Description

Now offering wide-format Full-Color CAD line drawings at our low B&W prices! Our large-format printing services will reproduce your black-and-white and full-color digital line prints with the quality of an original, each and every print!

We do our large-format full-color and B/W CAD prints on our newest state-of-the-art HP PageWide XL 8000 inkjet printers, the fastest large-format monochrome and color printer ever. Our full-color wide-format also includes the HP Latex R1000 flatbed printer, Oce' ColorWave-500 dry toner printer, Canon IPF 9100 and Pro 4000S high resolution inkjet printers. We accept most file formats. We can also scan, print and digitize your hard copy originals.

B/W & Full-Color prices are based on line drawings with a coverage up to 30%. Drawings with solids such as color photos or illustrations that have coverage over 30% will incure additional charge depending on the density and fill.

Note: Minimum order is $3.00.

Note: Enter the total plans per set in the Number of Originals Per Set in the Pricing Calculator. Then enter the Number of Sets you want. This is for the number of plan sets you require. It does not include the number of originals in the plan set. Printing Total represents the total cost for the set of plans based on the quantity of number of originals per set multiplied by the number of sets you order. For example, if you have 15 originals and you want 5 complete plan sets, list 15 under Number of Originals Per Set and enter 5 in the Number of Sets. The price will then compute for the 5 sets of 15 originals (75 total prints). At this point you can place your order and proceed to the download page.

Recommendations

The most common order options are 24" x 36" or 30" x 42" plan sheets printed on 20# white bond.

Marketing Tips

Enhance your line drawings with full-color at no additional cost! Architect and Engineering drawing plan sets are printed b/w and full-color on one side and intended for all phases of construction projects.

Consider printing your drawings for display with our direct to substrate printing service on one of our many boards, including Foam Board, Gatorboard, Coroplast, Falconboard, PVC Sintra Board, Aluminum DiBond and More....

Standard Sizes

  • 11" x 17"
  • 12" x 18" (24" x 36" Half Size)
  • 15" x 21" (30" x 42" Half Size)
  • 18" x 24" (36" x 48" Half Size)
  • 22" x 34"
  • 24" x 36"
  • 30" x 42"
  • 36" x 48"

Each size (above) indicates our standard sizes. Sizes not listed can be ordered by entering the Width (inch) and Height (inch) in the product calculator.

20# White Bond

This is the industry standard for construction drawings and plans. Our 20 lb production bonds are extensively tested for performance. As compared to competitive grades, ours provide excellent toner adhesion and dense image on a smooth bright white background. Our Engineering bond is a 92 brightness.

Specifications

  • Thickness 4 mil
  • Brightness 92%
  • Opacity 88%
  • Whiteness 145
  • Finish Matte
  • Basis Weight 75 gsm
  • Bond Weight 20 lb
  • Acid Free, Elemental Chlorine Free

20# Pastel Color Bond

This stock is used when an alternative 20# white bond is needed. 'Not For Construction' bid plan sets may be done on a pastel color so they are not confused with on the job site construction plan sets.

Pastel Colors Available

  • 20# Blue Tint Bond
  • 20# Yellow Tint Bond
  • 20# Pink Tint Bond
  • 20# Green Tint Bond

Specifications

  • Thickness 4 mil
  • Opacity 88%
  • Finish Matte
  • Basis Weight 75 gsm
  • Bond Weight 20 lb
  • Acid Free, Elemental Chlorine Free

32 lb Premium Coated Bond

This 32 lb Premium Coated Inkjet Bond is ideal for high quality CAD applications where presentation bond is desired. Superior coating optimized for waterfast image, crisp lines, dense black and vivid colors. Excellent mounting qualities.

Specifications

  • Thickness 6 mil
  • Brightness 92%
  • Opacity 96%
  • Whiteness 145
  • Finish Matte
  • Basis Weight 120 gsm
  • Bond Weight 32 lb
  • Acid Free, Elemental Chlorine Free

46 lb Premium Coated Matte

This 46 lb Premium Coated Matte is ideal for high quality Graphics applications where an extra thick presentation bond is desired. Superior coating optimized for waterfast image, crisp lines, dense black and vivid colors. Excellent mounting qualities.

Specifications

  • Thickness 8 mil
  • Brightness 95%
  • Opacity 99%
  • Whiteness 145
  • Finish Matte
  • Basis Weight 180 gsm
  • Bond Weight 46 lb
  • Acid Free, Elemental Chlorine Free

20# Production Vellum

Our 20 lb transparentized vellum best suited for archive copies, and general purpose originals.

Specifications

  • Physical Properties:
  • Basis Weight 20 lb.
  • Brightness 84%
  • Whiteness 87
  • Opacity 64%
  • Not Erasable
  • Acid Free, Elemental Chlorine Free
  • Features:
  • Translucent
  • Excellent toner adhesion
  • Excellent copy quality
  • Rag base

4 mil. Double Matte Film (Mylar)

Our 4 mil polyester film is coated on both sides with a matte finish. An exceptionally strong, durable media that can be used for long term storage.

Specifications

  • Physical Properties:
  • Color - White
  • Opacity - 34%
  • Whiteness - 56
  • Smoothness - 50 +/- 10
  • Not Erasable
  • Acid Free, Elemental Chlorine Free
  • Features:
  • Matte both sides
  • Excellent toner adhesion
  • Excellent copy quality
  • Uniform solid fill

7.5 mil. Waterproof Tyvek

Our waterproof premium 7.5 mil Tyvek media is designed for use on our Oce ColorWave 600 printer, with the new Oce CrystalPoint technology.

Specifications

  • Physical Properties:
  • Color - White
  • Opacity - 95%
  • Whiteness - 94
  • Brightness - 97
  • Thickness - 7.5 mil.
  • 2.2 oz per square yard

1/0 (Grayscale Front Side)

Grayscale front sides of the sheet. This option is for standard B&W or Full Color drawings printed in Grayscale.

4/0 (Full Color Front Side)

Full color (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black as above) on the front and no printing on the back. A typical example of this is a CAD drawing in full color.

No Coating

This product prints uncoated in a professional, finished quality.

Bindery

Plan sets are staple bounded with a binding strip at left edge and rolled.

Large Format Quantity

The Quantity Sets dropdown on the Pricing Calculator is for the number of plan sets you require. It does not include the number of originals in the plan set. Enter the total plans per set in the Number of Originals Per Set in the Pricing Calculator. Printing Totalrepresents the total cost for the set of plans based on the quantity of sets ordered multiplied by the number of originals in the set you order. For example, if you have 15 originals and you want 5 complete plan sets, list 5 under Quantity Sets and enter 15 in the Number of Originals Per Set. The price will then compute for the 5 sets of 15 originals (75 total prints). At this point you can place your order and proceed to the download page.

Explanation of Turnaround Time

See a quick chart showing turnaround times

Turnaround times begin when your order is approved. Turnaround time starts next day for orders approved after 11:00 a.m. (PST). All times are based on standard business days Monday through Friday excluding federal holidays. Please note that turnaround time does not include shipping or mailing time. You may select from available production turnaround times and your preferred shipping time as you place your order. Order cutoff time is 10:30 a.m. (PST).

  • Note: Add one day to turnaround time for orders over 5,000 Sq. Ft.

Our products are the same great quality for every turnaround time we offer.

Note: Although we make every possible effort to turn jobs around in the estimated times offered, your job may require more time due to unforeseeable or uncontrollable circumstances or finishing services added onto the job. We will not credit customers or give discounts if a job runs past the estimated turnaround time. Turnaround times are an estimate, not a guarantee!

Next Day Turnaround

If you order a proof (Online PDF or Hard Copy Proof), your turnaround time begins as soon as you approve your proof in our system. If you order "No Proof, Run As Is" (only recommended if you are certain you want us to print what you sent as is), your turnaround time begins as soon as your order begins the imposition process. Once your order is in imposition, you should receive an email with your estimated order completion date (does not include shipping or mailing).

Guidelines

Files must be uploaded before the cut off time. If you request a proof, you must approve your proof by 10:45 a.m. in the time zone your order is produced for turnaround time to begin.

Next Day Shipped Orders
Orders will ship the next business day if you follow the guidelines.

Files uploaded after the cut off time will be processed the following business day.

Same Day Turnaround

If you order a proof (Online PDF or Hard Copy Proof), your turnaround time begins as soon as you approve your proof in our system. If you order "No Proof, Run As Is" (only recommended if you are certain you want us to print what you sent as is), your turnaround time begins as soon as your order begins the imposition process. Once your order is in imposition, you should receive an email with your estimated order completion date (does not include shipping or mailing).

Guidelines

Files must be uploaded before the cut off time. If you request a proof, you must approve your proof by 10:45 a.m. in the time zone your order is produced for turnaround time to begin.

Same Day Shipped Orders
Orders will ship the same business day if you follow the guidelines.

Files uploaded after the cut off time will be processed the following business day.

PDF stands for Portable Document Format. This template can be imported into: InDesign, Quark Express, Illustrator, Corel Draw, and many other content creation programs.

JPEG stands for Joint Photographic Experts Group and is a basic raster file format. This template is recommended for Photoshop.

EPS stands for Encapsulated PostScript. This template is recommended for advanced Illustrator users only.

Please Click Here for our product layout templates.

File Preparation

In order to ensure your files are print-ready, we recommend that you upload them in PDF format. When you generate a print-ready PDF, your computer will use the settings in Adobe Acrobat Distiller or any other PDF generating programs you may use. Please make sure that these are set properly before generating your PDF file.

We also accept .JPG (JPEG), .EPS and .TIF (TIFF) file types, however PDF is the preferred format.

Check your file to make sure it meets our file creation guidelines. This will help speed up the production of your project and give your printed piece the best results.

  1. Use the CMYK colorspace (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, blacK). These are industry standard printing colors. CMYK colors are different than RGB (Red, Green, Blue), which are used to display colors on your screen.
  2. Use a minimum resolution of 300 dpi for image files.
  3. All fonts need to be outlined or embedded.
  4. Specify trim area with crop marks. (Don't place crop marks inside the work area.)
  5. Artwork should have 1/8" (0.125") bleed extending past the trim line. This is to prevent minor cutting variations from leaving unintended results at the trim edge.
  6. Safe Area is the 1/8" (0.125") area inside the trim line. Do not put critical information or images within the Safe Area. This is to prevent minor cutting variations from leaving unintended results at the trim edge.
  7. If you want printed borders, they must be placed a minimum of 1/8" (0.125") inside the trim line and include bleed. This is to prevent minor cutting variations from leaving unintended results at the trim edge.

For a checklist on file setup, please Click Here.

File Orientation

Please click the link below for an explanation of file orientation.

Bleed and Safe Area

We require that you extend any images that run up to the trim line a minimum of 1/8" (0.125") past the trim line to create "bleed". Depending on what program you use to create your file, this may or may not change the total image area of your file. Programs like Photoshop that do not allow the creation of "bleed" or the addition of crop marks will require an image area that is 1/4" (0.25") larger than your desired final overall image area in both dimensions.

Safe Area is the 1/8" (0.125") area inside the trim line. Do not put critical information or images within the Safe Area. This is to prevent minor cutting variations from leaving unintended results at the trim edge. If you choose to make less than this minimum clearance, we will NOT be responsible for items that are cut off in this area.

For assistance in file setup, please Click Here for our product layout templates.

Proofs and File Check

  1. Online PDF Proof: You will be sent a link to view your proof via email. Please keep in mind that this is only a proof for content and positioning; the color on your screen may vary from the color of your final product, depending on your monitor and viewing conditions.
  2. Hard Copy Proof: The Hard Copy Proof can either be picked up on-site or shipped to you. Please keep in mind that this is a proof for content and positioning and is not printed on your actual job stock. Color may vary slightly when printed on the stock you ordered. When ordering a Hard Copy Proof, you will receive a complimentary Online PDF Proof, as well.
  3. No Proof, Run As-Is: This option is for the industry professional who is certain their project is ready to hit the press and does not require the additional security of a proof.

File Check:

If our prepress department sees anything questionable with your file, we will contact you via email with our concerns. Should prepress email you, please note that your job is not considered fully submitted until you respond to this email. This should be factored into your turnaround time.

Please Note: The charge for our technical team to review your file when first submitted is included in the price of your order. If they note technical concerns with your file, they may email you with their concerns so you can upload a corrected file. If subsequent uploads still contain errors, you may be charged an additional prepress fee to review your file again.

Design Online

You can create a personalized design in just a few minutes. Once you click the "Start Your Design" button, you're taken to a huge library of design templates. You can search by specific category or select "generic" for personal use. Making changes to the text, font size and uploading a picture or logo on your chosen template is as easy as using a basic computer program. After you're done making changes, you are able to instantly view an online proof and order it for print.

There are professional design templates for almost any personal and business need.

Start Your Design

Assisted Design

If you like one of the Design Online templates but would prefer not to handle the designing yourself, this option is ideal. Simply let us know which template you like and supply the information you would like to appear on your design. We will handle the rest!

Keep in mind that the images on the template will remain the same. Only text can be edited and basic logos added.

There are professional design templates for almost any personal and business need.

Check out all your Design Online template options.

Click Here

Custom Design

We create fully custom designs that help represent your company, brand or product in a professional way. Custom Design includes consulting to come up with a concept and design revisions, so you're truly part of the process. You can also add either a basic or corporate custom designed logo to your design.

There are 3 design packages to meet your needs:

1. Full Custom Design:

With this option you get complete, professional custom design for the product of your choosing. This includes consulting to discuss the concept, images, text, and revisions.

2. Full Custom Design plus a Basic Logo

With this option you get the complete design just like Custom Design Option 1 plus a basic logo. Basic logo design consists of a single font with a simple icon. See the examples under the "Logo Samples" tab.

3. Full Custom Design plus a Corporate Logo

With this option you get the complete design just like Custom Design Option 1 plus a corporate logo. Your corporate logo design has no limit to font styles so long as they are in our library. You also get a fully designed graphic to accompany your text. See the examples under the "Logo Samples" tab.

To see Custom Design pricing, number of images and revisions for this product, select "Custom Design" on the dropdown menu in the calculator and click the link underneath the menu.

Keep in mind that this price is estimated and includes limits on the amount of images and revisions that can be made before incurring additional charges. We will notify you prior to performing any services that cost more money.

Basic Logo Samples

Corporate Logo Samples

Note: Please list the correct number of originals per set and number of sets required. Orders with incorrect quantities or sizes will delay production.

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