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Starting Your Printing Project

If you need assistance, contact the Print Shop at (562) 985-4501 or

The best way to start any project is to gather as much information as possible about the job before you call the Print Shop.

Make a list of specifications and include:

  • a general description
  • quantity needed
  • paper stock used
  • color of inks
  • finished size
  • number of pages
  • budget
  • time estimation for completion


Once you have written down your job specifications, either submit a request for a “Custom Quote” via the online ordering system or contact the Print Shop at (562) 985-4501 or Depending on the size and complexity of the job, an estimate should take about 24 hours. Remember that the more accurate your specifications are, the more accurate our estimate will be. If our quote runs over your budget, ask us to suggest ways to cut the cost. Also, remember that if there are problems with your artwork, files, or the specifications change in any way, the quote will not be valid.

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