Reprographics|Color Printing

Tips For Expediting Your Color Order - CAES


The normal turn around time for most color & finishing jobs is 24 hours. However, we

will do our best to accommodate your needs if you require an order to be processed faster than this.


 Listed below are a few key items we need in order to determine a quote, turn around time, and / or media and finishing for your job:


- Hard copy or electronic file? (please include the file type for electronic files)

- File or hard copy dimensions and quantity.

- What will the piece be used for? What conditions will it be used in?

- General specs (paper/media, lamination, finish, mounting type)

- Special Instructions or needs (grommets, velcro, proof needed)

 -Complete information on your work order speeds all phases of production.


 By law, we are not permitted to reproduce any image that has a copyright or an artist signature without written permission.


 Large Format.


Our large format scanners feed the image through a set of feeders to generate a scanned image. We are able to scan 54” images and up to 1/2” in thickness. Leave at least ¼” image for full bleed.


Small Format:


Small format uses a flat bed scanner. We are able to scan up to 11” X 17”.


Listed below are the supplies we stock, which can be helpful when sending in a

color printing or finishing service. (NOTE: We can place orders for special media or board when needed. This requires a 3-5 day shipping time. It is always best to contact your sales rep or our color department prior to ordering to verify availability of supplies.)


Small Format Color Printing


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Large Format Color Printing:


36# Bond 36” to 60”

Semi-Glosses 42”

Vinyl Banner 36” to 50”

Tyvek Banner 36” to 50”

Adhesive Back Vinyl 36” to 54”

Foamcore 3/16” White & Black

Bio Board ¼”, 3/8”, ½”

Gator Board ½” Black & White



Thermal / Pressure Sensitive:

Gloss 3ml 38”, 43”, 51” Luster 36”, 54”

Gloss 5ml 43”

Matte 3ml 43”, 51”

Dry Erase 51”


 Files types-Your program and final file type:


a. Vector Program (Freehand, Illustrator)

Save as a PDF or EPS file (all fonts must be converted to outlines or

curves when sending an EPS file)

b. Raster Program (Photoshop or any photo-rendering base program)

Save as a TIF file or PDF file

c. Layout Program (InDesign, Pagemaker)

Save as a PDF or EPS (In InDesign convert fonts to outlines)


Layout tipsfor large format output:


Raster programs-1/2 size with resolution no lower than 300 dpi

Vector programs-1/2 or 1/4 size with any dpi

Layout programs-1/2 size or 100% if small format


Programs we support:


Illustrator CS2

In Design CS2

Photoshop CS2

Microsoft Office




Contact Telephone Numbers:


Customer Service (206) 467-1611 ext. 1203  (For price quotes and scheduling)


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