Frequently Asked Questions


Can I send my file for you to review without making a purchase?

You sure can. Just send us your files. We do a free technical review of your file before you even place your order. You’ll have better peace of mind knowing that your file is ok before you pay. We are proud of our great service and encourage you to experience it. We will send a press-ready PDF proof for you to review with notes from our expert prepress technicians for your consideration. When you are ready to place the order, simply let us know and we will definitely start the process of printing them.

What can I check on my electronic PDF proof?

The press-ready PDF proof that is sent for your review and approval is the final opportunity for you to check the layout, bleeds, crops and final text. It is by no means an accurate color reproduction of your final printed piece. If your file is color-critical, you may order a hard copy proof. We will upload a press-ready PDF proof for your to review with notes from our expert prepress technicians for your consideration. When you are ready to place the order, simply let us know and we will definitely start the process of printing them.

Do you offer hard copy proofs?

Anvy Digital offers hard copy proofs which show reasonable likeness to the final printed pieces. Such proofs are recommended for color-critical art and must be requested when the print order is made. Hard copy proofs are printed on a substrate different from the actual paper type and while it’s main purpose is to show color, variations may occur depending on the finish selected (AQ, matte, UV) for the final print job. We do not offer hard copy proofs for art that would be printed on uncoated paper.

 

Guide to Image Resolution

Resolution refers to the number of colored dots or pixels that make up an image. It is commonly expressed in dpi or dots per inch. Resolution Rules-of-thumb:
  Here is a chart to help you determine the proper dimensions of your image at your desired print size and in the recommended resolution of 300 dpi.  
PRINTED SIZE MIN. IMAGE DIMENSIONS IMAGE RESOLUTION
2” x 1.60”
640 x 480 pixels
300 dpi
2" x 2"
600 x 600 pixels
300 dpi
2.67” x 2”
800 x 600 pixels
300 dpi
2" x 3"
400 x 600 pixels
300 dpi
3.41" x 2.56"
1024 x 768 pixels
300 dpi
4.27" x 3.20
1280 x 960 pixels
300 dpi
4” x 4”
1200 x 1200 pixels
300 dpi
4" x 6"
800 x 600 pixels
300 dpi
5.33" x 4.00"
1600 x 1200 pixels
300 dpi
5" x 7"
1000 x 1400 pixels
300 dpi
8” x 5.33”
2400 x 1600 pixels
300 dpi
8" x 10"
1600 x 2000 pixels
300 dpi
8.5” x 11”
2550 x 3300 pixels
300 dpi

 

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