Frequently Asked Questions
What are JPT Graphic’s Terms and Conditions?You may review all of our Terms and Conditions here.
ART PREPARATION / UPLOAD INSTRUCTION
What's the difference between 300 and 72 DPI (dots per inch)?72 dpi images are used for display on computer screens & web sites; 300 dpi images are used in printing. The general rule of thumb for print: at the final printed size, the dpi in the image file should be twice that of the DPI used for printing. We print all four-color process pieces at 150 line screen, so the images should be 300 dpi or better.
What types of files can I upload to you for art?You can upload EPS, AI-CS3 Illustrator, INDD-CS3 InDesign, PSD-CS3 Photoshop, QXD-QuarkXPress, PDF, TIF, JPEG, PNG, Word, Excel, Powerpoint. Our art department will review all files and contact you if there is a problem.
How do I know if my upload was successful?You will see a message on the screen confirming the files were received by our servers.
How do I create solid black in CMYK?The black ink used in 4 color process printing is less intense and less opaque than standard black ink, so as not to lend a tint to the other three colors. If an area in a full color job is to be solid black, we suggest using a rich black formula: 50% Cyan, 50% Magenta and 100% Black yields a rich blue-black color. If you prefer a more subtle black, use 60% Cyan, 40% Magenta 40% Yellow and 100% Black.
How do I use the FTP site?Simply click the button at the top of the page labeled FTP. The user name is web and the password is your email address.
Will I receive a proof for final approval?Yes. Our art department sends a PDF proof for final approval of all on-line, emailed, or phoned in orders for approval prior to going to press. Your turnaround begins when we receive final approval (see ordering topics for full description of turnaround times).
How do I upload a new file if something is wrong with my proof?If a proof sent to you by one of our artists needs a new file (photo, logo, etc.), simply go to the FTP site and reupload your file. Notify your artist via email of the changes you need and a new proof will be sent to you. If you cannot find your artist's name you can send to the Production Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Can my company get credit?Yes. We do extend credit terms after approval of your credit application. We require 3 vendor credit references and one or more bank references.
How do I apply for credit?Please click this Credit Application link, fill it out on-line and hit the submit button. The accounting department will review; if approved, we’ll notify you via email with your account number, user name and password.
Can I order at any time if we have a JPT Graphics account?Absolutely, if you already have an approved JPT Graphics account, you may order at any time as long as your account is in good standing. Should your account be placed on CREDIT HOLD for non-payment and you place an on-line order, it will be held until the past due amount is cleared. Repeatedly going beyond the net 30 day terms may cause your credit account to be terminated.
Can I pre-pay on-line?Yes, we accept MasterCard, Visa, and Discover.
Can I order on-line and then mail in payment?Yes, you can. We’ll hold the order until your payment arrives and then begin work on your order. Mail your payment to:
- JPT Graphics, Inc.
212 W Irving Blvd.
Irving, TX 75060
What payment methods are accepted?We accept personal check, company check, money orders, cashier’s check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover; we will invoice to approved existing accounts.
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Can JPT design a custom job for me?Yes, we certainly can! On our staff are some very talented designers who will listen to your goals, wants and needs… and from that, design just the custom piece you want. To start the process, simply email us at email@example.com or call us Toll Free at 866-785-1013.
How do I get a price quote for a custom job?There are two options:
- If you’ve designed your job and need a printing quote, just go to the GREEN BOX on the left side of any page of our website and upload the artwork; one of our Customer Service Reps will get you a quote within 24 hours.
- If JPT Graphics is going to do the complete job including design, start the process by simply emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us Toll Free at 866-785-1013.
Can I return an item that has been personalized for me?No, personalized items cannot be returned. There is no way for us to resell a product once it has been customized for your company. The only exception to this rule would be if by some happenstance the art/design printed on the product was not identical to the proof you approved. If this happens we most certainly will replace the product.
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Do you do direct mailers?Yes! Postcards, flyers, brochures, sales sheets can all be direct mailed and JPT Graphics can help you with all of them.
Do you compile mailing lists?Yes, our direct mail specialist can gather the most current mailing list for your target audience. Pricing varies based on the criteria you specify. Contact our mail specialist, email@example.com for a quote on your project.
Can I submit my own mailing list?You sure can. It must be a tab or comma delimited file or an Excel spreadsheet with a header row for each column. JPT Graphics will take every precaution to make sure the addresses are valid and that they contain no duplicates and ascertain that they are valid addresses, but the ultimate responsibility is yours for any list that you compile or purchase from another source.
How much does addressing and sorting cost?This depends on the actual number of addresses and how many carrier routes they are in. Contact our mail specialist for a quote on your project: firstname.lastname@example.org
What is the difference between standard and first class postage?
- FIRST CLASS: mailed first class pieces generally take from 1 to 4 days for the USPS to deliver, depending on the addressee’s proximity to the USPS facility receiving the mailing pieces from JPT Graphics or its agent. First Class Postage at this time is 44¢ per piece.
STANDARD PRESORT: presort standard mailings have delivery times of 7 to 14 days; we have known of cases where it takes still longer. If you have dated material, we strongly urge you to specify First Class mail. Standard Presort costs 28¢ per piece.
Do I need to pre-pay the postage?Yes, postage is DUE IN FULL before your mailing piece goes to press. Your job will be on hold until funds for at least the postage are received, as well as your agreement to pay the balance of the order in full on or before the terms stated on the invoice, regardless of outcome or effectiveness of the direct mailing. We will hold the order until your payment arrives and then begin work on your order. Mail your payment to: JPT Graphics, Inc. 212 W Irving Blvd., Irving, TX 75060. Make sure to note your Order/Invoice number on the check.
What are the size and weight requirements for the different postal classifications?3.5" × 5" minimum size through 4.25" × 6" maximum (thickness no more than 0.016") can be mailed for the postcard rate of 28¢ per piece First Class. Postcards larger than 4.25" × 6" through 6" × 9" will mail for First Class Rate of 44¢. Larger sizes will have to be quoted.
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What are the steps to ordering?It's simple. Shop around. Once you find an item you want to order you choose your options, if available, and add to cart. Some products have additional prompts which may appear such as upload prompts if you want to send us a logo, text prompts, etc.
When you are finished shopping, simply view your shopping cart and then click checkout. You will then be prompted to identify yourself by either logging into your account, finding your existing account, or creating a new account. You then choose your method of payment and submit your order.
NOTE: If you wish to view and order your PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY'S items you will need to log into your account first.
If you are creating a new account and you want to be billed, choose the bill me option. Then go to the HELP CENTER at the top of any page and choose CREDIT APPLICATION. You can either download and print out a version that may then be filled out and faxed to us or you can submit the application on line. Our accounting department will contact you and let you know when the approval process is complete; this generally takes 48-72 hours. Your order will be held in accounting until the account is approved.
Will I receive an email confirmation of my order?Yes, you will receive a copy of your receipt via email.
When does turnaround time begin?Standard turnaround time begins the next business day, after we receive your approval, at 12:00 noon.
Next-day and two-day service, when available, must be approved by 9:00 a.m. in order to make it into the press schedule for the following day.