- Things You Should Know
- File Prep
Custom printed notepads on this 100% recycled 80lb Desert Storm paper offer an organic and artisanal look and feel to your daily scribblings. With a light sand hue, this kraft paper brings a muted natural tone to your design.
Order as few as 10 notepads with your art printed in full colour with 25 or 50 pages padded to a chipboard backer in the glue colour of your choice.
Do we do custom size notepads? Yes, we do! If you don't see the size you need, just order the next largest size and be sure to indicate the final trim size in your order comments.
Colours More Muted on Uncoated Stocks
Uncoated stocks will affect the colour of your print as more ink is absorbed into the stock. You will see less saturation in the colours compared to if printing on a coated stock.
Colour Will Vary
The upside of club-run printing is the shared savings, the downside is that we adjust colour globally to get the best overall colour for shared jobs. This means the colour of club-run printed items will vary through the run and will not match exactly on re-prints.
Greys Can Shift
CMYK Process colours in the grey range and de-saturated images can shift in colour throughout the print run and may cause the greys to appear either cooler or warmer. For a neutral grey, we recommend converting all grey values and de-saturated images to true greyscale consisting of K (black) only values.
Your Blue Might Not Really Be Blue
Due to the nature of club-run printing, you may experience colour variation in solid fills of blue. For great blue results, we recommend a 30% difference between your Cyan and Magenta levels to ensure a nice rich dark blue, rather than purple.
Use Rich Black
For the richest of deep dark blacks in print, use 50/40/40/100 as the CMYK value. If printing small black text (or knocked out text), we recommend a k only black (0/0/0/100) to avoid misregistration issues.
These Pas Are Perfect for Writing On
Write up a storm! Unlike our coated products, these notepads can be easily written on with any pen or pencil and even stamped without the risk of smudging. You've found a match!
Uncoated Papers Have More Texture that May not Work Well with Small Text
This paper stock is a little bit grainier than other stocks, so if you are looking for very sharp text, this might not be the best paper stock for that or graphics that require razer sharp edges.
Technical Specifications + Templates
Bleeds: all files must have a 1/8" bleed on each side
Live Area: keep all critical text and artwork 1/8" inside the trim
Colours: supply your files in CMYK colour (Pantone/RGB colours will be converted or rejected)
Resolution: 300 dpi minimum (400 dpi preferred)
Fonts: fonts must converted to curves/outlines (we do not accept fonts).
Transparencies: flatten all transparencies
Types Of Files We Accept: MAC & PC files from Photoshop (PSD), Illustrator (EPS or AI), CorelDraw (CDR or EPS), Adobe Acrobat PDF, TIFF or JPEG.