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DIGITAL DESIGN Project Management

Application Design and Project Management - Getting Started the Right Way.

narrow web planningYou're an entreprenuer, a new start-up company, a seasoned product development team with a strong corporate brand. And, you have a budget. You need to test market your new idea before your big launch date and can't afford to invest in hundreds of thousands of anything at this point.

Does this sound familiar? It is one of many reasons to consider the possibility of short run digital printing for your business or organization.

Let the Trinity Graphic team help your effort with a plan, a budget you can live with, and results to help your business decisions.

Brand Management

Managing your brand is critical to creating consistency in the user experience. It is more than just your logo or corporate color, it is the message your brand conveys that says who you are. We get that.

Program Management

This is our version of the strategic execution of every element of your program or campaign. From design to scheduling to budgeting, we will help you manage the project to a successful completion where all our goals are met.

Campaign Roll-outs

Many projects require both internal and external resources to achieve the desired end result. It is the coordination of production, shipping and installation to meet your schedule that makes your life easier and more productive.

Sample Packs

The number of products and applications to your particular needs might be overwhelming unless you could just see sample of the material and touch it and test it. We feel the same way sometimes, so we are always creating samples of materials to illustrate just what you need.

File Management

Once the print files of your project have been approved by you and our production team, we copy them to our archival server farm for safe keeping, should you need to reprint or create an updated version of the archived file.

Production Plans

Production planning is more than just the scheduling aspect of creating the elements of your job, it takes into account the sequence of the production items that best fits your delivery and installation strategy.

Completion Packets

A final photo record of your project ensures that services were provided as agreed upon and serves as a reference of your installations over time. As branding initiatives change, this handy packet helps to make updating spaces a breeze.

Site Surveys

A thorough site survey provides an accurate record of existing branding across locations. This information is critical in order to proactively address any potential issues and ensure that installations are completed completely and correctly.

Installation

Our project management team works with a nationwide network of installers to provide you with the best services possible. From simple signage installs to complex multi location, variable element branding installations. Our team will ensure that your project is completed on time and on budget.

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Creative & Production Design

Our creative and project management department can work with your marketing & design teams to create concepts, renderings and support documentation that enhance your vision & brand.

Template Preparation

We can prepare templates for your design and marketing teams for use in creating artwork to the correct specifications for production. This improves workflow and moves your project through production more efficiently.

Color Management

G7 Idealliance - G7 specifications offer a visual match between different imaging systems and printing devices, with defined specifications for a number of substrates.

File Formatting & Prep

Our production design team has a wide array of experience editing and prepping all types of files for production, including digital wide format printing, label printing, and flexographic plates production.

2D & 3D Scanning

Trinity Graphic has traditional 2D scanning in-house for high resolution document and image digitizing. Our 3D scanner renders a wireframe image for the application of shrink-wrap and formed labels. Call for more details.

Creative Protoyping

Our creative team is quite skilled with digital renderings of interior design mock-ups, retail planogram design and structure, product display elements and entire site renderings.

Packaging

Our clients have asked for individual product packaging concepts, just to see another version of their own ideas, whether it is a graphic or structural solution

Product Displays

Time and again, our "out-of-the-box" designers present an entire retail or commercial display by knowing their project goals and branding strategy.

Print-On-Demand

Given that all our printers are digitally driven, essentially everything we print is "On-Demand". All this means is that we don't have traditional printing make-ready and clean-up costs to our process. This means lower labor costs and material waste on every project.

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Recent Successes

Madison Avenue Furniture Seats
Madison Ave. Furniture

This unique project allowed us to show some of the flexibility and ingenuity of our production equipment and staff. Madison Avenue Furniture had an idea to print custom images on the seats of one of their styles of seaside collections. Our team made a special frame to guide them through the printer and give some pretty fantastic results.

RTG Starwars Promotion
Rooms-To-Go

Rooms-To-Go recently placed an order for their holiday Starwars promotion. Trinity Graphic successfully produced the banners and managed the distribution of the banners to the individual stores, on time and within budget!

For your convenience, our most common customer questions are answered right here. Not finding what you want? Reach out directly through our Contact page.

Imagine that you are the coach of a football team and you have a quarterback who runs the plays on the field during the game. Similarly, you are the "coach" for your project and our project managers are your project managers at Trinity Graphic. A constant dialogue and sharing of ideas is essential for any project to be a success and that's what we do very well, listen and communicate. And by the way, we never punt!
First, there isn't a "typical" project management package, it is whatever you or the project requires. Each client and project is different, so we can customize the functions we offer to precisely suit your needs. Take a look at both the design and project management services offered and decide for yourself which ones would benefit your organization and project.
Yes - but there are limits. We have a full-time staff of both creative and production designers ready to assist with your narrow web project. Just talk to us if you're looking for initial conceptual design (e.g. logos, graphics, themes etc). Our Strategic Account Managers will help you with a design brief and help you estimate the time and cost for this service.
Nothing! Unlike conventional printing presses which use printing plates for each color, our digital presses don't use plates at all – so there's no additional costs for extra colors. Your designer can have true freedom when designing your custom product labels without having to worry about cost impacts.

If you plan on printing on a clear substrate, we may recommend adding a layer of white ink to allow the final color result to be more lifelike.
On larger projects a site survey by our project team can provide insight into viewing conditions, lighting, materials usage, scope of the project, budgeting and scheduling. Typically the team will take the necessary measurements, capture high resolution photos, and take a lot of notes. From here, our designers can help offer options and even a mock up using the photos of your facility.
Yes, your approved files are stored on our servers with your account's order history. Should you need a copy of your files, we can provide a link to the files for you to download. Your files will be stored even longer in our offline storage library.
Image Resolution Basics:
  • The higher the dpi, the greater the resolution, the better the image quality. But don’t go overboard. Higher resolution images create larger file size.
  • Image resolution is directly and inversely proportional to an image’s physical size. When you increase the resolution of an image, reduce its size. When you enlarge an image, lower the resolution. Otherwise, the image will print poorly.
  • For printed images, the ideal resolution is 300 dpi for images and 400 dpi for text at the final printed size.
  • Your screen resolution doesn’t accurately reflect your image resolution because monitor displays usually have about 72 to 116 ppi. To view print resolution of your image, zoom in up to 300-400%.
  • When taking pictures from a digital camera for your print project, it’s best to set your camera to the highest resolution setting and use a tripod.
  • 4/C Process Printing uses the CMYK color mode. Convert RGB images to CMYK using your image editing software.
  • Save your images in a lossless file format such as .tif and .eps to maintain the image quality.
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Put the opportunities here

The process of selecting your material will be dependent on a number of factors including; durability, environment, application and budget.

When you do finally get to the point of ordering, the next hurdle will be to decide which material to print them on. This doesn't have to be more complicated than it needs to be, but it certainly is something to be considered. The material you choose will probably have some impact on price, but it’s important to understand that false economics often have costly results – so the “cost per label” is not the only factor you should consider. After all, the appearance is a critical part of the product – one that creates a very different impression in the mind of the shopper.

Okay – so the first point to consider about material choice is that most label companies offer a wide range of materials, which often serves to over-complicate the whole decision-making process. Here’s our perspective on this challenge…. Many label printers will by default recommend a material called “Semi Gloss Paper” as their starting point, usually because it’s the cheapest and their goal is to win your business on price. This material may be fine for some products, but (being made of paper) it’s not very durable when exposed to moisture – or when the consumer has your face cream or BBQ sauce on their hands. In short, at Wizard we avoid this material, as we’d rather produce labels you can be proud of and that will outlast the product they’re applied to.

Frankly, on short runs any difference in material cost is often negligible anyway, so why settle for second best if it only means saving a fraction of a penny per label? Oh, there certainly are specialty papers that work very well on some products (e.g. wine bottles and the like), because the product is not intended for long-term use – but we try to minimize the number of options to make your job easier. After paper, the next most common label material is a special form of plastic called BOPP in the printing industry - which stands for Biaxially-Oriented Polypropylene … (yawn) …. anyway, it’s what we use at Wizard as our mainstay offering – it comes in a few different variations (white, clear, and a metallized offering that we call Chrome for simplicity’s sake). The White BOPP accounts for a very large proportion of all labels we print, and it works beautifully on the vast majority of products. Being a plastic, the labels are effectively impervious to water and anything else the product may get exposed to, which means your product will retain its “brand new” look throughout its normal life.

But isn’t paper more eco-friendly than plastic? Well, it depends who you ask. Paper is theoretically a “renewable” resource and it has the potential to break down in a landfill, so that makes it eco-friendly – right? Hmmm … not necessarily. When you factor in the carbon footprint of all the logging trucks and paper mills, it’s not as clear-cut as it may seem. Then, if you stick a paper-based label on a plastic container (or apply a plastic over-laminate to protect it), the recycling stream gets very complicated as well. We’re certainly not experts in this field, but we tend to think the primary purpose of a product label is to help “sell” the product – and the label is a very small part of a product in the overall analysis. If you’re happy using plastic containers for practical reasons (even as a consumer), then applying a plastic label doesn’t seem like a major abandonment of principle – and it may even help the recycling stream in a small way too. Welcome to the world of choices.


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