At East Park Printing, we believe that printing involves so much more than just putting ink on paper. From the moment you place an order, to the instant the finished piece is in your hand, we seek not to merely satisfy your needs, but exceed your expectations. Excellence is the Standard and we strive to meet that goal with every order because we know that our success comes from you, our customers. Our services include: offset and digital printing from black and white to full color, graphic design, direct mail marketing, bindery and finishing, wide format signage and personalized web portals created just for your business.
We use the best professional press and digital printers to produce prints with bold, vivid colors. Our paper substrates include high grade coated and uncoated stocks that will make your finished piece stand out.
Our people are what set us apart. When you work with us, you are working with a team of print experts who give personalized attention to your job from start to finish.
Our mission is to build relationships based on performance, integrity and trust. We aim to serve all of our customers in a way that makes doing business with us a pleasurable and rewarding experience. We pride ourselves on providing individualized care to each customer and job.
Things to Know When Submitting Files
- Set files up to correct finished size.
- Include 1/8″ bleed when necessary.
- Keep all text and images that do no bleed at least .25″ inside of the final trim size.
- Photos and artwork must be CMKY (RGB files will not be accepted).
- Image resolution should be 300 dpi or higher.
- When printing spot colors, your color pallete should use named Pantone colors only.
Our Software (used on Mac OS X Operating system):
Indesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat Pro DC, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
- Files may be submitted by flashdrive, email, or file upload through the website.
- Send all files being used- fonts, graphics, images, etc.
- Accepted file formats include: PDF, EPS, Packaged Indesign Files, Photoshop Files with Layers, Embedded Illustrator Files
Bleed- any design element on a print piece that extends past the edge of the paper.
CMYK- the combination of colors most commonly used in 4-color process or digital printing: cyan (blue), magenta, yellow and black (represented by “K”).
Crop Marks- indicate where the printer should make cuts to the final printed piece.
Digital Printing- also known as 4-color process printing, is specifically for CMYK color.
DPI- stands for “dots per inch” and is the measurement of the resolution of an image. For printing, 300 dpi is the optimal image resolution to produce a non-blurry image.
Finishing- value added operations that are performed after printing. These can include binding, folding or laminating.
- Coil Binding- a metal or plastic wire is spiraled through holes punched along the side of a stack of paper.
- Saddle Stitched- binding of booklets by stapling the pages on the folded spine.
Offset Printing- uses a printing press in which different plates are made for each color used in the artwork. The artwork is then run through every color plate to print the final piece. This printing process allows usage for both CMYK and Pantone colors.
Pantone Colors- also known as PMS (Pantone Color Matching System) or Spot Colors comprise a set of universal colors that every printer in the world can replicate. Using these PMS color codes helps create consistency throughout printed, branded material.
Paper Finish- refers to the surface quality of the paper used. Can be matte, glossy or textured.
- Coated Stock- any paper that has a mineral coating applied after the paper is made, giving the paper a smoother finish (gloss or satin papers).
- Uncoated Stock- paper that is not coated after is it made (matte).
Proof- digital file of the final design sent to the client to review for grammatical or graphic errors and approve for print production.
Resolution- detail an image holds. The higher the resolution, the more detailed the image.
RGB- stands for “Red, Green, Blue” and are the colors that make up all of the color combinations seen on a screen. Documents that are set up for RGB but need to be printed, have to be converted to CMYK in order to print correctly.