FAQ: What does “Print Ready” mean?

We consider any file “Print Ready” if it is built to the correct size/specifications, has high resolution images/graphics, contains crop marks, and utilizes bleeds when necessary. To brush up on the low down about bleeds, visit our previous blog post: What is a Bleed, and why is it so important?

June 5th, 2018|

Template Tuesday: Bifold Brochure

Two pages, four panels, endless possibilities. That’s right! From menus to programs and all of the promotional marketing material in between, a bifold brochure has got you covered. Here at The Copy Store we love keeping it simple. And folks, it doesn’t get much more simple than your standard letter sized paper, folded in half. No tricky panels of various sizes, and no convoluted folding patterns.   By now you know it’s possible to put together your own design piece and print it at home or right in the office using a quarter inch of white space for a border. [...]

May 22nd, 2018|

FAQ: What the color?

It’s no secret one of the peculiarities of printing is reproducing the correct color for your clients. But why are there differences in monitor versus print color and what can we do to manage our expectations of color or to keep incorrect color from occurring in our prints altogether? Let’s start by breaking down how your monitor or display handles color. On screen color is rendered with the RGB (red, green, blue) additive color model. This means the red, green, and blue light are added together in various ways to reproduce a broad array of colors. Because electronic devices display [...]

May 15th, 2018|

Template Tuesday featuring: The Pocket Folder!

Organized. Professional. Custom. Put your best foot forward on your interviews by monograming a folder that contains your cover letter, resume and/or portfolio. Stay a step ahead of the game by presenting your business ideas in a folder customized with your own logo and company information. Help your wedding party have a carefree time by providing itinerary packed neatly into your own uniquely themed folder. Folder Template Moral of the story? You don’t have to be Lisa Frank to design your own folder and it certainly doesn’t have to have "a sparkly polar bear surfing tie-dye waves" graphic. You can [...]

April 24th, 2018|

Templates, get your (ticket) templates!

As far as the calendar is concerned, spring is here! We’re hopeful the spring weather will be soon to follow and you know what that means? Raffles, events, fundraisers, celebrations, and more! Get your tickets started today. From numbered tickets with perforated stubs to various colors and sizes we’ve got your ticket needs covered. Tickets Template Details to consider including on your ticket: Event Name Date Location Time Featured People, Prizes, or Activities Perforated Numbered Stub Perforated Numbered Stub Fillable Form Contact Information   Any questions? In need of a different file format? You know the drill… design@buffalocopy.com or 716.847.6400.

March 26th, 2018|

FAQ: What file format should I use?

In today’s Copy Store blog we’re breaking it down. “It” being file formats. Whether you are talking shop with designer friends or you just want insight on what to provide your printer this post is for you! RASTER FILES The two types of files are known as raster and vector. Raster files are composed of pixels and can easily lose quality. It is important to make sure you are choosing a format with the correct file compressing or preserving capabilities to suite your intentions. .PNG Portable Network Graphics. Best used online for text and graphics with high quality and high image [...]

March 12th, 2018|

Better With Age: The Postcard (templates included)

They’re versatile, cost effective and far reaching. The good ol’ Postcard should not and will not be sold short. (If we can help it!) From reaching new customers to the annual family reunion, a postcard is the perfect product for communication. Get this! You can choose a size and quantity that qualifies for postcard mailing rates to save the most through USPS on postage. Don’t have a customer database? That’s okay! You can purchase a direct mailing list, ask us how. Great for: Invitations Announcements Holiday Wishes Coupon Mailers Information Mailers Sales Advertisements And more! Choose a postcard template that [...]

February 27th, 2018|

Designing a Foldover Card

This template hardly needs an explanation. We all know the biggest holidays of the year are right around the corner. Whether you want to send out Holiday cards, New Year’s greetings, or personalized thank you notes we can help you as much or a little as you need. Design your own card from scratch or use the following 5x7 template to give us an idea of what you’re looking for. Foldover Card Exterior Template Foldover Card Interior Template Using the exterior template design the front and back panel of the card. We’ll use a .125” safety margin on the interior [...]

October 23rd, 2017|

Effective Marketing: The Rack Card (template included, of course!)

So you need to inform people about your business, right? And you want to do it with a cost effective printed piece? Whether you need to list services, prices, manufacturers, products, or menu items look no further than a rack card.  Professional design on a durable piece of card stock will give your marketing piece a professional look to advise and encourage customers. Whether you want to go vertical to be visible in a classic brochure rack or create a clever horizontal layout that lends itself well to your content needs, check out the following template to start. Rack Card [...]

August 22nd, 2017|

FAQ: What Binding is Right for my Project?

When choosing the correct binding for your project, a great way to start is by asking yourself: “What is the purpose of my project?” Are you creating a recipe book that you want to lay flat? Are you publishing a book that you would love to have a hardcover? Are you working with 10 pages, 100, or more? Do you have a specific budget in mind? Etc. Narrowing down the purpose of your project will help guide you to the binding selection that will work the best with your content. Continue reading to learn about the different types of binding [...]

August 11th, 2017|