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Full Color Envelopes, Full Color Carbonless Forms and Variable Data

Full Color Envelopes, Full Color Carbonless Forms and Variable DataIf you’re looking for a wide range of printing services then look no further! King Tut Printing has exactly what you’re looking for.

We can now print full color envelopes, full color carbonless forms and variable data! We can print your material in full CMYK color and color on all parts of the carbonless forms, not just the first sheet!

In the past we’ve spoken in depth about some of the services we offer, like our in-house graphic design and our high-end printing equipment.  So if you’re not sure what you want or need help with your color envelopes, then come on by and visit with our team! The best part about our customer service is that you don’t need the internet to get internet pricing! We’re fast, friendly and affordable!

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email or call the friendly King Tut Printing staff at or (818) 884-7046.


King Tut Printing And Reprographics Customer Service

King Tut Printing And Reprographics Customer ServiceOnline shopping has revolutionized the way printing is done. Now you can order business cards in the comfort of your own home. But what if you need personalized help on a project and you’re having trouble navigating through a website just to find the phone number to an automated customer service representative? That’s where King Tut Printing comes in!

King Tut has a small and dedicated staff eager to use their vast knowledge of printing to help you with any personalized project. Come in or call any time during business hours of 9am – 5pm Monday through Friday and see for your self!

We have an in-house graphic designer who will sit down and work with you to create a polished design that’ll help your business generate more clients.

Our fast turn around time is unmatched! If you’re close to your project deadline and need printed material fast, we’re the go to printer for many local businesses. We also have same day printing on small quantities!

We’re also dedicated to making sure you get a product that will make you happy which is why we offer hard copy proofs. Digital proofs are a fast and convenient way to proof but because of uncalibrated monitors you may not get what you were expecting. Hard copy proofs eliminate this!

The best part about our customer service is that you don’t need the internet to get internet pricing! We’re fast, friendly and affordable!

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email or call the friendly King Tut Printing staff at or (818) 884-7046.


Bleed and Safe Area for Print

Bleed and Safe Area for PrintOne of the biggest issues we have with jobs we print is the cropping. Most of the attention is placed on the design many simply forget about the technical part of design.

Hopefully, today’s blog post can help demystify the cropping issue.

All bleed needs to be .125” on all sides so the final size will be 8.75” x 11.25”. Same with safe area just the other way (8.25” x 10.75”).

There are three separate areas you need to keep in mind when giving us a file for print:

  1. Bleed area
  2. Cut line
  3. Safety line

The bleed area is everything around the cutline which will get cut out. We need the bleed area because it gives us some wiggle room when cutting down the printed material. So be sure there isn’t any vital information in that area!

The Cutline is where the actual cut will take place. This line is what we’re targeting but cutting down printed material isn’t an exact science which is why we need the bleed area.

The safety line means exactly what it says. It’s where your artwork and type will be safe.

We’ve included a few samples to help demonstrate the cutting process.

Here’s a sample of our 8.75 x 11.25 template:


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If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email or call the friendly King Tut Printing staff at or (818) 884-7046.


Reprographics: Black and White and Color

Reprographics Black and White and ColorAt King Tut we’re known as the printers who can work with anyone and are able to print just about anything. From Business Cards cards to Booklets but we take pride in what we do and the service we provide but we’re especially delighted with our new printer and our reprographic printing. We think you’ll like it too!

Our brand new HP T2500 can easily print beautiful reprographic renderings in black and white or in full color. All for an affordable price!

Just check out our reprographics price list:

  • Black and White 24” x 36” on 20# bond paper – $2.25 per sheet
  • Marking Color 24” x 36” on 20# bond paper – $3.50 per sheet
  • Full Color 24” x 36” on 20# bond paper – $7.00

Here’s one sample of what the printer is capable of. Click on the image to see the full size version of the print.

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If you’re looking to print some work with us, feel free to contact our friendly staff via email at or phone at (818) 884-7046.


King Tut Printing’s Logo Design Service

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Is that logo designed by your son-in-law not working out for you? It may be time redesign your business’ logo, but where do you go and find a professional graphic designer? Well, you don’t have to look very far!

At King Tut Printing, we have an in-house professional graphic designer specifically for logo re-designs and designs from scratch!

For $65 an hour you can come in and sit with our in-house graphic designer and he’ll be more than happy to work with you in order to design a logo that’ll perfectly fit your business. If you need more than a logo, we also offer design services for the full range of brochures, booklets, and postcards to help promote and grow your business.

Here’s a case study for a recent logo our graphic designer created for a client.

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This the drawing they brought it and what they were going for. It left much to be desired.


These are the four polished samples we presented the client. Needless to say they loved them all!

Here’s just a small sample of what some people are saying about us!

Great Business to work with! They have a great designer, Hector, who does incredible work. They are kind and patient and will get you what you want, all at an extremely affordable price.

Saint M.


We are beyond excited on how amazing our business cards came out! On top of that there customer service is great! Super friendly, very professional. They totally saw our vision for our cards. We definitely will be coming back to get more cards and make some new brochures for our business. Thank you so much!

Wendy U.


This is by far my favorite place to go for my business needs. I cannot express enough how amazing the service is. Daniel and Hector couldn’t have been a better team. Daniel dealt with my 5948484 million questions so patiently and helpfully, and helped me make the best decision for my business cards. Hector did an excellent job of designing exactly what I wanted . I will be doing all my future work with them because you’re  paying for quality at absolutely reasonable prices .

Sarah K.



KING TUT: Best file format for print

KING TUT-best file format for printWhat format should you save your file as? Programs like Photoshop will give you a plethora of options but we’re going to focus on the most common ones. In this blog post, we’re going to explain the differences between the formats and which ones are best for print.


The first and probably the most commonly used format is the JPEG (or JPG) file. It’s the most versatile of all the file types and can be used for both print and web. Since it’s the most widely used option so you’ll have the least trouble with it. The biggest drawback would be that it is a lossy file type, meaning that you lose a little bit of information every time you open and re-save the file. To minimize the lossy problem, Photoshop gives you the option of the level of quality you want to retain with 1 being the lowest and 12 being the highest.


This file type is probably your best bet if you have a file with a lot of colors and photos in it. It’s a lossless file type meaning you won’t lose any information in your file every time you open and close it. The main issue with TIFF is the size. Since there’s no compression of any kind, you’re going to deal with some pretty big file sizes.


The PNG file format is the (relatively) new kid on the block. PNG files have begun to replace the GIF file type as the go-to format for websites. It doesn’t have the compression problem that GIF has and they’re smaller than JPEG files.


You’ll want to stay away from the GIF format if you plan on printing your file. GIF’s are great for web use because they load quickly but it’s only because the files get very compressed.


The PSD format is similar to TIFF because it’s lossless and file sizes are generally pretty large. With PSD files you can save the layers instead of flattening them, which is great if you need to alter some of the file content but when you’re at the printing stage, this format isn’t necessary. This is more of a work-in-progress file type. The only real drawback with this file type is that you need Photoshop to work with it.


Color In Print vs Your Monitor

King-Tut-Printing-and-Reprographics_Color-In-Print-vs-Your-MonitorA common misconception about print is that what you see on your monitor is what you’ll get, but that’s never the case.

There are numerous technical reasons why but it basically comes down to a properly color calibrated monitor. At King Tut Printing, our monitors are color calibrated to match the state of the art digital press we use.

Most computer monitors are just not calibrated to match a high end digital press. Most computer monitors have a generic ‘good enough’ factory setting because color calibrating every monitor would not be economically unfeasible. Basically, what you’re seeing on your screen right now is not it’s true color. It’s a rough estimation if what you’re seeing should look like.

We’ve included some examples to help illustrate this.

The image as we see it on our color calibrated monitor.

The first example is an image as we would see it. This image is about as close to what the image’s true color should be, based on the color profile in the actual image. Please note, the images in this article have been altered drastically to help illustrate how colors very from monitor to monitor. Since every monitor displays color differently, there’s no way to accurately show an image’s true color as you see it on your computer. 

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The image as seen on an uncalibrated Apple monitor.

The second example is what you would see on an average uncalibrated Apple monitor. Notice how the image is brighter and the colors are more saturated.

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Image as it would appear on a generic PC monitor.

The third example is what you would see on a modern uncalibrated PC. Uncalibrated PC’s generally display images with a bluer tone.

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Image as it would appear on an older model PC monitor.

The final example is the image as it would look on an older PC monitor. Uncalibrated older PC monitors tend to display images much darker than their modern high definition modern counterpart.

“Ok, so how do I get the colors to look right?”

It depends on what your definition of good is. ‘Good’ is very a subjective word, so if by ‘good’ you mean it needs to match what you see on your monitor, then that is something we cannot do. That is something no one can do. Your only realistic option would be to provide us with a printed sample for us to work from. Although, you’ll find that even printing out a sample has it’s own problems.

For example, if you print a hard copy at a Walgreens, a traditional photo lab, and a Kinkos’ you’ll end up with three different colors.

“So, what can I do?”

There are a few options. You could send us a good print that you feel is closest to what the colors should look like so we can work from that. We’ve been doing this for a long time, so we’re the best when it comes to matching prints. The other option would be to ask for a color proof but be warned, this takes much longer to finish the job since it involves mailing the proof to you. If you’re in a hurry for a project and absolutely need business cards asap, then this may not work for you.

“Trust Us!”

The final option is to trust us! We have over years of experience in the industry so we know what a good prints are supposed to look like! Come in to our shop or give us a call!