A Powerhouse of Help…
Whether you are a print buyer, a graphic design student, or even a seasoned industry professional, you are sure to find many topics within the resources section useful.
The fields of graphic design and commercial printing may not be rocket science, but there are many important concepts are that are somewhat complicated.
Failing to understand and apply basic principles can cause an attractive design to print with an unexpected result.
Camera Ready Art – step-by-step procedure to make a camera-ready art file
Creating PDF Files – how to make a PDF file with crop marks and bleeds
PDF Advantages – why PDF's are preferred by commercial printers
Typography Tips – proper font usage and tips
Vector Artwork – vector file advantages and corporate logos
Color Accuracy – basics of achieving predictable color
Monitor Color – can you trust your monitor's color accuracy?
Color Spaces – CMYK color space vs. RGB and color gamma
Ink Colors – solid vs. process pantone ink colors explained
Printing Papers – thicknesses and types of printing papers
Paper Coatings – types of coating used in commercial printing
Folding Types – brochures and paper folding options
Foil & Embossing – blind embossing, foil stamping and foil embossing
Envelope Sizes & Specs – standard envelope sizes and measurements
Postcard Sizes & Postage – postcard sizes and USPS postage rates
Paper Sizes – common printing form measurements & no-waste sizes
Templates – artwork templates for common printing projects
Glossary of Terms – definitions of printing & graphic design terms explained in everyday layman's language