WHAT SERVICES DOES HCG Signs Provide?

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A: Full Color PrintingExceptional clarity! Our digital printers give us the ability to print at up to 1440 dpi. Our inks will last 3 to 4 years (un-laminated) outdoors without fading and are of archival quality indoors because they are solvent based, waterproof, and UV resistant. LaminationLamination can add a whole new finish to your print. Make your signs glossy, …

Q: WHAT ARE YOUR TURNAROUND TIMES?

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A: Typical turnaround time on a standard project is 24-48 hours. Projects of higher quantity or are more labor intensive require an estimated time of completion from HCG Signs.

Q: HOW SHOULD I SET UP MY FILES?

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A: We run Adobe Creative Suite on PC and primarily print from .eps or .tiff files.  We accept files in the following formats: .ai, .psd, .eps, .tif, .pdf, .jpg. Please note that .pdf, and .jpg files cannot be edited.  If you use any program but Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator and cannot convert/export files to .EPS or .TIFF files, please convert to …

Q: HOW DOES LAMINATION AFFECT COLOR?

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A: Glossy finish lamination tends to make prints look more vibrant. Matte and Satin finishes will prevent unwanted glare (important for trade show exhibits or backdrops being used on television or camera) but do not enhance color.

Q: HOW ACCURATE IS THE COLOR?

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A: 6 color CMYK +LC +LM does not match SWOP inks exactly, so output is not identical to what comes from offset printing. Pantone (PMS) color matches are not guaranteed, but the color range HCG signs can reproduce is within 95% of the CMYK  Pantone standards.  If color is a concern than we can provide you with a Hard Proof, …