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FAQs - Printing Options

What are the different coating options that you offer?

Gloss Coating:

Gloss Coating (AQ) is a fast-drying, water-based, protective coating that is applied in-line on press to provide a more economical approach to your printing. Gloss coatings create a printed product that is resistant to fingerprints, rubs and scuffs and it lasts longer than average varnishes. Not suitable for writing on.

C1S (Coated 1 Side) Paper:

While C1S is often referred to in the same category as a coating, since it is treated before the print process, it is more accurately a paper option. C1S is a paper that is treated with a gloss coating on the front, while the back has no coating at all allowing you to write on it with a pen or pencil or print on it with an Inkjet printer.

Matte Coating:

The Matte Coating process is a more economical approach to coating. This coating is less shiny and provides moderate protection against scratches and scuffs. Suitable for writing on but is not compatible with all types of pens and markers. This coating is compatible with some Inkjet printers.

 

U.V. Coating:

U.V. Coating is a very high-gloss coating applied to the printed-paper surface and dried on press with ultraviolet (U.V.) light. The high gloss surface of U.V. coating makes your print job very eye-catching and durable and is very popular for marketing materials that need to gain immediate attention. Our premium U.V. coatings enhance and give greater color depth to your print jobs. Blacks will shine and reds will appear to be flush with pigment. U.V will make your colors so vibrant they will appear to “jump” right off the page. U.V. coated jobs are also abrasion and chemical resistant, providing a protective barrier against wear and tear caused by handling, display and use. U.V. coated paper is a great option to endure moist conditions.

Is there an extra charge for bleeds?

No, we do not charge any extra for print jobs that have a full bleed. Unlike many other print companies, all of our prices include full bleeds free of charge.

The bleeds added to your submitted file should be 1/8" on all four sides of your document. Due to the very small shifting that may occur during cutting, it is not recommended that you use a border of less than 1/4” if your design calls for the use of a border. We cannot guarantee that small borders will be the same size after trimming if you have used a border of less that 1/4”.

What are the different paper stocks that you use for printing?

14 pt. Premium Recycled White Coated Two Sided (C2S) Cover Stock - 10% PCW and FSC Certified
At 48HourPrint.com our house stock offers a true front to back flawless finish every time, with the exact same coating/finish properties from side to side. Our premium recycled paper offers two coats on each side, unlike others with just one coat on the back side. This double coating on both sides offers you smooth, consistent texture and brightness for vivid color, and great ink holdout. No yellow cast. No blue hue.

14 pt. Premium Recycled White Coated One Sided (C1S) Cover Stock - 10% PCW and FSC Certified
C1S paper is treated with a gloss coating on the front, while the back side of our current C1S sheet is uncoated, maintaining a good surface for Ink Jet and writing capabilities. While C1S is often referred to in the same category as a coating, since it is treated before the print process, it is more accurately a paper option.

100# Premium Recycled White Coated Two Sided (C2S) Text Stock - 30% PCW and FSC Certified
The house stock we use at 48HourPrint.com for all catalogs, sell sheets, and posters is coated on two sides for superior ink holdout and high gloss finish, giving consistent color from side to side. This premium weight sheet is durable, rugged, ideal for daily usage, and offers much greater overall value. 

70# Opaque Text Stock - 30% PCW and FSC Certified
This is an uncoated paper used exclusively for our letterhead, notepads, and #10 envelope products.  It has excellent on press performance and is laser printer compatible.

60# Opaque Text Stock - 30% PCW and FSC Certified
This is an uncoated paper used exclusively for our A2, A6, A7, and A9 envelope products.  It has excellent on press performance and is laser printer compatible.

80# Cover Stock - 30% PCW and FSC Certified
100# Text Stock paper and 80# Cover Stock paper are both measured in weight. So simply stated, the 80# Cover is thicker, heavier, and more durable than the 100# Text while still delivering superior ink holdout and high gloss finish, giving consistent color from side to side. Ideal for sell sheets and brochures.

100# Uncoated Cover Stock - 30% PCW and FSC Certified
This paper is uncoated on both sides, maintaining a good surface for Ink Jet and writing capabilities.

To get an idea of the wide array of paperstocks available, feel free to order a sample pack here: http://www.48hourprint.com/print-sample-request.aspx

Can I have my order bundled and shrink wrapped?

Yes, this can be done right on the product options page when you place your order. Shrink Wrapping will be an option right next to coating; proof type; rounded corners; and any other options that may be available for the product you are ordering.