Printing Lingo: What is UV Printing?

UV Printing refers to a commercial printing process that uses ultraviolet curing technology. Also known as Ultraviolet Printing, the UV Printing process involves special inks that have been formulated to dry quickly when exposed to ultraviolet (UV) light. As the…

What is Shrink-Wrap? Why should you Consider it for your Printing Orders?

What is Shrink-Wrap? Shrink-wrap is a polymer plastic film that shrinks when heat is applied to it. It is a widely used packaging option. As it shrinks, the film conforms to the shape of the item being packaged, totally enclosing…

Map Printing: Tear-Off Pads are a Very Convenient Way to Distribute Maps

Printed maps are often provided by Visitor Centers, Event Promoters, Tourist Attractions, Information Desks, Rental Car Agencies, Hotel Reception Areas and Concierge Stations…plus many other places and venues where people might need some assistance to efficiently navigate the local area….

10 Frequently-Asked Questions about the Saddle-Stitch Binding Method

1) Why is it called Saddle-Stitching? Saddle-Stitching may sound like an odd name for a book binding process that places wire staples through sheets of paper, but in the printing industry Stapling is commonly referred to as Stitching. Also, the…

Book Printing: Five Tips for adding Page Numbers to your Book’s Artwork File

When it comes to adding page numbers to a book’s content, there are few absolute rules. However, there are some widely-accepted practices that professionals use when creating the artwork layout for a printed book… 1) Make sure odd and even…

Avoid these 8 Common Mistakes when Creating Artwork Files for Print

Creating a print-ready layout requires strong attention to detail as well as a working knowledge of the printing process. Of course, nobody intends to submit a problematic file, but mistakes are frequently made by beginners and seasoned designers alike. Unfortunately,…

Does Your Company Operate a Fleet of Vehicles? Here Are Seven Tips for Creating a Durable and Easy-to-Use Driver Handbook…

Companies that operate a large fleet of trucks, buses, vans, or cars often print a handbook or reference guide for their drivers. This bound document is usually kept in the vehicle and contains a variety of important information. Topics within…

Printing Lingo: What is a Flood Coat?

In the print industry, a Flood Coat refers to any coating that covers the entire surface of a paper sheet or other substrate. As the name implies, Flood Coating is a term associated with coatings applied in liquid form. Flood…

Printing Lingo: “Head-to-Head Printing” vs “Head-to-Foot Printing”

It is extremely common for books, brochures, and other print projects to be created from sheets of paper that have printing on both sides. Head-to-Head and Head-to-Foot are terms used to describe the relative orientation of the printing on the…

Book Printing Lingo: What is Imposition?

In offset printing, the pages of books are commonly printed on large sheets of paper, with multiple pages printed on each side of these sheets. Known as signatures, these large sheets will be folded down and trimmed after they are…

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