Note Pads

Form Pads – 8.5″ x 11″

Letter Size Notepads

Letter sized note, quotation or log pads.  Two paper options for pages, with card stock back.  You decide how many pages you want in your pads!

Form Pads

The best way to keep your business forms organized and close at hand is to pad them.  Held securely in a neat pile with a specially formulated padding glue, and with a heavy cardstock base, form pads are easy to keep in a vehicle, on your desk, or in a drawer.

Memo Pad

Office communication is easy with a memo pad at hand.  Memo forms can be formal, with lines or boxes for messages to be written, or simple with only the contact information of the sender and the rest of the sheet for a handwritten note or diagram.

Incident Reports

Site safety officers, First Aid professionals, or community support workers can benefit from padded incident report forms.  Incident report pads are easy to carry and can be used anywhere to document accidents in the field.  You may not have thought of it this way, but there is a study that suggests that manually writing on paper details of treatment actually improves patient care.  The forms, it seems, act as reminders of correct process and detail during a stressful incident.

Planning Sheets

Landscapers and interior designers can benefit from a simple, scaled grid on each page of a pad of planning sheets.  The grid makes scaled concept drawings a breeze, or an easy way to document the location of features on a site.

Quotation Forms

Painters, landscapers, movers, contractors can all make good use of a quotation form pad or estimate pad.  The form will remind you of all of the calculations you need to make to proved an accurate quote for the job.

Driver or Employment Logs

Anyone who is on the road, especially truck drivers, can use a form pad to document the trip.  In small businesses, workers can also use log form pads to keep track of their work hours.

Expense Tracking

Conference attendees can track expenses with padded forms.  The form is submitted with receipts for expenses on the trip.


  • Number of pads:  This refers to the number of pads you want.
  • Pages per Pad: Choose 25 or 50 pages per pad.  Your price changes immediately.
  • Colour: We give you every option for colour, including colour front and black and white back (4/1)
  • Paper: Sensitive to budgets, we offer 2 quality paper choices.  Firstly, the 28lb is a thick matte paper and print on the back side, if any, will not be visible from the front side.  Secondly, 20lb copy paper is the common weight found in home printers and public copiers.  If you select the 20lb paper, please note that there is no bleed.  In other words, if your artwork has colour or graphic elements that are meant to extend to the edge of the page, it will need to be modified for printing on this paper. To clarify, “no bleed” means printing cannot go to the edge and you must have a white border around your artwork.


If you need a duplicate record of the form or note, NCR (no carbon required) paper is a good alternative.  You can get NCR forms in books or as loose forms, and each can be numbered if necessary.

Get print-ready artwork without the headaches

Every print job must start with a useable digital, print ready file.  Here is a list of the most common issues with artwork that is not print-ready:
  • It has no bleed – your background image/colour should extend beyond the size of the finished product by 1/8″ all the way around
  • Document is sized improperly – an 8.5″ x 11″ file cannot be easily used for a half letter or 4″ x 6″ postcard, or for a 12″ x 18″ poster
  • Images used in the artwork are pixelated – all images should be 300 dpi
  • Entire file is low resolution – your file should be saved at 300 dpi.  Many free online programs do not export appropriate resolution.
  • Colours are set to RGB instead of CMYK – in this case, the colours that are printed may not be what you are expecting
  • Contrast between background and fonts is inadequate – dark fonts do not show up against a dark background.  What works on a backlit monitor will not work in print
  • Fonts are too small – it is wise to print a version of your artwork on a home printer to see the actual size of the fonts before ordering.  Again, it may look great on your monitor at 500 times magnification, but not work when printed.
  • Fonts are not embedded or converted to outlines – this can cause fonts to change in the processing of the file, changing your entire layout and design
  • Content has errors
  • Content is too close to the edge of the design – allow a “safe zone” to accommodate small variations in the printing, cutting, and finishing
  • Crop marks are improperly placed – this is the same of not having bleeds
  • You submit multiple files – a double sided flyer file should be in one .pdf file, 2 pages, not 2 files
  • File is in the wrong format – pdf files should be submitted.  While we allow other formats, they have to be converted before they can be processed.   In many cases, that is quite difficult as the file can be changed by the process.  In other cases, the file is not compatible with our software or hardware (for example, none of our printers can print .png files!  They all have to be converted to a printable format first).
  • The artwork is an idea, something you had printed somewhere else, written on a piece of paper, or a bunch of image and text files that need to be assembled – there is lots of work to do to get the file you need.

Experience has taught us that most customers, and sadly, many professional graphic designers, do not understand how to create print ready files. In addition, many of the free products available for you to design for yourself, do not output print ready files.  In some cases, your file can be easily corrected, using the wide variety of (expensive and sometimes difficult to use) software that we keep on hand at the Laser Sharp shop.  If you are stuck, we can help.  Use Service Tiers table to select the support level suitable for your project.

Service Tier

Just do it








Delivery Time


1 day

2 days

3 days

Edits or Revisions





Maximum Pages/Sides





Resize artwork

Check Resolution

Combine Pages

Convert to CMYK

Fix Bleed/Layout

Impose Files for Print

Add or Edt Text

Add Pictures 

Edit Pictures

Edit Form or Calendar 

Match Fonts

Add Effects

Match Colours 

Vectorize Image

Replicate Artwork

Create Custom Form

Create/Edit Pricelist

Layouts (finished = fold, crease, perforate, etc)





Some Fine Print

  • The prices shown are charge PER PRODUCT ORDER.  In some cases, design elements created for one print job may be used in others; if so, you may be able to select Advanced artwork for the first product and Standard for another if elements created for the Advanced project are reused in the Standard one.
  • The price for the tier includes any or all of the checked elements.  In other words, if you only want to get files prepared to be sent to you in different formats, you need to select the Advanced option.
  • You need to use the the red “upload your print files” button to upload your pictures and support documents.  There is a text box for you to provide details.  The more detail you give, the more likely you are to get a fast turn around on your support.
  • You are responsible for securing the legal rights to use any images, texts, or logos.
  • You are also responsible for planning the marketing strategy and goal behind your artwork.  We provide services to create digital print files, we do not develop your marketing program or create content.
  • The pricing for Advanced has a “+”.  If you expect more of the designer, like for us to find pictures for your project or to write content, you will be asked to pay more.
  • An electronic proof is included with most options.  It is CRUCIAL that you review the proof carefully with the following in mind:
    • Each support tier comes with a limited number of revisions.  Given that, when you receive your proof, take time to consider EVERY change you will want before you ask for revisions.  Any revisions requested over the limit will result in a request for further payment before they are made.
    • The colours you see on your screen and phone will not (necessarily) be an exact match to the final print.  If you are concerned about colour, it is your responsibility to request a printed (hard proof) before approving the job.
    • Any error in the content or colour mismatch is your responsibility once you give the go ahead to print.  If the designer has made an error, he/she may never know (for example, if a price or phone number is incorrect), so it is up to you to catch that before it goes to print.  There is no refund or credit given for reprints – the designer’s mistake is yours now.
    • Production WILL NOT START until your approval is received IN WRITING and in the requested manner and wording.  Don’t phone and tell us to go ahead.  Email and tell us to print the proof version sent to you (by file name) or that proof X is not approved because this specific change needs to be made (please don’t just tell us you don’t like the colour!!).