There are a nearly a countless number of colors. However there are a limited amount of colors that can be printed. If you have ever picked a color on your computer and then have it change when you print it, you have experienced the challenge of making a RGB(computer) color with CMYK(printer) ink. No matter … More What is a “Spot” Color?
When in the restaurant business, or any business really, making sure the things you spend hard earned money on last is always the goal. For restaurants one of the most handled and abused items are menus. People drop, throw, and bend them. They get spilled on and walked on. And better yet they are expensive … More Laminated Menus
There are thousands of choices when it comes to paper. Paper varies in thickness, color, texture, and coatings. Coated paper is not made differently than any other paper. It is still wood fiber, but it has compounds added to the surface that changes how it feels, looks, and most importantly, how it absorbs ink. Uncoated … More The Difference Between Coated and Uncoated Paper
There are many different types of laminating material, but almost all of it is made to be used with items that are not printed digitally. If you use a standard laminating material on a digital print it will not adhere properly to the paper. This leads to the laminate bubbling up and peeling off. Worry … More Laminating Digital Prints
Paper is made from wood; this isn’t breaking news, and like wood paper has a grain. The direction the grain runs plays a large roll when you are printing and folding paper. It is much easier, and cleaner to fold a piece of paper with the grain than it is against it. A commercial printer … More Going Against the Grain
If you have ever dealt with a commercial printer there are always questions about what stock(paper) you are going to use. For most of us our knowledge of paper extends all the way to the white stuff we put in the printer. If fact there are thousands of different combinations of, thicknesses, textures, and colors. … More How Much Does My Paper Weigh?
Mistakes happen. That is just a fact of life. But, avoiding as many as possible seems like the right thing to do. When it comes to printing, or more specifically, dealing with a commercial printer, mistakes are often made because most people don’t understand how the printing business works, or what they will need to … More 3 Common Printing Mistakes
Synthetic paper is an amazing product. It looks, feels, and prints like natural, wood fiber paper. But, because it is a man made petroleum based material, it is also water and tear resistant. Synthetic paper is a relatively new product, but there are some places where its increased durability over natural paper has made it … More The 3 Most Common Uses for Synthetic Paper
Price will always be a large reason to make any decision, and printing is no exception. One of the ways you can get your costs down when using a commercial printer is to print in large volumes. Because the more you print the lower the cost per piece. But what if you have a small … More Is My Project Too Small for a Commercial Press?
What is Large Format Printing? It is difficult to define exactly what constitutes large format printing, but for the most part if you need something that is more than 19″ in length or width, you will be in need of what is called large format printing. This form of printing is usually run digitally and … More Large Format Printing