Copyright (C) 2008 Think With Ink | Privacy offers 1-2 Spot Color Letterhead printing to our discerning customers who are firm in their desire to use their company specific colors rather that process colors. We understand the importance of consistency in the image and professionalism your customers see in every aspect of your company's stationary.

We at provide 1-2 Spot Color Letterhead printing with three uncoated paper options to meet your specific requirements.

Design Services are available if you are looking to take your ideas and commit them to printable art files. You will find the Design Services at to be both professional and affordable.

At we understand our customers need for high quality, low costs 1-2 Spot Color Letterhead printing. Our mission is to exceed your expectations.

Online ordering is quick and easy. Just go to the Price Calculator on the homepage and select 1-2 Color Letterhead. Choose the options you prefer, upload your art and we'll do the rest.

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The one place where you are truly a valued customer. At, impressions are our business! Whether it is the impression you portray to your customers through quality prints or the five thousand impressions of a brochure that you need to have by Thursday for an important marketing campaign.

We are here to cater to your needs, so give us a call and experience for yourself why our customers say that "OUR COLORS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS!!!"

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1-2 Color Letterhead Product Information

1-2 Color Letterhead printing provides an excellent option to enhance the professional image you want for your company. We have High Quality, Laser Compatible paper with several paper type and color options.

Paper Types
Ink Colors
Available Coatings
Turnaround Times

Sizes - Some of our standard sizes for 4 color 1-2 Color Letterhead.
  • 8.500 x 11.000
Letterhead Printing is only available in this .

Paper Type - Most Popular paper stocks for 1-2 Color Letterhead Printing
  • 24# Classic Crest Writing
  • 24# Classic Linen Writing
  • 24# Classic Laid Writing
If you require a different paper stock please request a custom quote. Samples are available upon request should you need to examine paper quality prior to ordering.

Color - This option lets you choose whether you want full color one one side or both.
  • 1/0 (Black Ink Front Side)
  • 1/0 PMS Front Front Side
  • 2/0 Black & PMS Front Side
  • 2/0 2PMS Front Side
The number 0,1 or 2 here stands for the number of colors. Depending on your choice it will either be Black or a Pantone PMS color of your choice.

Sides - The number of sides is determined by the color option
  • 1 Sided

1-2 Color Letterhead Printing only comes printed on one side. If you need 2 sided Letterhead please request a custom quote.

Coating Options - 1-2 Color Brochures are printed on Non-Enameled Paper and therefore do not get Coatings applied. They only come as Uncoated.

Conversion - Also known as Bindery, or Post Press.

  • None
There are other Bindery options other than what is listed here, just not in the Price Calculator". Please see the "Other Services" section listed above. Thes options are only available at additional expense and additional production time.

Quantity Options
  • 500
  • 1000
  • 2500
  • 5000
  • 10000
Additional quantities are available upon request for a custom quote.

Turnaround Times

On a 3-4 Day Turnaround, if you send your 1-2 Color Letterhead printing files in before 9:00 a.m. (CST) on Monday, you will receive an online proof within 24 hours. If you approve your proof on or before 9:00 a.m. (CST) on Tuesday, then your job will be ready for pick-up or shipping at 4:00 p.m. (CST) on Thursday or Friday. If you would like to bypass the 24 hour turntime it takes to get a proof back please upload your print ready files and approve them online.
Note: Turnaround time begins from the time you approve your proof.

For custom 1-2 Color Letterhead printing orders or quantities over 10,000, please navigate to our estimates page and request a custom quote.
How To Order

Ordering 1-2 Color Letterhead Online

Step 1 - Login or Register Online (Create an Account)

New Customers:
Please go to the Registration Bar. It is located at the top right hand side of this page, and is called "Log In | Register". Please fill out the information in the middle section called "Not A Member? Sign Up!". Once you have created an account you will be automatically logged in and can place your order using the "Price Calculator" on the right hand side of the page.
We do not accept any art work or orders until you have registered with us online.

Existing Customers:
Just login and you can place your order. You may use the "Price Calculator", or reorder from an old order in your "Order History".

Existing Customers who have lost their Login information: If you have EVER ordered ANYTHING from us in the past then you already have an account. Please do not sign up again. In this case please contact us through the contact us button at the top right hand side of this page. Select the option "Forgot My Login Info". You may also call us at 1-866-590-8403.

We do not accept any art work until you have placed an order with us online.

Step 2 - Add Items to your Shopping Cart and Confirm

Using the "Price Calculator" you may add 1 or multiple different items to your shopping cart. To do this go to the "Price Calculator" select "1-2 Color Letterhead" in the Description drop down and then use the remaining drop down boxes to select the appropriate options for your 1-2 Color Letterhead (ie. 2 sided, 5000 qty, trifolded, etc.). Once you have choosen the appropriate combination of options for your 1-2 Color Letterhead click on the continue button to add this set of 1-2 Color Letterhead to your shopping cart. Once inside your shopping cart you may click the "Add Items" button to continue shopping for other products. Repeat the above process until you have all of the necessary items and click "Order" from the shopping cart window. Please keep in mind that you may also Add Items to your shopping cart from your "Order History".

Step 3 - Shipping Information

Choose your method of shipment. In some cases there is an option to "Will Call" which means you will pick up. Your default contact info address will automatically populate here. Please do not use any Post Office boxes as your "Ship To" address. You can save an unlimited amount of additional "Ship To" addresses here so that the website will remember them for you upon returning and reordering or placing new orders.

Step 4 - Billing Information

Choose your method of payment. All orders must be secured with billing information before we will check your art or start working on your project. Your card will not be charged immediately, but will be after you have approved art work. Please note that in some cases shipipng costs will not be accurate and may actually be less than what you were originally quoted in the "Price Calculator". We will contact you and notify you of any reduction in shipping costs before processing your payment.

Step 5 - Confirm Order / Order Complete

Here you will just review the details of your order and that everything is accurate before finalizing it. Please check all of the details carefully. If everything is correct then confirm the order and save the confirmation as a pdf for your records.

Step 6 - Upload Art Files or Give Design Instructions

There are two methods of uploading art, and one method for giving design Instructions.

Upload Your Art Files
A. Upload and Preview Art
B. Attach Files

Uploading Art Work "Method A"
Uploading and Previewing art - allows you to upload your own art files through our print driver, which checks your files for design issues including size, font, and color issues amongst other things. This option also allows you to view a proof and approve that proof instantly online, during the ordering process. This option bypasses the 24 hour turn time necessary for us to send you a proof and we encourage it because it will expedite the production life-cycle of your order. It will also inform you if your files are print ready or not.

Uploading Art Work "Method B"
Attaching Files - allows you to attach art files to your order for inspection by our prepress staff. You may also attach any kind of supprting file or document to your order. For instance, you could attach an excel mailing list for a postcard mailing project you have or you could upload a large image for a design project that is too large to email. If you choose this method for attaching your Art Files, there may be additional charges ($5 - $35) for computer time. This would only occur if your Art files are not print ready and need to be set-up. In this case you would be notified before any file set-up charges would be added to your order. To avoid these charges simply use the "Upload and Preview Art" option.

Giving Design Instructions
If you chose to have us design the project for you, then this page will be your last step in the ordering process. This page has a detailed "design" specific questionaire with room for a considerable amount of content. These questions can be answered at a later time if you are not prepared to answer them during the ordering process.

The items you will be asked about in this section will be as follows:

  • Logo - Upload or Design it for me. (design it for me adds $250)
  • Color Scheme (please give descriptions, examples or exact pantone colors)
  • Style (describe the style, contemporary, classic, use examples of things you like)
  • Font Preferences (we will offer the customer a gallery to choose from, or allow them to name or upload their own)
  • Supporting Images (upload or describe, if we must obtain photos for you there will be a $20 charge per photo)
  • Text Content / Verbage (paste text, attach documents)
  • Layout (describe the placement of the elements)
If you do not have time to answer these questions at the time of your order you may skip this temporarily and come back to it. We do however require this form to be filled out before we will start any design project. To access it later, after the ordering process, please login, go to your "Order History" section, click on "View Info" next to the order needing design and click on "Design Services Form".

Art File Help Art File Help / Requesting Design Services

Your printed materials will only look as good as the art file that is given to the printer. Properly created art files are crucial to producing a successful print run.

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Supplying Files

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Supplying Files Guidelines:
If you choose to supply print files, there are some guidelines you must follow in order to avoid needing computer time to fix your art files and make them print ready. You may always choose to let us fix your art files for you at a small additional fee.

Guideline 1. Size - The art you supply should not be the exact size of the finished piece, IF the design (image) touches the edge of the paper.

The size of your pdf (art file) should have an addition 1/8th of an inch on all edges if your piece bleeds. (What is Bleed? Click Here to learn) Furthermore, all critical text and design elements need to be 1/8th of an inch in from the trim line. More simply, add 1/4" to both the height and width and keep all text and critical elements a 1/4" away from the edge. Here are some examples of Bookmark sizes and their corresponding art file dimensions:

Size: 2.00 x 7.00 - Bleed Size: 2.25 x 7.25 - Safe Area: 1.75 x 6.75
Size: 2.50 x 8.50 - Bleed Size: 2.75 x 8.75 - Safe Area: 2.25 x 8.25

Also please keep in mind that you should never have crop marks or printers marks in your art. Make sure the canvas size is correct before uploading to the proof tool. If you designed your art file in any kind of Microsoft program then you will likely have size issues (along with font, color and image resolution issues as well) and will require us to use computer time fixing your files. The fee for this is $35 per hour but most issues do not take that long and can be fixed for as little as $5 - $20.

Guideline 2. Fonts - The art you supply should not have editable text. You must either outline, convert to curves or flatten (rasterize) all text.

SET YOUR FONTS. Giving a file to your printer where the text/fonts can be edited is a bad idea and will sometimes cause your fonts to change. To remedy this situation either flatten your text layers in Photoshop or convert all of your text to outlines in Illustrator or Indesign. Corel calls this Curves.

Click here to read about flattening fonts in Photoshop.
Click here to read about converting fonts to outlines in Illustrator or InDesign.

If you designed your art file in any kind of Microsoft program then you will have font issues (along with the other guidelines as well) and will require us to use computer time fixing your files. The fee for this is $35 per hour but most issues do not take that long and can be fixed for as little as $5 - $20.

Guideline 3. Color Mode - Art files must be in CMYK not RGB.

CMYK is an acronym for Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black. These are the four colors that are used to print full color picture quality images on paper. Please make sure that your art file’s color space is set to CMYK.

Learn how to do this in photoshop.
Learn how to do this in Illustrator.
Learn how to do this in InDesign.

If you designed your art file in any kind of Microsoft program then you will have color space issues (along with the other guidelines as well) and will require us to use computer time fixing your files. The fee for this is $35 per hour but most issues do not take that long and can be fixed for as little as $5 - $20.

Guideline 4. Image Quality - All images must have a resolution of 300dpi.

There is no reason to set the resolution of your images higher than 300 dpi, it just makes your file size larger than necessary. Conversely, images with a resolution of less than 300 are extremely discouraged. Most images taken from the web are set at 72 dpi, so if you have used images in your print files that have come from a website the resolution is likely to be low and therefore the piece will print muddy or blurry. You CANNOT take a 72dpi image and change the resolution to 300dpi. It will still print badly. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding the images in your file.

Guideline 5. One File Per Side - One pdf for the front, and one pdf for the back.

Pretty self explanatory... You will need to have only one file for the front and only one file for the back. Please do not upload multi-page pdfs unless you are ordering a booklet, a catalog, a calendar or any other multipage document. it is encouraged to have your file for the front named as front, and the file for the back named as back.

Requesting Design Services:

If you would like us to create a design for your printed piece we would be more than happy to oblige you. However, we will require a minimum of direction or instruction from you. To help you with this we have created the "Request Design Services" Form which will help you gather all of the necessary information needed to start your design project.

Here are a few things you will be asked to supply or describe in the "Request for Design Services" form.

1. Logo - Upload or Design it for Me
Here you will want to upload your Logo. Please try to avoid uploading jpgs, bmps, tifs, pngs or any other kind of raster file. Vector files are the best. Try to find an ".ai" file, ".eps", ".indd", ".pdf" or even some corel and quark files will work. If you need us to design the logo for you it will add $250 to your invoice, and we will need items 2-7 below described for the logo as well.

2. Color Scheme - Give a description
The world is yours, and so is any color you can think of for your design, just let us know what it is. The absolute best way to do this is to use Pantone PMS colors. Pantone is a color matching system meant for printing, if you can give us specific numbers you will be able to determine exactly how the colors will turn out in your finished printed piece. Most people don’t have access to a Pantone book as they are fairly expensive so feel free to make references to common colors in your everyday world or online. (ie. the best buy logo blue online, would be a great reference)

3. Style - Give a description
There is no right or wrong answer here, just your best effort at describing how the style of your piece should look. You can be vague and say "Contemporary" or "Classical" or you can be specific and say "I want the Chicago skyline in the background". The more specific you are the less time it will take, and will therefore cost less.

4. Fonts - Choose 3-4 or more
You may choose from our gallery of fonts here, or you may suggest or upload some of your own fonts. To view fonts on your computer use a program such as Microsoft Word, and go to the type option. To find the actual font file on your computer for uploading please follow the below instructions.

PC - Go to "Control Panel", go to "Fonts", and select which fonts you would like to upload.

MAC - Go to "Macintosh HD", go to "Library", go to "Fonts’, and select which fonts you would like to upload.

5. Supporting Images - Upload or Describe
Here you may either upload images you already have or describe images you would like. If you choose to upload your own images please make sure that they are a medium to large size and that they are high resolution. If you choose to describe images that you would like then we will have to find or buy images for you and this may add to the cost of your design. Images can cost from $5 to $30 each, but you will be notified of additional costs before any images are purchased on your behalf.

6. Text Content - Paste Text here or attach a document
You will need to supply all of the text for your design. No one can describe your business better than you can. So please paste text here, giving each section a title, or upload a text document that you have already finished. Please make sure your text has no typos or grammatical errors in it.

7. Layout - Give a description of each elements placement
Describe the placement and arrangement of the above design elements. The more descriptive the better.

If you have any additional questions regarding Art Files please go to the "Contact Us" button at the top right hand side of this page and select the option called "Need Help with Art". We will contact you as soon as possible. You may also call us at 1-866-590-8403.
Other Services

1-2 Color Letterhead Printing
Post Press Services

List of other Available Services

1. Trimming
2. Folding
3. Shrink wrapping, rubber banding
4. Round Cornering
5. Collating
6. Hole Drilling
7. Affixing
8. Die Cutting
9. Embossing Debossing
10. Foil Stamping
11. Tabbing, Mailing and Presorting
12. Numbering
13. Variable Data
14. Scratch Off
15. Piecing or Kitting items together
16. Stapling and or Saddle stitching
17. Binding
18. Inserting
19. Storing

If you do not see the post press service here that you are looking for here please call and tell us about your project. We would be happy to help you determine what best suits your needs.

All of the above services aside from trimming add production time and cost to your project. If you require one of these services, please place your order online and afterwards call in or email and request one of these services. Be sure to reference your order number.

Thank you.
Think With Ink Team

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