Monday, October 28, 2013

Ask Pat: Laying Out a Booklet

Juan puts together the pages of a printed booklet to submit to HANYS Printing ServicesOur colleague Juan is a great designer.He usually doesn’t handle the final steps of putting together booklets. Tasked with creating a booklet with specific blank pages, he spent 15 minutes scratching out grids, moving pages on his computer, even laying pages on the floor to figure it out—to no avail.Frustrated, he asked Pat.“That’s not going to do you any good,” Pat said, pointing to the paper on the ground.Instead, Pat made a "dummy booklet" with the number of pages Juan was shooting for, numbered them, and voila!—simplified pagination. Juan was able to see which pages he wanted where, and then dragged them into order on the computer to be sent to the printer.Pat shrugged. “I’ve been printing books for 35 years.”He didn’t expect Juan to know how to quickly set up the pages, saying “If he doesn’t do pagination, he doesn’t know pagination.”“It’s a simple method. It’s a lot cleaner, and you can see what you are doing and what you want the book to look like.”

Friday, October 25, 2013

Ask Pat: Is My Photocopier a Profit Monster?

Photo of office photocopier with words "Nom, Nom, Nom" overlaid over it
Isn't it less expensive to handle my print job on our office photocopier, rather than using an outside company—like HANYS Printing Services?

Pat says: Not at all. Say you want to print 500 flyers. Using your in-house photocopier will cost you about $0.07 per copy, per side, plus the added costs of the ink, the paper, the machine's ‘click’ charges, the labor, and the maintenance and wear and tear on your photocopier. It quickly adds up.

With HANYS Printing Services, there are no hidden charges. You know right away, up front, exactly how much the job will cost. We can save you money, provide you with a superior product, and turn it around fast.  (And delivery is always free!)

Shoot Pat a note. Or give him a call at (518) 431-7920.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Meet Pat. He Was Born to Print.

Photographic portrait of Pat Dwyer at HANYS Printing Services.
Some people earn their chops on the streets. Our print expert got his in the print shop.

“When I was in eighth grade, I started taking industrial arts classes. Setting type by hand. Printing concert posters, you know the stuff. My teachers started letting me hang out in the print shop because I loved it so much.”

And he’s never left, running HANYS Printing Services since 2001 after building his own printing business for 25 years.