Production Templates

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Below you will find templates to help with the production of your print project. There are two types of templates here.  The first set is for programs like Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and other vector applications.  If you are using Photoshop or another raster program download your templates from the last list on the page. If you are unfamiliar with the difference between raster... Read More

Understanding Recycled Paper

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Here is a list of terms that are quite often used when talking about recycled paper: Recycled Paper Recycled paper, as defined by EPA guidelines, contains at least 30% post-consumer fiber. The balance of paper content may come from virgin tree fiber, so be sure to check the content of the paper you choose. Recycled paper made from 100% post-consumer waste is generally considered... Read More

What is the difference between raster and vector?

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Raster based artwork such as photos, or flattened artwork (from Adobe Photoshop) are made up of tiny squares (pixels) and depending on your resolution and/or final output size desired, the file could have a low quality end result. Any raster elements you wish to use should have a high enough resolution (DPI) before considering them for your large format product. Vector based artwork... Read More

CMYK vs. PMS

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Frequently we ask if the colors for your print project are CMYK or PMS. To designers and printers this is common knowledge, but to a business owner who wants to print their logo or other branding collateral this question can result in confusion. PMS stands for Pantone Matching System (PMS), a proprietary color space used in a variety of industries, primarily printing, though... Read More

Glossary of Printing Terms

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A glossary of terms we frequently use for jobs we process. Accordion Fold When a sheet of paper is folded in alternating directions almost like steps. Aqueous Coat A heavy, durable coating that can be applied to paper; much like a laminate. Barrel Fold Folding a sheet two or more times in the same direction. Bleed A printed image that extends beyond the edge of the paper. Blind... Read More