We offer three types of sample materials. From this page, you can request:
- Complimentary sample swatches of all materials and papers we stock
- Complimentary 10 page test prints made from your files
- Books from our sample room - refundable deposit required
Test Print File Prep
Our free test prints are a great way to get an initial understanding of how your images will print on our presses and our paper without committing to a book order. Please note that any color corrections are to be addressed in the proofing stage, not the test prints. We will need a print-ready, multi-page PDF file with up to 10 pages, no larger than 8.5" x 11". We cannot accept image files (JPEG, TIFF, PSD, etc.), or individual PDF files for each page. If you submit a file that has more than 10 pages, we will print the first 10. Once your file is ready, fill in the form below and upload. Test prints are sent via USPS First Class from Berkeley, California. Rush shipping is not available.
Sample Book Deposit
To view a complete sample book we require a deposit of $100. After you submit your sample book request below you will receive an invoice and a prompt to pay. Please let us know what type of book you are interested in, so we can choose an appropriate sample. Sample books are for viewing purposes only and must be returned within 30 days of receipt. The customer is required to pay for return shipping, and the deposit will be refunded upon return of books. If books are returned after 30 days, a $20 late fee will apply.
Due to the high cost of international postage, we are only able to send complimentary samples and prints to the USA or Canada. If you live in another country, please email us to inquire about the cost of postage to your country. We will be happy to send you samples and prints free of charge, if you are willing to pay the cost of postage.