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What Kind of Ink Do We Use?

At PrintPlace we use 100% offset printing using four colors of vegetable-based ink that is free from dangerous heavy-metal pigments. Offset printing means that we create metal plates for your print job. On press, the ink is transferred from the metal plate to a rubber mat (that’s the offset) which is then pressed against the …

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How Long Does It Take To Print & Ship An Order?

There are two components to the equation, the turnaround time and the shipping time. Turnaround + Shipping = Total Time to Delivery All the days in the equation are business days, which excludes weekends and federal holidays (unless you request Saturday delivery). Work backward from when you need the order to determine the shipping and …

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How To Get A Solid Black on Your Prints

In four-color press printing, black is achieved by mixing cyan, magenta and yellow and then adding black ink on top of that. The result is a rich, deep black color. If you don’t have your image colors set correctly, though, the black can appear gray or washed out. Because of that, we recommend you set …

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How To Calibrate Your Monitor for Colors

Having accurate colors on your computer’s monitor will help you to get the colors you want on your printed piece. Both Windows and Macintosh computers come with built-in color calibration tools that you can use to do a fair job of getting the right colors, but nothing will substitute for calibrating against a real-world reference. …

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FAQ: Do I Have to Pay Sales Tax When Ordering?

Yes, sales tax is required on orders where applicable. As of 2012, Texas charges sales tax on orders shipped to (or picked up in) that state . This is based on the laws of the state, not the policies of PrintPlace. If you are legally tax exempt, please fill out the correct form and fax it to …

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