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Product Features:

• Full Color on Front Side
• Option of blank, black & white,
  or full color back
• Online Proof
 (Hard Color Proof Option)
• Various Folding Options
• Mail Fulfillment Available

Artwork submission specifications

Folding Diagrams


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Printing Process

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Digital Printing
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Offset Printing

Available quantities vary depending on printing process.  Digital printing provides shorter print runs; offset provides longer print runs.

Please see these pages for details:  

Digital Printing    

Offset Printing

Please order our free sample kit to review the quality of each printing process:

Presentation Folders are available in offset printing only: 


Available quantities vary depending on the Printing Process selected.  

Digital Printing provides shorter quantities, Offset Printing provides longer quantities.


This is the finished size of the print product after trimming. 

For jobs which are folded, this is the size prior to folding.  

For jobs with multiple pages, such as catalogs, this is the page size.  

For presentation folders, this is the size of the closed folder.



All jobs are printed in Process Colors unless otherwise indicated.

1/0:  black on front side, no printing on back side

1/1:  black on front side, black on back side

4/0:  color on front side, no printing on back side

4/1:  color on front side, black ink on back side

4/4:  color on front side, color on back side


Available paper types vary by product.  In some cases there is only one choice.

If you would like to receive a free sample kit, please click here:

Page Count

Each surface of a catalog (or book) is considered a page; please distinguish from the number of sheets of paper required to produce a catalog.  

For example, the cover of a catalog is comprised of four pages:  outside front cover, inside front cover, inside back cover, outside back cover.

Proof Type

No Proof:  This selection bypasses all proofing for quickest turnaround, and requires artwork to be submitted in PDF format.  Your file will not be reviewed and will print as supplied.  Please choose only if you are able to meet all graphic specifications.

Soft Proof:  Review your artwork on our proofing website.  Your artwork will be verified by a professional prepress operator. 

Hard Proof:  Color calibrated press match proof for color critical applications.  Sharpdots makes regular and stringent calibrations to assure greatest possible accuracy.  As with soft proofs, your artwork will be verified by a professional prepress operator.  Choose Ground or Next Day Air service, which includes return shipment of proof.

Fold Type

Bi-Fold:  Folds sheet size in half.  For example, 8.5x11 to 8.5x8.5.

Tri-Fold:  Roll folds sheet size in thirds.  For example, 8.5x11 to 3.7, with one slightly smaller panel nested within the outer two.

Z-Fold:  Folds sheet size in thirds.  For example 8.5x11 to 3.67, with equally sized panels.  The side view of this fold looks like a "Z" shape.

Please see this page for fold types:

Folding Diagrams

Mail Fulfillment

See our Direct Mail page for details.

Postage class affect cost and delivery time.  Mail fulfillment service costs do not include postage.
Sharpdots will provide you with the most efficient postage costs after your mail list has been processed. 

Mailing Services require the mailing list at the time your order is placed. See Direct Mail page for details.

Please plan project timeline according to US Postal Service posted delivery times:

First Class:  3-5 days

Standard:  10-14 days

Non-Profit:  10-14 days (please contact your Account Representative if you choose this option)

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