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paper-options

Our paper is a high volume paper renowned for its ink gloss and vibrant imagery. The paper we use is the premier publication paper grade that comes from responsibly managed forest with Chain of Custody certification.

45# and 50# Gloss Text

These weights are thinner, lighter stocks that are primarily used for the interior pages of the magazine in combination with one of the heavier weights below on the cover. To keep the cost down these lighter weights can also be used on the cover as well. When the cover weight and text weight of the magazine are the same this is known as a “self cover” publication.

100# Gloss Text

Many commercial perfect bound magazines use this text weight with a UV coating for the covers of their publications.

60#, 70# and #80 Gloss Text

These are excellent stocks to use on both on the inside of the magazine as well as for the cover. To save money these weights can be used on the covers to give the publication a sturdy feel and the lighter weights can be used on the inside.
 
 

80#, #100 & #120 Gloss Cover

These sturdy durable weights are ideal for covers. They are 8pt, 10pt, and 12pt, respectively.

turnaround_time

Turnaround time is the production time in business days from time of approval. It does not include shipping transit time or mail processing time. Options for turn times in publication production are 7 Days, 5 Days, and 3 Days.

uvcoating

Ultra-Violet (UV) coating is the glossiest coating available for printed product. UV coating gives more protection and shine than varnish or aqueous coating. UV coating offers excellent rub protection and is recommended for covers of perfect bound and thicker saddle stitched publications.

cobs

4/4 uses all four print colors: cyan, magenta, yellow, and black to blend together for a full-color print front and back.

For 4/1, the front is printed in the 4 color process as in 4/4 printing but the back is only printed using 1 spot color. Black is the most typical on a 4/1 print.

PerfectBinding

Perfect binding is available for publications with 52 pages and greater. The perfect binding process utilizes a durable adhesive to hold the pages together. The result is a completely even (flat back) edge on the outside. Perfect binding is a durable, beautiful, professional way to finish your booklet, magazine or catalog.

SaddleStitching

Saddle Stitching is most effective for binding publications with 64 pages or less. Books with more pages may become bulky when folded and not lay as flat as desired when Saddle Stitched. The saddle-stitch method uses wire staples to secure folded sheets of paper. Publications that are commonly Saddle Stitched include programs, wall calendars, booklets, newsletters, pamphlets, direct mailers, comic books, magazines and catalogs.

proofs

Electronic proofs can be viewed on line. Please be sure to check the following:

  • Pagination: Make sure all of the pages are in the correct order.
  • Margins: Make sure the pages have enough margin that no copy or image is cut off.
  • Bleeds: If the page is suppose to bleed make sure the image is extended to the edge.
  • Low Res Images: Make sure all images are high res to get the best print quality possible.