Glossary and File Preparation

Below are some of the types of papers offered in the storefront which will help you select the right paper for your printed piece.
20#, 24#/60#, paper available in white and assorted colors. 80# glossy text white only. 32# heavyweight, ultra-white smooth paper.
60#, 65#, 80# heavy stock that is used for book covers, cards, etc. We carry a wide variety of colors from white to bright hues.
Card stock
110# is a stiff paper used for covers, small posters, post cards, palm cards etc. Supplied in white or various colors.
Paper that is minimizes show-through of text and images from one side of the page to the other, useful for better quality booklets. We carry 70# white text weight opaque.
Is used wherever a stiff, inexpensive paper is required and must accept writing inks easily. This paper is commonly used for student folders. Index is in stock on 90#, 110# in various colors.
Is used for business forms that require multiple copies of one form. Pre-collated sets have standard color sequences from 2 part to 4 part.

Standard Colors for stock carbonless forms:
2 part - white, canary
3 part - white, canary, pink
4 part - white, canary, pink, goldenrod
File Preparation
All elements used in the creation of a document (artwork, scans, fonts and images) should be grouped with that document in a digital folder and submitted on a disk.
Camera-Ready Copy / Print-Ready
The term "camera-ready" means that the mechanical or original you supply us is complete, with all elements in position and ready as is to go on production copiers without manipulation.
When submitting camera-ready copy for reproduction, please send clean originals. Do not send in copy on colored paper. A minimum of 3/8" margin is required on all sides. Typewritten originals should be clean and black (not blue) ink for superior reproduction.
Digital Photos
Scan your image, photos, or artwork at 300 dpi. Scan them at the size you'll use in your job so you'll import them into your job at 100%. For black and white line art scan a minimum of 1200 dpi. Save your images in a CMYK mode for color (not RGB), grayscale mode for grayscale and bitmap mode for line art. Save the images in TIFF or EPS format. JPEGS must be converted.
Images to be printed need to be provided at a minimum of 300 dpi in order to achieve quality output.
Print Area
The print area, the space which the printer can apply ink or toner, is smaller than the actual size of the paper to allow for the margins.
Your page layout should always have (top, bottom, right, left) margins with a minimum of 3/8" to allow for gripper/ imaging requirements.

Please use the Digital Storefront or contact eps@pnwboces.org for a price quote.
Every effort is made to use paper bids for stock paper to help lower costs.


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