FAQs

 

 

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HOW DO I MAKE A BOOKLET?

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One of users’ most common “complex” requirements is to print “booklets”—that is, to print two logical pages onto each side (front and back) of a physical sheet of paper in such a way that the pages can be stacked, folded, and stapled or coiled into a booklet.

The EASIEST way to approach this task is to make your page size, in whatever program you are using, to the finished size of you book. This system works in all programs, Word, Pages, Indesign, Publisher, Ect.

  • We have built-in booklet-making capability.

The following instructions are a general idea of how to layout you document and the Page Setup dialog is laid out  differently in different programs.

  1. Set up your document by choosing Portrait orientation and set the Paper Size.
  2. Most people want a booklet or spiral book that ends up with a finished size of 8.5” tall and 5.5” wide. Set your page size to be the size that you want your finished book. NOT THE PAPER SIZE YOU THINK WE WILL PRINT IT ON!
  3. Set the margin measurements for the “Left” and “Right” of your document.
  4. Set the margins you want for your half-size page. If your booklet is to be “saddle stitched” (stapled in the center) or spiral bound, you may want a slightly larger margin on the “Left” and “Right” to allow for punching and/or folding, .3” is the MINIMUM, you will probably like the look of your finished book better with .5” margins.
  5. As you will have figured out, this will give you one page per sheet, Enter your text sequentially, page 1 through the end. The total number of pages must be divisible by four, so you may need to add blanks at the end. (You can either leave them entirely blank or print “Notes” or some such at the top.)

Save as a PDF file and we will do the rest.

EASY!!

MICROSOFT WORD

  • We have built-in booklet-making capability.
  • Word 2000 introduced a “2 pages per sheet” feature DO NOT USE THIS SYSTEM!
  • Word 2002 and above (but not Macintosh versions) include a “book fold” feature DO NOT USE THIS SYSTEM!

If you have any version of Word.

Note: The following instructions are given for all versions of Word 97 and 2000. but the Page Setup dialog is laid out a little differently in different versions.

  1. Set up your document by first choosing Portrait orientation on the Paper Size tab of the File | Page Setup dialog.
  2. Most people want a booklet or spiral book that ends up with a finished size of 8.5” tall and 5.5” wide. Set your page size to be the size that you want your finished book. NOT THE PAPER SIZE YOU THINK WE WILL PRINT IT ON!
  3. On the Margins tab. When you do this, the margin measurements for “Left” and “Right” should be no less than .3”, you need room for the folding and/or spiral punching.
  4. Set the margins you want for your half-size page. If your booklet is to be “saddle stitched” (stapled in the center) or spiral bound, you may want a slightly larger margin on the “Left” and “Right” to allow for punching and/or folding, .3” is the MINIMUM, you will probably like the look of your finished book better with .5” margins.
  5. As you will have figured out, this will give you one page per sheet, Enter your text sequentially, page 1 through the end. The total number of pages must be divisible by four, so you may need to add blanks at the end. (You can either leave them entirely blank or print “Notes” or some such at the top.)

Save as a PDF file and we will do the rest.

EASY!!

INDESIGN

 

InDesign supports creating printer spreads for printing booklets. A printer spread refers to two or more pages that fall next to each other on a sheet of paper. For example, if you’re editing an 8-page booklet, the pages appear in sequential order in the layout window. However, in printer spreads, page 2 can be positioned next to page 7, so that when the two pages are printed on the same sheet, 3 folded, and collated, the pages end up in the appropriate order.

Note: The process of creating printer spreads from layout spreads is called imposition. It is generally easier to work in Layout Spread where the pages are ordered sequentially. Converting your project to a printer spread should be done by us. Do not send us a PDF file in printer spreads!

Save as a PDF file and we will do the rest.

EASY!!

 

Document Setup (Layout Options)

These setup instructions walk through creating an 8 page booklet printed doubled sided on 8.5 x 11 in paper. Each “page” will occupy half of the letter size paper.

 

To start a new booklet:

  1. Choose File > New > Document
  2. Type the Number of Pages in your field, in this case 8 (we’ll use 2 double sided 1/2 sheets of letter).
  3. Select Facing Pages—gives you left and right-hand pages in your document.
  4. Use the Page Size drop-down menu to set the size of your page, in this case Letter – Half(Width and Height will be set automatically unless set to Custom).
  5. Set orientation to Portrait.
  6. Setting the Margins: choose .5 in all around
  7. Enter 1 as the Number of Columns
  8. Click OK.

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HOW DO I MAKE SURE THAT WHAT I SEE ON MY COMPUTER, PRINTS CORRECTLY?

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We recommend saving your file as a PDF. When you make a PDF file, It puts all of the fonts that you used and LOCKS the fonts and layout. That make it so that when we print your file it doesn’t reformat.

MAKE SURE YOU CHECK OUT THESE FAQ’S

See “How to make a PDF File”

Also “Setting your document up for Bleeds”  

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WHAT TYPE OF FILES CAN I SEND TO CANYON COPY

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We recommend saving as a .PDF. You may also send the file in the following types: jpg, jpeg, tif, tiff, eps, and png.

We prefer that you send .PDF with embedded or outlined fonts. .PDF’s are easier to handle and will likely speed up your turn-around. Remember to add crop marks if you have bleeds and flatten your files before uploading.

If you send us a Word file, It has been our experience that about 50% of the time the file will reformat and will not look the way you intended it to. Go to our support section to find out how to make a PDF file for us.

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WHAT RESOLUTION SHOULD MY FILE BE?

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Low resolution files may be printed as is or will be placed on hold until we receive new files, slowing your turn-around.

THE LEFT IMAGE IS AT 300 DPI

THE RIGHT IMAGE IS AT 72 DPI LOW RES IMAGE

 

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THESE ARE THE SAME IMAGES BUT THEY WILL PRINT DIFFERENTLY!

You should only send us 300 dpi files and no less

If you find “FREE” images on Google or on the internet, they are usually 72dpi images.

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WHAT IS RICH BLACK AND HOW CAN I GET IT?

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Rich black is an ink mixture of solid black, 100% K, with additional CMY ink values. This results in a darker tone than black ink alone. If you print black alone as 100% K, the resulting black may not be as dark as you might like.

We recommend using
C 60 M 40 Y 40 K 100
This will give you a deep, dark, rich black.

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FILE PREPARATION

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In order to ensure your files are print-ready, we recommend that you upload them in PDF format. When you generate a print-ready PDF, your computer will use the settings in Adobe Acrobat Distiller or any other PDF generating programs you may use. Please make sure that these are set properly before generating your PDF file.

We also accept .JPG (JPEG), .EPS and .TIF (TIFF) file types, however PDF is the preferred format.

Check your file to make sure it meets our file creation guidelines. This will help speed up the production of your project and give your printed piece the best results.

  1. Use the CMYK colorspace (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, blacK). These are industry standard printing colors. CMYK colors are different than RGB (Red, Green, Blue), which are used to display colors on your screen.
  1. Use a minimum resolution of 300 dpi for image files.
  1. Specify trim area with crop marks. (Don’t place crop marks inside the work area.)
  1. Artwork should have 1/8″ (0.125″) bleed extending past the trim line. This is to prevent minor cutting variations from leaving unintended results at the trim edge.
  1. Safe Area is the 1/8″ (0.125″) area inside the trim line. Do not put critical information or images within the Safe Area. This is to prevent minor cutting variations from leaving unintended results at the trim edge.
  1. If you want printed borders, they must be placed a minimum of 1/8″ (0.125″) inside the trim line and include bleed. This is to prevent minor cutting variations from leaving unintended results at the trim edge.

We require that you extend any images that run up to the trim line a minimum of 1/8″ (0.125″) past the trim line to create “bleed”. Depending on what program you use to create your file, this may or may not change the total image area of your file. Programs like Photoshop that do not allow the creation of “bleed” or the addition of crop marks will require an image area that is 1/4″ (0.25″) larger than your desired final overall image area in both dimensions.

Safe Area is the 1/8″ (0.125″) area inside the trim line. Do not put critical information or images within the Safe Area. This is to prevent minor cutting variations from leaving unintended results at the trim edge. If you choose to make less than this minimum clearance, we will NOT be responsible for items that are cut off in this area.

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HOW DO I SET UP BLEEDS?

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We have a separate page just for bleeds.

Follow the link HERE!

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HOW DO I GET YOU MY FILE?

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You can use our online order system, send us an email at canyoncopy@gmail or send us a dropbox/google drive link.

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GENERAL QUESTIONS ABOUT XEROX DIGITAL COLOR PRINTING

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Our brand new Xerox Digital color presses are in a different class.

The print quality of our Xerox equipment exceed professional standards.

Here are a few facts about Xerox Digital Color Printing:

– VERY fast turnaround.
– Tests show digital quality matches offset.
– Digital printing offers larger color gamut.
– Print buyers find digital quality interchangeable with offset quality.
– Today, many showcase applications are printed digitally.
– Digital printing is more affordable for short runs, due to very low set up cost