Measure Twice, Cut Once
With more than 40 years of experience, we have an eye for getting the details just right—and it starts well before ink hits the page. Before we go to print, our team will meet with your designers to discuss the file structure. We’ll then carefully review the files and provide recommendations for a seamless printing experience. This includes everything from crop marks to colour contrast to overall layout.
The best part? Our initial pre-press checks are complementary so you can rest assured that we deliver exactly what you need, every time.
Our pre-press checks are designed to make sure we get it right on the first sheet.
Our in-house designers are available to help your team to deliver the best possible product.
We take the time upfront to ensure the project stays on time and on budget.
Our Pre-Press Options
In addition to our pre-press checks, we also offer scalable design services to support your projects.
File Preparation & Pre-Flight Checks
On each and every project, we set up time upfront to review and prepare your files for print. This complementary service helps ensure that what we print meets your expectations. We’ll verify your printer’s marks, check image resolution, and confirm that all relevant content is within the printable area. Whether you’re working with an in-house team or agency, think of us as an extra pair of eyes to support your proofing process before you go to print.
The best way to see if something works is to test it. Once we have completed our pre-flight checks, we’ll print samples to verify the file preparation, trapping, and screening. These samples will be shared with your team for approval before the file is sent for full production.
Barcodes & QR Codes
Integrate scannable codes directly into your packaging through our point-of-sale (POS) design services. As part of our pre-press services, we offer expertise in EAN/UPC barcodes, the most recognized and widely used form of GS1 barcodes in the world. Trust in Harbour Printing to deliver image clarity and seamless functionality across all of our POS components.
Mock-Up & Design Services
Looking for design guidance? We’re more than happy to extend our design services wherever they are needed. Through our affordable design services, we can help you explore new ideas and refine your design concepts. We’ll present you with 2-3 mockups for consideration which can be revised before going to print. These services can be used for any project including advertising, customer communications, or packaging.
do we use?
We offer in-house expertise for the following design programs and file types:
- Adobe InDesign (.indd)
- Adobe Illustrator (,ai,.eps)
- Adobe Acrobat (.pdf)