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What is Digital Embossing?

November 28, 2017

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 […]

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What is a Proof ?

November 27, 2017

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. […]

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How much is a roller banner?

November 25, 2017

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 […]

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Offset v Digital

A Guide to Litho vs Digital Print

November 20, 2017

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 […]

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Matt Lamination versus Gloss Lamination – Which is Best?

November 20, 2017

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, […]

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What is Bleed & how do I apply it?

November 20, 2017

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 […]

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Standard Business Card Sizes and Standard Different Stocks Used

November 20, 2017

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 […]

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