Frequently Asked Questions
- What type of products and services do you provide?
- How do I go about getting an estimate from you?
- Why do the printed colors look different from the colors on my screen?
- What file format should I use when submitting my electronic document for printing?
We work with companies of all sizes, providing a variety of print media: from direct mail to marketing support collateral, including brochures, presentation folders, saddle stitched and perfect bound books.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or feel free to give us a call at 610-529-1991.
Why do the printed colors look different from the colors on my screen?
Printers and monitors produce colors in different ways.
Monitors use the RGB (red, green, blue) color model, which usually supports a wider spectrum of colors. Printers use the CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, black) color model, which can reproduce most—but not all—of the colors in the RGB color model. Depending on the equipment used, CMYK generally matches 85–90% of the colors in the RGB model.
When a color is selected from the RGB model that is out of the range of the CMYK model, the application chooses what it thinks is the closest color that will match. Programs like Adobe Photoshop will allow you to choose which color will be replaced. Others may not.
What file format should I use when submitting my electronic document for printing?
PDF (Portable Document Format) is the most common and preferred file format for submitting digital documents. With the installation of a PDF print driver on your computer, virtually any program can generate a PDF file suitable for printing. Both commercial and free PDF print drivers are available online for download from different sources.