you would like to request an estimate, we need to know
the following pieces of information. We
are happy to provide you with a confirmed quote once
we receive a PDF version of your finished project.
- quantity (number of pieces you want
- finished size
- type of document finishing (binding,
stapling, lamination, etc)
- full colour or black text only
- quality of paper you would like to
use (20lb bond, premium papers or card stocks)
is a very generic idea of what it may cost to print a book
project in 2013:
100 books featuring a full colour cover, 150 pages with black text only inside,
perfect-bound = $10 per book plus GST. Provide us with the specifics of your
project and we will be pleased to provide you with your project-specific price.
Kettle Valley Graphics supports the following PC file formats:
- Adobe Acrobat PDFs (our preferred project file as it is very
difficult to corrupt a PDF file. Please do not use freebie
- Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe PageMaker, Adobe
- MSWord, MS Publisher, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel or WordPerfect
saved as a PDF file
Kettle Valley Graphics also supports a variety of Mac file formats,
please contact us for information.
Please note the following suggestions
for preparing your files (visit our self-publishing
photos at a quality of 300 dpi (dots per inch) resolution.
Try to scan images at close to 100% of the final print
size - you will get much better results if you crop and
re-size (scale) an image at the time of scanning, rather
than increasing or decreasing the photo size when you insert
it into your document. Also, converting your photos
to grayscale when you first scan them will reduce the final
size of the file.
Colour Scans – Please
be sure to scan in 24 bit colour mode at 300 dpi.
from Newspapers – When scanning old newspaper
photos or images from other books, try using the de-screening
setting in your scanning software. Please be mindful of
copyright restrictions on this type of art. It is far better
to ask permission than to risk the consequences of copyright
infringement at a later date. It is your responsibility
to ensure there is no copyright infringement.
Graphics – 72 dpi (web quality) graphics
are not acceptable for high quality printing. We will print
what you provide to us, but low resolution graphics can be
very disappointing. Images should be minimum 200dpi,
and preferably 300dpi for any print projects.