Colonial Printing, building on a history of
25 years, offers all forms of printing from
short run digital to long run offset printing.
Our capabilities include 4 high-speed
digital presses, 4 small and large format
offset presses, full bindery services and
in house mailing services.

Under new leadership and with a major
renovation and expansion, we invite you
to see what we can offer your company.
Our commitment to exceptional customer
service, quality products and on time
delivery is what sets us apart.

From our Digital department we can offer
very short runs, with offset quality, for mail-
ers, stationary, envelopes, business cards,
post cards, posters, newsletters, booklets
and many other products. Not limited to
paper, we can print on a variety of sub-
strates including plastics, tyvek, and
other substances.

From our Small press department we can
offer longer runs on forms, special inks, stationary, newsletters, etc.

From our Large press department we can
offer long run offset printing up to 40” wide
at high speed and up to 6/colors including Aqueous coatings in Soft Touch, gloss or
dull coatings. Ideal for magazines, brochures,
sales flyers, and other types of higher end printed jobs.

Our mailing department compliments all the printing departments in the plant by offering
our customers a one-stop solution for printing and mailing opportunities. By having this all under one roof, you save time and money on your marketing projects.

I invite you to give us a call or stop by our
office and see the “New” Colonial Printing.

Brad Johnson

Q: What resolution is needed for the photographs and images in my artwork?
A: When you include photographs or images
in your digital artwork, they need to be at
least 300 DPI (dots per inch). If they are
below 300 DPI (dots per inch), when your
artwork is printed it will appear blurry.
Making sure that you are supplying a file
that includes elements that are over 300 DPI will help ensure you receive a high quality finished product.

Q: Why does my finished print appear different than what I see on my monitor?
A: Monitors and displays all vary in the capabilities and configurations. What one person sees on their monitor or display will look completely different on someone else’s. Color matching should never be compared to a monitor. Another contributing factor is that our print is done in CMYK and your monitor is creating a representation of that
in an RGB format. High-quality, specially formatted monitors working with the correct color profiles will still only get close to the final product. We are a G7 certified printer and use the GRACoL2006_Coated1v2 ICC color profile. If you are concerned about the color of your finished product, please ask your Customer Service Representative about obtaining a hard proof as part of your proofing processing.

Q: What file formats do you accept?
A: Our preferred format is a print ready PDF file. If you need to supply your native files, please make sure that you include your layout, all linked images, and all fonts. Please have all of those files in a project folder that you compress or stuff to an archive before uploading to us to protect against corruption.

Q: What is a print ready PDF?
A: A print ready PDF is a file that is ready to
go directly to press. It should not require
any modifications and include bleed, fonts,
and be flattened. We recommend the using Adobe Distiller or an application using Adobe Distiller for its export functionality. Other PDF creation software programs are not recommended.

Q: How do I submit my files to you?
A: We prefer the use of our FTP site. Please speak to your Customer Service Repre-
sentative if you have not had one setup. While we prefer the use of our FTP site,
if your file is under 10 MB you can email it
to your Customer Service Representative.
If your local, feel free to drop by with a
disk or portable drive and your Customer
Service Representative will be glad to
pull your file for you.

Q: What does bleed and safety mean?
A: Bleed is a requirement that all artwork extend 1/8 of an inch beyond all places
the artwork will be trimmed. Safety is a recommendation that all text or important images stay inside of the places the artwork will be trimmed by 1/16 of an inch. Having correct bleed and using a safety will help
us deliver you a high quality professional product. If you need a template, please check out this section of our website or ask your Customer Service Representative.

Q: What does CMYK and RGB mean?
A: CMYK (C=Cyan, M=Magenta, Y=Yellow, K=Black) are the colors used in our print-
ing processes. RGB (R=Red, G=Green, B=Blue) refers to how color is displayed
on a computer monitor. If you have any
RGB components to your project, please correctly convert them to CMYK before submitting your artwork.

Q: What are PMS or spot colors?
A: PMS is a version of a spot color that refers
to the Pantone Matching System. You can
read more about that here. A spot color is a pre-mixed ink that only requires one unit on a printing press. There are some colors that are difficult or impossible to be reproduced using CMYK. If you are using a PMS color
in your artwork, please make sure it is defined with the actual PMS color code.
If you created spot colors from CMYK,
please convert them to CMYK before submitting your file. Be careful with your naming conventions on spot colors and
re-using a spot color for a different need
just because it has the same color build. Many template files include special spot colors for registration, bleed, or trim that should not be used at all in your artwork. Also, if your printing on our digital equipment you will have to convert any PMS colors to their CMYK equivalent. If your project was not quoted using any PMS colors, your artwork will need to be converted to CMYK. Speak with your Customer Service Repre-
sentative if you have any questions or concerns about your project.

Q: What is the difference between Black
and Rich Black?
A: Black means that you are printing with only black (C=0, M=0, Y=0, K=100) in the CYMK color separation. A rich black is a mix of all four CMYK colors to make a deeper, richer black color. We recommend using C=60, M=40, Y=40, K=100 for a Rich Black. If you are including any barcodes in your artwork, please use black only.

Q: Can you change something on my
file for me?
A: It will depend on how your project was supplied and the modification being requested. Please ask your Customer Service Representative for assistance.

Q: How should I setup a project with
multiple pages?
A: We prefer that you supply your individ-
ual pages in order. Spreads are not required. If you need to have a blank
page, please include an actual blank
page in the correct position.

Q: How do I submit a project that includes
a special finishing such as spot coating or foiling?
A: Please create a separate file named appro-
priately and design using a spot color with an accurate name that has the following color value, C=0, M=0, Y=0, K=100. Some example names for the spot color would be SPOTGLOSSUV or SILVERFOIL.

Your Message:

Part of our major capital expansion includes
our latest press addition, our 40” Heidelberg
6/c press with in-line aqueous coating.

G7 certification to ensure the highest quality
standards are met.

Need special Ink applications, Metallic Inks,
special coatings? Not a problem!

Colonial now offers capabilities that rival any printing company in the area. Combined with our already strong digital and small press departments, we are equipped to handle
any project that comes to us.

Our highly experienced craftsmen can
produce the most demanding jobs, in-house,
and on your budget and time frame.

Add this to our expanded bindery and finish-
ing, we can keep all of the jobs In-House
so we can control quality and turn times.

Call toll free 1-888-908-7425 or stop by today to see
the Colonial difference!

At Colonial we offer complete in-house mailing services. Why print with one company and mail with another? We can handle your entire print and mail project under one roof, saving you money and valuable time.

We offer automated envelope insertion, CAS certification of your mail list, custom mail lists, mail tracking for list verification and many other services, all under on roof.

Combined with our printing services you can rest assured that your project will meet all mail requirements, get the best mailing rates, and meet your schedule and budget.

Colonial also offers Media Packaging for our Music, DVD and software clients. Whether your project is 1,000 units or 1,000,000 units, we have the capability to handle any size project.

Our staff has over 30 years experience in this industry segment, and we understand the re-
quirements and the urgency of production. On time delivery with quality products are essential. That’s what we do, and we do it well.

Large media suppliers and conglomerates cannot offer the level of dedication and cus-
tomer service that Colonial provides on a
day-to-day basis.

Tired of missed deliveries, poor quality and non-responsiveness to your needs from your current supplier?

Give us a try and see the Colonial difference!

Colonial Printing's central location in the
South East United States, gives us logis-
tical advantages when you need to ship
your product on a timely schedule. From
our plant in Huntsville, we can offer Ground Service that arrives Next Day to most major
CD Manufacturers, with out the expense
of overnight shipping. For our local customers,
we offer free inside delivery of each and
every job. At Colonial Printing, service is
what sets us apart, and our location is part
of that success.

Already have a design but don’t know how to
lay things out? Colonial offers free templates
to help without getting worried about bleeds
and margins.

Please select a template.

Need short runs, but high quality? Our digital printing department offers 4 different digital presses to fill most any requirement. Paper, cover stocks, plastics, you name it; we can image on most any substrate and give you
the highest quality available.

We offer forms, booklets, flyers, posters, newsletters, direct mail items, as well as full capability for serialization, numbering, bar coding, and complete variable data imaging
for customized direct marketing materials.

Combine this with our in-house mailing depart-
ment and you have the recipe for success on your next direct marketing application.

Fast turn time requirements? Not a problem,
we can turn some jobs the same day or next day depending on size and requirements.

Printing at the speed of NOW!!!!!