Something's been bugging me the past few days, and until today I wasn't quite able to put my finger on it, and I'm not even sure that I have even yet. I find lots of discussion on LS about various online printing services, but very little discussion about local print shops. I understand that local print shops won't have as broad an audience because they are just that -- local. They aren't going to attract customers from all over like the online guys. But I get the impression that most people use online print services rather than the local guys. But let me tell you a little story about a local print shop. I just had a bunch of business cards printed up. Nothing fancy, just black ink on gold cardstock. I printed out a 200% master to take in, but they asked me to email them a .pdf file, doing so would save me a couple of bucks. I emailed it as a .pdf, but for some reason it was printing with ever-so-slightly fuzzy edges. I ended up emailing them a copy of the font, and a copy of the .jpg that was my artwork. They had to lay it out with their software, and they did it so it looked identical to my original master. When I picked up the cards, they told me that there was not going to be an extra charge for the layout work they did. Oh, and on my way out the door, the owner grabbed me and asked me what sorts of things I did. I told him, and he then asked for a quote on trimming his hedges for the growing season. I shot him a number, and got the job. Anyone ever get a job from their online print service? Huh? And would an online print service have let you know that your .pdf file was slightly fuzzy? I'm not knocking the online guys, but I think there is a general attitude on LS that says we should support the local little guy rather than the national big guy. Am I all wet? Or what? Please tell me.