Preparing A Print Ready PDF Document: Layout Applications

When creating your printed marketing make sure to use a professional page Layout programs such as Adobe Indesign or Quark Xpress. If you don’t have a professional layout program make sure you know how to save your document in PDF format. Usually this can be achieve by “saving as PDF” or “print as PDF”. Also make sure to open the final PDF document to make sure it looks just like you planned it to be.

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Preparing A Print Ready PDF Document: Bleeds

We can’t stress enough about bleeds, it is a common mistake that we see a little too often. A bleed is the area that extends beyond the cut-line. No printer can print right to the edge of the page, therefore when setting up a document where images extend to the cut edge we require a minimum bleed of 1/8″ (0.125), otherwise your printed document will show a white edge around or will need to be undercut.

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Printing Glossary

Confused by printing terms? Print design can be a confusing because of all the unfamiliar printing terms and concepts hopefully this glossary will give you a brief overlook to some of the most used terms, to ensure your designs look the same on paper as they do on screen. You can now continue on your journey to becoming a PRINT MASTER…

CMYK
Subtractive primary colors used for four-color process printing: cyan, magenta, yellow and black.

RGB
Additive primary colors used for monitors ...

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How to WHOA Your Audience

There’s no debate that we live in a digital world; maybe that’s why there’s still something so unique about receiving snail mail. Sure, mail doesn’t have all of the functionality and wealth of content that a website can provide, but it could provide a unique marketing approach that can stand through time.

When designing your direct mail piece you should consider:

Use your colour palette appropriately!
First impressions are everything! A harmonious and pleasing colour palette can cause a positive impression. ...

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Printing 101

  • File submission- you can submit your files to us by email, FTP, flash drive, cd.
  • Format – We prefer files submitted in PDF format. Most computer programs allow for files to be saved or exported as PDF. However you can also submit your files in EPS, PSD, JPG, TIFF, AI, ID, QX, etc. Make sure to convert all your fonts to outlines or embed all your fonts in your files.
  • Embedding your fonts – embedding your fonts in a document ...
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Bleed Guidelines

Bleed is a printing term that is used to describe when a document has images or elements that extend to the edge of the printed page. No printer can print right to the edge of the paper, so for this to be achieved the graphic edge must extend beyond the trim edge. You document must be printed on a paper larger than the intended size and trimmed to size. This will avoid any white edge around your document. Continue Reading →

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Promoting Your Brand

Branding your business is the key of success.Today’s world is full of messages do you have what is needed to make your brand stand out? Building a recognizable brand will  help your business be recognized.

There is simple and easy ways to keep your company at the forefront. Create business cards that are not only unique to the sight but to the touch with the NexPress effects. Choose between Metallic Gold Ink, Gloss coating or Continue Reading →

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CMYK Vs Spot (PMS)

We all were brought up with colour theory where primary colours is Red Green Blue (RGB) however for the printing industry the primary colours are Cyan(C), Magenta (M), Yellow (Y) and Black (K).

When asking for an  estimate  or submitting a project we may ask if your project requires CMYK or PMS printing. Design agencies or designers can easily answer that question, however to the regular business owner who just want to print their promotional material or simply their business cards ...

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Proofing Your Project

When confronted with a tight deadline proofing can feel like a luxury however proofing can save you time and money.  It could be the difference between a job well done and the embarrassment of having a name misspelled or having to pay for re-printing your project.

  • Proof All Text – Read your headlines, paragraphs, side notes, etc. Check for typos, grammar, punctuation and proper content. Read it more than once.
  • Proof All Images – Considering you are using a high res image ...
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How to Achieve Quality Printing

Achieving quality printing can be easily obtain, just follow these five easy steps:

  1.  Pay close attention to the details.
    BleedQuality printing requires a high attention to detail. Don’t forget to proofread and spell check! Ask somebody to proof read for you as typos and spelling mistakes will be embarrassing.
    If bleed is required allow for 1/8″ (0.125″) all around ...
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