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Print Services FAQs
The average turn-around time for a print job is 14 days from receiving final artwork to delivery of the finished product.
Echo Media can handle any size print job. We have developed working relationships with the top printers in the United States, specializing in every aspect of print: small sheet fed runs, bangtails, tri-fold, DALs, and large quantity full web runs, to name just a few.
Through our direct relationships with the top printers in the country and our high volume of monthly printing, we are able to offer extremely competitive rates. Also, due to our extensive knowledge of print, we are able to offer comprehensive logistical support and make printing easy for you.
The best and most widely used format would be Mac Quark Xpress. However, our printers can handle a variety of formats, such as PDF, Adobe Illustrator and InDesign. Call or e-mail us if you have any questions about a specific format.
We will often supply you with size and weight restrictions for each advertising vehicle, and a printed piece needs to fall within those guidelines. Paper weight is normally listed in these specifications. There are standard paper weights and formats for different advertising channels, and we would be happy to work through developing the ideal size and weight of the piece to fit the media vehicle you are advertising in.
Full color (four colors, CMYK) printing on the front and back of the piece.
No, because of our ability to gang printing together for multiple clients, Echo Media can give you the benefits of 4 over 4 printing without a significant increase in cost.
Yes, we have an in-house graphics department that can resize artwork, strip in new codes and execute black plate changes, as long as the file is supplied in Mac Quark Xpress format.
In order to get an accurate print quote, we need the following information about the piece: trim size (bleed or non-bleed), image size, number of plates (4/4, 4/1, etc.), number of versions and shipping destinations. With this information we can usually turn a print quote around in 24 hours.
Due to a constantly fluctuating paper market, print rates can fluctuate from month to month. Other variables, such as ink prices and shipping rates, can also cause a price variance, but on a much smaller scale.