Vector & Raster Graphics in Offset Printing

One of the simplest graphical concepts to understand before sending files to your printer is that there are two basic types of graphics; vector graphics and raster graphics. Both are perfectly suitable for press, but each is optimal in different situations. In fact, many press ready files will contain a mixture of both of these…

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Periodic Table of Popular Typefaces

a classification and popular ranking of typefaces based on the traditional periodic table

Free to Share and Print – High Res Links Below: We are a commercial printer and we created this poster primarily as a free giveaway to our clients, but also for anyone else who might be interested in typefaces. The original was printed on 100lb gloss using our unique High Definition process on a 40″…

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Printing Inks

image of color pigments

There are many different colors in the world. Some are vibrant, others are soft, and when it comes to printing, capturing true colors is an art. All printing inks start with the same three ingredients; colorants, vehicles and additives. How these ingredients are combined is what creates a solid foundation for superior printing. Colorants, likes…

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Print Design College in a Box

Anyone interested in designing well for print should not be without a fantastic print design resource from NewPage called the ‘Ed Books.’ If you’re a print designer and you haven’t seen the Ed Books before, be prepared for a treat.  NewPage, a paper company with a focus on sustainable paper manufacturing, created the books as…

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