•  4 Color Process: Printing using Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black to produce a full color image
  •  4/0: Full Color on one side, Blank Back
  •  4/1: Full Color on one side, Black Ink on Back
  •  4/4: Full Color on all Sides
  •  AQ: Abbreviation for Aqueous Coating: A clear water based coating used to seal and protect
  •    the printed sheet. This is available in gloss, satin (gloss + matte) and matte finishes.
  •  Aqueous Coating: A clear water based coating used to seal and protect the printed sheet.
  •    This is available in gloss, satin and matte finishes.
  •  Artwork: All computer files including layout, images and fonts needed to produce the final
  •    printed product.
  •  ASCII Text File (.TXT): ASCII text file or .TXT is a file format is commonly used by clients to
  •    store mail list data.
  •  Bindery: All options available to a product after it has completed printing.
  •    This includes cutting, folding, drilling, etc.
  •  Bitmap Images: Bitmap images, or raster images, use pixels to represent images.
  •  Bleed: Artwork extended 1/8" on all 4 sides to allow for cutter variance.
  •  Blind embossing: An image pressed into a sheet without ink or foil.
  •  Bond: Paper grade used for letterhead and forms.
  •  Book: Medium weight paper used for fliers, posters and inside pages of books. Available
  •    in both coated and uncoated finishes.
  •  Brightness: The brilliance, or "whiteness" of a paper. The higher the number, the brighter
  •    the sheet.
  •  C: Cyan: One of four colors used in Full Color Printing. C1S: Coated One Side: Sheet is
  •    glossy on front, flat with no coating on back.
  •  C2S: Coated Two Sides: Sheet is glossy on both sides
  •  Caliper: The thickness of paper measured in 1/1000". CMYK: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and
  •    Black: The four colors used in full color printing.
  •  Coated paper: Smooth finish paper with a Matte or Glossy finish. Available in Book and Cover.
  •  Color Correct: To adjust the values of process colors to achieve the desired overall color.
  •  Cover: Heavy weight paper used for book covers, postcards, folders, etc.
  •  Coverage: Coverage is the total amount of ink per sheet side, usually given in percentages.
  •  Crop: To cut off parts of a picture or image.
  •  CSV: Comma separated values or tab-delimited is a text file format that contains information
  •    separated by commas or tabs. This format is commonly used to store mail list data.
  •  Cure: To dry inks and coatings after printing to ensure good adhesion.
  •  Deboss: Deboss means to press an image into paper so it lies below the surface.
  •  Density: The degree of color in an image or photograph.
  •  Crop Marks: Printed lines showing the edges for trimming.
  •  Crossover: Printing across the gutter or from one page to the facing page in booklets or
  •    other multi-page documents.
  •  Die: Device made out of sharp steel that is used to cut irregular shapes,or to score, foil
  •    stamp, or emboss.
  •  Die Cut: To cut irregular shapes using a die.
  •  Direct to Plate: The transfer of information from a file directly to the plate, producing
  •    high-quality printed pieces.
  •  DPI: Dots Per Inch: Term used in describing Resolution. Suggested image resolution for
  •    best print quality is 300 dpi.
  •  Drill: To punch holes in the printed sheet.
  •  Emboss: Pressing an image into paper to create a raised image.
  •  Estimate: Cost of producing a custom printing order.
  •  Excel Spreadsheet (.XLS): Excel spreadsheet or .XLS is a file format commonly used by
  •    clients to store mail list data.
  •  File Extensions: File extensions are three-digit codes at the end of a file name that
  •    indicate what format the file has been saved in.
  •  Finished Size: Size of product after completion of all bindery options.
  •  Flat Size: Size of product after printing and trimming, but before all other bindery options.
  •  Foil emboss: The combination of foil stamping and embossing.
  •  Foil stamping: Using a die to place an opaque metallic image on paper.
  •  Four Color Printing: The process of combining four basic colors to create a printed
  •    color picture or colors composed from the basic four colors.
  •  Gang Printing: The process of combining multiple print orders on one press run to minimize cost.
  •  Gloss: Paper type with a shiny surface; best used with images.
  •  Grain: The direction in which the paper fiber lie.
  •  Grayscale: Grayscale is a strip of 256 gray values ranging from white to black.
  •  Halftone: An image or other continuous tone that has been converted to dots for printing.
  •  Hickey: Spots that appear in the printed image from dust or lint on blanket or plate.
  •  High Res (Resolution): Images with a resolution of 300 dpi or greater.
  •  Image: An Image is a computerized representation of a picture or graphic.
  •  JPEG: File format used for images requiring less storage space than needed for other
  •    file formats
  •  K: Black: One of four colors used in Full Color Printing Linen
  •  Finish: Paper finish that simulates a linen cloth.
  •  Low Res (Resolution): Images with a resolution less than 250 dpi.
  •  M: Magenta: One of four colors used in Full Color Printing.
  •  Matte: Paper type with a dull surface; best used with heavy text, and some images.
  •  Micrometer: Instrument used to measure the thickness of paper.
  •  Offset paper: Basic uncoated book grade of paper.
  •  Offset Printing: Main printing technique used on products offered on our site.
  •  Offsetting: Images of one sheet transferring to sheet below it.
  •  Opacity: The amount of show-through on a printed sheet.
  •  Overprint: To print one image over another image, such as printing type over a
  •    screen background image.
  •  Page: One side of a sheet.
  •  Page count: Total number of pages in a book.
  •  PDF: Portable Document Format is a file format developed by Adobe Systems to
  •    preserve all fonts, formatting, graphics, and colors of the native file into a universal document.
  •  Perfecting press: A sheet fed printing press that prints both sides of a sheet in one pass.
  •  Perforation: A line of small dotted holes for the purpose of tearing-off a part of a
  •    printed matter.
  •  PMS: Pantone matching systems or PMS is a mixture of inks that will provide a specific
  •    color. This is used only on our 1/0 and 2/0 products.
  •  Point: In paper, a unit of thickness equating 1/1000 inch.
  •  Print Ready Files: Print-Ready files are digital artwork files that are 100% ready to print,
  •    requiring no adjustments.
  •  Process Color: The process of combining four basic colors to create a printed color
  •    picture or colors composed from the basic four colors.
  •  Proof: A PDF or Hard Copy showing a preview of art files submitted.
  •  Quotation: Cost of producing a custom printing order.
  •  Recycled Paper: Paper made entirely or in part from old paper.
  •  Register Marks: Position marks on artwork to help keep printing in register.
  •  RGB: Abbreviation for red, green, blue, the color mode used for viewing on monitors
  •    and screens.
  •  Saddle stitch: Binding a booklet or magazine with staples in the seam where it folds.
  •  Score: To pre-crease paper along a straight line so it folds more easily and accurately.
  •  Self Cover: A book where all pages are made of the same stock.
  •  Sheetfed Press: Press that prints sheets of paper, as compared to a web press.
  •  Tab Delimited: Comma separated values or tab-delimited is a text file format that
  •    contains information separated by commas or tabs. This format is commonly used to store
  •    mail list data.
  •  Testing website: Test The website
  •  TIFF: Computer file format used to store images.
  •  Trim marks: Printed lines showing the edges for trimming.
  •  Trim size: Size of product after printing and trimming, but before all other bindery options.
  •  TXT: ASCII text file or .TXT is a file format is commonly used by clients to store mail list data.
  •  Uncoated Paper: Paper without clay coating applied.
  •  Up: Printing multiple copies of same artwork on one sheet.
  •  UV Coating: Liquid applied to a printed sheet, then bonded and cured with ultraviolet light.
  •  Watermark: An image created in paper at the time of manufacture that can be seen by
  •    holding the paper up to a light.
  •  Wove paper: Bond paper with a smooth finish.

Testimonials

Janey Richardson
09-06-2011
SPICEWOOD ARTS SOCIETY: I received the tickets, Beto program and the beautiful brochures today! Wow! Wow! Everything is perfect! Thank you so much for all of your hard work, creativity and HUGE gulp of patience working with me on this. Some of the Board members have actually wakened up and are shouting how awesome the Website looks! Hello?? Can’t wait to flip the switch! Y’all are amazing …....
Fayek Todary
11-14-2012
BIOPHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. (UK & CAN): Very nice to work with and I welcome the opportunity to work with her again anytime.
M. Hillewaere
03-01-2007
BOTTOMLINE MEDICAL BILLING: Thank You is not enough! I sent you an idea built of words on a page and you built a beautiful web-site out of it. When I first looked at my site - I was astonished, speechless, and in awe. It is absolutely beautiful. I will be telling everyone I know about Quantum. Thanks Jen you're the best! My sincerest gratitude and appreciation to you and all you have done for my b...
Carla Rodgers
01-17-2013
HERE AND NOW HEALTH (AUSTRALIA): Website for our business was built with excellent functionality and on time. Thank you once again.
Beverly & Danny Naten
04-05-2010
BANDANA PICTURES: Hi, First let me say WOW!!!!!!! The website is absolutely beautiful!! We are so thrilled to have you creating such an outstanding site for us! We are all in awe!! Thank you again! The site is wonderful. All the best! Beverly Naten, California - Bandana Pictures Dear Everyone at Quantum! WOW again!! We absolutely love our website and are so happy with all the work you have done an...
Mary & Doug Land
05-04-2009
SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY: When Quantum Business Solutions was asked to design a website for our company, I don't think they had any idea of the challenge that was. They had the task of designing this site for 4 owners and 1 office manager with very different opinions about the overall look of the website. Plus they had the added task of keeping the overall look of the site within the guideli...
Stacy Rischette
07-01-2013
MAGIC TOUCH MASSAGES: The site looks great! Thank You! I love the way you Incorporated the ocean into the design and all the colors are perfect. Pictures look nice! I love it!!! Thanks again.
Sally Sundeen
05-11-2011
DISCOVERY TOYS: Thank you so much! This is fantastic! I could not have imagined a business card like this....wow! Thank you
Rachel & Rebecca Schatten
07-01-2011
NEIGHBORHOOD EATS: Wow - holy cow...this looks amazing...... thank you so much! I need to digest this and try to understand all of the perks! I am so excited!!! We will revert back once we speak! thank you!! looks incredible Happy Fourth!
Linda Kalish
11-20-2013
HEADLINERS: The Headliner's website is fabulous. It's original. It's joyful. It's happy and it's lots of fun. I stay on there for hours listening to the music. Quantum's service is extraordinary. They are wonderful people to deal with. Every wish and request is performed by Quantum with speed and accuracy. They are very professional. Their attitude is excellent. Our needs are always met very timel...
Kathy Strand
06-01-2012
HOMESTEAD CRAFTS: I am very impressed with your quick service and responses to me... Also, I appreciate the fact that Theresa is right on top of things!! I have lots of faith in Quantum. I am very excited to get started. With much happiness and gratitude.
Cindee Duhadaway
11-20-2007
LAKE TRAVIS CHAMBER: Just a quick note to tell you how much I appreciate everything y'all do for the Chamber and the community. Y'all rock!.
Don Posh
08-31-2012
POSH LASER STUDIO: Cheri and I would like to thank Theresa Rizzo and Quantum for all their assistance with designing our new web site. We are very happy with our new web site and the service we have received.
Pamela Turner
09-10-2013
PAMELA TURNER: I know this isn’t a big job right now, but I have an advertising campaign in mind and you are the best of the best, period; end of story, conversation over. You are Brilliant! Thanks so very much
Don Crook
02-18-2013
COMBINED BENEFITS: Overall the site looks great and we are estatic.
Robert Scales
12-05-2012
GARDEN PENINSULAS: Thank you so much for your help with my logo design. Very quick response.
Allain Paison
09-05-2011
MODXCHANGE: Jen and her team are very knowledgeable and helpful throughout the development process. They are very well organized, and continue to provide assistance, where needed. I would highly recommend Jen and her team for future projects.
George Blake
03-31-2013
ROUND ROCK ORTHOTICS & PROSTHETICS: We've already received many compliments (and one solid lead)! We'll be influencing some of our customers your direction, soon....
Marc Shabazz
12-03-2011
IMAGES BY MARC: Great Job on my site it's been a pleasure working with you.
Dave Ganulin
12-19-2013
KETTLEBELL CONCEPTS: We’ve been with the same vendor (Quantum: www.qbsbiz.com) since literally we began in 2002. They continues to do a top notch job for us on all levels.
A. Kinnecom
11-23-2013
BEST WESTERN HOTEL: Excellent work!!!!!!!!!!!!! Better than we had in mind! We're very impressed and glad we chose Quantum. Thanks - we really appreciate your creativity, expeditious speed, and very professional service!
William Whatley
06-11-2009
WILLIAM WHATLEY SALON: All I can say is AWESOME. YOU GUYS ARE THE BOMB. I couldn't stop watching my flash site - I watched with friends for hours. Thank you is not enough. You've stayed in my budget and given me more than I ever expected. I bow my head to you - your humble customer.
Susan Arnold
11-04-2007
AMERICAN BANK: Thanks so much for making our web-site so AWESOME! I appreciate all the time you donated to the Chamber. THANKS!
John Pham
01-15-2014
MODXCHANGE 2014: Thank you and your team for your diligent and amazing work.
Shannon Brightman
01-31-2013
THEODORE GORDON FLYFISHERS: Really top notch work! Great communication, initiative, expertise.
Hudson Gates
01-07-2011
HUDSON GATES (AUSTRALIA): A pleasure to work with, always going above and beyond. We will be in contact again if we need any more help with Joomla. Thanks!
Angelo Selvagio
01-16-2011
EXPOSED INK: Quantum was amazing to work with. Very professional and knowledgeable. I will and plan on working together again soon!! Cheers and great work :)
Chris Kovach
04-29-2014
ECOLOGICAL TIMES: Wow! It's awesome. I love it. Again, I love it. Great colours, great logo with the leaf. It's exactly what I had in mind. Please pass on my compliments to your code-writing minions.
Chris Fricke
02-02-2011
WESTERN OUTDOORS: Quantum is very knowledgible and eager to help solve any issues that arise. Our website rocks! Thank you
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