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Printing and Micrographic Services

All jobs requested to be done by Printing and Micrographic Services require the customer to have a Printing or Microfilming requisition properly authorized before work can proceed.

Printing Services

When you work with us on a project a Job Estimator and Production Manager will consult with you to do their best to ensure your job is created and delivered in the most cost effective and efficient means possible to meet you deadlines. From stationary, books, booklets, forms, labels, brochures, Annual Reports, etc. we do our best to meet your requirements.

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Pre-Press

Our prepress department is committed to producing the highest quality printed piece possible. Files are accepted in hard copy (paper originals) or electronic copy. Our staff work on PC platforms utilizing programs such as Quark Express, Corel Draw, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Excel and Word Perfect. Our prepress professionals have years of experience and a commitment to quality. They are willing to do the little extras to enhance the final product.

Electronic Files

It is extremely important that when you submit an electronic file to our Print Shop for printing that you ensure the following conditions are met:

  • Ensure all fonts used in your document are sent along with your file and if possible they are embedded in your file. If you are using Adobe Acrobat to create a PDF check with our Pre-press staff to see how you can preflight you file to ensure it meets our standards. Adobe Acrobat turns off font embedding by default and this needs to be corrected before you send us your files. Using another PDF program or using the PDF plugin in some software applications may not give you the desired results you want. Always use Adobe Acrobat Professional to create PDF files whenever possible.
  • Ensure all graphics used in your document are at least 300 dots per inch (dpi) but preferabably 600 dpi. Web graphics are not acceptable for high quality documents.
  • If bleeds (ink running off the edge of the sheet) are in your document ensure that you have your page size set large enough to accommodate this.

For more information on this please contact our Pre-press section.

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Press

Our pressroom is equipped to produce quality one, two, three, and four color printing. We have presses which can print stationary, books, booklets, brochures, forms, labels, covers, folders, etc. which allows us to handle our customers' needs. All of our pressmen are professionals with years of experience. More importantly, all of them are conscientious people who truly care about the quality of the printed piece produced on their presses.

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Bindery

Bindery is an area of utmost importance at our shop. We are often asked to meet deadlines which would be impossible without the dedication and commitment of our Bindery Staff. After everyone else has done their work to produce your job our Bindery Staff are the ones who pull it all together. From cutting and trimming to padding, perfect binding, saddle stitching, coil binding and packaging, our bindery employees are professionals with years of experience who also possess the conscientious, caring approach found throughout our office.

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High Speed Copier

High speed copiers are used to co-complete jobs or produce stand alone jobs. We offer high speed Black and White copiers with speeds up to 288 images per minute (on two sided printing) and up to 65 pages per minute on our high speed Color copier/printers (on one sided printing). Our professional High Speed Copier Staff have years of experience in handling paper original and electronic files for printing. As well your hard copy original can be given back to you as a PDF file if required for future use.

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Micrographics and Digital Services

Our micrographic and digital services sections offer the highest standards in creating and processing archival documents. Documents are scanned electronically to files, such as tiff images or PDF documents, or to 16mm film. Our professional staff are capable of creating archival 16mm, 35mm and micro fiche to ensure your department or agencies records are preserved for a long time. We also have the ability to take your current electronic files and transfer them to archival film for safe keeping. We also offer a film processing and duplicating service.

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Retail Book Store

The staff in our Book Store offer prompt, friendly service to customers requiring copies of governments legislation, The Newfoundland and Labrador Gazette and various publications.

The Gazette, which is published weekly, includes new and amending Regulations, assorted government notices, as well as private sector public notices that are required by Statute to be published.

Our Book Store, located on the ground floor, east block of the Confederation Building. With over-the-counter, telephone, fax and mail order service, the bookstore efficiently provides services to customers from all over the world. Payment options include Visa, MasterCard, Interac, cash, cheque and account. Our staff do their best to ensure we meet the changing product and service needs of our customers.

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