Check Out Our 20-Point Quality Checklist

Your order is in good hands with us. 

After you place your order with PsPrint, our printing experts run your order through our 20-point quality checklist. We review and advise on the following:
 
  • Text and image safety: Text and images are within the safety lines.

  • Resolution: Images are at least 300 DPI (dots per inch).

  • Borders: Borders on your printed piece are at least 1/4-inch thick, plus 1/8-inch bleed for a total size of 3/8-inch thick.

  • Colors options: Color options that are selected are correct.
    • Full Color Both Sides
    • Full Color Front Side / Black Back
    • Full Color Front Side, Blank Back

  • Double crop marks: Images do not have crop marks. Our system adds appropriate crop marks as needed.

  • Key lines (also known as holding lines): We check to ensure that there are no key lines showing in your printed piece.

  • Rich Black: To create rich black on pieces printed by PsPrint, your CMYK calibration values must be 50% Cyan (C), 40% Magenta (M), 40% Yellow (Y), and 100% Black (K). Banners rich black value should be 50% Cyan (C), 70% Magenta (M), 70% Yellow (Y), and 100% Black (K)

  • Drop outs: We review your piece for faded or eliminated color and copy.

  • Watermarks: We inspect your printed piece for watermarks.

  • Illegal images: PsPrint is unable to print sexually or violently explicit materials.

  • Orientation: Designs are facing the correct direction, and not upside-down or backwards

  • Perforation/score safety: Proper perforation and score placement.

  • Hole drill: We check for proper hole placement.

  • Indicia: If your printed piece is being mailed, we check for a correct indicia.

  • Mailing area: We make sure that your direct mail products include a mailing area that falls within USPS guidelines.

  • Image centered: We check that your image is centered properly.

  • FPO provided: If you are printing a die-cut or foil-stamped piece, or if you printed a piece with hold drilling, scoring or a perforation, we look for your “For Placement Only” file for printing.

  • 400% ink coverage: We are unable to print 400% ink coverage, which is 100% Cyan, 100% Magenta, 100% Yellow and 100% Black. We convert 400% Black to Rich Black since 400% ink coverage would result in a muddy and unsatisfactory print.