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Welcome to EPS - Providing Quality Printing at Affordable Prices

Established in 1978, Economy Printing Service is dedicated to providing the best printing and copying at affordable rates to our customers in the Monterey, Salinas, and Santa Cruz areas. Our professional and experienced team provides our customers with complete printing and copying services from the prepress stage through press to post-press with a focus on enhancing your business or organization's identity through our complete printing services.

To help you make knowledgeable decisions and be better able to discuss your printing job with us we have compiled a helpful list of frequently asked questions below:

Economy Printing Service FAQ

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Where is Economy Printing Service located? What is the phone number?
What are your hours? Do you have a minimum order requirement?
How fast can I get a quote? What kind of materials do you print on?
What types of printing methods do you offer? Do you do full-color work?
Can you help me develop some standard business stationery like business cards, letterhead, envelopes, invoices and order forms? How quickly can I get my order?
What types of finishing services are available? I have a small project. Is it cost effective to have it printed?
What file formats can you take? What are the best types of images to use?
How can the files be transferred to you? What is the smallest size font I can use?
Can I put text over an image? Do I need to include my fonts?
How do I create a bleed? What is "bleed"?
Will I always receive the exact quantity I order? What other services can you offer?
What is the cost difference for printing in two colors of ink as opposed to one?  



Where is Economy Printing Service located?

Economy Printing Service
2 Harris Court Suite A-6
Monterey, CA 93940

What is the phone number?

831.655.5511

What are your hours?

Monday thru Friday
9:00AM to 5:00PM

Do you have a minimum order requirement?

We have no minimum order requirements; we will print what you need.

How fast can I get a quote?

Our goal is to give you your quote when you need it. Tell us when you need it and most of the time we can give you the quote while you wait on the phone. If not we can call you back right away. For complex jobs we will try to get it back to you that same day.

What kind of materials do you print on?

We print on all kinds of paper, card stock and paperboard every day.

What types of printing methods do you offer? We have two Heidelberg off-set presses that allow us to provide on-demand service for superb full color products within short timelines. We also have an ABDick 9850 for ultra fast forms and envelopes. We have a Polar cutter, binding machines, folding, collating and saddle stitching equipment. We do numbering and scoring. We have full color digital capabilities with our state of the art digital imagers.
Do you do full-color work? Yes. Digital and process (CMYK) color are available.
Can you help me develop some standard business stationery like business cards letterhead, envelopes, invoices and order forms? Yes we will be pleased to work with you to create a complete business branding and marketing package. We have extensive experience in marketing and can help you develop these products to give your business a unique and quality. We offer typesetting services and graphic design. Our services include Internet marketing and web-design. Call our professional staff at 831.655.5511 or email us orders@economyprintingservice.com
How quickly can I get my order? The length of time that it takes to complete an order is dependent on the size of the print job, the amount of pre-press work (e.g., typesetting, proofing, etc.) and and the availability of the paper. We are generally able to accommodate urgent print jobs if we receive a clean file or camera ready artwork requiring very little revision or font changes. Call us at 831.655.5511 or email us at orders@economyprintingservice.com if you have any questions.
What types of finishing services are available? Economy Printing Service offers a variety of finishing services. It is important to think about which finishing service you want in the early pre-press stage because there may be specific requirements that need to be taken into consideration during the printing process. Our professional staff will help you make the right decisions for your product. Our operations include scoring, cutting, perforating, and trimming; folding (accordion, parallel, double parallel, gate, letter and roll folding) collating; as well as 2- and 3-hole drilling, laminating, and shrink-wrapping. We also offer a variety of binding services. These include padding, stapling, saddle stitching, spiral and comb binding.
I have a small project. Is it cost effective to have it printed?

It can be. Printing is actually cheaper than other methods of reproduction, even for quantities as small as 500. It also saves wear and tear on your business copying machine, laser and ink-jet printers. Photocopying often seems low-cost but it has many limitations. The quality is low, your choices of paper are extremely limited, there are few bindery and finishing options, you are limited to letter, legal, and tabloid size, and you can't usually print in color. Printing may cost a little more but your piece may better meet your requirements.

In printing most of your costs are in the setup--the quantity makes little difference until you reach a significant amount of paper. If you keep your project simple (to minimize setup costs) printing can actually be cheaper than other methods of reproduction, even for quantities as small as 500.

What file formats can you take?

We accept most electronic file formats, including PDF, Adobe Illustrator, Word, PageMaker, Quark Express, in either Mac or PC format. You can email it to orders@economyprintingservice.com.

What are the best types of images to use?

For best results it is best to use PDF or EPS formatted images.

How can the files be transferred to you?

We accept files on CD, Email, Zip and floppies. We will have our FTP site up soon.

What is the smallest size font I can use?

It is best to avoid using anything smaller than 8 point font.

Can I put text over an image?

Be careful about using images for backgrounds. If you put text on top of an image it can be difficult to read.

Do I need to include my fonts?

Yes, always. Call us if you can’t include them and we will help you find suitable substitutions.

What is "bleed"?

When images are arranged right up to the edge of the paper.

How do I create a bleed?

The page that will bleed needs to be created with an extra 1/4" on the side that is bleeding. Call us for help.

Will I always receive the exact quantity I order?

Usually we will print slightly more, free of charge.

What other services can you offer?

If you are in need of graphic design or pre-press work, we can either assist you in-house or provide a referral to a reputable designer. We can also help you establish an online identity through our web design services.

What is the cost difference for printing in two colors of ink as opposed to one?

Please contact us if you would like to receive price comparisons between one and two-color printing for your next job.

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Organizations We Serve

Organizations We Serve, YMCA, First Night Monterey, Monterey Herald, Sentry Alarm system, Doorbell Dining, Wasson's Construction & Cleaning, Sam Linder, Hayward Lumber, Monterey Wine Country.

Economy Printing Service | 831.655.5511 | 2 Harris Court Suite A-6 |Monterey, CA 93940

© 2003-2009 Economy Printing Service. High quality printers of business cards, letterhead, forms and flyers. We have been the
#1 printers of Monterey since 1978. We are the first printing, copying and printer choice entire Monterey Bay area, including Santa Cruz,
Monterey, Salinas, Hollister, Watsonville, Capitola, Soquel, Aptos, Marina, and all other cities in Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties.