FAQ Page

What is a perfect bound book?

Perfect Binding gives your booklets a more finished, refined look. With this binding method, the pages and cover are glued together at the spine with a strong, yet flexible, thermal glue.

What is EDDM & how do I use it?

Every Door Direct Mail (EDDM) is an easy, cost effective way to deliver your message to every door. Mobius Print & Signs makes it easy by offering the sizes and stocks that fit into the EDDM restrictions.

Use the USPS online tool to target areas you want to reach with your mailing — choose routes by neighborhood, ZIP Code, or city. Get your mailing to every mailbox along the chosen routes — delivered by USPS Letter Carriers with the day’s mail. Spend as little as 14.5 cents per piece on postage.

For more information on how EDDM works, please visit
https://www.usps.com/business/every-door-direct-mail.htm

NOTE: For all EDDM products, you are responsible for setup and delivery to USPS for EDDM processing. We will use our standard bulk packaging to process your order. For additional or specific handling that is available through Mobius Print & Signs, contact a specialist for more information. USPS requirements for EDDM include choosing the area for mailing from the USPS system, bundling the postcards in packs of 50 and labeling each bundle for the preselected route. Mobius Print & Signs will not be responsible for these requirements.

If you have more questions about EDDM, call USPS for more information:
877-747-6249

What is banding?

Many things can cause banding. Banding can be caused by the program that it is exported from, such as Indesign or Corel. Also, too many gradient steps, for example going from a very light color to a dark color, in a small area will cause banding. To prevent this, check your digital files before sending. If you use a gradient, make sure it has enough room for a smooth transition.

What type of files can I send over?

We recommend saving as a .PDF. You may also send the file in the following types: .jpg, .jpeg, .tif, .tiff, .eps, .ai, .psd, and png.

We prefer that you send .PDF with embedded or outlined fonts. .PDF’s are easier to handle and will likely speed up your turn-around. Remember to add 1/8″(.125) crop marks all around your artwork and flatten your files before uploading.

What color mode should my files be?

You should always start and finish your designs in CMYK color mode. If you send us an RGB file, there is a chance that a color shift may occur and you may not be satisfied with your job.

What resolution should my files be?

Low resolution files may be printed as is or will be placed on hold until we receive new files, slowing your turn-around. We recommend 300 dpi files and no less.

How should I set up my bleed & crop marks?

Bleeds must extend past the cut-line and will be trimmed from the product during the final cutting phase. When the image is required to extend all the way to the edge, bleed is needed to preserve the finished look and the quality of the final product.

Please keep all text at least 1/8″ (0.125″) inside the cut-line.

The bleed for Standard Products is 0.125″.
The bleed for Booklets and Presentation Folders is 0.25″.

How can I avoid transparencies issues?

To prevent this, never use shadows, glows, or any other transparency (image or otherwise) on top of a spot color. Always convert your spot color to CMYK and flatten before sending.

What is overprint?

Primarily used to intentionally overlap inks for a number of reasons, overprint can cause unexpected results. We suggest that you turn all overprint objects off before submitting your files. Always check logos and other artwork before submitting.