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?
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?