We work with you to ensure the best results.
Our prepress department offers expert advice and oversight for your print project. We check your files prior to proofing to ensure optimal print quality and to make sure what you see in your PDF or print proof is what you get in your printed product.
Our professional prepress staff is well versed in the most widely used professional graphics software packages on both Mac and PC platforms. In addition our prepress department can integrate your artwork into a one-to-one personalized mail flight campaign.
We will advise you about image quality issues such as resolution or compression artifacting (visable flaws caused by compression of image files), type and font issues and bleed requirements, (part of printed image extending beyond the trimmed edge).
Call us to arrange a consultation for your next print project or drop in to our plant on Nanaimo Street in Victoria. We look forward to meeting you.
Most often our customers will send a .pdf (Adobe Portable Document Format) file, commonly known as a PDF file, for printing. In most cases this file format allows us to impose and/or edit files and even make changes through our Adobe Professional program and a suite of PDF edting extensions.
For customers wanting to send InDesign (.indd) or Adobe Illustrator (.ai) files we ask you follow the instrctions on our Send Files page or call us for assitance.
We use DynaStrip for imposition; the repeating of print images for multible impressiions on a press sheet, or the placing of multible pages of a document into a press sheeet. Customers need only provide a single file for each side of a business card, for example, or a .pdf of their multi-page in "reader spreads". Our prepress department will "impose" the sides and pages as require for trimming and binding.
Before plating a job destined for the offset press, our prepress technician consults with the press operator to ensure the pages are positioned for optimal reprooduction on press.
Depending on the requirements of your project; if you have a particular concern about a color, or when printing a piece for the first time, you may need to consider what proofing method is best.
★★★★★ Great staff and fair pricing. Highly recommend.
Andrew Libera DEC. 2016
★★★★★ Fast, Friendly and Fastidious. We've had excellent service from Hillside Printing.
Lorna Knowles AUG. 2016
★★★★★ Always helpful and prompt. I've printed many personal projects and they are always stellar!
Monika Darwin MAY. 2016
★★★★★ Fast friendly service really great prices on print.
Bunah Home Inpections APRIL. 2016
★★★★★ Great quality, great staff.
Rob Wilson AUG. 2016
★★★★★ The staff at Hillside have been great! My head office had made a mistake on some of the details of my business cards and the Hillside Printing staff caught it, fixed it an still delivered my small order of business cards before they said they would!
Thanks for all your help!
Ron McInnis 2013
★★★★★ The Fairfield Gonzales Community Association (FGCA) is so grateful for Hillside Printing's generous donation of signage for our annual fundraiser for the past two years. We had numerous comments at the event about how professional the signs looked and how they added to the overall flare of the evening. Thank you to Barb and Jim and the lovely staff at Hillside Printing for supporting community!
Kaari van Nostrand 2014
★★★★★ Hillside Printing is a great local company, with helpful staff that has supported many local events and projects. Their quality and service has always been fantastic.
Jason Found 2014