General Questions

Core Integrated Marketing is a family-owned business that provides full-service marketing communications, including print, marketing, design, sign services, and more.

Ordering Information

You can request an estimate by filling out our online form or speaking with one of our team members over the phone.


We set up your job and then send a proof via email for your review. A proof allows you to make any necessary changes and ensure that your print job comes out exactly as you want it to. By carefully inspecting the proof, you can help ensure an accurate, flawless delivery of your print job.

File Requirements

We prefer PDFs (Portable Document Format) with a minimum 1/8” bleed and crop marks. Most office and design programs allow you to save or export your files into a PDF format. Occasionally, the original file may be needed if artwork edits are required.

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Common Printing Terms

Bind  Fasten sheets with wire, thread, glue, or by any other means.

Binding  A procedure used to put pages together.

Bleed  Printing that goes to the edge of the sheet. Trimming is required to make the printing run to the edge of a sheet.

Coated Paper  Paper with a clay or other coating applied to one or both sides, which can have various finishes such as dull, gloss, matte, or others. It produces sharper and brighter images and has a more reflective quality than uncoated paper.

Collate  To put pages in a certain order for binding.

Color Separation  Our offset printing process uses four separate plates containing cyan, magenta, yellow, and black to achieve exceptional color accuracy in the final product. These four colors can create almost any color imaginable.

Color Correction  Methods of improving color separations and definition.

Cover Paper  Heavy printing paper primarily used to cover books or make presentation folders.

Crop  To trim a picture, image, or printed sheet.

Crop Marks  Printed lines showing where to trim a printed sheet.

Gloss  Shiny paper coating that reflects light.

Half-tone  We convert solid ink or color into tiny dots that are spaced to create a solid image illusion.

Laminate  Cover with protective film. Also used to bond or glue one surface to another.

Matte Finish  Dull paper or ink finish.

Native File  Original art file created in a program like Illustrator, Photoshop or InDesign.

Offset Printing  A form of printing which involves a plate that makes an inked impression on a rubber-blanketed cylinder, which, in turn, transfers it to the paper.

Perfect Binding  An unsewn, flat-spined book binding made with glue.

Resolution  The measure of sharpness in a computer-generated image, determined by the number of dots per inch on a printout or the number of pixels on a screen.

Saddle Stitching  Binding that uses wire stapling at the center of a magazine or pamphlet.

UV Coated  A high-gloss reflective finish.