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Publishing Overview

G54.com has been printing full color scenic books and postcards for over 50 years. Designing and showcasing beautiful photography has been a staple of our services from the very beginning with multiple scenic and specialty books in our inventory along with 1000’s of printed postcards from the western United States and several scenic calendars. We have solid experience in designing, printing and selling publications. G54.com offers our knowledge to turn your publishing idea into a reality.

Books

Organizing and preserving the world we live in has always been an important part of society. Books have the ability to keep history alive and vivid with words and pictures. Let us help you bring any idea to life.

Our portfolio of books can be broken into 5 different categories

State & City Books

Each state and even city has its own personality and flare.
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National Parks Books

The diversity and beauty of our country's National Parks are truly breathtaking; preserving these national treasures is part of our goal.
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Cook Books

Great food and recipes are always welcome. A bound collection of hearty meals will serve to nourish and delight your family and friends.
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Specialty Books

Pick and choose - any place, any topic. Specialty books always tell a unique tale.
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Centennial Books

There are some milestones that need to be celebrated; history documented is history preserved.
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Book Guidelines

Creating a book is a large project which requires a team effort in planning and proofing, with attention to the details. Set up an appointment to meet with a salesperson and a member of the art department where we can give you an accurate bid.

Basic questions to be prepared to discuss

1. Size of book and number of pages
2. Will the text be provided or created
3. Quality images and graphics
4. Hours to complete project
5. Timeline / Deadlines

Postcards

The tradition of the postcard lives on. Everyone wants to remember a visit or memory. Postcards are a low cost way to preserve that memory.

Postcards come in 5 basic forms

  • 4 x6 Standard Postcards
  • 5x7 Framing Prints
  • 4x9 Panoramic Cards
  • Postcard Books
  • Specialty Die Cut Shape Cards

Sample 50 pack bundles of random postcards

Printing Guidelines

When submitting art for any type of printing, there are several important requirements to ensure the best result.

File Size

All files used in cards, books, or calendars should be submitted at a resolution of 300 dpi at the actual print size. This ensures the brightest and sharpest finished image. If an image is small and needs to be enlarged it will appear to be blurry.

Color Mode


Note slight color shift in brightest purest colors.

Images printed on a press use a 4 color process called CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black.) When submitting digital images most cameras take images in a screen or monitor mode called RGB (Red, Green, Blue) which has a wider color range (more color intensity and brightness) than CMYK. The comparison on the left shows the effect dramatically in the neon range of colors. This is important to note when comparing an image on a computer monitor to a printed image.

Trim


Top of peak will be cut (notice light blue cut lines).

If an image is going to go from top to bottom and side to side the file needs to be an eighth of an inch taller and wider on each side of the card to allow for trim. Trim allows a finished card to not have a white edge on any of the four sides of the card after being cut from the print form. for example a 4â€�x6â€� finished card is actually sent to the printer as a 4.25„x 6.25„ image. If there is any important text or elements of a picture that are near the edges understand that some of this information may get cut.

Die Cut

Custom shaped cards can add value and interest to some projects. Just designate where you would like your card to be cut and our art dept. will set up the file. Talk to your salesperson for options and pricing.

Paper / Quantities / Options

Printing has many options such as the thickness and texture of the paper, the number of pieces being printed, and the type of coating going on top, for example, printing 250 cards is almost the same as printing 2,500 on a press.

Consult with us and we will help show you the many possibilities.

(a.) Standard 4x6 postcard
(b.) 5x7 framing print
(c.) Panoramic card
(d.) Postcard books
(e.) Specialty die cut shapes

Calendars

Calendars are one of the best ways to showcase images.

Popular Calendar Sizes

  • Standard 10 x 12 (open 20x12)
  • Large 12 x 12 (open 24x12)
  • Pocket 4 x 6 (open 8x6)

Calendars require 300 dpi images at actual size