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    PRINTING TUTORIALS

    The Best Printing Advice Comes Straight from the Printer

    We do everything we can to help your print project look awesome. There are a few things you can do to make things easier for us. Those include using accurate die-lines, following our prepress tips, and a couple of other things we've learned along the way. Feel free to reach out to your sales rep our our prepress team for any specific questions you may have.

    Print-Ready PDF's from Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign

    A video walk-through on how to easily save/export a print-ready PDF using the Cedar Graphics PDF Output settings.
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    PRINTING PROJECT PERFECTION

    Follow these tips for perfect PDF's every time

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    Make sure all fonts
    are embedded

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    Document bleeds
    should be 1/8"

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    No important info within 1/8" of edge

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    Images should be
    300-350 DPI

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    Use CMYK color profiles,
    not RGB

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    PMS colors are for
    spot printing

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    Use 40/30/30/100 for
    rich black

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    Use 100% Black for
    small type

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    Carefully mind your
    overprint settings

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    Carefully check your
    doc size

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    Carefully check your
    page count

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    We prefer single page print-ready PDF's

    STARTING ON THE RIGHT FOOT

    What we'll need to know to kick-start your print project

    At Cedar Graphics, we have a ton of printing options. But, with just a few questions we can get you started on your next awesome printing project. These questions help us plan which press, paper, and delivery. If you don't know ask for advice. We're always happy to offer suggestions.

    Five Questions for Print Project Perfection

    How BIG?

    From tiny stickers to trade displays and wall graphics, we print items of all sizes. The final size of your piece will determine which press and materials we use for your project.

    What COLORS?

    CMYK, three color, one color, white ink, PMS colors? Yep, we can handle that. We even have an ink lab in-house. Tell us what you're imagining and we can get you started.

    How MANY?

    Quantities of one to one million are no problem for Cedar Graphics. An accurate quantity will help us coordinate material purchases, shipping weights, even time on press.

    On WHAT?

    Our facility houses thousands of substrates ranging from papers to plastics in every color and thickness combo you could imagine. If we don't have it, all major mills deliver to us daily.

    How SOON?

    We're full of options when it come to finishing and delivery. Just let us know when and where you need it delivered and we can coordinate production as well as mail and logistics.

    GET IN TOUCH

    Have Questions? Need Help?

    We want to make sure you love every project you print with us.

    Feel free to ask us anything related to file preparation, paper recommendations, maybe even motivation – every little bit helps.