file help, 48HOURPRINT.COM, thanks

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by ampeg76, Jan 19, 2005.

  1. ampeg76

    ampeg76 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 297

    Hey guys,

    Based on the good feedback on this site I was going to use 48HOURPRINT.COM for my door hangers and business cards. I have already downloaded the templates for photoshop. The problem is I have no experience in photoshop, so I saved the templates as jpegs and loaded the images into a new msword document. After finishing up I cut the finished product and saved that as a jpeg. Is this exceptable for them? If not how does everyone go about using the templates. Thanks in advance!

  2. NickN

    NickN LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 1,009

    Depends on what you're looking for.If you want a high quality(think magazine or professional brochure) image,then MSWord is not going to cut it.
    You'll need to create your hanger at 300dpi,sized for the hanger,and in an .ai file or .psd or even .gif.
    300 dots per inch will create an image that is clear and sharp.JPEG images are compressed images,mainly for something like a webpage,where you don't necessarily need high resolution.
    If you're looking to just create a basic hanger and not worry about it looking "professionally" created,they can probably use what you have.Keep in mind when it's printed it will be more grainy than one created in Photoshop or Illustrator.
    Another easy way is to contact Gopher and have them create it for you.Well worth the money considering the time and frustration saved.
  3. Smithers

    Smithers LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,265

    i dont know photoshop very well....but give them a call, or another place, some of them would be happy to help you put it together. especially if you know what you want alreadyl
  4. Grass Gator

    Grass Gator LawnSite Member
    Messages: 122

    I used Microsoft Publisher then saved it as a JPEG file. We you "save as" in Publisher you can select JPEG and change it to 300dpi. This is what I did, then forwarded to 48hourprint and they turned out great. Very happy with it.
  5. N.H.BOY

    N.H.BOY LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,603

    Has anyone used 48hourprint mailing lists?? Since we are talking about 48hour,thought I"d ask. Thanks
  6. tonygreek

    tonygreek LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,852

    from a quality standpoint, no no no no no that will not cut it. you need high resolution work for 4 color process as any deterioration in quality of your work will show up worse. if you don't mind, post some specifics as to what you are trying to do and we'll see if we can help you.

    which templates are you using? the only one's i've ever paid any attention to were the layout guides, which are just that. they are sizing guides so you know what area to design in to, and where bleeds cut off, etc.

  7. ampeg76

    ampeg76 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 297

    Thanks for the replies,

    I emailed 48 and they called the house within 10 minutes, wow that was not expected. Anyways after talking with the tech guy for a few he got me up to speed. I am now ready to conquer photoshop ha ha. These guys seem to be pretty cool and will up date yall(yep from Texas) when they come back from the print shop. I'll post a few pics on here.

    Thanks and Cheers

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