Business Printing: Operational vs Promotional

Business Printing generally serves one of two functions – Operational or Promotional. What is Operational Printing? A business uses Operational Printing to assist with day-to-day operations. Examples of operational printing include checks, invoices, statements, order blanks, NCR forms, part lists,…

Book Printing: What Info does a Printer need to Quote accurately?

Virtually all printing projects are made-to-order. This is because each printed piece is unique and created for a particular purpose. The purpose of the piece determines its characteristics. Your printer refers to the unique characteristics of your project as Specifications…

Printing Lingo: What do terms like 4/4, 4/1, 4/0, 1/1 and 1/0 mean?

Terms like 4/4 , 4/1, 4/0 etc. are a sort of printing industry shorthand to express how many ink colors are applied to each side of a printed piece. 4/4 is pronounced “four over four” and means there are four…

No Longer a Luxury…Full Color Printing is a Necessity.

We’ve all come home to find some advertising attached to our front door. Sometimes it’s  nothing more than a plain black and white flyer, rolled up and hung on the knob with a rubber band. Other times it’s a full…

Want to Save Money on Printing? Paper Size Matters.

In the United States, the world of printing pretty much revolves around the 8.5” x 11” sheet size. So as a rule of thumb, your printing costs will be lower when you design your pieces for printing on 8.5” x…

Printing Lingo: PMS Spot Colors vs Process CMYK Colors

Some printing customers like to set up their own artwork files and I admire and welcome their desire to be a part of the creative process. However, we occasionally receive artwork files that have been designed with software that is…

Printing Lingo: What does “Saddle Stitch” mean?

    In the printing industry, Saddle Stitching refers to a very popular book binding method in which folded sheets are gathered together one inside the other and then stapled through the fold line with wire staples.  The staples pass…

Buying Basics: Printed Books for Business

Sooner or later, anyone who buys Printing for an organization will likely encounter the need to order some kind of book, whether it is a catalog, manual, directory, etc. Because these are multi-page documents, books are naturally more involved than…

A Quick Overview of Printed Business Envelopes

Business Envelopes come in many types and sizes, which are all designed to fulfill different functions. As a rule of thumb, most custom printed business envelopes are created by imprinting on blank stock envelopes.  By imprinting on blank stock envelopes…

Printing Lingo: What does “Bleed” mean?

Of all the questions I am asked in a given week, questions about “Bleed” are definitely the most common. In printing, the term “Bleed” means that the ink coverage extends all the way to the edge of the paper. To…

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