- Choose the correct paper for your copies
- Select the finish
- Do not use low quality graphics
Color Copies Printing Online
Most amateur and professional designers have dealt with color accuracy when printing a piece because including a range of colors is super important for any work. So if you are finding it frustrating to be consistent in terms of color, this post might be just what you need to get some perspective. First of all, let’s check the printing basics. CMYK is a four-color print process consisting of Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black. Here’s a quick overview:
At 4OVER4.COM, as our name implies, we provide 4/4 color printing for a wide range of print materials including but not limited to business cards, postcards, brochures, calendars, among others. If you’re looking for a specific product, feel free to visit our catalog to find your desired product. Standardized color keys such as the Pantone Matching System (PMS) help designers prevent any issues like color mistakes or variations. Keep in mind that PMS is an ink, which can be purchased and blended, providing a perfect match to the Pantone color guide. Here’s how you can get the best of both color systems.
Since converting any file from Pantone to CMYK causes color to shift, it’s crucial to make any necessary changes to compensate for these alterations. Make sure to check the aforementioned color guide by Pantone to see exactly what colors will look like after the piece is printed.
Although we highly recommend that you pick your colors from paper charts, there is a range of online converters that can be used at no cost whatsoever. This easy-to-use converter has proven to be really useful in the past. It locates candidates of proper Pantone equivalents for any CMYK process color, based on a conversion table. Check out this color chart on our resourceful website that can also be used as a reference guide. Have you used any other online converters in the past? We would love to hear your thoughts. Please feel free to kindly leave a comment below. Remember you can get 30% OFF your first order just by signing up to 4OVER4.COM which can help with all of your professional printing needs. Get your artwork ready and order now!
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"Bleed" is a printing term used to indicate the area that will be trimmed off after the job is printed and cut down to the finished size. Since the bleed extends 1/8" all around the card, your document set-up should be 1/4" taller (1/8" on top and 1/8" on the bottom) and 1/4" wider (1/8" on the left and 1/8" on the right) than the finished size of the card. The chart below indicates what the document set-up should be for a particular finished size.
Be aware that text or images too close to the TRIM LINE (shown in SOLID PINK) will be cut off. Make sure that your background image extends 1/8" past the TRIM LINE.
In the above illustration, the background image needs to extend to the BLUE LINE. Be sure to extend the background image to bleed or the white of the paper may show in the final cut down product. The chart above indicates what the document set-up should be for a particular finished size
|If Your Card Is a||Your Document Set-Up Should be|
|Business Card (2" x 3.5")||2.25" x 3.75"|
|3" x 3"||3.25" x 3.25"|
|8.5" x 11"||11.25" x 17.25"|
|13" x 19"||13.25" x 19.25"|
Correct document set-up
Incorrect document set-up
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"I am happy with the color copies I ordered at 4over4. More importantly, I had a wonderful experience dealing with their staff. Even if we’re in NYC, they were fast, courteous and professional. Once again, they did great work with the process. Highly recommended! "
June H. Mar 04 2017
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