How To Request A Quote

All details are important.

How to Request a Quote

A properly prepared order or estimate request should ideally contain all of the details needed to complete the project. The more detail you provide, the faster we can respond with accurate information and pricing. All details are important. Please be as descriptive as possible.

Describe the work needed in as much detail as possible. You may want to call us and schedule an appointment with one of our graphic designers. With over 31 years of combined experience, our designers have the expertise to help you design a great looking project!
Indicate what type of file is being provided. Is it a Mac file or a PC file? What program is it in? A properly prepared high resolution PDF file is a reliable format. For more detailed information on whether your artwork will work for printing, see What file formats are accepted?
We accept both Mac and PC files. Preferred programs are Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, or Acrobat. Other programs such as Microsoft Word, Publisher, and PowerPoint may be used to create artwork files, but may require additional graphics work for printing. Image files should be high resolution (300 dpi minimum) TIF, EPS, JPG, or PDF. All fonts and graphics used should be provided. Most programs have a function such as “Collect for Output” or “Package” to assist in compiling all necessary pieces for printing.
Here are the details we will need to complete your printing project successfully:

1. Is artwork being provided or is The Print Authority creating the artwork? (If we are creating it, we will need to know how you want the piece to look and what you want it to say.)

2. What is the size (in inches) of the final piece and on what weight, brand and color of paper is the piece being printed?

3. Is the project being digitally printed or offset printed? (We can advise you on this if you aren’t sure.) Is it being printed on one side or two sides of the sheet? If it is being offset printed, is it printing 4 color process or in spot (PMS) ink colors? If it is being digitally printed, is it full color printing or black and white printing?

4. What quantity is being printed?

5. What finishing work (bindery) is being done to the piece? (Is it being cut, scored, perforated, folded, laminated, UV coated or bound into some kind of book binding?)

6. Is the final product being delivered, shipped or picked up? What is the deadline?
Yes. As to the paper, please specify the brand (if any specific brand is desired), the weight of paper needed including whether it is text or cover, and the final size of the piece. Also, specify the color of the stock.

Remember, the paper will need to specified whether the job is being run with digital or offset printing.
Let us know both the flat size and the finished size. For example, a typical newsletter is 11″x17″ flat, then folded to 8.5″x11″. Indicate the number of pages–not sheets–in the document. For example, two 11″x17″ sheets folded together to 8.5″x11″ makes an 8 page newsletter. Also, specify whether the sheets are printed on one side or two sides.
Almost all jobs have finishing (bindery). This includes folding, scoring, perforating, drilling, collating multiple sheets together, stapling, stitching into booklets, shrink wrapping, laminating, UV coating, round cornering and all kinds of book binding (stitching into a magazine, plastic coil binding, Comb binding, perfect binding, etc.). Some jobs require specialized finishing processes like die cutting, embossing, or foil stamping.) Please indicate what types of finishing will be needed for your project and the locations needed for each process.

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