A printing press is a manufacturing unit which involves various process from placing a print order to delivery of the final product. When you place an order for printing it first goes to the Design Department for designing the job, in case of already designed job it goes directly to Prepress Department for making positives (films). / CTP plates are exposed the latest trend in the industry These metal plate and these plates are loaded to the offset machine, paper is cut to the required size, printing requires a number of make ready runs and selling up after printing the printed material is shifted to the Binding Department for binding. Depending on the job this goes through a number of process like collating / stitching / punching, foldup, die cutting / lamination, etc., finally after finishing cut the material goes to Packing and Forwarding Department for delivery.

The time it takes to finish a job depends on the intricacies involved. It varies from 1 day to a few weeks in case of quality jobs.

There is no minimum & maximum numbers. Depending on the job the printer will be taking 100 - 500 prints run to get the correct output, meaning, to print 1 copy or 1,00,000 copies takes the same make ready effort, for the reason, printing less than 500 copies in offset will not be economical. Larger the quantity lower the unit cost.

We undertake all kinds of offset jobs. For example: Books, Flyers, Posters, Brochures, Point of Sale Materials, Direct Mailer's, Folders, Calenders and other Marketing Materials. We also print stationeries like letterheads, business cards, invoices, vouchers, etc.

There are two reasons :

1) Images from websites are of very low resolution hence not possible for good offset print production.

2) Copyright laws protect most of the images used so unauthorized copying may lead to legal procedures.

72 dpi Low resolution

300 dpi High resolution

Scanning images from printed material like magazines has a very special problem (copyrights, which is a serious consideration too). dotted pattern in your scanned images from printed material, one example is shown below.

Printed Scan

Normal image

Resolution decides the quality of images. It means the amount of information available in an unit area, usually it is measured in dots per square inch (dpi). A 72 dpi image has 72 dots (pixels) in a square inch, defining that area of the picture. But for printing we need at least 300 dpi (high resolution) for good results. If we use a low resolution image for printing the output will be jagged and blushed pictures. To know about your resolution you have to open it in professional software like Adobe Photoshop or Corel Phtotopaint and look for resolution.

72 dpi Low resolution

300 dpi High resolution

It is difficult to tell without seeing the image. There are a range of digital cameras at different prices and qualities with multiple option on capturing pictures. Digital cameras normally have a resolution of 72 dpi. We need a resolution of 300 dpi for printing, this means the pictures taken by digital cameras are not good enough for print. This problem is solved by the higher size of the image.

JPEG (Joint Photographers Experts Group) is a file compression algorithm used for image compression. JPEG is so popularly know and used because its widely supported and uses the best compression algorithm for images transferred through internet. JPEG is the best way. But if image is copied to a CD or Zip and then transferred, its better to keep the original format (TIFF, EPS, PSD, etc). Since JPEG compression is a loosy compression (means some data will be disordered while compression).

PDF (Portable Document Format) is a file format by Adobe. This file format helps to view, partially edit files originally made in almost any designing/word processing software. A PDF file can be viewed using Acrobat Reader.

Our system support the following programs: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Freehand, CorelDraw, QuarkXpress, etc. It is highly recommended to do your artworks in one of these programs. Please note that Photoshop are image editing software and we do not advice to use it for text and graphics.

Yes. But not suggested. MS Office is designed for, as the name stands for, office utilities, for a low profile flyer. It may be okay but definitely for a book or magazine its not.

There are lots of factors to be checked before bringing it for printing in addition to the spell-check grammar check etc., you have to make bleed, check the colors, check images for resolution and most importantly convert all RGB to CMYK while sending the file for printing make sure you have copied all the files required for output this includes images, fonts, etc.

Definitely yes, there is no difference between a file copied to a floppy / USB or email transfer