LOW COST PRINTING
Business Cards • Brochures • Flyers • Restaurant Take Out Menus • Postcards • Door Hangers • Fridge Magnets • Note Pads • Banners • Car Magnets • Stickers • Calendars • Envelopes • Letterheads • Waterproof Business Cards • Water Proof Restaurant Menus • Water Proof Flyers and Brochures • Newspaper Inserts • Table Tents • Yard Signs • Posters • Indoor Banners • Outdoor Banners • Rack Cards • Tear-Off Cards, Presentations Folders, Silk Business Cards and more
CARBONLESS BUSINESS FORM PRINTING
We print 2 copy, 3 copy, 4 copy carbonless business forms. Numbering, hole drilling, wrapping available. 8.5x11, 8.5x5.5 and and all other common sizes available.
DIRECT MAIL SERVICES
We design, print and mail postcards, rack cards, flyers and brochures. We print your address list on your direct mail documents. We made mailing services easy and hassle free.
LOW BUDGET MARKETING
Coupons (Printing & Distribution)
Newspaper and Magazine Inserts (Printing & Distribution)
SHARED COST MARKETING
Shared Cost Coupons • Newspaper Inserts • Flyers
Website Design: Static web sites, flash presentations, banners (website advertisement), SEO.
Beginners / Online Presence • Professional
Low Budget - Low Cost Websites for web presence or
Creative Web Sites.
Branding, logo design, brochures, web graphics, advertisements . . . just name it and we'll design it. We also offer professional copywriting services for marketing that’s even more effective.
WE SERVE LOCAL AND NATIONWIDE
Our local service areas are: Raleigh • Cary • Durham • Wake Forest • Chapel Hill • Oxford • Henderson • Fayetteville • Wilmington • Smithfield • Morrisville • Creedmoor • Butner • Garner • Apex • Holly Springs • Fuquay-Varina • Clayton • Clegg • Parkwood • Carpenter • Knightdale • Lynn Crossroads • Lowes Grove • Neuse • Millbrook • Louisburg • Franklinton • Rotesville • Hillsborough • Hayes • Upchurch • and surrounding area in East North Carolina. Greensboro • Winston-Salem • Charlotte • High Point • Burlington and all surrounding areas in North Carolina.
ONLINE PRINTING ORDERS
We accept all online printing orders through our website. To send us ready-To-Print Files, Images or Logo we have a File Upload page that you can upload your files. Once you make a payment we'll send you the link for you to upload your files.
We accept Visa, Master Card and PayPal payment methods.
PRINTING COUPONS AND DEALS - DISCOUNTS ON PRINTING AND GRAPHIC DESIGN SERVICES
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We will be happy to help you to prepare your files. Please note that you must always submit two files for each job: One file for the front, and a separate file for the back. We can not process microsoft files.
1. What type of files can I send to Print4Penny?
We recommend that you send your files in .PDF format. However, you may also send the following types of files:
jpg, jpeg, psd, tif, tiff, eps, ai, and png.
We prefer that you send .PDF and .EPS files with outlined fonts. These files are easier to handle and will likely speed up your turn-around. Remember to add crop marks and flatten your files before uploading.
2. What color mode should my files be?
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 - THE COLORS THAT YOU SEE ON YOUR SCREEN
THESE ARE THE SAME COLORS BUT IN CMYK - THE COLORS THAT WILL BE PRINTED
You should ALWAYS start and finish your designs in CMYK color mode.
3. What resolution should my files be?
We only accept 300 dpi files and no less. Low resolution files may be printed as is or will be placed on hold until we receive new files, slowing your turn-around.
NOT ACCEPTABLE (72 DPI) - LOW RESOLUTION
ACCEPTABLE (300 DPI) - HIGH RESOLUTION
4. How should I set up my bleed and crop marks?
Bleed must extend further than the cut line. Using one of our Print4Penny Templates can help you visualize this. Please keep all text and anything you do not want cut at least .125" away from the cut line. When sending an .eps or .pdf, make sure you include crop marks so we can cut the job correctly. Please ask for assistence if you can't figure out the bleed.
NOT ACCEPTABLE BLEED
5. Does Print4Penny accept borders on jobs?
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.
DO NOT SEND : (Borders too Close)
6. How should I set up my file for proper rotation?
Print4Penny Inc. 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.
IMPROPER VERTICAL : (Text Reading Down)
PROPER ROTATION : (Text Reads Right)
PROPER VERTICAL ROTATION : (Our Method)
7. How can I avoid transparency issues?
Any transparency issue can be resolved before saving your file. Within Illustrator, you may select the artwork, go to Object and choose "Flatten Transparency".
FLATTENER PREVIEW : (Before Saving your File)
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.
8. Should I send a proof or sample file?
When sending artwork, do not send extra files, like proofs or samples, because they might get printed. Only send the files you need printed. 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.
9. What is overprint and how can it ruin my file?
Primarily used to intentionally overlap Inks for a number of reasons. We suggest that you turn all overprint objects off before submitting your files. Unexpected results may occur if you have accidentally set certain things to overprint.
TURNING OVERPRINT OFF : (Illustrator Dialogue Box)
Always check logos and other artwork before submitting.
10. Can I submit multiple file in one document?
No. Each side of a job must be on a separate file. One side at a time. 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.
UNACCEPTABLE : (Multi-up)
UNACCEPTABLE : (Front and Back on Same File)
ACCEPTABLE : (One Side on One File)
11. How should I set up a Spot UV job?
When creating a Spot UV job, You must include a Spot UV template file along with the regular full color file. The Spot UV template file is used to show where the UV will be placed.
Use 100% K to indicate where you would like the UV. White will indicate no UV.
REMEMBER "IF IT'S WHITE, YOU CAN WRITE!"
12. How can I set up a file for silver ink?
Silver ink files must be sent in a VECTOR format. You must use a vector program, like Illustrator or Indesign, to call out the object you want in silver ink. Photoshop is a raster program, don't use it for silver projects.
To indicate the silver ink, you must set the object color to Pantone¨ 877 C. Any other color will not be accepted as silver. Also, labeling the layer as "silver mask" or "silver" will not qualify your file.
Remember, silver is a spot color and transparencies like drop shadows should be avoided.
13. How do I set up a Metallic Unlimited (MU) file?
With our Metallics Unlimited (MU) system, you can make any CMYK color or full color image into a metallic color. MU jobs must be created in Photoshop. In addition to your full color artwork, you must add a channel to your final file.
1. After creating your full color design in a photoshop layer, select what you would like to be metallic with the magic wand or selection tool.
Make sure when making your selection, to only select the area that you need metallic. The MU system will not work on gradients so do not include them in your selection.
2. After the selection is made, go to the channels pallete, then the channels menu, and select "New Spot Channel..."
3. When the "New Spot Channel" window shows up make sure your settings look like this...
Make sure the name of your spot channel is "mu channel". Under "Ink Characteristics", color is set to, C 0 M 0 Y 0 K 100. Solidity is set to 100%. Your channel window should now look like this. (Shown on the right)
4. The black parts indicate what will be metallic and the white parts will print as normal CMYK ink.
Remember, the color or area you indicated in the channels must match the same area you want metallic in your layers.
5. Save your file as a "Photoshop DCS 2.0" file. Make sure your format options look like the image on the right.
The extension for this file will be .EPS. Your file is now ready to send to 4over. Remember, MU works better with lighter colors and we cannot guarantee any color matching.
14. How can I make sure my blues do not come out purple?
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
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
15. How do I export a .pdf correctly?
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
16. How do I get a grayscale image in a CMYK document?
Grayscale images that are converted to CMYK will have a color shift in the final print. That shift may be green or yellow.
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.
17. What is rich black and how can I get it?
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.
We recommend using
C 60 M 40 Y 40 K 100
This will give you a deep, dark, rich black.
18. Why does my business card crack around the edges?
Cracking of the edges of a business card sometimes occurs when the card contains high values of ink, as in dark colors.
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.
19. What is banding?
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.
To prevent this, check your digital files before sending. If you use a gradient, make sure it has enough room for a smooth transition.
20. Why is there cracking on my scoring job?
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.
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.
21. Do you print Pantone colors?
No we don't print Pantone colors. 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.
22. How much do you charge for Graphic Design?
Our hourly rate is $60, mimimum of $25. Some of our printing items don't have a design fee at all. We offer FREE design services on selected items and run sizes.
23. What kind of payments do you accept?
We accept cash, money order, credit card and check.
24. Do you offer any special discounts for Non-Profit Organizations.
Yes, we have extras for Synagogues, Churches, Mosques, Buddhist Temples and all other Religious Institutions, Non-Profit Organizations.... We want to support our community in every way that we can.