What to ask for at Kinkos


#1

Tomorrow I am going to kinkos to get my artwork for my madcatz stick printed and just had a few questions.

How should i take the image? CD, Flash drive, sd card? Does it matter?

Also what do i ask for?

This is my first time doing custom artwork so i have no idea what to tell them to do. All i know is that it needs to be printed and then lami labeled.

btw here is my artwork a friend did for me

http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/281512_10150703648420531_660105530_19622040_3955909_n.jpg


#2

I’ve always brought my stuff on a flash drive, not sure if it really matters what you use though. From what I hear, you should have it printed full size rather than size to fit. Have it printed on non-glossy card stock. And ummm I think that’s about it. Oh and if it comes out crappy don’t let them charge you for reprinting. Nice artwork btw!


#3

thanks man. What type of file do you bring? Is it just the psd file or do you convert it to jpeg or something else for them to print it?


#4

I always brought stuff as PDFs. JPEG is fine too though but PDF should print with better results. I don’t think they will be able to use PSDs.


#5

ok thanks. I hope it comes out awesome. :slight_smile:


#6

Is the art supposed to say “BONEDADDY” instead of “BONDADDY”?


#7

bondaddy, its an inside joke with my friends lol


#8

Psd files are fine they have Photoshop on all there computers just make sure you have you layers straight the kinkos I went to could not do modifications to individual layers


#9

make sure you take off all the template lines before you print


#10

I went to 2 different Kinkos and my artwork always turned out bad. The Lami-liable glossy finish was spotty. Looked like dirt on the art.


#11

thanks for the info everybody, i got busy today so im going tomorrow. about how much do they charge for the print and the lami label? i hope mine doesnt come out bad =(


#12

just make sure you have a good print before doing the lami label it’s like $2 for print $4-5 for lami label, that was for a SE a TE is prolly more and sometimes they don’t carry the bigger lami and they have to order it

I had to go to 2 different kinkos the other day to get a good print all their printers had different issues some lines and some with bad color


#13

Yeah unfortunately going to kinkos can be a crap shoot. Stores in different areas can vary greatly in quality.


#14

went to kinkos today to get my artwork printed and now its on my stick. i still need to order 6 green buttons a black ball top and a green bezel to finish the look but i will post pictures later. unfortunately none of the kinkos in san antonio had lami label so i just got it laminated and bought elmers adhesive spray and it worked really well.


#15

Is there a reason for this?


#16

yes. If you are even 1 mm off in your cutting, the lines will show up around your turbo and buttons. Turn it off and it won’t look so fucked up if you make a little mistake.

You should use tek-innovations.com instead.


#17

where is the best place to find the templates lately?


#18