Help preparing the files for your catalogs and booklets

How do we count "Business Days"?

Time starts to count the next business day after the order has been placed, paid for and the proof approved by the customer.

What is the page size for this product?

In your design-layout software set up the page size as 81/2"x11" or 11"x17" plus 1/4" reserved for bleed if the images print right to the edge. Other

What color space should be used?

Choose your color settings to be CMYK (used in printing) as opposed to RGB (used in monitor screens and projectors). The reason? Som colors look different in print and on the screen, especially fluorescent, oranges and greens.

Do you do Color Matching?

Not on this product. To achieve these low prices, we cannot match colors. Colors will be good, but don't expect a Walmart blue to be an exact match to the PMS.

Which Resolution to use?

The images should be 300dpi. Get the best results with vector text (other than graphic text).

Folding: Remember this tips:

Preparing your piece to fold requires of some special attention. The panels that fold-in need to be shorter (1/8") than the panel of the front, to give room to the panel to fold without touching other panels and creating creases or bubbles.

Should Front and Back be in separate files?

Yes. We ask you to upload two different files. One for the front and one for the back. In that way it will be clear for us which is the cover and which the inside. This is especially helpful in Z folding cases.

Which program to use?

Word: NO, don't use it!
Illustrator: Yes. convert fonts to outline
Photoshop: Design at 300 dpi resolution. Fonts should be black only. The fonts are not as crisp as could be when designing in Photoshop.
Publisher: Yes but with care.
InDesign: Yes.
Others: Ask. Call 1-877-421-0668.

May I order multiple sets?

Yes, while the special is available we'll take your order, 1 set per order.

Is this product cleared for mailing?

If you plan to imprint the address on the brochure itself, the coating that is applied on the brochures on this offer might not be the right choice. While the coating looks really nice, the ink does not adhere as well. Check with us or with your mailing house for details.

Why do you need Color Printed Manuals in your business?

Training manuals are the cornerstone of training sessions. No training means no growth for the business. Manuals and handbooks help put a team together that is very solid. This picture shows a training session

Training, instruction, service and business manuals are the cornerstone
of successful business operations. A well trained team will do miracles! .

Printing Manuals in Color – Should You Bother to Spend the Extra Money?

Print manuals are used for a variety of reasons within a corporate environment. 
  • Training manuals
  • Instruction manuals
  • Service manuals
      • Business manuals
  • Procedure manuals
  • and many more

All of the above are necessary to inform employees of valuable company information regarding policies, how to perform job duties and to highlight pertinent
company information in a professional manner. 

However, since these printed manuals are rarely seen by customers, many businesses could be tempted to cut "expenses" by printing manuals in one color or on full color laser manual printers in-house, rather than hiring a professional color printer to print custom color printed manuals.

"Training Manuals are an investment in the business. Regarding manuals as expenses jeopardizes the opportunities for the organization and will inevitably increase day-to-day operating costs"

Color manual printing is just as important as color printing marketing pieces for clients. Even though the corporate manuals are not often seen by clients, it will still behoove any company to spend a little more on high quality color manuals instead of printing manuals digitally or even photocopying them.  Why?

training manuals are key elements in the success of a business. can help you create and print manuals that will make a difference in your business

This is a color printing job: Manuals that help train employees and train clients.


Color Manuals Enhance Professionalism
Let's say you hire several new employees.  Your company requires that each employee must read and study the training manuals and employee handbooks.  But after only a week or two, the cheaply printed manuals will not show the level of images required to be effective, or may even fall apart.  Professional manuals are read over and over again – by many people within a company, whereas color brochures and color catalogs given to customers are normally only viewed a time or two.  The constant page turning and bindings simply will not hold up to frequent use, nor abuse.

Contrary to popular belief, color manual printing is often less expensive in the long run and will hold up to wear and tear much better than cheap manual printing.  That is because a high quality color printing company uses thicker paper stock and has the equipment to print manuals professionally in batches, rather than one at a time. 

If you figure out the cost of desktop color printing toner vs. having manuals printed in greater quantities; you will see that the cost savings can be significant. 

"Sloppy employee manuals will equal to employees that lack enthusiasm"

High Quality Manuals are Easier to Understand
Manuals designed by creative graphic designers and professional copywriters also play a vital role in the success of your employees.  Color printed manuals can illustrate charts, graphs and color photographs to staff members, making it easier to grasp the information being presented.  The color manuals are more productive because employees can clearly see the information being presented.  They will also be more conscious of your company's devotion to professionalism.  Sloppy employee manuals will equal to employees that lack enthusiasm.  If they think you don't care about the company, then why should they care? 

Image of a manual that has been prepared for a sales meetingMake a lasting impression with your corporate manuals by opting for color manual printing. 


 Once you have made the resolution to present a more powerful side of your business, you will need to decide on the best elements and colors that best represent your company. At Color Copies USA we have extensive experience in providing effective advice to our customers. Our professional graphic designers will work step by step with you to create the perfect card for you.


Since 1972 we've helped companies prosper and find new opportunities for growth.
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