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What die-cutting options do you offer?

We do! We offer a number of die cuts to add functionality or personality to your printing.

This gives you the ability to send a postcard with a perforated business card cut-out. It is a great size for customers to hold onto as a business card or coupon once punched out.

You can also create a custom shape outline for a piece that stands out from the rest. A circle die cut is the perfect shape card for a pie from a bakery or ball for a sports theme; or as a contrast to hundreds of rectangle cards. You can send a postcard with a snowman die cut for an attention-worthy holiday or winter coupon mailer.

Visit our die cut page to see our most popular die cuts, or call us for more die cut options.

What does C2S mean?

C2S means that the paper is coated on two sides.

How do I Embed Fonts?

Photoshop:
Select Window
Click on Layers (there is a box in the end corner) please click on box which will provide you a drop down menu
Select Flatten Image
Save File
Once layers are flattened and file is saved, the text is no longer editable.

Illustrator:
Select ALL file
Click on Type
Drop down menu- Select create outlines
Save File
Once fonts are outlined and file is saved, the text is no longer editable.

Indesign
Please provide us with all fonts with the order

What is PEFC certified paper?

Our new cardstock paper is certified by PEFC – the largest forest certification organization in the world. This means that from now on any 14 pt cardstock product you order will be printed on paper made from 50% recycled post-consumer products and PEFC certified.

In addition, our Book Weight paper is “proudly made in the USA” and is PEFC and SFI® labeled. The SFI® or Sustainable Forestry Initiative® label means we are buying book weight paper products from well-managed forests which is backed by a rigorous, third-party certification audit.

What are the different folding options?

Here are all of them below:

Bifold

Sizes Available:
8×9, 8.5×11, 11×17
The bi-fold divides into 2 vertical panels and is folded in half.
This is also known as a half fold or a two panel brochure. An 11″ x 8.5″ sheet is folded into a 5.5″ x 8.5″ brochure. This is used for menus or programs where wide panels are necessary.

Trifold

Sizes Available:
8.5×11, 8.5×14, 11×17, 11×25.5
The tri-fold divides into 3 vertical panels. The right panel folds underneath the left.
This is also known as a letter fold. An 11″ x 8.5″ sheet is folded into a 3.67″ x 8.5″ brochure. This is the most popular of the folding options. The finished product will fit nicely into a standard #10 envelope or a display rack. The panel that will fold inside is slightly narrower than the front panel and the back panel of the finished brochure. Menus, programs, and promotional pieces are popular uses for the trifold.

Gate Fold

Sizes Available:
8.5×11, 8.5×14, 11×17, 11×25.5
The gate fold is created by folding the two ends of a page inward so that the edges meet in the middle.
This is a three panel design with the widths of the two outside panels each one half the width of the middle panel. An 11″ x 8.5″ sheet is folded to a 5.5″ x 8.5″ brochure. The front of the brochure opens like a gate. Many times there is a graphic or text that crosses over the front two panels. This format is used often for promotional items and allows the designer to tease the customer into opening the brochure.

Z-Fold

Sizes Available:
8.5×11, 8.5×14, 11×17, 11×25.5
The z-fold divides into 3 vertical panels. The panels fold on top of one another
This is Z Fold can also be called an accordion fold. This fold can be used with a three or four panel design. An 11″ x 8.5″ sheet with three panels is folded into a 3.67″ x 8.5″ brochure. A 14″ x 8.5″ sheet with four panels is folded into a 3.5″ x 8.5″ brochure. All of the panels are the same width with this fold. Menus, programs, and promotional pieces are popular uses for the z-fold

Accordion Fold

Sizes Available:
8.5×14
The accordion fold divides into 4 vertical panels. The panels fold on top of one another.
This is Z Fold can also be called an accordion fold. This fold can be used with a three or four panel design. An 11″ x 8.5″ sheet with three panels is folded into a 3.67″ x 8.5″ brochure. A 14″ x 8.5″ sheet with four panels is folded into a 3.5″ x 8.5″ brochure. All of the panels are the same width with this fold. Menus, programs, and promotional pieces are popular uses for the z-fold

Double Parallel Fold

Sizes Available:
8.5×14, 11×17, 11×25.5
First fold in half, forming two panels. Each panel is folded in half again with parallel folds that go in the same direction.
The Double Parallel Fold & Parallel Map Folds require a four panel design. An 11″ x8.5″ sheet is folded into a 2.75″ x 8.5″ brochure. This fold is commonly used for larger sheet sizes such as 14″ x 8.5″ which yields a 3.5″ x 8.5″ brochure and 17″ x 11″ sheet which yields a 4.25″ x 11″ brochure. The two inside panels are slightly narrower than the two outside panels. This fold is popular for programs and promotional pieces.

Parallel Map Fold

Sizes Available:
8.5×14, 11×17
First fold in half, forming two panels. Each panel is folded in half in opposite directions – one folds forward, the other back.
The Double Parallel Fold & Parallel Map Folds require a four panel design. An 11″ x8.5″ sheet is folded into a 2.75″ x 8.5″ brochure. This fold is commonly used for larger sheet sizes such as 14″ x 8.5″ which yields a 3.5″ x 8.5″ brochure and 17″ x 11″ sheet which yields a 4.25″ x 11″ brochure. The two inside panels are slightly narrower than the two outside panels. This fold is popular for programs and promotional pieces.

French Fold

Sizes Available:
11×17
First fold in half (side to side). Each panel is folded in half again with a fold that is perpendicular to the first fold (top to bottom).
This is also known as a Right Angle Fold or 8 Page Fold. An 11″ x 8.5″ sheet is folded in half to form an 8.5″ x 5.5″ piece. This piece is then folded in half to the final size of 4.25″ x 5.5″. The two folds are at right angles to each other. This fold is popular for programs and promotional pieces especially when it is necessary to have a full size image on the inside of the brochure.

What is the difference between Matte Coating and UV Coating?

Matte is a flat satin finish that doesn’t show fingerprints and makes colors appear more vibrant. UV Coating can be reflective and glossy and has a high solids level that allows the coating to be applied in very thin films.

What is Offset Printing?

An indirect printing process where the ink is first transferred from the image to the cylinder covering of the printing machine and then to the paper or cardstock.

What are CMYK, spot, and PMS colors?

CMYK stands for Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black. These are the four ink colors used in the the printing process to create color prints.

What is Grayscale?

Grayscale is a range of shades of gray that don’t have apparent color. The darkest shade on this scale is black and the lightest is white.

What is Prepress?

Prepress refers to all the things that need to happen before a job can actually be printed.

What is CASS Certification?

CASS is short for Coding Accuracy Support System. This is a process that reviews address-matching software to help ensure high address accuracy. Address quality of direct mailings affects the ability of the USPS to deliver and therefore affects the cost of your direct mailing campaign. 

What is Scoring?

Scoring is the process of creating a line so that the paper or card can be easily folded.

What is Book Weight?

Bookweight, otherwise known as 100 lb glossy paper or text weight, is thinner paper than our cardstock and is commonly used for flyers and brochures.

What is Die Cutting?

Die cutting is a method using sharp steel stamps or rollers to cut shapes and designs into the paper or other material.

What are Trim Marks?

These are the marks placed on the paper to show where the document will be cut.

What is Card Stock?

Card stock is thick sturdy paper. We use 14 pt.

What is UV Coating?

UV coating is a high gloss coating. 

What is Safety Zone?

The safety zone is an imaginary line inside the document from the edge of the document size (1/8 inch which is 0.125 inch). Safety Zone can contain pictures, but should not contain text. Extending graphics to the Safety zone will prevent an unintentional white border around the edge of your printed piece.

What is Bleed?

Printers cannot print right to the edge of a sheet of paper. To create that effect, the printer must use a sheet which is larger than the document size. The printer prints beyond the edge of the document size (1/16 inch which is 0.0625 inch), then cuts the paper down to the document size. No text should go beyond the recommended safety, or it may be cut off while the printed piece is being cut to size.

Most jobs we print require a 1/16” bleed over each edge. If your job requires die-cutting or is a booklet, a 1/8” bleed is required.

Is your 100 lb glossy paper text or cover?

We print on 100 lb book weight text with an aqueous coating.

Do you fold cardstock?

Yes. We can fold cards for an additional charge.  If you’d like to request this service please call customer care at 800-251-9948 for further assistance. Please note that our Greeting cards are conveniently scored so they are easy to fold.

Are all glossy paper brochures folded?

All brochures printed on glossy paper have the option for folding.

Can you print booklets?

Yes, we currently offer three different sizes for booklets up to 96 pages.

Visit our site here: http://www.nextdayflyers.com/glossy-booklet-printing/

If you would like a custom booklet, please contact our Customer Care team at 800-251-9948

How do I know what type of paper my job will print on?

It will be based on the selection you make when placing your order.

Can you print on other paper stocks?

We only print on our 14 pt. cardstock and 100 lb glossy paper.

What is the difference between 100 lb glossy paper and cardstock?

The 100 lb glossy paper is thinner paper than our cardstock and it is commonly used for flyers and brochures.

How does size correlate to DPI?

If you enlarge an image or picture you will get fewer dots per inch – or lower DPI. Lower DPI means lower resolution, which means poor quality images. For best possible results, check your images to make sure they are at 300 DPI. To avoid poor quality images, use one of our templates, prepared for multiple design platforms. These template files are already at 300 DPI and supply you with design guidelines.

What is resolution?

DPI stands for dots per inch. The more dots per square inch the better the quality of image and text.  For best output, please submit your files at 300 dpi.

Can you fold my cards?

Yes. We can fold cards for an additional charge. If you’d like to request this service please call a customer care representative at 800-251-9948. Please note that our Greeting cards are conveniently scored so they are easy to fold.

What is Safety Zone and why is it needed?

The safety zone is an imaginary line inside the document from the edge of the document size (1/8 inch which is 0.125 inch). Safety Zone can contain pictures, but should not contain text. Extending graphics to the Safety zone will prevent an unintentional white border around the edge of your printed piece.

What is Bleed and why is it needed?

Printers cannot print right to the edge of a sheet of paper. To create that effect, the printer must use a sheet which is larger than the document size. Then the printer prints beyond the edge of the document size (1/16 inch which is 0.0625 inch), then cuts the paper down to the document size. No text should go beyond the recommended bleed, or it may be cut off while the printed piece is being cut to size.

How do I know the color will be correct?

If your job is color critical the only way you can be absolutely sure the color is correct is to order a Next Day Flyers color proof.

Can I substitute a color for black or grayscale on the backside of my postcard?

If you would like to order color on both sides of your postcard you can order any of our two-sided full color products. Unfortunately, we cannot substitute another color for black or grayscale on the backside of the postcard for the same price.

Can you print a spot color?

We can print a spot color; however, in most cases it is usually cheaper to print four color process. The cost for us to print a spot color is usually around $300.00 depending on the color you require.

What does 4/0, 4/1, and 4/4 mean?

1. 4/0 means full color on one side of the card and no printing on the back

2. 4/1 means full color on one side of the card and black or grayscale on the back

3. 4/4 means full color printing on both sides of the card

All full color sides include a glossy, UV coating.

What paper stock do you print on?

We currently print on a glossy, super-thick 14pt bright-white cardstock and 100 lb glossy paper, also known as bookweight or text weight.