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Graphic Design and Pre-Press

Graphic Design We're able to service customers in any aspect of creative development. Often, graphic design is an obstacle for customers who are short on time or without a design staff. We remove such obstacles and create for each customer the critical link needed to complete the picture. We can do a little touch-up work, or start your project from scratch.
With state-of-the-art computers and talented artists, our design team can help you create printed products and presentations that demand attention. Go with the pros and see the difference a well designed piece can make to your organization.

Scanning/ Digital Capture / Proofing

Once we receive your grid layout and original art, we begin the digital capture process. This phase of the printing process is the most critical to matching your original.

ScanWhile most moderately-sized artwork, color transparencies and photographs are straightforward scans, larger work has always presented more of a challenge to scan. Colson Printing's digital studio allows scanning of large original artwork, as well as product photography. In addition, this advanced method of digital capture assures more accurate color reproduction, while maintaining all the subtle tones of the original. These advancements in accuracy will also reduce production time. Whenever possible, please send us your originals. With your orginal artwork in hand we know how the final prints should look. Even if the originals are non-flexible or oversize, we still want to have them.

StudioAfter the digital capture is made, we'll make a color proof. Color proofing will provide you with the best representation of what your finished print should look like. The process of showing you proofs is rather simple. After we have adjusted the color and prepared your proof to strict quality standards, we'll package the original and the proof and overnight them to you for your approval. This is not a trial and error process. At this point we have gone through many preliminary proofs to give you the best reproduction possible. Our approach is, if it's not right, it will not be sent.
Please send us your originals. If we have your originals, then we know what the final prints should look like. Even if the originals are non-flexible or oversize, we still want to have them.

Now, you can rest! Once the color proof has been approved, you can rest knowing that what you see is what you'll get. Now, it's up to our printing craftsmen to match the proof.

Soft Proofing via the web

Soft ProofingA proofing method gaining popularity in the printing industry is "soft proofing" via the internet and email. Software exists which allows fast and easy conversion of a layout file -- complete with fonts and graphic images -- digital proof to a format which can be transferred via email and viewed on the recipient's computer monitor. The converted file, tagged as a .PDF (Portable Document Format) file, requires additional software for viewing. The viewing software, known as Adobe® Acrobat® Reader®, is available for free download through Adobe's website.

This popular method of proofing is now offered by Colson Printing, and allows you to view, and in many cases, print copies of the various elements of your print run such as layouts for brochures, booklets and other items. Aside from a small amount of time involved, this proofing method requires little or no material and may allow corrections to be taken care of before more costly proofs are produced.

Sending Your Digital Files

With the growing popularity of customer supplied digital files and graphics, we are your choice for processing your graphic files and transforming them into printed pages. Our pre-press professionals are experienced with Macintosh and PC platforms and handle the most common graphics programs. Send your digital files to Colson Printing via FTP if you would like to avoid the time and delay of sending disks. Once received we can begin the process of completing your request. To access this service go here and select Upload Files in the top menu.