General Thriftco Printing Questions

How do you quote printing projects?

Our pricing is very straight-forward and value-based. Once we review your print file and understand your color requirements, size of printed material, type of material to be printed on and quantity we’ll share transparent pricing with quantity price reductions and/or alternative printing options.

Are you able to offer proofs or samples?

We will always provide you a digital proof for your approval before printing. We can provide a hard copy proof at an additional cost.

For photographic images should I use the CMYK or RGB color mode?

We recommend CMYK. We do accept RGB but there may be color variation.

Are images and photos I found online ok to print?

Always, Always, Always obtain the proper license and permissions prior to use any type of image. There are lots of great royalty-free high resolution image websites across the web that have exactly what you need for your project.

Do you deliver?

Yes, all jobs are shipped FOB

What methods of payment do you accept?

Cash, credit card, and check

How do I request a quote?

It is really simple… Email  or call us at 978-531-5546. After we speak send us your printable file for review so we can properly quote your project.

How much bleed should I build into my printable piece?

Thriftco requires adding 1/8″ bleed to your files. Once you create the document’s final size please extend the bleed out beyond the edge of the document.

What are bleeds,trim and safe area?

Bleeds are the portion of your design that will be trimmed off when cut to the final size. Its purpose is to make sure your design or image reaches right to the very edge of the cards, leaving no thin white edges.
Standard bleed is .125″ around all sides.

This is the final size of your cards, after the ‘bleed’ has been cut off.

Safe area
This is an area inside the ‘Trim’. Being smaller than your final card, the safe area is kept well away from blades and cutting machines, and so this is where you should place your most important information or sections of your design. Anything outside of this area runs a risk of being cut off.

For most products a .125″ margin is great. For books .25″ is preferable