printing

colours (riso name/pantone name / hex rbg)

Below is the Pindot Press Colour Chart. For a better look at the colours, we recommend that you request a physical copy to be mailed to you by going to the pindot shop.

papers

Copy/Text

  • 70# text White
  • 70# text Natural

Cover/Card

  • 67# cover Ivory Vellum Bristol (best for fluorescent/$)
  • 67# cover White Vellum Bristol (best for fluorescent/$)
  • 80# cover nonrecycled White (not great for fluorescent/$$)
  • 80# cover nonrecycled White (not great for fluorescent/$$)
  • 80# cover recycled White (good for fluorescent/$$)
  • 80# cover vellum (best for fluorescent/$$$)

BYOP (Bring Your Own Paper)

If you would like to BYOP for printing (such as if you would like to use coloured papers), we will be happy to work with you on this request. Please note that the machine can’t print on glossy or coated papers because these types of paper do not absorb ink very well. Also, the thickest paper this machine can print on is 110 lb index or 270 gsm.

size

Max paper size: 11 x 17 inches (Tabloid)
Max print area: 10.6 x 16.25 in
Bleed: 0.125 in

files

Flattened B&W (Grayscale) PDF of each colour layer
Minimum: 300 DPI
Best: 600 DPI

We will be happy to work with you if you have any questions about file set-up so please email us at pindotpress[at]gmail.com.

finishing

  • Saddle Stitch – We can do saddle stitch (stapled) binding up to a 32 page booklet (8 pieces of paper stapled together). The largest paper size we can saddle stitch is Tabloid or 11 x 17 inches, which will lead to a final size of 8.5 x 11 inch booklets. Many zinesĀ are half-letter size or 5.5 x 8.5 inches, and we can also trim the edges if you want a bleed on your booklets.
  • Trimming – If you would like us to trim the artwork, please include a 1/8 (0.125) inch bleed and crop/bleed marks. Crop/bleed marks can be turned on as an option when exporting to PDF in most layout programs like Illustrator/Indesign.

FAQ

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