Gator Press Printing
919 SE 13th Avenue, Cape Coral, FL 33990
Phone: (239) 772-8200 Fax: (239) 772-3926
It's our job to make your communications “Gator Done!
To avoid last-minute delays and unexpected costs, we
are pleased to do a file check at any time during the
planning process to let you know what you might want
to consider adjusting.
Just e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
In Subject The Line - Please Type: "Free File Review"
so we know it's coming.
We'll give you a call within 48 hours to go over the
review and tell you how to upload to us.
NOTE: If you artwork is too large to send via form
please call us at: 239-772-8200.
Checklist for Submitting Artwork Files to Gator Press Printing
1. Use approved graphic file formats and images
2. Construct documents properly
PRINT AND INSPECT A LASER PROOF
PRINTED IN SEPARATIONS MODE
3. Send all elements used to create the file
4. Provide clear and complete file instructions
5. Check spelling and proofread the project one last time run the spelling command again.
- QuarkXPress users: Go to Utilities and select Check Spelling.
- PageMaker users: Go to Edit Story then Utilities and select Spelling.
Use an online
proofreading service like www.proofreadnow.com.
We recommend that files are "Stuffed" (Mac) or "Zipped" (PC) before uploading to ensure file integrity. Before sending artwork files, please check out our Design to Print Checklist
(a preflight reference) to double-check and review your document construction and artwork elements prior to submission. Time spent editing and adjusting files is billable once an order has been submitted.
Gator Press Printing
Q. What is normal turnaround time?
A. Our normal turnaround time is estimated 3-5 business days from signed date of artwork approval.
Q. What file formats do you require for "print-ready" submissions?
A. High Quality, CMYK Color Profile, PDF, EPS, TIFF or High Quality JPG. 300 Resolution at actual print size. Bleeds must exceed cut area by more than 1/8- 1/4 inch around cut area.
Q. What do you need to start a job?
A. First, let us quote you on your specifications so we can give an accurate estimate of cost. Approve Quote for quantity and specs. A 50% deposit is required for all COD orders before any proofs will be generated. Submit any artwork and context that you have for the design and layout of the job. Give us a few days to design and generate a proof. Review proof for any aesthetic, contextual or layout omissions or spelling errors. Once our Art department receives a signed proof we will send the job to print.
Q. What forms of payment do you accept?
A. Cash, Checks, Credit/Debit Cards. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover Cards.
Q. What is a proof and why is it important that I look at it?
A. A job cannot proceed without a signed approved proof from the customer. A proof is a copy of your document after all modifications and printing setup processes have been completed. It is your last and best
opportunity to make sure the job prints out accurately. By carefully inspecting the proof, you can help us assure an accurate, flawless delivery of your print job on the first run.
Q. How do I supply artwork files?
A. You can submit graphic files on a CD, USB Drive or via e-mail. If artwork needs to be scanned, it should be of the best quality original you have. If file size is an issue for emailing, Dropbox is a great free tool to upload your artwork.
If you have any questions, please call us at (239) 772-8200 and ask for someone in the Graphics Department.
Q. Why do the printed colors look different from the colors on my screen?
A. 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.
Adobe Photoshop will allow you to choose which color will
Others may not.
can be had through
Call anytime for assistance!
Gator Press Printing Inc.
919 SE 13th Avenue Cape Coral, FL 33990
P: (239) 772-8200 F: (239) 772-3926
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Gator Press Printing
919 SE 13th Avenue
Cape Coral, FL 33990
Phone: (239) 772-8200
Fax: (239) 772-3926