Prepress

Once your project is given an order number your files are pre-flighted and proofs are generated to make sure every detail is just right. Timing is critical on every job that we produce, so we strive to provide proofs within 24 hours to ensure your deadline is met. Gateway offers Matchprint proofs for all projects that will be printed on our offset equipment. Mockups are also available to show pagination. For our HP Indigo digital line of products, Gateway has partnered with GPA Specialty Substrates Solutions to offer you same day proofs on the stocks of your choice. For repeat projects Gateway offers soft proofing via pdf sign offs to ensure that the correct files are processed for your job.

Gateway Printing uses Eco-friendly process free Ecomaxx-T plates. These plates reduce our environmental impact and get your project to press faster. In addition to chemistry-free plates, we utilize the latest in imposition software to make sure we are making the most of our layouts thus reducing paper waste and saving you money.

Top 5 problems in file prep for print:

  • No Bleeds
  • Low-Resolution Graphics
  • Missing Support Files (fonts/graphics)
  • RGB in place of CMYK images
  • PC Load Letter

How should I send my files?

  • Gmail 25MB then sends via Drive
  • Outlook and Hotmail 10MB
  • Yahoo 25MB then sends via Dropbox
  • AOL 25MB

Why complicate matters? Use the Gateway Printing File Transfer Tool and your files (up to 2GB) will be sent directly to Gateway’s Pre Press department so they can start working on them.