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It’s All About The Balls! Meeting with Karren Brady

Just recently I was lucky enough to meet Baroness Karren Brady and listen to the story of her rise up the ladder of the corporate world. Despite her diminutive size, she packed a whole lot of punch into a very short amount of time. Her story, from choosing to go to work instead of university, to being in the House …

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What is Personalised Printing and what can it do for You?

Personalisation is a way to use your data to customise the content of the print you would like to produce like a wedding or birthday invitation, place cards, table names, Christmas card or any other direct mail you want to produce. Personalised printing enables you to tailor each printed item to match the likes and tastes of that person. Personalised …

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What is Digital Embossing?

Digital Embossing is a process where digitally clear ink in perfect registration prints onto a suitable previously printed sheet, which is then UV (ultra violet) cured causing the clear image to rise off the surface of the sheet creating a dramatic three-dimensional effect. It can be applied to one side or both sides of a sheet and can be high …

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What is a Proof ?

You might think of proofing as your sort of early warning system. You want to catch problems early and that’s why proofing is so crucial. And there are several different kinds of proofs that you might encounter in your print job. PDF Proofing is the fastest and least expensive way to proof your print file before going to the press. You want to make sure …

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How much is a roller banner?

Before answering the main question about the pull-up roller banner you are considering, answer the following:- Why do you want it? What do you want it to do? Where are you going to use it? How long do you want it to last? What is your budget? What material is it printed on? Is it laminated? Is it guaranteed, and …

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A Guide to Litho vs Digital Print

Technological advancements in the printing industry mean there are now more commercial printing options than ever before for the average Joe. Whatever the job, turn-around or budget there is an option to suit everybody, but it has also led to a lot of confusion for people trying to understand the difference between the two most common types of printing – …

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Matt Lamination versus Gloss Lamination – Which is Best?

As I’m writing this I’ve got two folded menus in front of me; both black, both similar design, but one is matt laminated and one is gloss and they are both achieving different things. With the gloss, the shine finish is giving the artwork a much more striking look, the light reflects off the cover, the blacks are a richer …

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What is Bleed & how do I apply it?

What is bleed? Bleed is the image (ink) that prints beyond the trim edge of the page to ensure it extends to the edge of the page after trimming. As there is a degree of movement when printing on any press, you should always create 3mm bleed on all edges where bleed is needed. Supplying your job without bleed may …

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Standard Business Card Sizes and Standard Different Stocks Used

Does size matter with business cards? We all have different requirements from our business card, this could be the amount of information we want to include or the quality of the stock that they’re printed on. With a wide range of options available, printed double or single-sided, it’s important that you find the size or stock that’s right for you and …

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