Preparing a Document for a Commercial Printing Service

If you are going to print a large number of copies of a publication for wide distribution, you might want to use a commercial printing service. Standard computer printers are typically slow, printing only a few pages per minute, and they are expensive, especially if you’re using a color inkjet. Both these factors sometimes make using a commercial printer an attractive alternative.

As you design your project, you should keep in mind the paper on which you plan to print it. Not all types of paper work in laser or inkjet printers. Heavy paper like cardstock is especially wearing on a standard printer. If you envision your document being printed on paper that is heavier than 20 to 28 pounds, you ...

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