Our graphic design team can provide your business with cutting-edge print design solutions. Our designs are created in-house and will save you both time and money.
We specialize in logo design, business cards, brochures, rack cards, post cards, direct mail, and much more. A fresh, personalized print and web campaign can direct attention to your business.
- Lynch Printing
- Graphic Design
- Custom Printing
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Proofing FAQ
Lynch Printing is now a part of D3Corp! In November 2011, Lynch Printing merged with web company D3Corp. Now working as one team, D3Corp clients can take advantage of many services and specialize in web design, mobile development, E-commerce, social marketing, and print services. D3Corp offers great service, great pricing, and great quality.
To reach our print department, give us a call (410)213-2400 or email Print@D3Corp.com.
D3Corp is located on Route 50, directly across from the Ocean City Chamber of Commerce, in West Ocean City, MD. Stop in and see us!
Illustration/Custom artworkOur hourly rate is billed in fifteen (15) minute increments. This guideline will cover the majority of graphic work requests:
- Full Conceptual Design
For results-oriented design, our professionals can design your project from concept to completion. In order to design your project, we'd like you to complete a quick questionnaire to help us write copy and choose photos from our vast library of stock photography. You may also know exactly what you want but you do not have any photos/graphics of your own and you are not exactly sure how to express what you would like to communicate. This initial design charge covers any and all revisions no matter how extensive before your project goes to print.
- Assisted Design
You know exactly what you want. You can supply all logos, graphics/photos, copy, and headlines. If you make several changes after seeing the proof or change your mind, you may incur additional charges.
Maybe you have your own graphic designer or maybe you are your own designer - D3Corp will accept your art - just email us your files or bring them in. Ask for our Art Submission Checklist for file requirements. Since you will not be using our design services, there are not any additional charges, just the cost of printing. Price is dependent on how many photos, number of scans, complexity of design, etc. In addition, our design services are a one-time fee. So if you reorder the exact same print job in the future, there will not be a design charge. If changes to the design are necessary at the time of the reorder, then design fees will apply, unless otherwise specified.
- Full Conceptual Design
Logo DesignA logo is a graphic representation of your company's identity. Since it is the first thing people see, it should attract attention and leave a lasting impression. We understand the importance of your logo as a sales tool. A great logo is professional, cutting edge and, above all, unique. It is an exciting, creative process to develop a visual symbol that will eventually represent our client's business.
Let us create the perfect logo for your company. Here's how our process works:
- Client Brief
The creation of an effective logo, corporate images, emblems and brand identity trademarks requires a skilled and imaginative designer with a proven system. It is critical for our designers to understand the nature of your business, and the image of your company, brand and products or service.
To create the perfect logo for your company, it is very important that we have the following:
- As much detail about the business as possible: industry, target market
- Keywords that represent the image of the business
- Desired/not desired colors
- Desired/not desired fonts
- Any preconceived ideas that you have about your logo
- Other logos that the client really likes
- Any drawings/sketches/rough ideas
- Photos of current work environment and or products
- Initial Development
Based on the Client Brief, we design a few initial designs. Then, submit to you for your feedback. If you like a few of the designs, we will make the required changes based on your specifications. In the event that you do not like any of the initial drafts, we will create a few more initial designs; after returning to 'Step One.' We keep on working on your logo until you are satisfied.
- Choose Your Final Logo
The revised logos are presented to you to choose a final logo. Afterwards, we perfect the one design that you like and make any adjustments to it that you prefer. Unlimited alterations to your logo while in the development stage.
Some projects go very quickly, and some may take quite a few revisions. At this point we don't change the logo version or overall format; just minor alterations.
- Your Logo Is Ready
We supply you with a high-resolution copy of your logo; saved in formats for both accurate printing and web publishing. We transfer all rights to the final logo design to you in writing.
- Client Brief
Logo clean-upLogo not quite up to par? If you need to clean-up your current logo, D3Corp can do the job for you!
Ad agency servicesWe can provide professional, affordable advertising for your business. D3Corp is dedicated to creating, planning and handling print advertising for your small business. Whether you're in need of newspaper advertising, magazine advertising, yellow page advertising or direct mail advertising, we will analyze your particular needs and create a print campaign that will stand out and get results. We can also handle your overall marketing and branding strategies and sales promotions. We offer "big ad agency" quality without any of the hidden costs and hassles of dealing with big ad agencies.
Design service portfolio/clients
D3Corp is your direct source for full color quality printing. We specialize in providing full color printing to meeting the needs of our clients. From business cards to catalogs... to postcards and sales sheets, we have achieved a proven method of providing high impact full color printing with affordable pricing and quality customer service.
One of the most versatile promotional brochures printed today, the folded brochure is a great product to promote your business. Brochures can be printed on any stock, however, the most popular are 100lb. gloss book and 100lb. gloss cover. Letter size folds: trifold (letterfold or "Z" fold) or bi-fold Legal size folds: trifold, double parallel or 4 panel roll fold. Design and shipping additional.Stock:100# gloss book or 100# gloss coverInk:4/4 full color front and back or 4/1Finish:Aqueous (AQ)Folds:accordion fold, half-fold, roll fold, tri-fold/letter fold, z-fold, double parallel fold, french fold, gatefold, double gatefold, no fold (folds may incur an additional cost)Shipping:Additional
Rack cards are a very popular advertising medium and are widely used for point-of-sale promotions and rack stands throughout the world. Our 4x9 rack cards are printed on heavy 16pt glossy stock with UV coating on both sides. Design and shipping are additional.Stock:Heavy 14pt. or 16pt.Ink:4/4 full color front and back (or 4/1 or 4/0)Finish:UV-coating to one or both sides or matte/dullShipping:additional
Our postcards are ideal for direct mailing programs. They are printed on super heavy 16pt card stock, full color front and back, with a high gloss UV coating on both sides. Design and shipping additional.Stock:heavy 14pt. or 16pt.Ink:4/4 full color front and back (or 4/1 or 4/0)Finish:uv-coating to one or both sides or matte/dullShipping:Additional
Presentation foldersStock:heavy 14ptSize:9" x 12" (other sizes avail.)Ink:4/0 full color (4/4/ full color front and inside, additional)Finish:uv-coatingShipping:additional
Personal and Business Stationery, Announcements and Invitations or Printing for Special Occasions
We offer a fine selection of stock and printing methods: letterpress, engraving, thermography and lithography. We also offer quality products from featuring the finest in personalized business and social stationery as well as favors, accessories and gifts. Please stop by our office to browse through our "Blue" Wedding & Social Stationery & Business Stationery albums. Appointments Recommended.
LetterheadStock:70# Premium Text WhiteSize:8.5" x 11"Ink:4/0 full color on front only (4/4 available, additional)Shipping:additional
Security Tint, Standard #10, Window and Window-less
Standard Full colorStock:heavy 14pt. or 16pt. Card StockSize:3.5" x 2"Ink:4/4 full color front and back (or 4/1 or 4/0)Finish:uv-coating to one or both sides or matte/dullShipping:FREE
- Fold-Over full color
- Full color linen
- Raised Ink
- Magnets - Business Card Size
- Plastic Cards
- Specialty Materials (samples on-site)
- We also offer business cards with rounded corners plus oversized, undersized, special finishes, specialty stocks, plastic cards and more.
To further promote your company, we also offer several promotional and advertising specialties which can be printed on: plastic cards, mugs, magnets, decals, labels, pens, calendars, presentation folders, binders, parking permits and much more.
We also offer a huge variety of promotional products designed especially for restaurants including: napkins, matches, menu covers, wine/drink menus, placemats, gift certificates, table stands, check presenters, guest checks, coasters and more.
The Eastern Shore Real Estate Guide, a glossy full-color digest-size magazine, is by far the largest and most popular real estate advertising publication on the Eastern Shore. We publish both the Eastern Shore Real Estate Guide and the Eastern Shore Resort Real Estate Guide, Maryland & Delaware beaches.
Room Key Concierge is an easy-to-carry, pocket-sized representation of Ocean City venues including restaurants, shopping, entertainment, etc. Each hotel/motel key card booklet's cover is customized specifically for the Hotel/Motel followed by 32 custom full-color advertising pages. In addition, a pull out map of Ocean City is included.
From books and booklets to trade journals and manuals... from copywriting and editing to typesetting and binding... we will provide for all your self-publishing needs and help make your dream of being a published author a reality. We specialize in short-run (500-10,000 copies; full color ink) to medium-run (500-100,000; 1 to 2 color inks) printing for self-published authors for individuals, businesses and small book publishers.
What are your standard sizes?
53/8 x 83/8, 51/2 x 81/2, 6 x 9, 7 x 10, 81/2 x 11 and 9 x 12
What text options do I have?
Ink colors = 1 to 4 colors
Paper = 50#, 60# or 70# white or natural stock
Finishes = uncoated, gloss, matte
What cover options do I have?
Whether you are choosing paperback, case-bound cover or dust jacket...
Ink colors = full color process with up to 6 spot colors
Paper = 8pt. C1S, 10pt. C1S or 12pt. C1S
Finishes = gloss, matte, varnish (the least durable), aqueous, UV
Also, embossing, foil stamping and spot varnishes are available upon request at additional cost.
What binding options do I have?
Perfect-bound, case-bound (adhesive, side sewn, smythe sewn, thread sewn), lay flat, saddle-stitch, spiral, wire-o (regular wire or semi-concealed), plastic coil
What other options do I have?
Cover design, ghostwriting, shrink-wrapping, drop shipping.
Perfect-bound books = 3-4 weeks
Case-bound books = 5-6 weeks
(However, if circumstances require faster delivery, we may be able to accommodate.)
*Shipping for print jobs is an additional cost (except for business cards). All jobs are shipped to D3Corp by UPS ground. Full color print jobs usually arrive ten (10) business days from the Approved proof. One and two color jobs usually arrive within five (5-7) business days. Please ask a sales rep if you need an estimate on arrival.
What are Pantone colors?
Pantone color refers to the standard spot color system which is a set of premixed ink that is used in printing. Spot color is also used to match specific colors very closely.
What is CMYK color?
Process color is a method used to create thousands of colors using four or more standard inks. The colors used in four-color process are C=Cyan, M=Magenta, Y=Yellow and K=Black.
What is a PDF file?
Documents in Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF) preserve the exact look and content of the originals, complete with fonts and graphics and can be printed, distributed by email and shared and stored on network systems, including the internet, for others to use and view.
How well will my job match what I see on my monitor?
Most people are surprised at how well their job matches what they see. But because of wide differences in monitor calibration, some printed colors may not match exactly what is seen on the proof and what is printed. Please note that the screen color will not match the printed material perfectly. Color shifts will be within industry standards. Color changes are inevitable due to the fact that monitors produce color by mixing "light" and not ink.
Will it cost the same if I reorder my job?
Our design services are a one-time fee. If you reorder the exact same print job in the future without any changes made to it, there will not be a design charge. You will only pay the cost of printing and shipping.
How long does it take to get a proof of my job?
Quoted turn-around time starts only after all materials necessary to complete your order have been received. The initial proof varies per project and revisions of the proof may take up to 4 days.
How long will it take to receive my order?
Full color print jobs usually arrive ten (10) business days from the signed proof. One and two color jobs usually arrive within five to seven (5-7) business days. We make every effort to print your order as quickly as possible. Production times are estimates and do not secure or guarantee a deadline unless otherwise specified.
Will I always receive the exact quantity I ordered?
Basically, yes, although "gang run" printing does have over-runs and under-runs. These will not exceed the five (5) percent specified in the contract.
What if I want to change something on my order after I have approved the proof?
Once your proof is approved, it has been sent to the printer. There is very little we can do about it at this point. This is why we cannot stress enough the importance of the proofing process is on your part and urge you to do so carefully and thoroughly before approving your proof.
How do I view my proof?
We make every effort to send the proof in an easily accessible format. As such, we utilize an Online Software proofing program. This program allows you to note changes directly on the artwork, download the proof, approve and more. A detailed FAQ on the Proofing software can be found here. Additionally, should you encounter any troubles reviewing the proof, please call right away; we will find another means to provide you with the proof such as in-person, mail or fax.
What file formats do you prefer?
We work in Adobe InDesign and are able to accept almost any file type. Its conversion to a print-ready design may not be the same, depending upon the amount of conversion and/or recreation work needed.
What type of Mailing Lists Do You Accept?
We accept any version of Excel (.xls) and CSV (.csv). Mail pricing includes the use of 5 columns. Additional lines may be added at an extra cost. Four digit zip code extensions are strongly recommended. Samples of acceptable formatting are below.
How do I ensure that I will stay within my budget?
Before starting any project we put in writing exactly what will be done to complete the project. Once you are satisfied and approve this service agreement we will start working on your project. If additional requirements are needed for the project, then a new service agreement will be created outlining the additional services required. We make every effort to ensure that the initial quote we give you covers all the services you require.
Cancellations are accepted up until the final proof is approved. However, if the order entailed any graphic design work, the client will be held responsible based on an hourly rate or the initial graphic design quote. If the order is cancelled after proof approval and the files have been sent to the printer, the client will be liable for the full quoted amount.
You are 100% responsible for the accuracy of your printed product. Please proofread all proofs carefully. D3Corp reserves the right to refuse to print any material that D3Corp determines, in its sole discretion, is immoral, illegal or inappropriate for any reason. If your material is deemed unacceptable, you will be notified promptly and permitted to change the content or layout to fit our requirements.
D3Corp will reproduce color from submitted transparencies, slides, photos or digital layouts as closely and accurately as possible. All colors contained within any RGB digital file will be converted to D3Corp's CMYK color space. You should note that your computer monitor's calibration affects the colors displayed on your monitor's screen. The colors on the printed product may differ from what you see displayed when viewing a proof sent via email. This proof only presents the design layout, text accuracy, image proportion and placement, but not the color or density.
All jobs require payment in full when the final proof is approved. Logo design requires an initial deposit of 50% ($150.00) to start.
Standard Turn-around Times
Quoted turnaround times start only after all materials necessary to complete your job have been received.
Full-color print jobs usually arrive ten (10) business days from signed proof. One and two color jobs usually arrive within (5-7) business days. We make every effort to print your order as quickly as possible. Production times are estimates and do not secure or guarantee a deadline unless otherwise specified by your Sales Rep.
You agree to indemnify and hold D3Corp and its parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, employees and independent contractors harmless from any claim, demand, damages, liability, costs and expenses including but not limited to attorney's fees made by any third party due to or arising out of any claim alleging that the printed work violates any copyright, trademark, intellectual property, proprietary or privacy right of any person or entity. You hereby represent and warrant that you own or have properly licensed all the necessary rights to use the images being reproduced. Although we take every precaution to safeguard your materials, we are not responsible, financially or otherwise for loss or damage to customer supplied images or artwork.
Ownership and Limited Use
By placing an order with D3Corp, you represent and warrant that you have all necessary permission, right and authority to place an order with D3Corp and are authorizing D3Corp to print such order on your behalf.
Claims for defects, damages, or shortages must be made by the client in writing no later than five (5) specified number of calendar days after delivery. If no such claim is made, D3Corp and the client will understand that the job has been accepted. By accepting the job, the client acknowledges that D3Corp's performance has fully satisfied all terms, conditions and specifications. It is customary in the industry that D3Corp's liability will be limited to the quoted selling price of defective goods, without additional charge for special or consequential damage or as specified. As security for payment of any sum due under the terms of an agreement, D3Corp has the right to hold and place a lien on all client property in D3Corp's possession. This right applies even if credit has been extended, notes have been accepted, trade acceptances have been made or payment has been guaranteed. If payment is not made, the client is liable for all collection costs incurred.
HOW WILL I GET MY PROOF?
When your proof is ready an email will be sent to the person or persons who requested the design. Please add firstname.lastname@example.org to your safe sender list.
HOW DO I VIEW MY PROOF?
When you receive your “Proof is ready” email, just click the large blue “Go to Proof” button within; a new window will open featuring your proof. We kindly ask that you do not relay any changes or approval by ‘replying’ to the proof email.
MY PROOF WILL NOT OPEN
Our proofing software requires Flash. To update your version, or install, please visit the secure Adobe Flash site at: http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/
WHY CAN’T I SEE MY PROOF ON A MOBILE DEVICE?
Our proofing software utilizes flash, which may not work on all devices. For optimized viewing and access to all proofing tools, we strongly suggest you view one a laptop or desktop computer.
HOW DO I MAKE MY PROOF LARGER?
The magnifying glass button or the green scroll ball at the bottom right of your screen will allow you to Zoom In and Out.
HOW DO I SEE OTHER PAGES?
To review other pages, you may use your mouse scroll wheel or navigate to the page of your choice by utilizing the pagination menu at the bottom center of your screen. Feel free to click on the proof with your mouse and drag around the screen as needed.
HOW DO I MAKE A CHANGE?
Use the buttons at the top-center of the screen to make comments by clicking “Add a Comment”. Once clicked, you will see that many editing tools become available. With these you may draw on the proof to show any changes and upload new attachments/images. Then, place your notes in the yellow comment box & click ‘Save’.
We kindly ask that you do not relay any changes or approval by ‘replying’ to the proof email.
HOW WILL YOU KNOW ABOUT MY CHANGES?
Anytime a proof has a Comment Added or is marked as Approved, D3Corp will immediately receive notification of comments and decisions
SHOULD I EMAIL YOU ABOUT CHANGES IN ADDITION TO MY PROOF COMMENTS?
Rest assured, D3Corp will promptly receive notification of any/all comments and decisions made within the proofing software – day or night.
HOW DO I LET YOU KNOW WHEN THE PROOF IS APPROVED FOR PRINTING?
Simply use the green “Submit Decision” button at the top center of your screen and chose ‘Approved’. We will receive notification and go to press.
I NOTICED MY WEBSITE AND/OR EMAIL IS CONTAINS CAPITAL LETTERS, IS THIS SAFE?
Yes! D3Corp has implemented “Sentence Case”. Sentence Case simply means that your website address and any emails will feature the first letter of a word or initial capitalized just like a sentence. This allows for advanced viewing and quick readability. This does not affect the ability to view or access your site, or affect the ability to send/receive messages.
Example of Sentence Case:
www.YouAreReadingSentenceCase.com vs. www.youarenotreadingsentencecase.com
*Sentence Case will appear unless otherwise requested*
MAY I SHARE THIS PROOF WITH OTHERS?
To share, use the tool found in the top-right menu of the proof toolbar (a person outline with a + sign). This will forward the email to any email address you enter. Comments and changes made by others will be immediately viewable by you and D3Corp.
HOW DO I PRINT?
- Print with comments:
- The tool found in the top-right menu of the proof toolbar (a little printer) will allow you to print all comments next to a thumbnail view of the proof.
- To print full size:
- The tool found in the top-right menu of the proof toolbar (a downward facing arrow) will prompt you to save the file to your computer. Once done, you may access the saved location and view the full size document. This method will allow you to print at full scale.
HOW LONG WILL MY ORDER TAKE TO ARRIVE?
All orders take approximately five (5) to eight (8) business days from the date of order.
Specialty products may require a longer processing time and you will be notified accordingly.
RUSH, OVERNIGHT OR NEXT DAY JOB REQUIREMENTS
All High priority orders must be approved for press by 9:30AM to meet these delivery deadlines. Further details will be provided for your particular order.
CAN I MAKE CHANGES AFTER I’VE APPROVED A JOB FOR PRINTING?
To ensure a timely delivery, all orders are placed very shortly after their approval from you is received, so there is a very limited time frame for any order or design changes. Please call for any inquiries related to this.
WHAT IF I HAVE QUESTIONS OR NEED HELP?
D3Corp welcomes any questions, concerns or comments about your print product. We kindly ask that you do not relay any changes or approval by ‘replying’ to the proof email.
Feel free to contact us at:
Print@D3Corp.com or (410) 213-2400
Our friendly little disclaimer:
When reviewing the proof, please review all content carefully, ensuring that all information is accurate, the layout is correct, and all requested changes have been made as you desire. Only proofs include the D3Corp watermark.
Please note that the screen color will not match the printed material perfectly. Color shifts will be within industry standards. Color changes are inevitable due to the fact that monitors produce color by mixing “light” and not ink. Please understand that once the print files are submitted for print production we are unable to make revisions to the product. If we are asked to rework and reorder the print job, additional fees may apply which were not covered in the original design and production quote.
Thank you for your business!
D3Corp Print Services Team