——- Print-Mark ——

725 East 820 North, Provo, Utah 84606
Phone 801.374.9992 | Fax 801.374.9996
orders@print-mark.com
Monday – Friday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Need help? Look below for answers to our most frequently asked questions.


FAQ

Bleed is a printing term that is used to describe a document which has images or elements that touch the edge of the page, extending beyond the trim edge and leaving no white margin. When a document has bleed, it must be printed on a larger sheet of paper and then trimmed down. The example below shows how a document must be set up if you intend to have graphics that extend all the way to the edges of the cut item. The example uses a business card although the same principles apply to any size document with a bleed.

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This does not only pertain to small printed items such as postcards, but larger documents as well. No printers can print right to the edge of a sheet therefore any standard size print with bleed must actually be printed on a larger sheet and cut down. For example, an 8.5”x11” page with bleed must be printed on an 11”x17” sheet and then cut to size.

Every program has a different process for adding a bleed. If using the Adobe Creative Programs such as Illustrato or InDesign, you can enter the bleed when creating a new document to be .125″ on all 4 sides of the document. These programs are made for print design and have the functions built in. If using other programs such as Microsoft PowerPoint or Publisher, you can simply change your “page size” or “document size” to be .25″ larger in width and height knowing once printed we will trim .125″ off each edge.

When designing and adding elements to your document, remember anything that touches the trim line of your document must extend past it to accommodate the bleed. Once finished, simply save your document as a .pdf file, load it to an accessible location, and it’s ready to print.

The ideal file type for printing is a .pdf (portable document format). Most programs allow you to directly select .pdf as the file type in the drop down menu. From the program you are using select File > Save As which will open up the Save As dialogue box. In the File Type drop down menu scroll through the options and select .pdf.

Although we can open other file types, we may encounter font substitution, resolution issues, reformatting, etc. that affect the appearance and quality of your job. To avoid these issues, make sure your resolution is set to minimum 300 dpi, it is designed using CMYK color profiles, and it is saved as a .pdf.

If your file is setup and ready for print, simply upload it to our site with all the details and we’ll get to work. If your file is too large to upload, load it dropbox and send us the link.

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We process jobs in the order they are received. The time frame for completing your job depends largely on the complexity of the order. Basic copies can typically be finished within minutes, while business cards, postcards, and other materials take a couple hours up to a full day. You will be contacted via email with an estimate on time and cost with each submitted order. Please allow reasonable time to get your order processed and finished in a timely manner.

Every job is different and unique. For a list of our basic services and costs, visit our Services page. For more detailed orders, send us the details of your order and request a quote.

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We accept cash and all major credit cards. In-store purchases require a minimum purchase of $2.00.

The largest size our copy machines can print is 12″x 18″. We have a large format giclee printer that can handle up to 44″ wide and solvent based printers that can print up to 60″ wide.

We have computers directly connected to our printers with internet access for customers to open and access documents. Our computers also have USB ports to upload files from your USB device.

We can print on a variety of common envelope sizes including No 10, A7 and A2. Prices vary depending on the style, size, and printing specifications.

We specialize in creating one-of-a-kind wedding invitations, baby announcements, party invitations, and more. Have an event and need a custom design? Explore our shop and see if something fits your needs, or send us a request for a custom announcement.

Yes. Send us the details of your order and we’ll get to work.

We specialize in creating one-of-a-kind wedding invitations, baby announcements, party invitations, and more. We have a large selection of designs available in our shop, but if you can’t find what you need, send us a quote request describing what you have envisioned and we’ll get to work.

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To ensure we have the amount of time needed to fully concentrate on your needs, it is ideal for you to schedule an appointment. Our office hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm so we can accommodate most schedules. You can stop by the store anytime to take a look at our sample books and speak to an associate about your invitations.

To schedule your appointment, send us an email, give us a call, or schedule online with our appointment calendar.

To print addresses on envelopes, we need an excel file formatted in the following way:
Column 1: Name    Column 2: Address    Column 3: City    Column 4: State    Column 5: Zip

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You can create a column for all the variable data as seen in image 2. Type each entry exactly how you want it to appear on the envelopes. In the excel document the font and point size do not matter, it will be changed within the program used to create the merged document. If set up properly, we perform a data merge and create a document where each envelope is an individual page. If the file is not set up properly, additional charges will apply to fix the formatting as needed.



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