- Things You Should Know
- File Prep
Print as few as just 10 notepads on 100% Recycled 80lb Desert Storm, kraft paper. This Desert Storm paper has a light sand hue that sets a muted natural tone for your full color artwork.
These notepads have an earthy and artisanal look and feel that adds character to your page design, with several choices of padding glue color choose 25 or 50 sheet pads backed with a chipboard base.
Yes, we do custom size notepads! If you don't see the notepad size you are looking for, simply order the next largest size that will fit your artwork and indicate the final trim size in the comments section of your order.Full Coverage Not Recommended
Full coverage (aka floods of ink) on uncoated stocks are not recommended on this digitally printed card stock. We use a polymer based toner on this print method and the overall result of covering uncoated stocks in this toner will produce a low sheen instead of a matte appearance. Heavy coverage may also highlight the appearance of natural fibres on uncoated stocks. If your art / design includes heavy ink coverage and you want cards with a matte appearance we recommend one of our laminated stocks.
Colors More Muted on Uncoated Stocks
Uncoated stocks will affect the color of your print as more ink is absorbed into the stock. You will see less saturation in the colors compared to if printing on a coated stock.
Color Will Vary
The upside of club-run printing is the shared savings, the downside is that we adjust color globally to get the best overall color for shared jobs. This means the color of club-run printed items will vary through the run and will not match exactly on re-prints.
Greys Can Shift
CMYK Process colors in the grey range and de-saturated images can shift in color throughout the print run and may cause the greys to appear either cooler or warmer. For a neutral grey, we recommend converting all grey values and de-saturated images to true greyscale consisting of K (black) only values.
Your Blue Might Not Really Be Blue
Due to the nature of club-run printing, you may experience color variation in solid fills of blue. For great blue results, we recommend a 30% difference between your Cyan and Magenta levels to ensure a nice rich dark blue, rather than purple.
Use Rich Black
For the richest of deep dark blacks in print, use 50/40/40/100 as the CMYK value. If printing small black text (or knocked out text), we recommend a k only black (0/0/0/100) to avoid misregistration issues.
These Pas Are Perfect for Writing On
Write up a storm! Unlike our coated products, these notepads can be easily written on with any pen or pencil and even stamped without the risk of smudging. You've found a match!
Uncoated Papers Have More Texture that May not Work Well with Small Text
This paper stock is a little bit grainier than other stocks, so if you are looking for very sharp text, this might not be the best paper stock for that or graphics that require razer sharp edges.
Technical Specifications + Templates
Bleeds: all files must have a 1/8" bleed on each side
Live Area: keep all critical text and artwork 1/8" inside the trim
Colors: supply your files in CMYK color (Pantone/RGB colors will be converted or rejected)
Resolution: 300 dpi minimum (400 dpi preferred)
Fonts: fonts must converted to curves/outlines (we do not accept fonts).
Transparencies: flatten all transparencies
Types Of Files We Accept: MAC & PC files from Photoshop (PSD), Illustrator (EPS or AI), CorelDraw (CDR or EPS), Adobe Acrobat PDF, TIFF or JPEG.