

Thickness:

  • 3mm (1/8")

Bleed:

  • ensure you have .5" on all sides of your artwork, do not add crops.

Aluminum Floor Graphic is a rugged 20mil aluminum foil material and is designed to naturally conform to the texture of rough or smooth surfaces. The high-friction / slip-resistant surface improves the stability of pedestrian traffic in the area it is applied to. It's designed to withstand harsh weather conditions in both hot and cold weather conditions. It is Printed directly on the material using UV cured inks and the material is rated for outdoor use, this material would last long outdoors. Harsh conditions and /or extreme traffic may wear down the slip resistance and require the graphics to the replaced earlier for safety precautions. Indoor applications and locations with lighter pedestrian traffic can exceed life expectancy. This material surpasses anti-slip safety standards, both when wet or dry.

Bleed:

  • ensure you have 0.5" on all sides of your artwork, do not add crops.

Aluminum Heavy Duty is printed on a sturdy, rust-proof 0.08" aluminum for maximum outdoor durability. Available in a variety of sizes with round corners, straight corners or contour cutting. Meet any mounting requirements with optional 3/8" drill holes or standoff hardware—available in a range of placement positions for greater versatility. Most commonly used outdoors, although functional indoors as well. Common uses include: parking signs, traffic signs, factory and warehouse notifications, directional signage and more.

Thickness:

  • .080"

Bleed:

  • ensure you have .5" on all sides of your artwork, do not add crops.

Aluminum Sandwich Boards are printed with UV inks and comprised of two .012" aluminum sheets with a polyethylene core, resulting in a total thickness of 1/8"(3mm). They are lightweight and come in two pre-painted colors: White & Brushed Silver. Drill hole options are available for quick and easy attachment to posts, fences, walls and a variety of surfaces. Aluminum Sandwich Boards are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. Common uses include: real estate signage, customer/handicap notices, directional signs and much more.

Thickness:

  • 3mm (1/8")

Bleed:

  • ensure you have .5" on all sides of your artwork, do not add crops.

Backlit Posters are a 9mil semi-rigid material with a glossy topcoat. They allow customers to create messaging that lights up and stands out with vivid backlit graphics and superior light diffusion. Great for light box applications, this product is commonly used for Exhibition Panels, POP Displays, Movie Theater Posters, Bus Stop / Transportation Signage and more. Backlit Posters can be used outdoors as long as they are placed inside a lightbox that provides UV protectant sheets such as styrene or acrylic.

Bleed:

  • ensure that you have 0.25" on all sides of your artwork for a 0.5" total.

Aluminum Retractable Banner Stands are available with our 10mil Premium Vinyl Indoor Banners. Great for POP displays that quickly and conveniently showcase your products and services. The retractable banner stands are conveniently packed in a small pouch and sets up in a few easy steps. The banner size is 33" x 80". We require a bleed for this banner stand product - 33" x 80" should be 34" x 81" - this product does not require grommets.

Bleed:

  • 0.5" bleed on all sides, no crops - make your artwork exactly 34" x 81" to be cut down to 33" x 80".

 

 

Banner stand parts are available in "Marketplace" main category under "Banner Stands and Parts"

Deluxe Banner Stands are a more stylish alternative to our normal retractable stands. A bigger, heavier base with chrome accents make it stand out. Available with 10 mil indoor vinyl and your choice of either Single-Sided or Double-Sided retractable hardware. Collapsible and portable, each banner stand comes with a convenient carrying case. Available with Single-Sided or Double-Sided retractable hardware.

Bleed:

  • 0.5" bleed on all sides, no crops - make your artwork exactly 34" x 81" to be cut down to 33" x 80"

Double-Sided Deluxe Retractable Banner Stands are a great way to display two full color images back-to-back while being held with a sturdy open faced base. 10mil indoor vinyl is used to print two 4/0 banners and held together by a silver pole and an aluminum base. The retractable banner is collapsible, portable and comes with a convenient carrying case for safe storage.

Thickness:

  • 10mil

Bleed:

  • Ensure you have .5” on all sides of your artwork. Do not add crop marks.

Resolution:

  • 150 dpi to 300 dpi in Actual size

Economy "X-Style" Collapsible Banner Stands are versatile and easy to setup. They are available with 13 oz scrim vinyl outdoor, 10 mil premium vinyl indoor banners or 9oz premium polyester fabric banner and arrive in a slim nylon bag. The banner size is 24" x 60". We require a bleed for this banner stand product – 24" x 60" should be 25" x 61".

Purpose:

  • The 10mil Premium Vinyl Indoor Banners are near photo quality and are ideal for trade shows and POP displays. The 13oz Scrim Vinyl Outdoor Banners are more durable and waterproof and are great for POP displays as well. ​The ​9oz Premium Polyester banners are printed on superior quality dye sublimation equipment for the longest lasting color of any type of printing available for fabric. Stands can be set up in seconds and the banners have grommets in each corner.  x style collapsible banner stand 

Bleed:

  • 0.5" bleed on all sides, no crops - make your artwork exactly 25" x 61" to be cut down to 24" x 60", with grommets in the corners.

Display brand messaging, event backdrops, trade show signage and more in a flash with Telescopic Backdrop Banner Stands! Portable and easy to set up, these durable backdrop stands are ideal for use both indoors and out. They can be used for anything ranging from AD Design Billboards, Building Wraps, Trade Show Signage, Film Festival Backdrops and more. This product comes with telescopic poles that are adjustable from 5-10 feet horizontally, and 3.5-8 feet vertically.

Our Blockout Vinyl is perfect for situations where you need the highest quality banner. Its smooth surface provides for high level of print detail so it can be viewed up close. Blockout Vinyl is opaque so it won’t let the sun through or be transparent. It’s heavier and more durable than our 13oz Outdoor Banner plus it’s low curl so even if it’s stored in a tube, it will stay smooth when rolled out. This material is typically used for banners, flags, signage, trade shows, or other events. Blackout Vinyl is perfect for hanging banners or signs where banner opacity is needed.

Group Shipping will be available for this product and can be found with our other indoor banner products.

Bleed:

  • No bleed or crops needed. Make your artwork exactly the size you are ordering. Make sure you allow for a 2" safety away from the cut edge.

Purpose:

  • Not just for car bumpers anymore, Bumper Stickers are a great way to advertise or communicate your message. These stickers can be creatively applied to any smooth, clean surface, and can be used both indoors and outdoors. Our Bumper Stickers are printed on the front of white vinyl with permanent adhesive backing, attached to an unscored release liner. They are very durable and are not meant to be removed after application. If removal is attempted, they may peel off unevenly leaving an unwanted result. We do not recommend you adhere this product to any item you will want to remove it from at a later time.


Bumper Stickers can be ordered with Gloss UV lamination for longer-lasting outdoor durabilitiy

Bleed:

  • Ensure you have .5" on all sides of your artwork; do not add crops.

Event Tents are the perfect large-scale marketing medium to get noticed at festivals, conventions, trade shows and more. They are printed with UV Ink Technology on 11oz water-repellent fabric. They include 4 fabric panels that can feature up to 4 different designs (one for each side). Each panel is sewn together and set up on a 10’ x 10’ aluminum pop-up canopy tent.

Canvas Banners
Our lightweight Canvas Banners are printed on high quality 17mil canvas using vibrant CMYK colors. Gallery wrap capable, this product is perfect for both mounting and framing, and can be easily rolled into a square tube for safe shipping. Available options include pole pockets, grommets, and sewn hems. Option for white or black thread hemming is available.

Bleed:

  • no bleed, no crops - make your artwork exactly the size you are ordering. We suggest you keep any important text / artwork 2 inches inward from the edge of your artwork as to avoid any elements being cut off / hemmed over.

Polyester Banners
Our 9oz Premium Polyester banners are printed on superior quality dye sublimation equipment for the longest lasting color of any type of printing available for fabric. These banners are ideal for trade shows, soft signage, retail and interior decoration applications. They are lightweight and wrinkle-resistant, and can be folded for shipping. Available options include pole pockets, grommets, and sewn hems. Option for white or black thread hemming is available.

Suggested uses:

  • Wall decor, P.O.P. displays and more.

Bleed:

  • ensure that you have 0.5" on all sides of your artwork for a 1" total.

Fabric Tube Displays feature high quality graphics printed individually using dye sublimation on 9oz Premium Polyester fabric. They are sewn together to create a double sided display that cannot be missed. Connect and fasten the stand’s poles together by pushing down on the locking mechanism. Once the poles are connected and the locking mechanism pops out, the poles are secure. Screw the ends of the poles into the stand’s base to ensure stability. Slip the fabric over the frame to complete the display. Fabric Tube Displays come equipped with a portable carrying case to store the stand’s parts and make travel and setup a breeze.

Flags are printed on lightweight 3oz Polyester, using superior quality sublimation equipment, for the longest lasting color of any type of printing available for fabric. They can be easily seen from a long distance and are a great way to achieve high visibility.

Flags can also be stored and assembled with ease, and come with your choice of either indoor or outdoor installation accessories. For indoor installation choose the X-Stand/Cross base, or choose the Ground-Stake/Spike base for outdoor installation.

Our Floor Graphics are printed on 4mil flexible vinyl and have a removable acrylic adhesive. 6mil of clear overlaminate is added for a total thickness of 10mil. Suitable for short-term interior applications, the base vinyl will adhere well to most surfaces and can be easily removed from them as well.

Tile, laminate or other smooth floor types must be thoroughly cleaned prior to Floor Graphic application. Make sure that painted floors have excellent paint adhesion before application as well. The base vinyl is not recommended for concrete, asphalt, carpet or any exterior application.

The 6mil overlaminate is a clear, polished vinyl film with a slight texture that provides both a protective overlay and slip-resistance. Classified under UL 410 for floor graphics applications, the overlaminate can withstand most common floor cleaning chemicals and methods.

Under normal exposure conditions, our Floor Graphics can be removed within six months of application.

Bleed:

  • ensure that you have 0.5" on all sides of your artwork for a 1" total.

Our 3/16" Gator Board Signs are printed with UV inks. They're stronger and more durable than foam core and just as lightweight. Gator Board Signs are suitable for both interior and exterior usage. Some common uses are: exhibits, POP displays, temporary retail signage, presentations, trade show signage, restaurant signage or menus, and much more.

Bleed:

  • Ensure you have 0.5" bleed on all sides of your artwork. Please do not add crops.

Glossy 30 mil heavy duty magnets with a variety of uses. Best suited for car door signage. It is highly recommended testing a sample of our car door magnet on the specific vehicle you will be using the car door magnets with, as some cars have aluminum doors and magnets will not stick.

These magnets can also serve as temporary signage for construction sites or other quickly changing work environments. Printed with the same UV ink technology as our outdoor banners and coroplast yard signs for long lasting outdoor use. Not intended for small text size or borders.

Bleed: 

  • ensure you have .5" on all sides of your artwork, do not add crops.

These stickers can be creatively applied to any smooth, clean surface, and can be used both indoors and outdoors. Our High Tack adhesive vinyl are printed on the front of white 4mil vinyl with permanent adhesive backing, attached to an unscored release liner. They are very durable and are not meant to be removed after application. If removal is attempted, they may peel off unevenly leaving an unwanted result. We do not recommend you adhere this product to any item you will want to remove it from at a later time.

Bleed:

  • Ensure you have .5" on all sides of your artwork; do not add crops.

17mil Mounted Canvas
Our Mounted Canvas is printed on high quality 17mil canvas and printed in vibrant CMYK. The canvas print is gallery wrapped on 3/4" thick frames for all sizes. We will ship no more than one per box to avoid damage during shipping.

Bleed:

  • The bleed requirement is 2 inches per side.

(8mil photo gloss) 59" x 120" + 8mil thickness.

Purpose:

  • This material is a Pigment / Dye / QuickDry - Photo Quality Glossy material. Somewhat delicate, not scuff resistant or waterproof.


(12pt C2S Board) 59" x 120" + 12pt thickness.

Purpose:

  • This material consists of two 6pt coated sheets laminated together, with a black adhesive middle layer, for a completely opaque product with a final caliper of 12pt.


Bleed:

  • ensure that you have 0.5" on all sides of your artwork for a 1" total.

A 6mil white flexible vinyl front with a clear removable acrylic adhesive back. An optional 2mil optically clear laminate is available for protection against UV radiation, moisture, and abrasion. This perforated window film is designed for production of see through graphics for windows. Open area is approximately 30% with a hole size of .060 inches (1.5 mm). Recommended for use on flat vehicle windows or retail store windows. In use this product is applied to the exterior glass surface, which must be clean to assure adequate product bond. Do not use solvent or ammonia-based glass cleaners for cleaning. The user of this product is responsible for complying with any applicable vehicle code regulations.

Bleed:

  • ensure you have 0.5" on all sides of your artwork for a 1" total.

A-Frame with Coroplast:

  • Simplicity in advertising, streetside! These easy to assemble metal sidewalk A-Frames hold 24" x 18" Coroplast Signs which hang conveniently from the top of the frame using the included clips. Create additional impact to your message with 24" x 6" 4mm White Coroplast Rider Signs. These signs can be purchased separately in the Signs category and secure to the top of the A-Frame with minimal effort using the attached metal clamp.

Our Signicade® Deluxe is equipped with a patented Quick-Change™ feature allowing signs to easily slide in and out, and also features Stay Tabs™ which ensure signs stay securely in place. Each stand comes with two 24"W x 36"H 4mm Coroplast Signs. The Signicade® Deluxe Sidewalk Signs are made out of durable plastic so they are perfect for displaying your signage outdoors. You can also fill the stand with sand to add even more stability. Ideal for storefront, parking, real estate, and election signs.

Signicade® MDX is a medium sized version of our Deluxe Sidewalk Sign. It is paired with 18"W x 24"H 4mm Coroplast. The Quick-Change™ feature allows your signs to easily slide in and out, while the Stay Tabs™ ensure signs stay securely in place. The Signicade® MDX Sidewalk Signs are made out of durable plastic so they are perfect for displaying your signage outdoors. You can also fill the stand with sand to add even more stability. The Signicade® MDX is available in white. Ideal for yard, parking, real estate, and election signs.

Quik Sign® frames hold two 24"W x 18"H signs and are available with 4mm Coroplast. They are equipped with the Quick-Change™ feature for easy installation. The frame is made of durable plastic making it suitable for outdoors use. Quik Sign® frames can also be paired with 24"W Rider Signs making them an ideal choice for real estate signage.

4mm thickness.

Purpose:

  • Typically used for Yard or Parking signs (e.g. Real Estate, Election, Reserved For, etc.) Depending on it's use - material will have to be oriented appropriately to ensure the flutes are vertical, in the case of utilizing an H-stake with the sign. H-stake is best used on a soft ground environment (dirt/soil/grass, etc.) This product once printed, may show a linear effect due to its' corrugated flute structure. Ink is UV Cured (dried).

Bleed:

  • ensure you have .5" on all sides of your artwork, do not add crops.

10mm thickness.

Purpose:

  • Typically used for Yard or Parking signs (e.g. Real Estate, Election, Reserved, etc.). 10mm means this sign is 6mm thicker than our standard 4mm Coroplast Sign, resulting in a durability that makes this product ideal for use in areas that are prone to harsh weather conditions. At regular temperatures, oils, solvents and water have no effect on Coroplast which also lends nicely to the endurance of the sign.

Please be aware that the corrugated flute structure results in a very subtle linear effect (faint lines) on the product's surface.

Bleed:

  • ensure that you have 0.5" on all sides of your artwork. Do not add crops.

Heavy-duty large steel H-stakes available as an option on this product. They are black in color, measure 8-1/2" wide by 36" tall, and are constructed of sturdy 5/16" steel." If using H-Stakes, make sure to place your Coroplast order with vertical flutes. H-stakes are best used on soft ground such as dirt, soil, grass, etc.

3/16" thickness.

Purpose:

  • Best for 1 time use - it's a delicate material - but if taken care of - can last longer, but does tend to wilt / bend Multi-Use material - depending on it's need or use - typical for placing on easels for presentations, etc. Not waterproof.

Bleed:

  • ensure you have .5" on all sides of your artwork, do not add crops.

Our PVC Material is a smooth, bright white rigid plastic that is lightweight, yet very durable and weather resistant. They are great for both indoor and outdoor use, and have a low-glare, matte appearance. The print quality is also high so not only can it be used for applications that can be viewed from a distance, it also looks great up close.

Thickness:

  • 3mm (1/8")

Bleed:

  • ensure you have .5" on all sides of your artwork, do not add crops.

Styrene Signs are printed on a 0.015" matte white substrate. This semi-rigid material is suitable for both indoor and temporary outdoor signage. It's flexiblility make it a great choice for curved displays and also allows it to be rolled for storage or shipping. Some common uses for Styrene include POP signage, informational and directional signage, store display inserts, tradeshow graphics and much more.

Thickness:

  • 0.015"

Bleed:

  • Ensure you have .5” on all sides of your artwork. Do not add crop marks.

Our Table Covers category includes both Table Runners and Table Throws. Both are printed on superior quality dye sublimation equipment for the longest lasting color of any type of printing available for fabric. These vibrant, premium 9oz polyester Table Covers can be fully customized on the entire surface and add a finished professional look to any table display, trade show booth, or special event. They are 100% polyester, wrinkle resistant and machine washable.

Bleed:

  • ensure that you have 0.5" on all sides of your artwork for a 1" total. Keep any artwork 1" from the edge to avoid any elements being cut off or hemmed over. Do not add crop marks.

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8mil Wall Graphic
Our 8mil Wall Graphic is made of a low-tack adhesive vinyl. Unlike a regular sticker - it will not leave any adhesive residue behind when removed. Wall Graphics are perfectly suited for smooth, non-textured surfaces such as walls, desks and glass. This material can be removed and re-applied many times. Your Wall Graphics will have one printed surface with a paper backing. For this product you will be able to create custom cut-out shapes.

Bleed:

  • no bleed, no crops - make your artwork exactly the size you are ordering.

WINDOW GRAPHIC (8mil Opaque)
8mil Opaque Window Graphics alert customers of promotions happening as they enter and exit establishments. Printed with UV inks on an 8mil opaque film and a 1mil Clear adhesive film is applied for mounting. 8mil Opaque Window Graphics offer excellent blockout of the reverse graphics which allows for two different images to print back-to-back on a single sheet. Available as single-sided or double-sided prints.

Thickness:

  • 8mil

Bleed:

  • Ensure you have .5" on all sides of your artwork. Do not add crop marks.

Window Clings are printed at near photo quality on glossy material suitable for indoor or outdoor use. Ideal for POP signage on glass or other very smooth, clean surfaces. Window Clings should be applied on a surface that is as close to room temperature as possible. Excessive heat or cold will not allow the product to cling to the surface. The product is shipped rolled for most sizes unless ordering larger quantities.

  • White Window Clings are 7mil thick with a paper backer that will be peeled off prior to application. Material will only cling on the back side of the print.
  • Clear Window Clings are 8mil thick with a paper backer that will be peeled off prior to application. Material will only cling on the front side of the print. White ink is available as an overprint option for added opacity and vibrant color 

Bleed:

  • ensure you have .25" on all sides of your artwork, do not add crops.

If your Clear Window Cling is intended to be viewed from the outside of a window, please select “Mounted From Inside” when building the product. Also, the artwork should be reversed prior to submission. See images below.

Coroplast, PVC, Foamcore, Car Magnets, Banner Stands and Large Posters:

  • We require a 0.5 inch bleed on all sides. If ordering at 24 inch by 18 inch, your file size should be 25 inches by 19 inches to allow for bleed.

Loose Outdoor Banners, Indoor Banners and Canvas Banners:

  • We request that no bleed or crop marks are placed. Make your file to the size ordered (or proportional).
  • If ordering hems, leave a 2 inch safe zone on all sides. Expect to lose between 1/8 inch to 2 inches per side with banners.

Mounted Canvas:

  • It is highly recommended to use our templates for mounted canvas. The bleed requirement is 2 inches per side.

Flags:

  • It is highly recommended to use our templates for Flags. We require a 0.5 inch bleed on all sides. Leave a 2 inch safe zone on all sides and the pole pocket area.

Table Covers:

  • It is highly recommended to use our templates for Table Runners and Table Throws. We require a 0.5 inch bleed on all sides. Leave a 1 inch safe zone on all sides. Table Covers come with sewn 1" hems on all sides, white thread.

Polyester Banners:

  • We require a 0.5 inch bleed on all sides. If ordering at 24 inch by 18 inch, your file size should be 25 inches by 19 inches to allow for bleed. Avoid having borders on the artwork, as the material may stretch during the heat transfer process which may result in uneven borders.

PDF, JPG, TIF / PC or MAC

PDF is highly recommended.

This depends on what the final output size will be, and its viewing distance.
Please reference our Scale & Resolution Example Chart and Letter Visibility Chart below:

It is not always necessary to scale your artwork. Scaling artwork can help to keep the file size manageable. Here are a few things to keep in mind if you are scaling your artwork.

Vector Art

  • Printing.coop is able to print outdoor banners as large as 150ft x 16ft, however most software is not able to produce an art board larger than 228". Adobe Acrobat and other PDF readers / converters are only able to view a maximum file size of 200", resulting in a loss of artwork. For this reason, it is recommended to submit files at a smaller scale than the ordered size.

Raster Art

  • Raster files are calculated by pixels rather than inches. The pixels are converted to inches based on the resolution of a file. The equation for the conversion is (pixels divided by dpi = inches). Raster files have a limitation of 30,000 pixels. A file that is 30,000 pixels set at 150 dpi will be 16' (200"). If your artwork is more than 30,000 pixels, we recommend dropping your dpi or scaling down your artwork.

Resolution & Scale Charts

  • Printing.coop is fully automated and expands/constricts file sizes to the ordered size. Resolution varies based on the substrate and ink used to print the final product. If your artwork needs to be scaled, we recommend using the following information as a basic guide:

Outdoor Banners:

  • Full scale at approximately 100dpi
  • Half scale at approximately 200dpi
  • Quarter scale at approximately 300dpi
    • Note: Banners larger than 15 feet will print below 100dpi

Flags:

  • Full scale at approximately 150dpi

Canvas:

  • Full scale at approximately 250dpi

Coroplast and Adhesive Vinyl

  • Full scale at approximately 200dpi

Foamcore:

  • Full scale at approximately 250dpi

PVC:

  • Full scale at approximately 250dpi

Indoor Banners, Car Magnets, Floor Graphics and Large Posters:

  • Full scale at approximately 300dpi

Table Runners:

  • Full scale at approximately 200dpi

Adhesive Vinyl:

  • Full scale at 100 dpi. vector artwork is preferred

No, please ensure all fonts are outlined prior to file upload. If using Photoshop, please provide the flattened file only.

Absolutely not. Printing.coop's upload and design tool gives us exactly what we need to know when trimming your order. Please do not include crop marks, color bars, registration marks or any other indicators that you do not want printed on the final piece.

Yes. Borders are an issue because all substrates will vary from batch to batch making exact cuts very difficult. We recommend that you do not design your file with a border. If you do Printing.coop will not reprint an order with borders of varying widths. If you absolutely must have a border make it at least 2 inches in thickness, however Printing.coop still does not recommend borders.

Primarily used to intentionally overlap inks for a number of reasons, overprint can cause unexpected results. We suggest that you turn all overprint objects off before submitting your files.

ON SCREEN VIEW------------AFTER PRINTING


In this case the logo was set to overprint. The colors from logo are mixing with the colors from the background. Unexpected results may occur if you have accidentally set certain objects to overprint. Always check logos and other artwork before submitting. 

Rich black is an ink mixture of solid black, 100% K, with additional CMY ink values. This results in a darker tone than black ink alone. If you print black alone as 100% K, the resulting black may not be as dark as you might like.

100% K ON SCREEN

100% K AFTER PRINT

We recommend using
C 60 M 40 Y 40 K 100
This will give you a deep, dark, rich black.

*Products that are printed with dye-sublimation (9oz Premium Polyester Banner, Flags, Table Covers, Fabric Tube Displays, etc.)
call for the following color values:
C 100 M 100 Y 100 K 100

Grayscale images that are converted to CMYK will have a color shift in the final print. That shift may be green or yellow.

GRAYSCALE

GRAYSCALE AFTER PRINT


Always check the CMYK values of your grayscale in the final CMYK document. If there are other values other than K in your grayscale image, there is a chance that the color will vary.

To eliminate all values other than K, use your Channel Mixer (adjustment layer) in Photoshop, then click "Monochrome" and adjust accordingly.

When using a blue in your design, always make sure to leave at least a 30% difference in your Cyan and Magenta values.

100% C 100% M 0% Y 0% K

ON SCREEN

AFTER PRINTING

Blue is close to purple in the CMYK spectrum. Remember, use a low amount of magenta whenever using high amounts of cyan to avoid purple.

EXAMPLE: C-100 M-70 Y-0 K-0

If you send us an RGB file, there is a chance that a color shift may occur and you may not be satisfied with your job.

THESE COLORS ARE IN RGB

THESE ARE THE SAME COLORS BUT IN CMYK


 

You should always start and finish your designs in CMYK color mode.

Often times, your artwork itself is set-up correctly - however, when you save as PDF - your PDF file will only output the size you have in your document set-up. To ensure your bleed is always acknowledged, you must include the bleed on your artboard (Document Set-up) in addition to the actual size of your finished size desired. i.e. If you order a 24" x 18" Coroplast, your artwork with bleed and document set-up both should actually be 25" x 19".

No. Even the smallest transparency issue will cause problems with a printed file. It is always best to flatten any file you send to Printing.coop. Outline fonts and ensure that your file is in CMYK mode for best results. Printing.coop considers flattening transparency part of basic file setup and will not check for this issue. If you are uncertain how to flatten transparencies in your file or if you would like us to explain how to check for transparency problems please contact Printing.coop prior to submitting an order.

At this time Printing.coop can only accept 1 piece of artwork for any single job of any quantity.

Different versions of Illustrator– have different presets in the "Save PDF" dialog. The PDF presets in Illustrator CS will not save the PDF to the correct document size if any artwork extends past the edge of the document size. It will include all objects, including those that are not visible, producing a PDF with excess white space. This will produce a PDF that is the incorrect size. If not caught prior to submission it will not print as intended.

For Illustrator CS2 and above it is recommended to use the "High Quality Print" preset.

Every file is different and it is not– feasible– to include all possible issues in this FAQ. It is always best to double check your PDF for size and excess white space before uploading.

When using arrows on a double sided sign, special care will need to be taken with the direction of the arrows. If you want the arrows on both sides of the sign to point the same direction when the sign is printed the arrows need to be setup in opposite directions on the production files. It's complicated, we know. See the example illustration below.

Our rounded corner magnets have a 1" radius. If you would like assistance setting up your rounded corner magnets.

For Canvas banner, your files should be in 200 - 250 DPI and CMYK. No bleed is required for us to produce a Canvas banner order but you do need to take into account your own mounting / framing needs.

Here are some rules to keep in mind when creating or checking artwork for Canvas banner:

  • Do not use borders. Stretching may occur in any mounting / framing process and the borders may become uneven.
  • We will not reprint orders that have been damaged during mounting / framing by an outside company.
  • Your artwork should measure the finished size you need and include any additional area for mounting / framing.
  • Since there are many types of mounting applications, we do not include mounting hardware with any Canvas banner print.

Gallery Wrapped Canvas:
Wraps your artwork around the edges of the stretcher bars so you see the image on the face and sides of the frame.

Museum Wrapped Canvas:

  • Uses your photo on the front of the frame and a solid color is added for the edges. It is best that the color for the edges matches the artwork.
  • For Mounted Canvas, your files should be in 200 - 250 DPI and CMYK. They are printed and then gallery wrapped with 3/4" stretcher bars.
    • We require the artwork to follow our templates. This will help visualize the gallery wrap width.

Here are some rules to keep in mind when creating or checking artwork for Mounted Canvas:

  • Do not use borders. Stretching may occur in any mounting / framing process and the borders may become uneven.
  • We currently only offer gallery wrap for all our Mounted Canvas products.
  • Since there are many types of mounting applications, we do not include mounting hardware with any Mounted Canvas print.

Here is an example of how the gallery wrap will look.

All files should be 8 bits per channel.

With Clear Window Clings, you have the option to use white ink as an overprint so your printed graphic can be opaque in some areas and transparent in others. This will allow for vibrant, crisp color.

Similar to Spot UV masks, White Mask files are separate from your artwork files and black color indicates where the white ink will print.

Make sure to create your mask file the same size as your color art file. This will prevent alignment issues during printing.

Note: White Masks must be made in vector format and be saved as EPS or PDF and use 100% K.

Use vector paths/shapes to create black color areas that will indicate where the white ink base will go. The rest of the area will represent the Clear Window Cling stock.

Black in the White Mask file indicates where white ink will be printed. Remember the following when creating a white mask for your white ink base:

  • White ink base will be printed behind any color that’s in your Artwork Layer.
  • Areas with color but without a White Mask will be printed with color directly on the material. These areas will have somewhat transparent color due to the Clear substrate.
  • Areas with color and a White Mask will be printed as opaque or solid color.
  • Areas with a White Mask and no color will be printed as white.
  • The black for the White Mask file must be 0% C 0% M 0% Y 100% K or it will not be recognized by preflight.
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If your Clear Window Cling is intended to be viewed from the outside of a window, please select "Mounted From Inside" when building the product. Also, the artwork should be reversed prior to submission. See images below.

For contour cut orders, two separate files must be uploaded: one regular artwork file, and one cut mask file. The cut mask file must be an all vector, PDF file uploaded at the same time as the artwork file.

We cannot accept any cut mask files that are made using a raster based program (e.g. Photoshop).

  • When being cut, the blade will follow the cut mask line you’ve created. It is recommended that you keep your perimeter cut line slightly inside the border of the image you are trying to cut out. This will avoid any obvious edges showing from your background once it is cut.
  • Do not use small/thin cut areas, or have perimeter cut lines that are too close together. At least 0.5" must separate your perimeter cut lines from each other. Printing.coop will not reprint any order with perimeter cut lines that are too close to one another.
  • Your contour cut line should be a smooth fully closed path. No disconnected lines or open paths will cut. If your cut line is ragged or has any imperfections, they will show up in the final piece

Only one cut per order will be allowed. Please do not add multiple cuts in a single file.


Printing.coop will not reprint any order attributed to improper file setup or layout.

Raster based artwork such as photos, or flattened artwork (from Adobe Photoshop) are made up of tiny squares (pixels) and depending on your resolution and/or final output size desired, the file could have a low quality end result. Any raster elements you wish to use should have a high enough resolution (DPI) before considering them for your large format product.

Vector based artwork such as illustrations or clip-art style elements (from Adobe Illustrator) is made with mathematical calculations, and can be scaled up to any size without losing quality. Keep in mind that any effects used in Adobe Illustrator are raster based and have transparency - this greatly adds to file size and you must have correct settings in your "Document Raster Effects Settings" to ensure best output for these effects. If you're doing a photo-quality print on a 36" x 48" poster, and leave the raster effects settings at default 72 DPI - you may see tiny squares in your drop shadows, as opposed to a smooth shadow.

While it is not mandatory, we prefer Adobe formats (such as PDF) - if you're using a program outside of Adobe, it will have to be exported from whichever program is being used as one of the following file types - PDF, JPG, or TIF - prior to uploading.

We only print 4 color process (CMYK). If you use Spot or Pantone colors, please have them converted to process colors prior to uploading your file.

We use #2 grommets, they are 3/8" and brass in color. Grommets are placed in all 4 corners, or Top Corners only. Grommet are placed 1 inch from each corner. Starting point from left to right and top and bottom corners.

In addition to sewn hems, Printing.coop also utilizes a hot air welding system that is far stronger than a standard sewn hem, making the need for double hemming a thing of the past.

Files sizes for Printing.coop can be monsterous, chances are your file may take longer than your typical business card file. Your file size and your network connection are the two main factors affecting upload speed. See our Scale & Resolution Example chart at the very top of this faq page.

There are quite a few companies that do just this - convert raster artwork to vector. There are even programs you can buy to accomplish this task. You might want to try a Google search for Raster to Vector art services.

Most printing companies run individual jobs on one sheet. We will utilize the maximum square inch of the sheet by impositioning jobs together dispersing the fixed cost of a job between several projects and then we pass the savings on to you.

When you are done displaying your banner - in order to maximize your future usage, you must keep it clean, dry, and in a dry cool place while it is not in use. Your outdoor vinyl banner will probably get pretty dirty from all the elements during it's time being displayed. The best method of cleaning your outdoor vinyl banner is to lay it flat (if possible) on a clean area, table or floor. It is recommended that you use a mild dishwashing liquid and luke warm water to rinse. Do not use any harsh abrasive or petroleum type cleaners. Clean and dry each side before storing. You must ensure it is completely dry prior to roll up and storage. Any wetness left on the banner will cause mildew and may ruin some of your banner over time.

Once your banner is completely dry - roll it up with the image outward - to avoid any cracking of the printed side. Do not roll your banner super tight or super loose - this will allow for some breathing room while it is stored. Place your banner back in box and store it flat, not vertical. If it is standing up vertically, it may wilt and warp causing wrinkles over time.

2-step H-Stake: Typically used for 24" x 18" and smaller. For signs larger than 24" x 18" we recommend using 2 separate H-Stakes. The wire gauge size used for our H-Stakes is 9 gauge.

We do not colormatch.

Magnets are not always shipped flat, so it is highly recommended to lay them flat on the hood or roof of your car in the sun for a couple of hours before use. This will help evaporate any moisture build-up that accrued during shipment, if any, and it will help your magnets maintain a flat profile. You may want to keep them in a flat box or on a flat surface at all times and only handle them when cleaning and installing, to help maintain their flatness. We recommend you keep your magnets clean on both sides, as well as the placement area on your car door or area of your choosing must also be clean and free of oils, dust, dirt, and other build-up. It's a good idea to take your magnets inside your home or garage away from the elements and lay them flat in a cool dry place, while not in use. You can clean your magnets with a soft moist cotton cloth with water, no abrasive cleaners. It's recommended that you do not stand them up on their side, as they may wilt and might not lay completely flat on the surface of your car door after wilting. These suggestions are to help the longevity of your magnets.

Note: Be sure to remove the magnet once or twice per week, place it inside your home or garage away from weather elements and lay them flat in a cool dry place while not in use so as to avoid problems from excessive heat exposure.

Printing.coop recommends professional installation for all of its products. Please take care when ordering any Printing.coop product. Take into consideration where the product will be placed and stresses it may be subjected to, such as wind. Printing.coop stands behind all of its products and will QC all orders to the best of its ability but Printing.coopwill not be held responsible for damages resulting from improper installation or use.

Wall Graphics are best suited for surfaces like walls, desks, laptops, and glass. Before applying, clean the surface area with a damp cloth and allow it to fully dry. If any dirt or dust particles remain, they may stick to the low-tack adhesive and reduce the number of times you can reapply the Wall Graphic.

To clean your Wall Graphic, we recommend using a soft, damp cloth on its non-adhesive side. Do not use soap, or any other abrasive cleaning agent, as it may affect the printed surface.

For outdoor applications or vehicles, please see Adhesives or Window Graphics.

We are not currently using archival media or inks for our prints.

Torquing of stretched canvas may occur to mounted canvas due to climatic changes such as temperature, humidity, or other changing environmental conditions. The stretcher bars are made of wood and are vulnerable to changes in humidity. It is recommended that stretched canvas print be kept in a stable climate controlled environment to minimize torquing. These issues maybe more prevalent in coastal locations and near large bodies of water where temperature and humidity levels are constantly changing.

Depending on size and other production variables your banner may be produced in multiple pieces that are seamed together. This production variable is to our discretion.

Rider signs are 4mm Coroplast and are designed to sit on top, or "ride" the standard coroplast signs using 8" metal rider pins. These rider pins are optional. Just like the regular Coroplast signs, these will have a linear effect due to the corrugated flutes. The inks used are UV Cured (dried).

Bleed: ensure you have .5" on all sides of your artwork, do not add crops.

Blockout Vinyl is an opaque material that will not let sun or any light through it. It is also not transparent when looking at it from the back. It’s heavier and more durable than our 13oz Banner material plus it’s low curl so even if it’s stored in a tube, it will stay smooth when rolled out. Blackout Vinyl is perfect for hanging banners or signs where banner opacity is needed.

Feather and Teardrop Flags: Text and graphics should be placed at least 0.5" from the edge of the hem for safety. Artwork can be wrapped around the pole, but again keep important elements clear of the pole pocket seam and the hems.

Bleed:

  • ensure you have 0.5" on all sides of your artwork, do not add crops.

Pole Flags: Text and graphics should be placed at least 0.5" from the edge of the hem for safety. Printing.coop will professionally hand sew 0.5" hems around the Pole Flag.

Bleed:

  • ensure you have 0.5" on all sides of your artwork, do not add crops.

Printing.coop's flags are printed using superior quality dye sublimation equipment on lightweight 3oz polyester. Pole Flags have an additional Reinforced Grommet Strip made of canvas on either the left or right side of the flag for wind resistance.

Yes, the 3oz polyester flag material is flame resistant under normal conditions. Avoid exposure to open flame and exceedingly high temperatures. Avoid exposure to strong oxidizers, bases, and acids.

No, the actual flag material is approximately 1.5 to 2 feet shorter than the height of the flag when assembled on the flag pole.

Feather Flags: shaped like a feather.

Teardrop Flags: shaped like a teardrop.

Pole Flag: rectangular flag.

Feather/Teardrop Flags have the option to include indoor or outdoor hardware. The flag material will be neatly folded and packed in a flexible bag. The hardware comes in a black travel bag. Both items will be carton packed together. Assembly is required.

Indoor - X-Stand/Cross base includes:

  1. Flag pole
  2. X-stand / cross base
  3. Cord
  4. Travel bag
  5. Water tube (to stabilize the flag

Outdoor - Ground-Stake/Spike base includes:

  1. Flag pole
  2. Spike base
  3. Cord
  4. Travel bag

Pole flags have the option to include 6ft Pole hardware with 2 position plastic wall bracket.

The hardware includes:

  1. 6ft Pole
  2. 2 position wall bracket
  3. Wall mounting kit

The actual flag pole hardware is the height advertised, however the installed flag will be shorter depending on installation, stand type and the tension applied to the fabric and cord.

The difference between the jumbo and regular feather flag is the width of the flag.

  • Feather Flag Jumbo is 34" wide
  • Feather Flag Regular is 29" wide

Yes. See chart below:

 

Yes. Please see our Flag Height chart below:

Yes, the indoor hardware includes a water bag which sits on the top of the cross base and adds weight and stability for outdoor use on hard surfaces such as concrete and asphalt. It is recommended that you test your specific application.

Option for white or black thread hemming is available.

Yes, retractable banner stand parts are available in the marketplace category.

It is highly recommended to use our templates for Table Throws and Table Runners. We require a 0.5 inch bleed on all sides. Leave a 1 inch safe zone on all sides.

Table Throws are printed on premium 9oz polyester using superior quality direct to fabric dye sublimation equipment.

Yes, Table Covers (Table Throws & Table Runners) can be machine washed in cold water with mild detergent using the gentle cycle. Tumble dry on low to prevent fabric shrinking, and steam to release wrinkles if necessary.

Yes, 9oz polyester Table Cover material is flame resistant under normal conditions. Make sure to avoid exposure to open flames and exceedingly high temperatures. Also, avoid use of strong oxidizers, bases, and acids with this product.

Text and graphics should be placed at least 1" from the edge of the fabric. For example, if you order a 30" x 84" Table Runner, the live image area will be 28" x 82". Printing.coop will professionally hand sew 1" hems around your Table Runner.

Bleed:

  • Ensure you have 0.5" on all sides of your artwork and please do not add crops.

4-Sided Table Throw: Covers the entire table top (standard size) and has a 30" drape on each side. Also referred to as Closed Back.

3-Sided Table Throw: Covers the entire table top (standard size) and has a 30" drape on the front and left and right sides, while the back has an 8" drape. Also referred to as Open Back.

Table Runners will fit most 30" wide x 30" high convention tables of varied lengths. This product is designed with a total drop area of 54", allowing for 27" drop in front and back (or any set of drop lengths equal to 54" that don't exceed 30" on one side of the table).

6ft Table Throws fit standard 6ft tables with the following dimensions: 72" L x 30" W x 30" H.

8ft Table Throws fit standard 8ft tables with the following dimensions: 96" L x 30" W x 30" H.

 

Option for white or black thread hemming is available.

Clear Window Clings are made of 8mil thick clear glossy material with a paper backer that will be peeled off prior to application. They are suitable for indoor or outdoor use. Ideal for POP signage on glass or other very smooth, clean surfaces. Excessive heat or cold will not allow the product to cling to the surface.

With Clear Window Clings, you have the option to use white ink as an overprint so your printed graphic can be opaque in some areas and transparent in others. This will allow for vibrant, crisp color.

Similar to Spot UV masks, White Mask files are separate from your artwork files and black color indicates where the white ink will print.

Make sure to create your mask file the same size as your color art file. This will prevent alignment issues during printing.

Note: White Masks must be made in vector format and be saved as EPS or PDF and use 100% K.

Use vector paths/shapes to create black color areas that will indicate where the white ink base will go. The rest of the area will represent the Clear Window Cling stock.

Black in the White Mask file indicates where white ink will be printed. Remember the following when creating a white mask for your white ink base:

  • White ink base will be printed behind any color that’s in your Artwork Layer.
  • Areas with color but without a White Mask will be printed with color directly on the material. These areas will have somewhat transparent color due to the Clear substrate.
  • Areas with color and a White Mask will be printed as opaque or solid color.
  • Areas with a White Mask and no color will be printed as white.
  • The black for the White Mask file must be 0% C 0% M 0% Y 100% K or it will not be recognized by preflight.
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If your Clear Window Cling is intended to be viewed from the outside of a window, please select "Mounted From Inside" when building the product. Also, the artwork should be reversed prior to submission. See images below.

As long as the cling remains clean it can be reused several times. We recommend that you keep the backing to protect the cling if you plan to reuse it.

Start with by thoroughly cleaning and drying the window or application surface. Use a spray bottle filled with soapy water to spray to completely cover the application area. We recommend 1% soap and 99% water. Carefully peel away the backing and avoid letting the cling fold over on itself. Place the side that had the backing against the surface and apply the cling to the window. Use a squeegee or credit card to squeeze out access water pressing from the center outwards. You can spray more soapy water on the back of the graphic to lubricate the surface as you are eliminating air bubbles.

Telescopic Backdrop Banner Stands are adjustable backdrops or step and repeat banner stands. Each stand can be adjusted 5-10 feet horizontally, and 3.5-8 feet vertically. We currently offer 95" X 96" (7ft 11 inches X 8ft) 13oz scrim vinyl Banner with 4 inch pole pockets on top and bottom with each stand, but the hardware can be purchased separately in the Marketplace category under "Banner Stands and Parts" – these can be used with other substrates with 4 inch pole pockets on top and bottom.

We ask that no bleed or crop marks be added. Your file should be 95" x 96". The file can be 150 dpi at full scale.

The Banner and the Stand for Backdrop Banner Stands are shipped separately.

The Banner Stand is shipped inside of a Canvas Carry Bag, and the Banner is rolled and shipped inside of a square tube box.

When Assembled, the Backdrop Banner Stand can be adjusted 5-10 feet horizontally, and 3.5-8 feet vertically.

When disassembled, each Backdrop Banner Stand fits into a carry bag. The bag size is approximately 40" X 9" X 3".

Yes, the hardware can be purchased individually in our Marketplace category under "Banner Stands and Parts".

Yes, you can use a Banner from as small as 5ft X 3.5ft on up to 10ft X 8ft with 4 inch pole pockets on top and bottom.

Our 2" Pole pockets have approximately 1" circumference and can be used with up to 1" diameter poles. Our 4" Pole pockets have approximately 2" circumference and can be used with up to 2.5" diameter poles.

A-Frame Signs are stands that are shaped like the letter "A." They can be used indoors and outdoors. A-Frames comes with a 24" X 18" double-sided 4mm White Coroplast Sign. A 24" X 6" double-sided 4mm White Coroplast Rider Sign can be purchased separately in the Signs category and can be installed at the top of the A-Frame.

We ask that no bleed or crop marks be added. Create your file in the size ordered or proportional 24" X 18" for the primary sign. The file can be 200 dpi at full scale.

A-Frame Signs are shipped in a single box along with the 24" X 18" double-sided 4mm White Coroplast and 2 clips.

The dimensions of an A-Frame are: 33" H X 29" W X 2" D. The weight of a single Frame (including the 24" X 18" sign) is 12lbs.

A-Frames are black colored.

Fabric Tube Displays feature high quality graphics printed individually using dye sublimation on 9oz Premium Polyester fabric. They are sewn together to create a double sided display that cannot be missed. Connect and fasten the stand’s poles together by pushing down on the locking mechanism. Once the poles are connected and the locking mechanism pops out, the poles are secure. Screw the ends of the poles into the stand’s base to ensure stability. Slip the fabric over the frame to complete the display. Fabric Tube Displays come equipped with a portable carrying case to store the stand’s parts and make travel and setup a breeze.

Files must be sent in pdf file format and must contain a 1” bleed on each side.

Example:

  • Finished size: 24”X90” With bleed: 26”X92”

Yes. They are interchangeable. To order the fabric only, you would need to choose the “None (Fabric Only)” option and we will send you a printed, sewn fabric replacement.

Yes. A carrying case is provided with your fabric Tube Display.

Stand Size: 24” x 90” Carrying Case: 34.5” x 10.5” x 2.5” Weight with Fabric: 14lbs

Stand Size: 36” x 90” Carrying Case: 38.5” x 11.5” x 2.5” Weight with Fabric: 18lbs

Connect and fasten the stand’s poles together by pushing down on the locking mechanism. Once the poles are connected and the locking mechanism pops out, the poles are secure. Screw the ends of the poles into the stand’s base to ensure stability. Slip the fabric over the frame to complete the display.

Event Tents are the perfect large-scale marketing medium to get noticed at festivals, conventions, trade shows and more. They are printed with UV ink Technology on white 11oz water-repellent fabric. They include 4 fabric panels that can feature up to 4 different designs (one for each side). Each panel is sewn together and set up on a 10’ x 10’ aluminum pop-up canopy tent. Please note: The Tent Fabric material comes in white only.

Text and graphics should be placed at least 0.5" from the edge of the cutline for safety. Printing.coop will professionally hand sew the panels together. Ensure you have 0.5" bleed on all sides of your artwork. Do not add crop marks.

Yes. You have the option to upload up to 4 different designs. If the same image will be used for all four panels you will need to upload it for each side/panel.

The frame is designed to easily pop-up and can be set up in less than 10 minutes. We recommend at least two people be involved.

Event Tents ship in two boxes. One box contains the hardware which weighs 40lbs and measures 63" L x 10.5" W x 10" H. The other box contains the printed tent material which weighs 12lbs and measures 25" L x 19" W x 2.25" H.

We recommend cleaning with a soft moist cotton cloth, mild dishwashing liquid, and lukewarm water to rinse. Do not use any harsh abrasive or petroleum type cleaners. Clean and dry each side before storing.

Yes. The fabric is separate from the frame and can be removed.

Backlit Posters are composed of a 9mil semi-rigid material that allows light through. The unique base film and quick-drying glossy top coat on this product are specifically designed for superior light diffusion resulting in vivid backlit graphics.

There are no special requirements for setting up Backlit Poster files. Please make sure the file has a resolution of 200 dpi at full scale. Ensure that you have 0.25" bleed on all sides of your artwork for a 0.5" total.

No, we do not offer hardware for Backlit Posters at this time.

Backlit Posters can be used outdoors as long as they are placed inside a lightbox that provides UV protectant sheets such as styrene or acrylic.

Backlit posters are intentionally printed dark so that when placed into the lightbox and turned on, their true colors show.

Because white ink is not used, large portions of transparent (white) spots in your design could result in the lightbox pattern being visible through your Backlit Poster.

Aluminum Floor Graphics feature a rugged 20 mil aluminum foil material designed to naturally conform to the texture of rough or smooth surfaces. The high-friction/slip-resistant surface improves the stability of pedestrian traffic in the area it is applied and is designed to withstand hot and cold weather conditions. This material exceeds anti-slip safety standards, both when wet and dry.

Aluminum Floor Graphics are printed directly on materials using UV cured inks, rendering it rated for outdoor use. Although this product is designed for outdoor use, harsh weather conditions and extreme traffic may wear down the slip-resistance and require the graphics to be replaced sooner for safety precautions. Indoor applications and locations with lighter pedestrian traffic can prolong the material’s lifespan.

Yes, this material can be used on fairly even, harder surfaces such as concrete, brick, epoxy, etc. For best results, we recommend using a hard rubber roller to roll on the surface of the material after application.

Yes, custom shapes can be requested through the estimating panel on our website.

UV cured inks are printed directly onto the surface of the aluminum panel, resulting in a longer outdoor lifespan.

Files must be submitted in PDF format, without crop marks. Text and graphics should be placed at least 0.5” from the edge of the cutline for safety. Ensure you have 0.5” bleed on all sides of your artwork.

Sweep your desired area clear of dirt, debris or moisture (if the surface is oily, it may need to be power washed with a commercial degreaser). Peel off the release liner from the floor graphic, lay flat on the surface and compress by hand with a roller. Make sure all edges are completely adhered. The high performance pressure-sensitive adhesive provides superior holding strength, enabling it to be ready for immediate use. It can be applied at temperatures of 33℉ / 0℃ or above. Please note, you MUST consider the temperature of the surface to which you’re applying. For instance, stone and metal surfaces are often colder than air temperature. It is ALWAYS recommended to test the application when the temperatures hover around freezing. For best results, it is recommended to apply your floor graphic in temperatures of 50℉ or above.

For maximum bonding results, we recommend using a hard rubber roller to roll on the surface of the material after application. The material can be used on fairly even, harder surfaces such as concrete, brick, epoxy, etc.

Yes, Aluminum Floor Graphics are made from aluminum and contain no PVC or hazardous elements. It can be disposed with aluminum recycling.

Gator Board Signs (a.k.a. Gator Foam Boards) are comprised of extruded polystyrene foam bonded between two layers of wood-fiber veneer. They're stronger and more durable than foam core and just as lightweight.

Ensure you have 0.5" bleed on all sides of your artwork. Please do not add crops.

Yes. Gator Boards can be used for exterior signage. They are rated to have a medium-term application life for both interior and exterior usage.

Gator Boards are available in White or Black.

Signicade® Sidewalk Signs are stands shaped like the letter "A." made out of plastic. They are paired with 4mm White Coroplast and can be used indoors and outdoors. They are available with your choice of two 4mm White Coroplast Signs (One Sided or Double Sided Print). We carry three different models/sizes: Signicade® Deluxe - Fits 24" x 36" Sign, Signicade® MDX - Fits 18" x 24" Sign, and Quick Sign® - Fits 24" x 18" Sign.

Ensure you have 0.5" bleed on all sides of your artwork. Do not add crops.

Signicade® Deluxe Outside Dimensions: 46.375”H x 27.125”W x 3.125”D Weight: 20lbs

Signicade® MDX Outside Dimensions: 31.5”H X 20”W x 3”D Weight: 8lbs

Quik Sign® Outside Dimensions: 31.5”H x 26”W x 2”D Weight: 7.5lbs

Aluminum Dye Sub Panels are printed on 0.045" white gloss panels using dye-sublimation. These aluminum metal prints enhance photo vibrancy for an eye-catching impact. Aluminum Dye Sub Panels are available in a variety of sizes with an optional stand-off accessory sold separately.

Ensure you have 0.25" bleed on all sides of your artwork. Do not add crop marks.

Our Aluminum Dye Sub Panels contain a white gloss side and a raw aluminum side. Currently we only offer printing on the white gloss surface.

Yes. We currently offer the following options:

  • 3/8 " Drill Hole with hole placement 1 inch from each corner, Round or Straight Corners, Contour Cuts and 5/8" X 1" Stand Off hardware.

Aluminum Dye Sub Panels are intended for indoor use only.

Yes. 5/8" X 1" Stand Off hardware is available, but be sure to select "drill hole options" so that the hardware can be installed.

Sizes offered range from 4" X 4" - 45" X 35"

At this time they are only being produced in California.

Aluminum Heavy Duty is printed on a sturdy, rust-proof 0.08” aluminum for maximum outdoor durability. Most commonly used outdoors, although functional indoors as well. Common uses include: parking signs, traffic signs, factory and warehouse notifications, directional signage and more.

Our Aluminum Heavy Duty Signs contain a white surface on both sides.

Yes. We currently offer the following options: 3/8" Drill Hole with hole placement 1 inch from each corner, Round or Straight Corners, Contour Cuts and 5/8" X 1" Stand Off hardware.

Yes. They are suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications

Yes. 5/8" X 1" Stand Off hardware is available, but be sure to select "drill hole options" so that the hardware can be installed.

Sizes offered range from 4" X 4" - 46" X 36"

UV cured inks are used to print directly on to the surface of the Aluminum making the product last longer outdoors.

Acrylic boasts a variety of high-performance properties, among the most important being its optical clarity, low UV sensitivity, and overall weather resistance. Acrylic offers clear, glass-like brilliance and translucence, but is much lighter and much more durable than glass.

Color Spec Option: 4/0 (with No Mask) - Artwork must be reversed prior to submission.

  • Ensure you have 0.5" bleed on all sides of your artwork.
  • Do not add crop marks.

Note: Since 4/0 is printed without a White Mask and is printed directly on the material, the image will have somewhat of a transparent appearance due to the Clear substrate.

Color Spec Option: 5/0 (with Mask) - Artwork must be reversed prior to submission.

  • Ensure you have 0.5" bleed on all sides of your artwork.
  • Do not add crop marks.

White ink can be used as an overprint so your printed graphic can be opaque in some areas and transparent in others. This will allow for vibrant, crisp color. Make sure to create your mask file the same size as your color art file. This will prevent alignment issues during printing.

Note: White Masks must be made in vector format and be saved as EPS or PDF and use 100% K. 

Use vector paths/shapes to create black color areas that will indicate where the white ink base will go. The rest of the area will represent the Acrylic Sign. 

  • White ink base will be printed behind any color that’s in your Artwork Layer. 
  • Areas with color but without a White Mask will be printed with color directly on the material. These areas will have somewhat transparent color due to the Clear substrate.
  • Areas with color and a White Mask will be printed as opaque or solid color.
  • Areas with a White Mask and no color will be printed as white.
  • The black for the White Mask file must be 0% C 0% M 0% Y 100% K or it will not be recognized by preflight.

Our Acrylic Signs are Clear.

Yes. We currently offer the following options:

  • 3/8 " Drill Hole with hole placement 1 inch from each corner, Round or Straight Corners, Contour Cuts and 5/8" X 1" Stand Off hardware.

Yes. They are suitable for both indoor and outdoor usage. We recommend testing before using outdoors.

Yes. 5/8" X 1" Stand Off hardware is available, but be sure to select "drill hole options" so that the hardware can be installed.

Sizes offered range from 4" X 4" - 46" X 36"

UV cured inks are used to print directly on to the surface of the Acrylic making the product last longer outdoors.

Aluminum Sandwich Board are printed with UV inks and comprised of two .012" aluminum sheets with a polyethylene core, resulting in a total thickness of 1/8" (3mm). They are lightweight and come in two pre-painted colors: White & Brushed Silver. Drill hole options are available for quick and easy attachment to posts, fences, walls and a variety of surfaces. Aluminum Sandwich Board are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. Common uses include: real estate signage, customer/handicap notices, directional signs and much more.

Yes. Aluminum Sandwich boards are also known as Dibond® and Aluminum Composite Material (ACM) and Aluminum Composite Panel (ACP).

Currently they are available in a Brushed Silver / White combo. If you choose to print on the brushed silver side your panel will have a white back-side. If you print on the white surface your panel will have a brushed silver back-side. White boards are printed 4.0 (4color). Brushed Silver boards are printed 5.0 (4color w/ white ink).

Yes. We currently offer the following options: 3/8" Drill Hole with hole placement 1 inch from each corner, Round or Straight Corners, Contour Cuts and 5/8" X 1" Stand Off hardware.

Our Aluminum Sandwich Board current offering is 3mm. They are comprised of two .012" aluminum sheets with a solid polyethylene core.

Aluminum Sandwich Boards have a black edge.

UV cured inks are used to print directly on to the surface of the Aluminum Sandwich Boards making the product last longer outdoors. When printing on the Brushed Silver side (5.0) a separate white mask file will need to be uploaded. The white mask file will print as a base layer underneath your artwork file. This will help the colors "pop" on the Brushed Silver surface.

Files must be submitted in pdf file format. Text and graphics should be placed at least 0.5" from the edge of the cutline for safety. Ensure you have 0.5" bleed on all sides of your artwork. Do not add crop marks.

While we don't currently offer any hardware or instructions on how to hang the product, the Aluminum Sandwich Board is fairly lightweight, so it can be used for indoor hanging. Hanging the product with anything other than our supplied hardware is done at customer's discretion.

File format: PDF (preferred), AI, JPEG, TIFF, PSD, EPS (accepted).

Please convert all PMS & Spot Color to CMYK format. Please Outline All Fonts and Embed All Images.

No, 2 single sided banners are printed and then applied to the aluminum base.

Retractable banners come with a padded black bag for safe storage.

Banners are printed on a 10 mil vinyl for flexibility and durability.

Resolution is to be 150 dpi to 300 dpi in actual size, anything else would result in blurriness or pixalation.

The banner has a smooth matte finish which offers high print quality and versatility.

No. Double-sided retarctable stands are suitable for indoor use only.

Banners are generally produced with a next day turn around.

No. The 8mil Opaque Window Graphics are opaque offering excellent blockout coverage.

The adhesive is always applied to the back of the print. For double-sided prints the adhesive will be applied to the file labeled back, this will allow you to attach to your window from the inside to be viewed from the outside.

The print material is 8mil and a 1mil adhesive film is applied for mounting. The over all thickness is 9mil.

Yes, two different images can be printed back-to-back. Be sure to select the double-sided option for back-to-back prints.

The removable adhesive from a standard window glass is up to 6 months, 1 year if left in same location, both based under normal exposure conditions.

Ensure you have 0.5" bleed on all sides of your artwork. Do not add crop marks.

Our Styrene Signs are printed on a matte white substrate.

Yes. They are suitable for both indoor and temporary outdoor usage. We recommend testing before using outdoors.

Sizes offered range from 6" X 6" - 48" X 120"

UV cured inks are used to print directly on to the surface of the Styrene making the product last longer outdoors.

A mild soap and water with a damp cloth can be used for cleaning. If signs are used outdoors, avoiding direct light and high winds with regular cleaning will extend their life.

PROMO PRODUCTS MATERIALS GUIDE AND FAQ

Materials Guide

We offer various types of T-Shirts, made from 100% cotton from the brand Alstyle. Our current selection of colors include: White, Black, Red, Blue and Gray. Adult sizes range from S to XXL. Kids sizes range from XS to XL.

Note: Ladies' Short and Long Sleeve T-Shirts are Slim Fit

Men's Shirts - Basic

1) Short Sleeve

  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL
  • Colors: white, black, blue, red, grey

2) Long Sleeve

  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL
  • Colors: white, black


3) Tank Top

  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL
  • Colors: white, black, blue, red


Men's Shirts - Premium

  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL
  • Colors: white, black

Women's Shirts - Premium

1) Short Sleeve

  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL
  • Colors: white, black, blue, red


2) Long Sleeve

  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL
  • Colors: white, black

Kids Shirts

1) Short Sleeve

  • Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Colors: white, black, blue, red


2) Long Sleeve

  • Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Colors: white, black

We offer two different size Mugs, 11oz and 15oz. Our Mugs are made from a high quality ceramic and are microwave and dishwasher safe.

Our Traditional Locking-Pin Buttons are printed at near photo quality and have a durable metal locking-pin backer.

Available Sizes:

  • Round - 1x1, 1.25x1.25, 2.25x2.25, 3x3, 3.5x3.5
  • Rectangle - 2.5x3.5, 2x3
  • Square - 2x2
  • Diamond - 2x2

Our Magnet Buttons are printed at near photo quality and have a magnetic backer.

Tote Bags are made of a sturdy, 100% cotton that is eco-friendly and useful for anything from grocery shopping to hitting the gym. The 6oz cotton canvas material is washable and reusable. Dual self-fabric straps offer convenient over-the-shoulder carry, leaving hands free for shopping applications.

Tote Bags are available in Natural (off-white), Blue (royal), and Red colors.

T-Shirt - General & File Setup:

We offer various types of T-Shirts, made from 100% cotton from the brand Alstyle. Our current selection of colors include: White, Black, Red, Blue and Gray. Adult sizes range from S to XXL. Kids sizes range from XS to XL.

Note: Ladies' Short and Long Sleeve T-Shirts are Slim Fit

Men's Shirts - Basic

1) Short Sleeve

  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL
  • Colors: white, black, blue, red, grey

2) Long Sleeve

  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL
  • Colors: white, black


3) Tank Top

  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL
  • Colors: white, black, blue, red


Men's Shirts - Premium

  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL
  • Colors: white, black

Women's Shirts - Premium

1) Short Sleeve

  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL
  • Colors: white, black, blue, red


2) Long Sleeve

  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL
  • Colors: white, black

Kids Shirts

1) Short Sleeve

  • Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Colors: white, black, blue, red


2) Long Sleeve

  • Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Colors: white, black

Our T-Shirts are printed by a CMYK+W digital print process and can be printed on the front and back of the T-Shirt.

Yes. If you would like to order printing only on the back, please choose 0/4 under the color option.

Current acceptable file types are .pdf, .jpg, and .eps files.

There are two available print areas, 11"x8.5" and 8.5"x11". Both are centered 2" down from the bottom of the collar for the front, and 5.5" down from the top of the collar for the back.

As you can see, the print area (GREEN) will be printed on the shirt. Anything outside that area (RED) will not be printed.

Above is an example of offset position for T-Shirts. As you can see you can achieve a left or right side chest print by positioning the logo or artwork accordingly on the 11"x8.5" document size.

You can purchase one T-Shirt through our trade site if you need samples for your customers. We do not offer free samples at this time.

No. For all T-Shirts; the background color of your artwork must be transparent if you want the color of the garment to show. Saving a transparent PDF or TIF file is the best way to do this. You can also send in EPS files with no background.

For example, if you want a logo printed on a garment and your artwork contains the logo with a white background, or any background color, it will print as you see it on the file. The logo must be on a transparent background if you only want the logo to print.

To help visualize setup and bleed rules, you can use our T-Shirt templates available here

T-Shirt art files do not need bleed. Please submit your files at exactly 11"x8.5" or 8.5"x11".

No, please do not send your artwork with crop marks or any other printer marks, including crop marks, registration marks, or color bars.

Yes. Since the womens and youth size shirts are a bit smaller, your artwork must set up vertically only: Width = 8.5 Height = 11. Horizontal files are not accepted.

No. You may set up your artwork just like the normal mens T-Shirts.

Alstyle Apparel

Men's - Basic, Tank Tops and Kids' shirts are 6.0 oz (10.0 oz Canada) 100% Cotton Tubular Jersey. Classic fit, double-needle bottom hem and sleeves with shoulder-to-shoulder tape. Pre-shrunk to minimize shrinkage.

Men's Basic Short Sleeve reference: Alstyle #1301

Men's Long Sleeve reference: Alstyle #1304

Men's Tank Top reference: Alstyle #1307

Kid's Short Sleeve reference: Alstyle #3381

Kid's Long Sleeve reference: Alstyle #3384

Men's - Premium shirts are 4.3 oz (7.15 oz Canada) 100% Combed Ring-spun Cotton Jersey. Set-in rib collar with shoulder-to-shoulder taping. Double-needle sleeve and bottom hems. Preshrunk to minimize shrinkage.

Men's Premium Short Sleeve reference: Alstyle #5301

Ladies' - Premium shirts are 4.3 oz (7.15 oz Canada) 100% Combed Ring-spun Cotton Jersey. Set-in rib collar with shoulder-to-shoulder taping. Double-needle sleeve and bottom hems. Preshrunk to minimize shrinkage.

Ladies' Premium Short Sleeve reference: Alstyle #5562

Ladies' Premium Long Sleeve reference: Alstyle #5564

Mugs - General & File Setup:

Mugs are printed by a CMYK digital print process.

Acceptable files types at the moment are .pdf, .jpg, and .eps files.

The print area is 8.5x3 for the 11oz. Mug and 9x4 for the 15oz. Mug. It is then centered and wrapped around the mug.

As you can see, the print area (GREEN) will be printed on the Mug. Anything outside that area (RED) will not be printed. Remember, the print area for the 11oz. Mug is 8.5x3 while the print area for the 15oz. Mug

Above is an example of offset position for Mugs. As you can see, you can achive a left, center, or right print by positioning the logo or artwork accordingly on the 8.5x3 document size.

You can purchase one Mug through our trade site if you need samples for your customers. We do not offer free samples at this time.

For White Mugs, the background color must be C-0 M-0 Y-0 K-0. White color for White Mugs will be ignored.

To help visualize setup and bleed rules, you can use our Mug templates available here.

The print area is 8.5x3 for the 11oz. Mug and 9x4 for the 15oz. Mug. It is then centered and wrapped around the mug.

No, please do not send your artwork with crop marks or any other printer marks, including crop marks, registration marks, or color bars.

Buttons - General & File Setup:

Buttons are printed by a CMYK digital print process. They are near photo quality.

There are 2 different types of Buttons: Locking-Pin Buttons and Magnet Buttons. They are printed and produced in the same way but have different backers.

Please note: our magnet backing buttons are meant for metal surfaces such as refrigerators, metal cabinets. They are not meant for apparel.

Acceptable file types at the moment are .pdf, .jpg, and .eps files.

All of the different types of Button products follow the same rules as normal print ready artwork. The difference is in the safety areas. Each of the button products have the safety areas a bit different so we do recommend always using our certified templates to prepare your artwork.

We cannot guarantee the locking pin will align precisely. If slightly off, you can correct the orientation accordingly when pinning to the fabric.

Tote Bags - General & File Setup:

We offer a sturdy 100% cotton Tote Bag that's eco-friendly and useful for anything from grocery shopping to hitting the gym. The 6-oz cotton canvas material is washable and reusable. Dual self-fabric straps offer convenient over-the-shoulder carry, leaving hands free for shopping applications.

Natural (off-white), Blue (royal), and Red

Product size: 14.5"W x 16"H x 1" / Printable area: 9"W x 13"H - both sides.

Our Tote Bags are printed by a CMYK+W digital print process.

Yes, 4/4 printing is available on both sides of the Tote Bag.

Current acceptable file types are .pdf, .jpg, and .eps files.

No. For all Tote Bags; the background color of your artwork must be transparent if you want the color of the bag to show. Saving a transparent PDF or TIF file is the best way to do this. You can also send in EPS files with no background.

For example, if you want a logo printed on a bag and your artwork contains the logo with a white background, or any background color, it will print as you see it on the file. The logo must be on a transparent background if you only want the logo to print.

Tote Bag art files do not need bleed. Please submit your files at exactly 9"W x 13"H.

No, please do not send your artwork with crop marks or any other printer marks, including crop marks, registration marks, or color bars.

MAILING FAQ

  • Completed Non-Profit 3623 Form (please verify that all information is correct).
  • Include the Non-Profit organization name and address as the return address on the mail piece artwork. Organization name and address must match the name and address on 3623 Form.
  • Presorted Standard - minimum 200 pieces
  • Presorted First Class - minimum 500 pieces
  • Non-Presort First Class - minimum 200 pieces
  • Non-Profit (Standard) - minimum 200 pieces

We can ink jet on paper that does not have UV coating on postage side and address block.

  • 100lb book
  • 100lb cover
  • 4/1 14 or 16pt
  • 4/4 Spot UV or UV Front
  • Matte 14pt or 16pt
  • 70lb bright white
  • 80lb Cover
  • Aqueous Coating

You must have: 4w x 2.5h inches of blank space at the bottom right hand corner for addressing and barcode. 1w x 1h inches of blank space at the top right hand corner for the indicia/permit. (see figure below)

  • Data process of one mailing list ($25 for each additional list)
  • C.A.S.S. Certification (Coding Accuracy Support System)
  • N.C.O.A (National Change of Address)
  • De-dupe list
  • Pre-sorting
  • Ink-jet setup and addressing
  • Post Office delivery

The mailing service charge is based on the quantity of your mailing order.

Proof Authorization Mailing Form. Proof that is e-mailed to you after postage payment has been received and printing completed. Proof shows indicia and one random name from customer's mailing list ink jet on mailer to show placement. Indicia indicates the class of mailing.

Mailing turnaround begins once PAMF is received. PAMF form submitted before the 1 P.M. (P.S.T) deadline will be considered the first day of turnaround. Here are the turnaround times for data processing:

  • 200 - 25,000: 1 - 3 business days
  • 30,000 - 60,000: 3 - 5 business days
  • 70,000 - 100,000: 5 - 7 business days

Postage rates are on the mailing services site. Actual postage costs will be determined once we process your provided mailing list.

No, postage is a separate charge.

Mailing services charges will be calculated at the time of your print Order when you choose the option "Yes, Direct Mail by printing.coop"

This charge will be included in your sub-total at the end of your order process and these charges will be applied to the credit card you use to place the order.

Postage has to be paid by check only. A copy of the check should be faxed/e-mailed to accounting department.

Effective June 24, 2010, you will have the option to ship the remainders to your default address, drop ship the remainders to an address of your choosing, or have printing.coop, Inc. recycle them for you.

No, mailing service is only offered to customers that want to use printing.coop's permit.

Yes, if you have a Non-Profit account with USPS

Our standard pricing includes a maximum 5 lines. Additional lines may require an extra setup and setup charge. Please call for details.

We do not guarantee or recommend this. Our ink jet machine uses a solvent-based ink and has a heating system to dry the ink. If you would still like to use a different mailing house, we suggest taking a sample of the product you will order to the mailing house for their approval.

No, mailing service can only be done with jobs printed by printing.coop Inc. We cannot address or tab jobs done by other printers as well.

We accept the following formats: .xls (Excel [recommended]), .csv (Comma delimited), .txt (ASCII text file)

Here is a sample of what the mailing list excel sheet should look like:

Presorted Standard
  • 200 pieces required to qualify for Presort Standard.
  • Post office delivery time is estimated two weeks.
  • Cheapest postage rate but longest delivery time.

Presorted First Class
  • 500 pieces required to qualify for Presort First Class.
  • Post office delivery time is estimated 1 - 3 business days.

Non-Presort First Class
  • 200 pieces to qualify for Non-Presort First Class.
  • Post office delivery time is estimated 1- 3 business days.
  • Non-Presort First Class is the same as placing a stamp on an envelope (no discount).

Non-Profit (Standard)
  • 200 pieces to qualify for Non-Profit mail.
  • Customer needs to provide proper documentation to qualify for Non-Profit rate. *(PS Form 3623)
  • Post office delivery time is estimated two weeks (Same as Presort Standard).
  • Uses customer's Non-Profit account with printing.coop's permit number.

 

Bundling offers the convenience of sorting print orders into predetermined quantities for ease of use by you, your customers or for EDDM purposes. Orders will be bundled in quantities of either 50 or 100 pieces and they will be banded in accordance with USPS EDDM banding requirements.

Please Note:

  • Processing time for bundling your product may not be included in the turnaround time that you select when placing your order.
    • Please add 1 to 2 days to your turnaround time for this service.
  • The type of band we use may vary per facility subject to availability (Paper band shown below).
  • The maximum quantity offered for bundling is 25,000 pieces.

(Paper band shown below)

Shipping FAQ

No. Our selected carriers do not generally ship to PO Box addresses. Economy shipping, if available, will ship to a P.O.Box.

You cannot ship one order to two different places. For example, job number B55555-001 and B55555-002 will get a shipping address each but job number B55555-001 cannot ship to two different places.

Yes. We can drop ship a package to your customer. Simply select the option Drop Ship then select an address from your Address Book. The order will now ship with your billing address to the shipping address chosen from your address book.

We do not provide a pricing or weight list but you may get immediate shipping pricing on our website when placing an order.

We offer Common Carrier shipping with multiple service methods e.g. Ground, Next Day Air, etc.

Purolator shipping service is available to US and Canadian residents only for orders produced and shipped within Canada.

Yes. Purolator shipping service is available for orders shipped to - and within - Canada.

Unfortunately at this time, we do not offer that option. All orders must be shipped out using our printing.coop Inc. shipping account.

We cannot split a job into mutiple boxes. Our standard double corrugated boxes will be used to ship your orders.

Generally no, but printing.coop does offer group shipping on limited products. Please review the Shipping terms before choosing group shipping as turnround times and delivery may be impacted.

How to place your group order:

  • Select your product (business cards only at this time)
  • Select RUN SIZE, COLOR and TURNAROUND
  • DELIVERY – Shipping Method
  • JOB NAME/PO – add your job name
  • Choose SHIP TO address (default or drop ship)
  • Choose shipping method
  • Click the "Add Job" button
  • JOB NAME/PO – add your job name
  • DELIVERY - Common Carrier
  • GROUP – Choose the group you want to ship this set with

We do not provide shrink wrapping as a service.

If your order is produced at our Canadian plant, all taxes are collected at checkout. If your order is produced at a US plant, the shipping charge includes all fees, duties, etc. See below for more details. Your order may ship from our Canada plant or in certain circumstances one of our U.S. based plants. If the order is shipped from a U.S.plant, please allow 4-7 business days from the date your order is shipped. Duties (if applicable), fees and Canadian taxes will be included in your order total. There are no fees or taxes on orders below $20.01 Canadian Dollars.

All international customers are responsible for paying the custom fees (i.e.: taxes, duties, etc.) upon receiving the order. printing.coop Inc. will only charge our customers for shipping fees.

Our web site is equipped with an address verification system that checks all addresses for accuracy depending on the carrier being used. This assures your package will arrive to the correct location. Please make sure that the address is spelled, abbreviated and submitted with the correct suite, unit, street number, town or city and zip or postal code.

If the address supplied is not valid or complete, the carrier will make every reasonable effort to find the correct address and deliver the shipment. An additional address correction fee of $11 will be charged for this service. Please ensure that your address is up-to-date in your Address Book and includes ALL the necessary information such as the correct Street address, APT/suite/other number, town or city, state and zip or postal code.

Economy Shipping FAQs

Economy Shipping offers the added convenience of utilizing a common carrier shipping option and USPS (United States Postal Service) delivery to residential addresses. Economy Shipping delivers to all 50 US States and US Territories. Packages shipped using Economy Shipping are delivered to the USPS facility closest to your delivery address. USPS will then deliver the package to a residential address.

Economy Shipping offers a lower cost way of shipping your packages. The delivery expectation is up to 2 days longer than Ground. Delivery is available on Saturday via USPS.

Economy Shipping is only available for residential addresses . If the ship to address is classified as being a commercial address, then it will not qualify for Economy Shipping and you will not see the option on our website.

You can track by using the original tracking number with the final delivery leg made by USPS at usps.com. Once your package has been delivered to a USPS facility, the USPS tracking information will become available. Tracking information will be accessible from our website.

Economy Shipping is available for single package products that meet specific weight and dimension requirements. Economy Shipping is not available for most printing.coop products.

Economy Shipping is not available in Canada.

No day-definite guarantees are available for Economy Shipping.

For drop-ship orders, if a package is deemed undeliverable and returned by USPS, it will be returned to you (the sender) and not to printing.coop. A return-delivery fee will apply.

Once your job has shipped you may want to also check your shipping time based on your production location.

Please note: Turnaround times are based on the producing facility time zone.

If you choose group shipping your turnaround time may be extended by at least one day.

Our turnaround times refer solely to production. Once production is complete it may take up to one business day for orders to ship or be available for pick-up. Local delivery orders will be delivered on the next scheduled day for your zone (excluding the day of production). It is our goal to release all jobs as soon as completion of production allows. The last day of your turn-around is not a guaranteed "in hands" date.

Same Day Turnaround option is only available on limited products and for quantities up to 500.

Same Day Turnaround (not available at all locations) 
  • orders must be uploaded and approved by 10:00 AM

  • Turnaround starts from the time the file upload is complete. If a job has revised files, is placed on hold, or is awaiting proof approval the turnaround starts from time the approval is given. We reserve the right to print same day orders on digital press equipment. Orders that complete after 5:00PM may not be available for pick up until the following morning.
Next Day Turnaround
  • orders must be uploaded and approved by 10:00 AM

  • Turnaround starts from the time the file upload is complete. If a job has revised files, is placed on hold, or is awaiting proof approval the turnaround starts from time the approval is given. Also note: All booklets/calendars will receive an electronic proof that must be approved before the start of turnaround and printing.
Next Day + 1 Turnaround
  • orders must be uploaded and approved by 1:00 PM

2 - 4 Turnaround
  • orders must be uploaded and approved by 1:00 PM

  • Turnaround starts from the time the file upload is complete. If a job has revised files, is placed on hold, or is awaiting proof approval the turnaround starts from time the approval is given. Also note: All booklets/calendars will receive an electronic proof that must be approved before the start of turnaround and printing.
5 - 7 Turnaround
  • orders must be uploaded and approved by 1:00 PM

  • Turnaround starts from the time the file upload is complete. If a job has revised files, is placed on hold, or is awaiting proof approval the turnaround starts from time the approval is given. Also note: All booklets/calendars will receive an electronic proof that must be approved before the start of turnaround and printing.

Aqueous Coating (AQ):

It is used to protect and enhance the printed piece. Aqueous coating is applied to all 100lb gloss book and 100lb gloss cover.

Artwork Direction

Backing:

Locking-Pin

  • Our Traditional Locking-Pin Buttons are printed at near photo quality and have a durable metal locking-pin backer.
  • Available Sizes:
    • Round - 1x1, 1.25x1.25, 2.25x2.25, 3x3, 3.5x3.5
    • Rectangle - 2.5x3.5, 2x3
    • Square - 2x2
    • Diamond - 2x2

Magnet

  • Our Magnet Buttons are printed at near photo quality and have a magnetic backer.
  • Available Sizes:
    • Round - 1x1, 1.25x1.25, 2.25x2.25, 3x3
    • Square - 2x2

Barcode:

A series of vertical bars and spaces that represent any numerical series, most often a correct ZIP Code for the delivery address on a mailpiece. The barcode facilitates automated processing by barcode readers and scanners. A barcode also can be used to convey information for Delivery Confirmation and Signature Confirmation services. Barcodes that may be used for postal processing are POSTNET and UCC/EAN Code 128.

 

Batch:

We have two different batch sizes 28" x 20" or 40" x 28". Jobs with the same type and quantity are collected on the same batch. For example, all business cards and postcards 4/1 1k are collected and printed on the same batch.

Bindery:

The finishing department, which performs operations on the printed product after it has been printed. The bindery operations are as follows: Folding, Binding, Stitching, Scoring, Perforation, Die Cutting, & Envelope Converting (currently done in house).

Binding:

Different methods used to secure loose pages in a book is called binding. Saddle stitch is an example of binding.

Bleed:

Bleed must extend past the cut-line and will be trimmed from the product during the final cutting phase. When the image is required to extend all the way to the edge, bleed is needed to preserve the finished look and the quality of the final product.

Please keep all text at least 0.125" inside the cut-line.

  • The bleed for Standard Products is 0.125".
  • The bleed for Booklets and Presentation Folders is 0.25".

Booklets:

Booklets range from 8 to 52 pages printed on durable 100lb Book stock and are assembled in-house.

Borders:

An outline around graphics, text or edge of a sheet.

Brightness:

Refers to the percent of light reflected back from a sheet of paper as measured by a light meter reading. Contrast is reduced and highlights are not as strong when paper with a lower brightness is used for a printed piece. Here at printing.coop, depending on paper brand the papers have different brightness grades, for example Tango has 91 brightness, Balboa ha 90 brightness.

Bulk Mail:

Standard Mail or Third Class Mail.

Bumper Stickers

Perfect for outdoor use, our printing.coop Bumper Stickers are printed on 4-mil premium white flexible vinyl film and coated with acrylic adhesive that's laminated to a 90# layflat liner. The film is designed to accept a variety of solvent based and curable inks. The liner offers excellent product layflat, adhering easily to most bumpers and enabling them to withstand a variety of environmental conditions. So go ahead and hit the streets with your brand, full speed ahead!

Build Your Own Catalog

You can now use our “Build Your Own Catalog” feature to generate a customized portfolio of products that you wish to offer your customers. Choose a category from the left-hand side, and add pages to your catalog using the ADD button, or simply drag and drop the page to the exact location you want. Create as many sheets as you like using the Add New Sheet button. Organize your catalog’s pages using the links in the SHEET MANAGER. When you’re satisfied with how your catalog looks, clicking on FINALIZE will generate a PDF using only the exact pages you specified. You'll then be ready to offer a selection of products as unique as your business!

C1S paper:

Paper coated one side. Not to be confused with UV and aqueous coatings or laminates, the terms C1S and C2S refer to paper coated at the manufacturing stage, prior to printing. Coated paper has a smoother printing surface and lower ink absorption than uncoated paper. C1S is available for catalog covers and for our packaging products.

C2S paper:

Paper coated on two sides. Not to be confused with UV and aqueous coatings or laminates, the terms C1S and C2S refer to paper coated at the manufacturing stage, prior to printing. Coated paper has a smoother printing surface and lower ink absorption than uncoated paper.

Card Stock:

Also called cover stock. Mostly heavyweight papers are called cards stock. The thickness of card stock is indicated with point sizes such as 14pt, 16pt. Some people will also refer to 100lb gloss cover as a card stock.

Carrier Route:

The address to which a carrier delivers mail. In common usage, carrier route includes city routes, rural routes, highway contact routes, post office box sections, and general delivery units.

CMYK:

>The primary colors used in 4-color printing. CMYK are used to reproduce full color on the printed sheet. CMYK also called PROCESS COLOR

  • C: Cyan (Blue)
  • M: Magenta (Red)
  • Y: Yellow
  • K: Key (Black)

Coating:

The mixture of clay materials that are applied to paper to improve the smoothness of the paper's surface and improve ink holdout during the printing process. Examples are Aqueous coating (AQ) and UV coating. UV coating adds a gloss finish to the product and also improves the vibrancy of the printed colors. Spot-UV can be applied to selected portions of the piece, while keeping the rest a matte finish.

 

Coding Accuracy Support System (CASS):

A service offered to mailers, service bureaus, and software vendors that improves the accuracy of matching to delivery point codes, ZIP+4 codes, 5-digit Zip Codes, and carrier route codes on mail piece. CASS provides a common platform to measure the quality of address matching software and to diagnose and correct software problems.

Collecting:

Prepress Department that imposes multiple jobs of the same type in a press layout, called a batch. Collecting is responsible for creating schedules that meet production deadlines and satisfy job turnarounds.

Collect on Delivery (COD):

A service for mailers who need to mail an article for which they have not received payment. The amount due the sender is collected from the addressee and the USPS returns the amount due to the sender.

Color Types

0:4 (0 over 4) - 1 sided: full color on back envelope flap 4:4 (4 over 4) - 2 sided: full color on front and on back 4:1 (4 over 1) - 2 sided:full color on front, black on back 4:0 (4 over 0) - 1 sided: full color on front 5:0 (5 over 0) - 1 sided: full color on front 5:1 (5 over 1) - 2 sided: full color on front, black on back 4:5 (4 over 5) - 2 sided: full color on front and full color on back 5:4 (5 over 4) - 2 sided: full color on front and full color on back 5:5 (5 over 5) - 2 sided: full color on front and on back

Color Proof / Epson Proof / Match Print:

An image, created by using color inks. Showing what the final printed product will look like. Color proofs within printing.coop are called Epson proofs tand are a 80%-85% match with the final product.

Consecutive Numbering:

Numbering a form, or a series of printed material where the number changes sequentially from one to another. Example, if the first one has number 201, the second will get 202, the third would be 203 and so on. Here at printing.coop we do not offer that service.

Crop Marks (Guide Marks):

Lines printed in the margin of sheet that indicates to the cutter and bindery where the finished product should be trimmed. They are also used to show what part of a photo should be used and what part should be cropped off.

Die Cutting:

A specific shape like circle, star, etc (any designs that cannot be done by a straight cut) which is cut by a metal blade. Door hangers are a popular product which requires die cutting. We can accomodate shape sizes 13" x 10" and smaller, larger sizes must be sent out to other binderies.

Direct Mail:

Another name for advertising mail sent to targeted markets. It can be any mail class, but it is usually Standard Mail.

Direct Mail Short Runs

Direct Mail postcards with UV on both sides. Available in 14pt and 16pt. You supply the mailing list and we'll take care of the rest by digitally printing the names & addresses of your recipients on the product and applying a UV coating to both sides.

  • NOTE: This Direct Mail product is for quantities of 2500 and below.

Dots Per Inch (dpi):

A measurement of resolution of input, output and display devices. 300 dpi means that when printed, each square inch of your image will contain 90,000 pixels (dots), the higher the dpi (the more pixels per inch) the more crisp the printed image will be. Our electronic (digital files) have to have a resolution of at least 300 dpi. Anything less than that is considered as low resolution and may appear blurry when printed.

Embossing:

A process of imprinting an image by applying pressure to the back side of a material to change the surface, giving it a three dimensional or raised effect. Embossing can be referred to as raised lettering. Here at printing.coop we DO NOT offer embossing or raised lettering.

Favorites / Adding to Favorites / Using Favorites:

The new and useful "My Favorites" feature at printing.coop can be used in conjunction with our new product builder to save you a lot of extra time while placing orders and building jobs. You can save specifications for products and jobs you plan to purchase often to save time on future checkouts. Simply build your product and give it a memorable title relevant to your business. Next time you'll just have to go to your Favorites page and click the button, and the form will automatically be filled out for you, all that's left is to set your job and checkout - That's just a two click order!

Finished Size / Trim Size:

The size of a printed product after all production operations have been completed.

Finishing:

Operations to a document after it has been printed. The finishing operations could include bindery work such as, folding, trimming, binding, die cutting, inserting or any post press process that must be completed.

Flat Size:

The size of a printed product after printing and trimming but before any finishing operations that affect its size, such as folding.

Flute Direction

Foil:

The application of metallic gold or silver foil on paper using a heated die. The foil is adhered to the surface leaving the design of the die on the paper. Our Foil Stamp Printing adds a custom touch to your printed product by applying a thin film of metal to paper that creates a high grade, eye-catching result.

Folding:

The process of bending printed sheets in a specific area. Folding is one of our popular bindery jobs.

4-Panel Roll Fold:

A type of fold where the piece is folded inward at one end and then folded inward again one or more times. It is as if you are rolling the piece up.

Accordion Fold:

A sheet which has been printed on only one side then folded twice in right angles to form a W-shaped four page uncut section. Standard Accordion folds are offered as 4-panels. For 5-panel Accordion fold jobs submit a custom estimate. Accordion folds are usually available on 100lb gloss book papers. Such as, brochures and catalogs.

Double Gate Fold:

Single gate fold, with an additional fold on the center.

Double Parallel Fold :

A type of fold where the piece is folded in half and then folded in half again. The folds are parallel to each other.

French Fold (quarter fold):

A sheet which has been printed on one side only and then folded twice at right angles to form a four page uncut section.

Gate Fold:

When both sides of an oversize page fold into the gutter in overlapping layers.

Half Fold:

Is fold in half.

Half-Tri Fold:

A sheet is folded in half and then tri-folded.

Tri Fold:

A fold where a three panel piece has both side sections folded inward, one on top of the other each section is approximately 1/3 the length of the piece. Also known as a C-fold or letter-fold.

Z Fold:

A paper fold represented by back and forth folds into three panels.

 

Full Bleed:

Printing that goes to the edge of all four sides of the page.

Gloss Finish:

A coating on paper that provides a higher reflection of light, which results in a shiny appearance. Gloss coatings reduce ink absorption, which allows excellent contrast and color definition.

Gloss Paper:

Paper with a gloss finish, usually used for higher quality printing. Examples are 100lb gloss book, and 100lb gloss cover.

  • A strip of paper containing gray tones ranging from white to black. So gray scale refers to black and white printed material.

Grippers:

Metal finger like clamps that grab the paper to pull it through the press as the sheet is being printed.

Group Sets

Group Sets is a new feature designed to save you time! If you want multiple orders of the same product, you can now simply specify how many sets you want grouped in one shipment. Group Shipping is automatically defaulted for eligible products; you can also select no group shipping. Need another set of this product sent to a different location? Create a new group and Drop Ship it. It's easy!

Group Sets is a new feature designed to save you time!

Larger orders can now take advantage of our File Uploader. You upload a ZIP file containing all the artwork for this group of sets, and we handle the rest. To help expedite the process, naming the files correctly is very important. Try to adhere to the following naming convention:

  • Group Name-Front
  • Group Name-Back
  • Group Name-Mask-Front
  • Group Name-Mask-Back
  • Group Name-UV-Mask-Front
  • Group Name-UV-Mask-Back

If you have multiple Groups, be sure to create a folder for each Group inside the zip file. A Customer Experience Representative will call you shortly after receipt of payment to verify that we have applied your artwork to your order correctly, and the order will begin to process.

Have your artwork ready to upload now? If your order contains 15 or more sets and is eligible* (exclusions apply: see below), the "Add to Cart" button will turn into a "Continue" button, and you'll see a prompt to upload your artwork now, or continue as normal. Simply upload your ZIP file of artwork for this entire order, and continue through checkout as usual. A Customer Experience Representative will call you shortly after receipt of payment to verify that we have applied your artwork to your order correctly, and the order will begin to process. We think you'll like this new time-saving feature.

  • Exclusions include Next Day/Same Day turnaround.
  • PLEASE NOTE: If you choose Group Shipping, your turnaround time may be extended by at least one day. Turnaround time for the group will not begin until all orders in the group are production ready. If one or more of the jobs designated for Group Shipping is delayed, for any reason, the entire group will be held and delayed until all jobs are complete. 

Group Shipping:

We now offer Group Shipping on limited products that have the same specifications. The Product Builder page will indicate if Group Shipping is available.

When ordering multiple sets of eligible products you can now ship them together and save on your shipping costs. Simply fill out the specifications for the first product and then hit the 'Add Job' button to the bottom left. In the new window name this set, and then choose the 'group ship' button. You can continue by clicking 'Add Job' until your order for this style of products is complete. It's easy, saves you money on shipping and you only need to track one shipment!

  • PLEASE NOTE: If you choose Group Shipping, your turnaround time may be extended by at least one day. Turnaround time for the group will not begin until all orders in the group are production ready. If one or more of the jobs designated for Group Shipping is delayed, for any reason, the entire group will be held and delayed until all jobs are complete.

Hairline:

The thinnest possible line or space that is visible.

Head to Head:

Printing on the front and back of a sheet is setup so that the top of both sides is printed at the same end of the sheet. You would turn the sheet like the page of a book to read the reverse side.

Head-to-Toe:

Printing on the front and back of a sheet so that the tops of each side are printed at opposite ends from each other. The top of one side is opposite the bottom of the other. You would turn the sheet over from top to bottom to read the reverse side. Also referred to as head-to-tail or tumble.

Hickey:

A spot on a printed sheet that appears as a small white circle with ink in the center, caused by particles such as dirt, dust, or bits of paper.

Imprinting:

The printing of new copy on a piece that is already printed. Examples of imprinting are ink-jetting addresses on postcards after the actual card has been printed. Please note that we DO NOT imprint or inkjet on any paper with AQ or UV Coating. The only job that can be imprinted after printing is spot UV jobs and any jobs in this category, which are as follows: Spot UV on both sides, UV one side no UV on the other side, Spot UV on one side no UV on the other side. These jobs do not get UV or AQ coating after imprinting.

In House:

When a production process for a printed product is done within a facility and is not sent to an outsider, also referred to as in plant.

Ink Jet:

A printing technology in which liquid ink is sprayed through tiny nozzles onto the paper in a pattern of dots, forming the image on the paper. Jobs with AQ or UV coating cannot be ink jet printed.

Insert:

A letter, card, or similar item placed inside another mail piece (host piece).

Job Number:

A unique number assigned to a job by a buyer or manufacturer. The number allows the job to be tracked throughout production. Here at printing.coop customers get job numbers automatically when they place an order online. Any orders that come in through mail or by customers drop off at the front desk get "walk-in" job numbers.

Lamination:

The process of applying a film, often plastic or copolymer, to either one or both sides of a printed sheet. Lamination adds a gloss or silk finish to a printed product and provides durability, water resistance and tear resistance.

  • Gloss Lamination: A high gloss film applied to one or both sides of a print product. Gloss lamination is optically clear, durable and is scuff, tear and water resistant.
  • Silk Lamination: A dull matte film applied to one or both sides of a print product. Silk lamination give cards a luxurious smooth feel and may dull color and contrast slightly. Durable Silk lamination is tear and water resistant.

Landscape:

Printing a page so that when positioned for reading the width is greater than the height.

Line-of-Travel (LOT) Sequence:

A sequence required for some Enhanced Carrier Route and carrier route rates in which mail pieces are arranged by ZIP+4 codes in the order in which the carrier serves the route. The mail pieces are sequenced in delivery order.

Line Screen:

A transparent screen which has been etched with fine lines. It is used to convert a picture or photograph into a halftone dot pattern so that can be printed.

At printing.coop we do our best to maintain the fidelity of your creative intent through the complex process of reproduction in print. While printing 200 lpi may be satisfactory, we have gone one huge step further with the adoption of Staccato (or FM) screening method that brings near photographic quality. Staccato eliminates halftone screen angles, rosettes, and screening moirÉ while preserving the desirable details in your artwork. Our Staccato screening process employs 20 micron dot size which is equivalent to 500 lpi.

Make-Ready:

  1. The process of setting up and adjusting a printing press for a particular ink, paper and specifications prior to printing. This includes adjusting the infeed, grippers and guides, adjusting ink for proper coverage, registering copy, and matching the printed piece with the proof to be sure everything is correct. Also referred to as set up.
  2. The paper used while making all the necessary adjustments before printing the actual run. Also referred to as set up.

Margin:

The non-printed areas around the image area of a page. 

CMYK:

The primary colors used in 4-color printing. CMYK are used to reproduce full color on the printed sheet. CMYK also called PROCESS COLOR

C: Cyan (Blue) M: Magenta (Red) Y: Yellow K: Key (Black)

Offset Printing:

The transfer of an inked image from a plate to a blanket cylinder, which in turn transfers the image to the printing material as it passes between the blanket and the impression cylinder and pressure is applied. Also referred to as offset lithography. Here at printing.coop use offset printing.

Open End Envelope:

An envelope with an opening along its short dimension.

Open Side Envelope:

An envelope with an opening along its longest dimension.

 

Out of Register / Off Register:

When an image is not printing in the exact location that it is suppose to. When printing more than one color, if the colors do not line up properly, they are out of register.

Output:

Sending information from a computer to a printing device to produce a printed page is called output.

Overprinting:

Printing an image over an area that has already been printed. In printing process colors, one process color is printed over another creating a secondary color, which is a combination of two primary colors. Sometimes in the files that customers send us there will be overprinting issues. Such as type or logos not printing. Customers should be aware that we do not check for this and their overprinting situation must be evaluated before sending the files to us.

Overruns / Overs:

The quantity of items produced over the quantity that was originally ordered. Also referred to as any paper spoiled in the process of printing. For example if our batch is 1000 quantity batch we always overrun 150-200 sheets.

Pantone Matching System (PMS):

A registered name for an ink color matching system used to compare, match and identify specific colors. To do so we use a pantone book. It contains pantone colors with their closest CMYK values.

 

Paper Grain:

The direction in which the fibers line up during the manufacturing process. It is easier to fold, bend, or tear the paper along the same direction of the fibers. Cut sheet laser printers generally use long grain paper in which the grain runs parallel to the long side of the paper, resulting in better performance through the laser printer.

Perfect Bound Books

Perfect Binding gives your booklets a more finished, refined look. A 10pt C1S cover (no coating) is bound with 80lb book (no coating) on the inside. The cover will be printed as 4:0 with the inside cover being blank and the inside of the booklet will be printed as 4:4. Perfect Bound Booklets are perfect for catalogs, manuals, presentations and proposals.

Perfector:

A printing press that can print on the front and the back of the paper in one pass through the press.

Perfecting:

The process of printing both sides of a sheet of paper in the same pass through the press. 

Perforation:

Creating a series of holes so that the paper can be torn more easily along the line that is formed. Postage stamps and tear-off cards are common products that require perforation.

Pixel:

The smallest unit of a digitized image created by a digital device, such as a computer, camera, or scanner. Pixel is short for "picture element." The more pixels per inch the better the resolution. On computer monitors, the display is divided into rows and columns containing thousands or millions of pixels. Each pixel is composed of three dots representing the three color channels of red, green, and blue light that are necessary for creating a color image on computer monitors and television screens. Because of their small size, the pixels appear to merge, simulating a continuous tone image, but when magnified they appear to be tiny square blocks of light, as shown in the illustration.

 

Plate:

A metal or paper light-sensitive sheet that holds an image that has been photographically produced. During the printing process, the image area picks up ink, which is then transferred to a blanket and then to paper.\

Postage:

Payment for delivery service that is affixed or imprinted to a mail piece, usually in the form of a postage stamp, permit imprint, or meter stamp.

Permit:

Authorization required to mail without affixing postage. A postage imprint, also referred to as an indicia (The imprinted area in the upper right corner of the mail piece that indicates postage payment), is used instead. An advance payment is made to the post office and postage payment is deducted from that deposit.

 

Presentation Folder:

We offer different kinds of presentation folders, Inner pocket with round cut corner: (1 or 2, left & right pockets are optional) Inner pocket with straight cut corner: (1 or 2, left & right pockets are optional) Business card slit, left or right is also optional. 

Presort:

The process by which a mailer groups mail by ZIP Code so that it is sorted to the finest extent required by the standards for the rate claimed. Generally, presort is performed sequentially, from the lowest (finest) level to the highest level, to those destinations specified by standard and is completed at each level before the next level is prepared. Not all presort levels are applicable to all mailings.

Press Check:

Printed sheets from the press that are pulled once all the makeready has been completed. The sheets are checked for quality and accuracy before authorization is given to go ahead with the full production run. Sheets may be pulled throughout the run to do press checks to assure that quality is being maintained. We DO NOT do press checks for customers.

Press Proof:

A proof that is produced on the press using the inks and paper specified for that order. We do not produce press proof unless we want to check color for a rejected job.

Press Run:

The total quantity of pieces printed during one printing.

Price Break:

The order quantity level at which the price of the paper or printed material goes down.

Prinergy:

One of two software systems that we use to send batches to the plating machine. When using Prinergy, batches will be sent to the Creo CTP (computer to plate).

Processing:

The department in charge of making customers' files "print ready".

Proofs:

A copy of the artwork representing the finished product. It is used for review and approval. Here at printing.coop we offer two types of proof.

  1. PDF proof. PDF proof is an electronic proof. We charge $5.00 to send the proof via email.
  2. Epson Proof. Is a printed proof, which also called hard copy proof it is a 80%-85% match with the final printed product and it is sent through mail for the customer to approve before the job is printed. The person in charge of sending the proofs to the customer is the person who is processing the orders.

Proofread:

Checking a proof for errors or discrepancies from the original copy.

Punching:

Drilling of holes through a stack of paper. We use hole punching if a customer wants to have that on any printed piece. Applicable & popular sizes are 1/8" & 5/16". We can provide a different size, other than above mentioned, upon request.

Quotation:

A price, given by the printer or distributor, based on the specifications supplied for that product. We have an estimating department here at printing.coop that can give a price quote or any custom job.

Register Marks:

The printed marks used to align color separations for printing so that each color registers with each other.

Resolution:

The measurement of output quality expressed in pixels (dots) per inch on a computer monitor or dots per inch on printed media. For example, a monitor displaying a resolution of 800 by 600 refers to a screen capable of displaying 800 pixels in each of 600 lines, which translates into a total of 480,000 pixels displayed on the screen. When referring to printed media, a 300 dpi (dots per inch) printer for example, is capable of outputting 300 dots in a one-inch line, which means that it has the ability of printing 90,000 distinct dots per square inch (300 x 300).

Rewards / Rewards Point:

Rewards is one of our newest features. We want to thank you for bringing all your important jobs to us so we're giving you something back! Now whenever you place an order with printing.coop you'll be earning "rewards points" that you can save up to score coupons and cool gadgets. Also keep an eye out for our double and triple points days and boosted point specials.

RGB:

The additive primary colors, red, green and blue, used to display color in video monitors. Printing with a file in RGB color mode will produce a washed out appearance. printing.coop does not check files for RGB. That responsibility falls to the customer before submission of the files.

 

Roll Labels:

Roll Labels are great for packaging and promotions. Use them on bottles, as warning labels, or for branding. With different stock options, you will never run out of uses.

Rotation:

The turning or positioning of text or an image at different degrees of orientation on a page.

Round Cornering:

Using a machine to die cut the corners of forms, cards and books to create a rounded corner.

Saddle Stitching:

The method of binding the pages of a section where the folded pages are stitched through the fold from the outside, using a wire staple (stapling).

 

Samples:

Samples of a completed job (a small quantity of the actual job) can be requested to be shipped to your billing address when drop shipping to your customer.

Satin AQ

Our Satin AQ is a water-based aqueous coating that helps seal and protect the printed product and provides a luxurious, satin finish.

Scoring:

A crease applied, in a straight line, to a sheet of paper to allow it to fold easier and more accurately.

Based on our equipment we score any sizes between: 3" x 4" (min) to 11" x 17" (max) on 100lb book and 14pt stock.

Score in half, is the most popular.

 

Set Up:

  1. The process of setting up and adjusting a printing press for a particular ink, paper and specifications prior to printing. This includes adjusting the infeed, grippers and guides, adjusting ink for proper coverage, registering copy, and matching the printed piece with the proof to be sure everything is correct. Also referred to as set up.
  2. The paper used while making all the necessary adjustments before printing the actual run. Also referred to as set up.

Shrink Wrapping:

A method of wrapping packages or products with a plastic film and then applying heat so that the wrap fits tight to the product. Shrink-wrapping is used to package a product in specific quantities and is also used for protection purposes. It also adds some stability to the product when storing. Also referred to as plastic wrapping. We do not offer shrink-wrapping.

Silver:

Fifth color, pantone metallic coated 877c. Must be designed in a vector based graphics program. Acceptable file types are EPS, CDR, and PDF.

Skid / Pallet:

A wooden platform used to hold stacks of paper or cartons. Used to store or ship materials or finished products.

Sleeve:

A paperboard jacket that fits over the four sides (top, bottom, and two parallel sides) of a letter tray in order to keep the mail inside the tray from falling out.

Slitting:

Cutting paper by the use of a cutting wheel. Paper may be slit into smaller sheets or a web of paper may be slit into narrower rolls.

A slit can also refer to cuts made that do not divide a sheet. For example, on a presentation folder smaller diagonal slits can be made on the pockets where business cards can then be displayed.

Spiral Binding:

Book binding that consists of a spiral wire or plastic that is wound through holes. Also referred to as coil binding. Here at printing.coop we do not offer that service.

 

Spot Coating / Spot UV:

Coating paper only in specific areas as opposed to all over coating. In a Spot UV job the job gets a UV coating in only specific areas and does not get any AQ coating in any other places. Spot UV can be referred to as spot varnish. 

Spot Color:

Printing with one or more solid colors, generally black ink is used with the addition of other colors. It is used to add highlight and add color to a printed product without having to print with four-color process.

 

Stochastic Screening:

Images are converted digitally into screens made up of very small dots which are equal in size, but of variable spacing. The variable dot pattern eliminates many of the moiré patterns and allows for more than four colors to be used to represent an image. This is the primary aspect of high-fidelity printing.

At printing.coop we do our best to maintain the fidelity of your creative intent through the complex process of reproduction in print. While printing 200 lpi may be satisfactory, we have gone one huge step further with the adoption of Staccato (or FM) screening method that brings near photographic quality. Staccato eliminates halftone screen angles, rosettes, and screening moirÉ while preserving the desirable details in your artwork. Our Staccato screening process employs 20 micron dot size which is equivalent to 500 lpi.

Stripping:

  1. To assemble and combine film or negatives to produce the final film for plate making. This process is now done electronically by many companies, bypassing the manual process altogether.
  2. In reference to labels it is the removal of the matrix or waste material from around a pressure sensitive label after it has been die cut.

Swatch Book:

A booklet containing samples of paper or ink colors.

 

Tax Exemption:

For tax to be exempt on all orders, a valid and applicable resale certificate form is required. A state tax license does not qualify as a resale certificate. California does not accept resale certificates issued by other states. If shipping to California, please provide a BOE230 form. If you are shipping to Canada, a goods and services tax and harmonized sales tax (GST/HST) will be collected, as this tax is required by Canada. Please check with your tax adviser for additional information and clarification. Please download, complete and return the appropriate form(s). Forms can be e-mailed to- or uploaded via our resale certificate page (login is required). 

Template:

A preset model that acts as a structure for setting up a similar product. Here at printing.coop we have lot of templates, for each product. The customers can download the templates online.

Tray:

A container used in postal facilities to hold letters and First-Class Mail flats. It is used as a basic unit of mail quantity for purposes of preparing mail to a qualify for discounted postage rates. Also see full flat tray, full letter tray, less-than-full tray, and overflow tray.

Trim:

  1. The process of cutting the product to its finished size. The excess that is cut off is also referred to as the trim.
  2. Combining various roll sizes to be slit from a full width roll from the paper machine so that an acceptable percentage of the salable width will be used

Turnaround Time:

The accumulated time between receipt of an order and completion of the finished product. Here at printing.coop we offer different types of turnaround depending on the product, we have Next Day, 2-4 days, 5-7 days and 7-9 business days turnaround.

Typesetting:

The process of converting text into type used for printing.

Ultraviolet:

The part of the spectrum where the wavelength of light is shorter than the wavelength of visible light.

UV Coating:

A liquid coating applied to the printed piece, which is then bonded and cured with ultraviolet light. This coating is used to provide a protective coating to the printed image. Please note that you CAN NOT write or imprint on a uv coated jobs.

Varnish:

A thin, liquid protective coating, either matte or glossy, that is applied to the product. It adds protection and enhances the appearance of the product. It can be applied as an all over coating or it can be applied as a spot coating.

Vendor:

The provider of a product or service. Also referred to as supplier. 

Window Envelopes:

An envelope with a die cut opening that is intended to have information show through from the piece inside the envelope.

Work and Tumble:

A printing method where different pages are assembled so that they are on one plate. One side is printed and the sheet is turned from front to rear so that you are using the opposite edge as the gripper edge and then the second side is printed. The product is then cut apart to make two finished items.

Work and Turn:

A printing method where different pages are assembled so that they are on one plate. One side is printed and then the sheet is turned over so that you are using the same gripper edge and then the second side is printed. The product is then cut apart to make two finished items.

Zip:

Zipping is a way to compress electronic files A compressed file is considered "zipped."

ZIP Code:

A system of 5-digit codes that identifies the individual post office or metropolitan area delivery station associated with an address. ZIP+4 is an enhanced code consisting of the 5-digit ZIP Code and four additional digits that identify a specific range of delivery addresses.

ZIP+4 Code:

A nine digit numeric code composed of two parts: (a) the initial code: the first five digits that identify the sectional center facility and delivery area associated with the address, followed by a hyphen; and (b) the four-digit expanded code: the first two additional digits designate the sector (a geographic area) and the last two digits designate the segment (a building, floor, etc.)

ZIP+4 barcode:

A nine-digit POSTNET barcode consisting of 52 vertical bars. Also see Postal Numeric Encoding Technique.