HLPS provides seamless service from pixels to paper. Our completely digital workflow from proofing to plating enables us to deliver results meeting and exceeding expectations!
We take advantage of all the popular page layout, image-editing, and object-oriented illustration applications. We frequently update our array of powerful workstations to keep your projects moving through in a timely manner. We typically run the latest version of Adobe Creative Suite.
We recommend and receive PDF files on a regular basis, as they can be “bullet-proof” when prepared properly. There are a number of considerations when preparing a high res PDF for print. All fonts and graphics need to be embedded. The file should also include trim marks and bleed, with the marks offset at .125" out of the bleed area. We proof PDF files back to our customers after we run them through our system, to ensure that there are no missing fonts, images, etc. We have checklists available on our website for proper PDF creation, and preparing files in general to help assure everything is accurate before the files are submitted.
Nearly every job gets a color accurate, digital color proof. We also produce what we call a “booked proof.” We finish the booked proof just like the final product by trimming it out, drilling it, stitching it, or whatever other applicable finishing will occur with your job. Many customers are surprised how many things are caught before press with booked proofs — type or art where the drill holes fall is just one of many examples.
All of our color proofers and presses have been calibrated to GRACOL 7 Standards, ensuring that what you see on your proof is what you will receive in your final printed piece to help eliminate surprises.
The ideal system for business cards, letterhead and other customized documents, you can quickly and easily personalize, proof, and approve projects directly from a web browser. We offer an intuitive side-by-side approach which allows you to enter information and preview the document on the same screen. Also convenient for ordering product stored in our fulfillment area.