Large Format Printing

What is the largest size you can print on?

We are able to print up to 5’x10′ with our state-of-the-art large format flat-bed printer technology. On our roll fed printers, the maximum width is 50″ wide by unlimited length.

What types of materials can Thriftco print on?

Paper, Corrugated Plastic, Foamcore, PVC, Vinyl, Polystyrene, Aluminum etc… Call us to discuss your project.

How many colors can have on my posters, signage, or marketing pieces?

There are no color limitations. Our printing technology allows all the printing of all imaginable colors.

For large-format printing what should be the resolution size of the image files?

For anything smaller than 2’ x 2’, 300 DPI is recommended. Over that size we recommend 100 DPI

Business Printing

What file format should we send our marketing piece or our logo?

We recommend sending your printed material or logo as a vector PDF file. This will enable us to print exactly as your graphic designer developed your piece. Please call us if you have questions on file type. For digital printing we recommend 300 dpi.

Once I submit the documents, how long will it take to finish my job?

We always strive to provide an accurate estimate of the turnaround time for each job we do. And we’ll always work with you to find ways to complete your project when you need it. Every job is different so you tell us what you need!

Do offer storage?

Yes. We offer free storage of most products.

Direct Mail

What is Thriftco Printing’s direct mail offering?

We provide our clients with professional mailing services that include:
● Your printed direct mail piece is USPS “design compliant”
● Use NCOA and CASS certification software
● Analyze mailing “class/rate” costs for savings
● Print, Fold, Address, Stuff, Seal (As Required)
● Presort, bar code, package, tray or sack, and deliver to the post office
● Complete all the post office paperwork
● Use our indicia and save the cost of opening a postal permit
● What is national change of address? Th U.S. postal service software we use takes out the bad addresses on your list. If you don’t use it you need to add ” or Current resident”
● How much space do I need for the address block? We require a 4.5″ wide x 2.5″ tall clear white space to address
Please call us at 978-531-5546 to assist you with your next direct mail project.

How do you protect confidential data used our direct mail campaigns?

Data security is imperative to Thriftco Printing and our clients. For over 30 years, we’ve protected the confidentiality of the information our clients share with us. We are happy to sign a Business Associate Agreement to formalize our relationship.

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

Election Printing

What makes Thriftco Printing your best election printing choice?

We understand what it takes to win elections and we put this value-add into every campaign material we print for you. Our president, Barry has won multiple elections, run campaigns, and assisted many candidates win elected office.

Can you print the union label?

Yes, Thriftco is a union print shop. We design and print a full-line of customized election printing and signage products.

What types of political products do you print?

Thriftco has printed campaign products for many types of candidates including mayors, city councilors, selectman, state senators, congressman, union officials, and presidential candidates. We print palm cards, postcard mailers, brochures, door hangers, business cards, dear friend cards, invitations, yard signs, stickers and more!. Thriftco also specializes in large format signage. We can print signage up to 5′ x 10′ foot signs for candidates really looking to make an impact.

Do you offer full color election printing?

Yes, and we can print small quantities for small campaigns or large quantities for national campaigns.

Are you able to offer fast turnaround for election campaign materials?

Yes, we can turn your job around quickly, sometimes in a days time when needed.

Can you make outdoor campaign lawn signs?

Yes, our team are experts with lawn and other types of campaign signs. We can print on all types of materials that can be used for campaign events or to display voter support. We also can print full color signage at a reasonable cost.

Can you print campaign decals?

Yes, we produce decals for a variety of applications and surfaces, weatherproof reflective, numbered, super tough, etc.

Are you able to make campaign magnetic car signs?

Yes, send us your artwork files and we can produce campaign magnetic signs for your truck.

Do you offer campaign direct mail services?

We have extensive experience with successful direct mail campaigns. Call us today at 978-531-5546 to discuss what you’d like to accomplish.