Helpful tips

posters, business cards, postcards, envelopes.

Sending us your file ready to print

If you have a design ready to print, you can email a file to us up to 25 MB in size or bring it on a USB Flash Drive or CD. We can accept a PDF, TIFF or JPG.

Printing jobs with "Bleed"

Print jobs can have at least one eighth of an inch white border around the edge and bleed is not needed. But if any print job is not white on all four sides, you MUST include bleeds in your files. This includes any print jobs such as business cards, postcards, posters, letterhead, etc. “Bleed” is a printing term used to indicate the area with a background image that we will trim off after the file is printed and cut down to the finished size. Since the bleed area will be trimmed off, there should be no text or other important information in that area. Print jobs that make use of bleed should extend any images one eighth of an inch (.125”) over the final paper trim edge. This will make the document size a total of one quarter of an inch (.25”) bigger than the finished piece.

For example a 3.5” x 2” business card with a full bleed should have a document size of 3.75” by 2.25”. One-eighth (.125”) of each edge of the card will be trimmed off during the cutting process. This will leave you a 3.5” x 2” business card.


When laying out a postcard keep the margin about 1/4" or more inside the edge. Images and color can bleed off of the edges and should be extended 1/8" past the edge of the postcard. This is the bleed area that will be cut off in the final piece.

The most common postcard sizes are: 4" x 6", 4.5" x 6", 4.25" x 5.5", 5" x 7" and 5.5" x 8.5". We can use variable data to print the addresses on the back of the postcards. We just need a databasedocument with headings at the top of each column for name, address, city, state and zip code. The document can be created in Excel, or a ".csv" or ".txt" file. You can also include the clients name and a message on either side of the postcard. If you are mailing the postcards, we can print your bulk rate, add the barcode and sort in zipcode order for the post office.

Business cards

You can have your choice on how you would like your business cards printed. Choose single side printing in full color or black, color on one side with black on the back, or color on both sides. When laying out a business card, the text should be 1/8" or more within the outside edge. The most common business card size is 3.5" x 2".


When laying out a brochure it is best to keep the text 1/8" or more inside the edge. If you are printing more than 200 brochures we can fold them.

There are many different layouts for brochures and here are the most common:

• Trifold - 8.5" x 11" folded into thirds creating 6 panels. In this case a folded panel would be 3.66" wide x 8.5" tall.

• Four panel - 9" x 16" folded into four sections creating 8 panels. Each panel is 4" wide with about a 1/4" margin around the edge. There should also be a margin between the panels so with 1/4" margin on each side of the panel there would be 1/2" of space down the center. These brochures are usually folded in half, and then half again. It is very important to figure out where the fold will be when laying it out, especially if you will be adding mailing information on one panel.

• Half fold - 8.5" x 11" folded in half creates four panels. Each panel is 5.25" x 8.5"

Rack cards

These types of brochures are made to stand up in display racks and are always 4" x 9" in size. When laying out a rack card it is best to keep the text 1/8" or more inside the edge.



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1039 NW Hwy. 101 Lincoln City, OR

Our building is on the west side of the highway located between the Saint Augustine Catholic Church and Read's Candy Store. Humble Pie Pizza is directly across the street. We share the parking lot with the church.


We are open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.



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