If your design is going to make it to paper, design in the CMYK color mode. It’ll give you more accurate colors to the final printed product over RGB Colors (for screen use).
Crisp prints start with high resolution. Set your DPI (Dots Per Inch) to 300. You also may find this as PPI or ‘Points Per Inch’ depending on which software you’re using.
|Setting up your file at actual print size goes hand-in-hand with your resolution. Make sure your artboard is at the correct size for the poster you’re printing! Our popular sizes vary from the traditional 11 x 17″ gig poster all the way up to the oversized 22 x 28″ movie posters.|
|TRIM, BLEED & SAFETY|
Along with setting up your artwork size, include .125″ on each side for bleed. This area ensures any elements in your artwork extend all the way to edge of the print.
|DOUBLE CHECK YOUR DESIGN|
There’s nothing worse than getting your posters back and finding a typo. Ask a friend to check over the details, it’ll take just a few minutes to ensure all your details are correct.
|To keep file sizes down on larger projects, we usually prefer PDF, AI, PSD, EPS or TIFF formats. Just make sure you outline or rasterize any text prior to saving so it, to ensure nothing drops out on our end. Only got a JPEG? We’ll make it work as long as it’s high-resolution and saved out at print size.|
Your best bet for high-quantity printing. In addition to affordable bulk pricing, offset printing gives you stunning results, setup and inspected for quality and color by our professional team.
Perfect for low-quantity runs and ultra-large prints. You’ll still get a quality print, but not as many stock options as offset printing provides. See our digital posters here.
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|Nothing packs the promotional punch like custom printed Posters. Promote your next gig or event with the time-tested method. Got a product special or sale coming up? Posters are a great way to let your customers know! They also make great collectable and affordable merchandise.|
Comic Books have been around for decades, but recent years have seen a resurgence in the art form. While Marvel is rolling out blockbusters based on beloved comic book heroes, comic book shops are popping up everywhere and collectors are rejoicing.
Cleveland is fortunate enough to have an incredibly talented comic artist drawing up a storm in our happy little city. John Greiner, more commonly known as John G., is the artist behind the Shiner Comics and the artwork for Melt Bar & Grilled, Cleveland Cinemas, Scene Magazine and much, much more. We hung out with John to find out if he prefers pizza to tacos and what goes into creating and printing an epic Comic Book adventure.
Want to add a little sparkle or shine to your clothing line? You’ve come to the right place. We offer a variety of effect inks so you can wow people with your awesome apparel.
A lot goes into apparel printing. Picking the right garment, print locations, color separation…the list goes on and on. Choosing the right apparel ink for the job is a crucial step in making the final product look exactly how you want it to. The pros here at Jakprints are here to break down your options so your apparel can look its best.
As an artist, selling your work and getting it on someone’s wall is a huge deal. While selling original pieces is great, it’s not the only way to get your work from your studio and into the hands of someone that truly appreciates it. Art Prints are a great alternative to selling your original pieces and allowing more people to add your work to their collection.
Print projects come in all shapes and sizes. Custom Die Cuts are the perfect way to break out of the box and give your product that unique boost. Jakprints wants to make creating a beautiful, one-of-a-kind product as easy as possible, so we offer free die line creation. That’s one less thing for you to worry about when you’re looking to knock out a truly unique product.
We turned to Craig Winzer, a member of the File Creation Team and successful illustrator, to break down die lines and tell us about himself.
Go Media’s weekend long Weapons of Mass Creation Fest is back August 5th-7th to engage, inspire and educate designers, artists and creative minds. Celebrating its seventh year in Cleveland, this year’s impressive roster of speakers and hands on workshops has us counting down the days until we get to dive into the festivities again. Years past have been a blast with speakers like Jude Goergen and our bud Mark Brickley creating super-educational workshops, inspirational talks and podcasts.
There are an abundance of reasons that this year’s fest will live up to its name as the region’s leading design conference, but we’ve narrowed it down to our top five to showcase the best WMC has to offer.
Kids are dressed in their Sunday best, gigantic bows have been strategically placed on heads, and awkward teens everywhere are playing the worst possible picture day scenarios in their brains. Embarrassing photos aside, getting a school yearbook made picture day worth it in the end.
With the Akron, Ohio area currently experiencing high poverty levels, some children in the community don’t get the opportunity to take home a yearbook at the end of the year. They might not have the opportunity to experience picture day either. One Akron based teacher in set out to change that.
We strive to be good environmental stewards — leaving the environment better than we found it is important, and we believe a strong community has a crucial role in making that possible. That’s why we love our friends at Upcycle Parts Shop.
Upcycle Parts Shop is made up of a dream team that works to reduce waste, strengthen the community and get people inspired by turning one man’s trash into another man’s really cool art piece. We sat down with Michael Hudecek, Business Relations Manager at Upcycle Parts Shop and upcycle artist, to get the details.