Documentation & Resource Center
We've collected some important documentation and handy resources.
Vermont Tax Exempt Certificate: Download
If you are a resale or exempt organization in the State of Vermont, please file this form with us for sales tax exemption. Please note that per the Vermont Department of Taxes, an exemption certificate must be presented to us prior to the sale. CW Print + Design will keep it on file for future projects. If you are unsure if we currently have this on file for your organization, please submit a new exception certificate or contact us. Certificates are accepted via email or postal mail (48 N Main St, Ste 2, Barre VT 05641).
Preparing Your Files For Printing
Here are some quick guidelines for preparing your project for printing.
Glossary of common printing-terms like "full-bleed."
PrimoPDF - download here
This free software for PCs is an easy way to create print-ready pdf files from nearly any program. After you install it, use it as a virtual printer to make print-ready pdf documents. Simply print to PrimoPDF, and select the "Prepress" conversion option.
Royalty-Free Stock Images:
Deposit Photos is a great resource for affordable stock photos and vectors, with access to over 80 million high-quality royalty-free stock images. They offer subscriptions, flexible plans, and on demand image packages. A flexible plan is only $29 per month.
BigStock is a fast easy-to-use marketplace for quality stock images. It has over 24 million royalty-free images that you can pay to use in your project. Try it for free for 14 days.
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Access unlimted downloads to 1+ million premium assests, including images, vectors, audio, fonts, and templates.
Proper Font Usage:
CW Print + Design has access to over 10,000 fonts in our database, in addition to the Monotype Library. However, we do not have every font, so we highly recommend sending your files as print-ready pdfs. If you are designing in Illustrator or Indesign, we highly recommend that you convert all text to outlines before exporting your pdf. If you are using Photoshop, we recommend flattening all of your layers before exporting as a pdf. If you are using Microsoft Office or Publisher, we highly recommend that you send your file as a pdf. If you are using a particular font, you can also send us your font files with your project . Please note that some fonts have different permissions for embedding into a pdf, so be sure to check your pdf file closely before sending.
- Font downloads: DaFont.com
If you are looking for a unique font, check out dafont.com which has many free downloadable fonts. Be sure to check font licenses carefully before using. Be wary of using a "for personal use" font in a commercial piece!
- Font downloads: FontSquirrel.com
This website has quality freeware fonts that are licensed for commercial work.
- Font Subscription: Font.com Monotype Library Subscription
Get unlimited access to more then 2,200 of the world's most recongnized font families for just $9.99 per month. This service allows you to easily share your fonts with your printer, aka us! It includes access to fonts like: Helvetica, Rockwell and Gill Sans, plus they are always adding new fonts.
Dropbox (secure cloud storage)
Setup a free account with dropbox.com for easy file sharing and storage.
How to scan documents from your iPhone for free:
Did you know that you can scan documents right from your iPhone, with no special apps to install? Learn more.
How to scan photos from your smartphone for free:
Google has a very handy app for scanning photos called PhotoScan. Just install it on your smartphone and follow the instructions here.
CW Print + Design logo files:
Looking for our logo to include in your print project or online? Please contact us and describe the project and the type of file and size you need.
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