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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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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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