- Things You Should Know
- File Prep
Printing notepads on 70lb uncoated paper with 25 or 50 sheets per pad and a chipboard backer makes for the perfect promotional piece keeping your name, contact info and logo at the ready on every desk. Not to mention every that scribbled note handed over reaches a potential new client!
Prints as few as 10 custom notepads or get hundreds for far reaching marketing plans customers will take note of!
We print notepads in several standard sizes b ut if you don't see the exact size you are looking for order the next largest size and tells us the final trim size in your order comments.
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.