4-Color Offset Printing

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Description

Calendars are a popular tool for keeping your brand or message in front of your customers month after month. Often focused more on design than text, Calendars showcase one month at a time along with your chosen image or message.

They are available with an optional hole to make them easy to hang.

Our Calendars are bound with saddle stitching. For other binding options, please submit a custom estimate request by clicking "Estimates" at the top of the page.

  • Standard Sizes
  • Any Trim Size

Standard Sizes

Our standard sizes, listed below, are the most popular in the industry:

  • 8.5" x 11"
  • 12" x 12"

  • 100# Gloss Text
  • Sample Books

100# Gloss Text

You may be familiar with this type of stock from the covers of many popular magazines like People and Time.

This paper strikes a balance between thickness and foldability, while the glossy finish on both sides gives your text a professional appearance.

  • 4/4 (Full Color Both Sides)
  • 4/1 (Full Color Front / B&W Back)
  • 4/0 (Full Color Front Side Only)

4/4

Full color on both sides of the sheet. This option can reproduce the range of colors you see in a typical photograph out of the standard 4 printing colors: cyan, magenta, yellow, and black. Typical examples of this are magazine covers and high-end catalogs.

  • AQ 2 Sides

AQ 2 Sides

AQ is short for Aqueous Coating. This is a semi-gloss, environmentally friendly, water-based coating applied over the entire front and back of the printed piece. It provides additional gloss and protection, and it can be written on with a ballpoint pen.

  • Explanation of Turnaround Time
  • Rush Days
  • 2-3 Days
  • 7 Days

Explanation of Turnaround Time

See a quick chart showing turnaround times

Turnaround times begin when the proof is approved. All times are based on standard business days Monday through Friday excluding federal holidays. For orders shipping to the West, please use the Pacific time zone (California). For orders shipping to the Midwest and East, please use the Eastern time zone (New York). Please see the below map.

Please note that turnaround time does not include shipping or mailing time. You may select from available production turnaround times and your preferred shipping time as you place your order.

Our products are the same great quality for every turnaround time we offer.

  • Hole Punch
  • Pages
  • Binding

Hole Punch

Hole Punching is putting one or more holes through your printed piece. Although we call this "hole punching", it is actually accomplished with a paper drill. Common applications include Calendars and Hang Tags.

  • No Hole
  • 1/8" Hole

Please leave a minimum of 1/4" from trim to the beginning of the hole. See the image below:

  • Quantity
  • When to choose Offset
  • When to choose Digital
  • Custom Orders

Quantity

Quantity availability is dependent on the order specifications you choose. To see available quantities, complete all order specifications in the pricing calculator and click on the "Quantity" dropdown menu.

Due to our production process, we print in specific increments. If you would like an amount not listed in the pricing calculator, request a custom estimate for the quantity needed.

Generally, we print more than the quantity ordered. Due to this being a manufacturing process, the total finished quantity may vary. These quantities can vary +/- 5%, with the norm typically being more than less. Standard industry procedure considers this range "shipment in full."

When to choose Offset

4-Color Offset printing is ideal for lower prices on large quantity orders or any time you would like coating on your products.

Almost always, people choose this option when ordering large quantities.

  • Get Templates
  • File Preparation
  • File Orientation
  • Bleed and Safe Area
  • Proofs and File Check

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PDF stands for Portable Document Format. This template can be imported into: InDesign, Quark Express, Illustrator, Corel Draw, and many other content creation programs.

JPEG stands for Joint Photographic Experts Group and is a basic raster file format. This template is recommended for Photoshop.

EPS stands for Encapsulated PostScript. This template is recommended for advanced Illustrator users only.

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