G raphic Design work is taken very seriously at TLC Creative Services. Because we know that every item we work on is ultimately what you will be judged by. Therefore, TLC Creative Services wants to work with you to create the design that best reflects your company, product, event or promotion. We are pre-press professionals with over 21 years of print experience. Your project will look great AND be ready to print with no untimely or extra costly work at the print shop.
Consider TLC Creative Services for your logo, brochures, business cards, letterhead, catalogs, advertising layouts, tradeshow graphics, flyers, labels, product displays, packaging, marketing pieces, corporate newsletters, and any other items that will be printed.
From sales one sheets and multipage brochures, to ads, postcards, catalogs, business cards, and more, TLC Creative Services, Inc. print design services will make your business or organization look great and get your message across clearly and concisely. As pre-press experts, your final files will be delivered in printer-ready format and we are happy to communicate with your selected printer, or one of our preferred vendors, to assure every printer specification is included in your print files.
Bleed & Trim
Print press projects are printed on oversize paper. Crop marks on the print files show where to cut, or trim, the paper when the printing is complete. The final size of a printed page after excess edges have been cut off is the trim size.
To allow printing to go to the edge of the page, the printing press prints on oversize paper. The printing is set to print beyond larger. Anything that extends beyond the trim mark is called a bleed.
Reader vs. Printer Spreads
Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4 … that’s the order in which we read a book or newsletter, this is called reader spread. The process of printing multiple pages on a piece of paper, which is then folded and bound means printing the pages 1-4, 2-5, 4,3, this is called printer spread.
CMYK vs. RGB
PRINT: Traditional printing is done with 4 colors, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black (CMYK). These 4 inks are used to reproduce any color needed for printing. Print files need to be setup for CMYK use before sent to the printer for the best quality, and no additional fees.
DISPLAY: Red, Green, Blue (RGB), is used for all digital (light based) displays, such as computer monitors, TV, digital picture frames, PowerPoint, etc. RGB can be used by some printers, especially quick print shops, but not always.
*The RGB color gamut (total number of possible colors achieved by mixing RGB values) is wider and more vibrant than CMYK.
For instance, when a very bright fluorescent red or green is converted from RGB to CMYK, the color will look dull and flat in CMYK. Please keep this in mind when designing your artwork.
TLC Creative Services is available to work direct with your printer to assure all print project files are set to the printer specification’s.
TLC Creative Services, Inc. has a history of working with large format print design, having an internal department dedicated to printing tradeshow signage for many years. Our combination of graphic design, print pre-press and large format printing create a unique skill set in designing print files that are made for distant viewing and communicating your message quickly and effectively. From event directional signage and agendas to banners and highway billboards, let TLC bring your vision to print-ready art.
Infographics visually illustrate data, ideas and complex information. The appeal of an infographic is that they make data easier to understand than just text. Infographics engage people more quickly, and longer than just text. They provide an opportunity to leverage a brand’s style guide. Our graphic design, presentation design and messaging experience blend perfectly to create compelling infographics that visually communicate your message. See our Portfolio for infographic project samples.
Corporate Identity is typically thought of as a bundle of elements including the company logo, tagline, business cards, letterhead and other support materials. For TLC Creative Services a corporate identity package is assembling the guidelines that will apply to all materials for a company or event, including color scheme, typefaces, layout styling, and overall design style. These guidelines are then applied to the logo, business card, letterhead, website, PowerPoint template and all other materials for a complete, coordinated package that seamlessly brands your company to everyone.
Logos, for companies, events, products, projects, and any other need, are a challenge TLC Creative Services looks forward too. We create compelling and engaging designs that are your center piece to identify you. We consider how the logo will be used from sizing to colors to formats and then integrate those needs into the technical design to provide flexibility to allow a logo to be used in multiple applications. We are 100% creative when it comes to company, program and event logo design.
Icon & UI Design
Applications, websites, and installers require navigation and interface icons. TLC Creative Services blends its print design, multimedia and Adobe illustrator expertise to develop customized user interface (UI) elements. From icon sets to complete interface designs, TLC can provide full interface design or specific elements.
iPad & Tablet Brochures
Mobile devices, iPads, tablets and phones are now a major medium for “print” design. TLC Creative Services applies its print design and multimedia experience to develop immersive and interactive brochures, catalogs and agendas. TLC develops interactive material that can be ipad or Android based, or kiosk displays. Technical development and visual design are both carefully managed to assure the interactive brochure visually coordinates with provided style guides and other materials AND is optimized for the technology (screen size, input style and media style needs).
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