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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.
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:
LETTER VISIBILITY CHART
LETTER HEIGHT MAX IMPACT DISTANCE MAX READABLE DISTANCE
3 inch 30 feet 100 feet
4 inch 40 feet 150 feet
6 inch 60 feet 200 feet
8 inch 80 feet 350 feet
9 inch 90 feet 400 feet
10 inch 100 feet 450 feet
12 inch 120 feet 525 feet
15 inch 150 feet 630 feet
This is based on dark text on a plain white background in clear weather conditions There is an approximate 10% variance when using various color combinations.
LETTER VISIBILITY CHART
LETTER HEIGHT MAX IMPACT DISTANCE MAX READABLE DISTANCE
18 inch 180 feet 750 feet
24 inch 240 feet 1000 feet
30 inch 300 feet 1250 feet
36 inch 360 feet 1500 feet
42 inch 420 feet 1750 feet
48 inch 480 feet 2000 feet
54 inch 540 feet 2250 feet
60 inch 600 feet 2500 feet
This is based on dark text on a plain white background in clear weather conditions There is an approximate 10% variance when using various color combinations.
Yes, Offset Letterheads can be imprinted on with inkjet and laser printers.
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.
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.
Luster cards are printed on 16pt card stock and have a 3mil gloss lamination making them 22pt thick.
4D Prints is a Lenticular product that allows you to have two or three different pictures in one. We take your images and create a swapping effect, each image vanishing and then reappearing from one to another as you move it up and down. There is a backing that can also be printed in normal 4 color process. Total thickness with both plastic 4D viewer and backing is 21pt. Only the front side will have the 4D effect.
 Our lenticular sheets are 75 LPI. LPI means Lenticules Per Inch.
 Below is an example of the front of a 4D print. Click the Transition / Flip button to see it in action.
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 As you can see above, your images will transition from one to another as you move the card up and down. At the moment, only a vertical transition or flip is available for order.
 We require regular .125" bleed for 4D prints. The total bleed should be .125" added to the cut size. For example, if you are ordering a business card the final size you should upload is 3.625 x 2.125. The files should still be CMYK and 300dpi as normal. There are some other rules you should follow as well when setting up the front of a 4D card
  • - Dark solid colored and/or textured backgrounds work well.
  • - White and light colored areas are transparent, other views / flips will show through white areas causing a ghosting effect. White and light colored areas only work well if each view has white/light colors in the exact same area.
  • - Use bold san sarif fonts.
  • - Avoid small, fine and thin type. Fonts get distorted through the lens / plastic surface, so the bolder the better.
  • - Text that varies from view to view / file to file should NOT overlap, it should be in different positions on each view.
  • - 4D effect works best when the variation from image to image is subtle and simple.
 Another thing to keep in mind is how many files will be uploaded. It depends if you pick a two or three image transition.
Two Image Flip:
  • 4/0 = Two images for the front only
  • 4/4 = Two images for the front, one image for the back
Three Image Flip:
  • 4/0 = Three images for the front only
  • 4/4 = Three images for the front, one image for the back
 After ordering, you will be emailed a notification to approve your order. With the use of the con4mation tool, it will be easy to confirm your 4D print. It will show you a preview of how the Transition / Flip will look before printing.
Please note: the 4D lenticular effect can only be applied to one side of the final product.
LOGO: A design that represents goods, identity or service.
LISTED SIGN: A sign labeled to indicate that the manufacturer of the sign is identified in a list published by a National Recognized Testing Laboratory as producing signs in conformance with the applicable American National Standard.

Standard Printing Turnaround Time:

(Shipping Time Not Included)

Additional Holiday Turnaround: Please be advised that during the holiday season, our standard printing turnaround time will be extended by an additional (2) two business days due to an increase in volume. Thank you for your cooperation.

LETTERHEADS: 2-5 business days after approval and processed payment.

SPECIALTY WORK - [printing, bindery, die cutting etc.]: 3-10 additional business days.

* Round corners usually take 1 business day, but since we currently have only one machine for round corners, allow up to 3 days in case we have high volumes of orders and/or technical difficulties with machinery. Please allow one day for receipt of labeling and billing information before counting turnaround time for shipping from UPS. For example, if you are quoted a shipping time of 3 business days from February 3rd, please allow the first day for us to relay your information and for UPS to pick up, and the following 3 business days/non-holidays for your shipment to arrive. Additional Holiday Turnaround: Please be advised that during the holiday season, our standard printing turnaround time will be extended by an additional (2) two business days due to an increase in volume. Thank you for your cooperation. Rush Order Printing Turnaround Time:
(Shipping Time Not Included) Orders will print in (2) Two Business Days After Approval They will ship on the (3rd) day. (ROUND CORNERS: Add 1 additional business day) ORDERS PLACED BY 9AM PST, AND APPROVED BY 12PM PST, WILL PRINT IN TWO BUSINESS DAYS AND SHIP ON THE THIRD BUSINESS DAY. For example, if an order is placed by Monday, 9am PST, we will send you an online proof (for retail customers only) within three hours. Once you approve the order (by noon PST), your order will be sent to print and will ship by Wednesday. Please note that if there are any issues with files not being print ready or credit card issues, we will not be responsible. You need to make sure you are following up on your order by logging into your account and checking your status and/or checking your email. Additional Holiday Turnaround: Please be advised that during the holiday season, our rush printing turnaround time will be extended by an additional (2) two business days due to an increase in volume. Thank you for your cooperation.