Printer broken? Long line up at the library and computer labs? Come to Zap to have your black & white or colour reports, essays, theses and other documents printed quickly.
Zap uses high-speed digital printers to print documents of all sizes. Documents can be printed on all of the available paper at Zap, or on your own paper. This includes Letter (8.5×11), Legal (8.5×14), Ledger (11×17), and 12X18 size paper.
Using “Fiery technology”, Zap can reproduce high-quality, photo-realistic color documents that surpass the print quality of regular computer printers. We can print digital graphics, scanned photos, color transparencies from most file formats or software applications.
We can also print images and text onto a t-shirt, mouse pad, ceramic coffee mug, or a travel mug.
Print posters, photos, banners and large advertisements on Zap’s Epson Stylus banner printer. Our printer is capable of printing banners up to five feet in width and any length. It can also do tiling, which will print several banners that can be tiled together to create an enormous wall sized banner. We have several types on media to print your banners on, such as: Satin Matte Paper, Glossy Photo Paper, Canvas and Vinyl. Our Vinyl is the only waterproof media we can print on, although some banners can be laminated to increase their durability. Before your banner is printed we will print roughly an 11×17 print of your file for you to proof. Allow two working days after your proof has been approved for your banner to be printed.
If you need the banner sooner then:
We can print from many different formats but prefer TIFF, JPEG, PDF or PowerPoint.
Please phone Zap (721-8805) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) for information on other files before you design your banner.
Power Point and other programs of this type were never designed for the printing of color graphics. For best color results, color graphics should be created in CMYK with Photoshop, Illustrator or Corel Draw. CMYK refers to the four colors used in digital full color printing. RGB (Red, Green, Blue) are used in monitors, cameras, scanners, overhead transparencies and graphics for web sites.
The majority of files we print are from Power Point because everyone has the program and is familiar with its use. Remember that the colors, especially mauves and greens, reproduce with the least accuracy in this program. This is not a problem with our equipment but is an industry wide issue.
The technology used for offset printing is a CMYK printing process, so therefore when printed, RGB monitor colors are simulated using Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black inks. Because of wide differences in monitors and how they display color, many printed (CMYK) colors do not accurately match the (RGB) colors you see on screen. Bottom line: although close, the final graphics we produce for you are likely to include colors that do not “match” the colors you.
You can upload your files for print to Zap’s Dropbox – call 721-8805 or email for details and to let us know when your file is there.