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Pickup your prints:
154 Grand Street
New York, NY 10013, USA

Help & FAQ

General

Can I place an order over the phone?
At Printing Manhattan we only accept online orders however if you have any enquiries or issues with placing an order give us a call and we will make sure that a member of our team will walk you through the whole process.

What are your working hours?
We are open for collection Monday through Friday between 10am and 6pm. Outside our working hours you may always fill in our /contact/ form and we will come back to you the next business day.

Where are your printing shops located?
We offer two locations in the heart of New York. Check which one is the most convenient – SOHO neighborhood of Manhattan or Bensonhurst Brooklyn. Both our offices are easily accessible by subway and car.

What payment methods do you offer?
All the payments are quick, secure and convenient to ensure the best possible service. You can choose between the following payment methods :

Credit card using Stripe.com payment gateway. Use your Visa, MasterCard or AMEX to pay safely online. Enter your card details directly on our site through our secure Stripe payment terminal. The card will be charged in the moment of payment. Your card details are not stored on this website.

PayPal using your MasterCard, Maestro, Visa, Visa Electron or Direct Debit.

Orders

I can’t find the product I’d like to order on your page.
If you can’t find the product you would like to order, fill in our contact form with the details of your project or call us and talk to one of our professional print staff. We will get back to you with a quote for your custom order within 72 hours. We offer custom folding, die cut’s, PMS colors and much more.

Is it possible to cancel my order?
At Printing Manhattan we guarantee top quality print with short turnarounds. The moment you submit your artwork, the files are sent in to preflight and placed on to plating, where the printing process begins. This is why the placed orders cannot be cancelled and the sales are final. If you have not uploaded the files you can cancel the order – be sure you call us and talk to one of our professional print staff as we do not accept e-mails for changing or cancelling orders.

When will I receive an invoice?
The invoice will be send to you via email once your order has been submitted. If you’d like to look up your old orders and invoices log into your account on our website.

Can I track my order?
Yes. In order to track your order log into your account and look up the shipping details.

What can I do if the quality of print didn’t fulfil my expectations?
It is very important for us to make sure that each of our clients is satisfied with our work. We print the best quality products at low prices and with short turnarounds, however if our product doesn’t satisfy you please contact us directly or by filling in the contact form.

Please note that obvious defects must be reported within a period of two weeks from receipt of goods..

File Preparation

What file formats can I submit?
You can upload your files in the following formats:
JPG, PDF, EPS, TIFF, AI, CDR, PS (PostScript)

Make sure that your PDF file is saved directly from a graphic program in the PDF/X-standard (PDF/X3 or PDF/X1a) format. In order to avoid issues with layers and transparencies in the printing process, it is advised to use the “compatibility 1.3” setting while saving your artwork.

If you are submitting your files in TIFF format, please make sure you reduce the layers to only one layer.

In order to prevent problems with variations in color or print image, please don’t use the preseparated DCS EPS data.

Do my files need to be print-ready?
Yes – all the accepted files must be print-ready. If you are looking of more information about how to prepare your files and for templates check out our templates page.

Why do I need an additional bleed?
To make sure that there are no white areas on your printed product, all the submitted files must have a 2 mm bleed on each side. This means that your design (both images and graphics) should be always 2mm larger than the actual print format. Failing to do so may result in small deviations which lead to white margins. To make sure that the fonts and crucial design elements are visible, please place them at least 3mm from the final format (not including the bleed) and don’t use frames as boundaries in the layout.

Additionally:
– If you are submitting your print data in an open format the bleed should be 4mm on each side (eg. A4 size including a bleed should be 301×214 mm)
– If you are submitting files for presentation folders, banners, monthly calendars, packaging or any other advertising technology products please prepare the file with a 3mm bleed on each side
– Envelopes must be submitted with a 1 mm bleed.
– Textile stretcher frames require 15 mm bleed.
If you require more information, please refer to our artwork instructions.

Where can I find advice about creating my print file?
Checkout our artwork instructions for more tips about creating you print file

Is my artwork going to be checked before print?
Yes, at Printing Manhattan all the artworks are checked and verified to make sure they are fit for print.

How are my artworks checked by Printing Manhattan?
All the artworks are checked by our team before printing. If we encounter any problems with the files we will contact you and advice changes in the format. Please note that the conversions of both color mode and size will be made automatically without previous information.

During the artwork analysis, we check:

– whether the files are submitted in one of the accepted formats (PDF, JPG, TIFF, EPS or PS)
– if the number of pages is correct
– if the provided file is in greyscale (only if you ordered a one coloured print)
– if the file is the correct size (if not, we will scale your artwork to the desired size, however this might result in the decrease of resolution. Also no additional bleeding will be added in the process)
– if perforations lines have been indicated
– if the appropriate fonts are embedded within the file

What’s the best color mode for the artwork?
It’s best to prepare your files in the CMYK color mode, otherwise we automatically convert it from the RGB mode which may result in color shift. To ensure you are fully satisfied with the print it’s recommended to send in the CMYK color mode files.

What resolution should my file be?
To ensure high quality of the print we accept 300 dpi files and higher.

Do I need to send proofs or sample files?
Please do not send any extra files such as proofs or samples unless you are requested by one We only need the final printing files.

Can I submit front and back artwork in one file?
No. Please make sure that you send front and back artwork in separate files. Each side is printed separately in our process so not separating files can cause delays.

How do I prepare my spot UV files?
In order to create a Spot UV job you must attach a Spot UV template file as well as the regular full color file. The Spot UV template should show all the places where the UV will be placed with 100% K. White areas indicate parts of the design without the UV.