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5 Factors to Consider when Choosing a Printing Company

When choosing a printing company, your objective is to find the one that best aligns with your specific goals and unique needs. With that in mind, below are five factors to consider when searching for...

Printing Lingo: What is a Roll Fold?

This illustration shows a document being Roll-folded into 8 panels (4 panels on each side). A Roll Fold refers to a document folding method that uses a succession of parallel folds to create multiple panels of approximately the same size....

Does Your Business use Handwritten Forms? Explore the Improved Function and Convenience of Padded Forms in a Wraparound Cover

Carbonless forms (aka NCR forms) provide a quick and inexpensive method for creating multiple copies of an original document. This is why carbonless technology is very popular in the world of business, particularly for handwritten forms that are...

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

What is Shrink-Wrap? Order Pads shrinkwrapped into convenient-sized bundles 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...

Operational Printing: Pads are Ideal for Frequently-Used Documents

(This article is about printed document pads used within a business to help with internal operations. To read about the benefits of notepads used for promotional purposes, please click here.) In today's world, many business documents are...

Custom-Printed Labels: Here's What Your Printer Needs to Know…

Custom labels are one of the most diverse printed products available. They can be created in virtually any size, shape or color, and can be constructed using a variety of materials, adhesives and coatings. Sometimes referred to as stickers,...

Buy Custom-Printed Binder Sets Pre-Assembled to Save Time and Money!

An example of a Pre-Assembled Binder Set created with colorful content and custom-printed tabs Many companies use some form of ringed binders with custom-printed content. Ringed binders are extremely popular because content can be added or...

Printing Lingo: What does Drilling mean?

This stack of paper has been Drilled with three holes In printing, the term "Drilling" refers to the process of creating round holes in paper using a rotating bit. Manual Punching vs Automated Drilling Unlike a manual punch, which...

Laminated Printing: The Five Things to Consider Before Laminating

Laminated Printing refers to printed pieces that have been enclosed between two sheets of clear plastic film. Printing is laminated to protect it from stains and moisture, to increase its strength and durability, and to add...

Laminated Printing: The Many Benefits and Uses of Print Lamination

Lamination protects printed pieces against Stains, Spills and Smudges The Lamination process encloses and bonds printed pieces between two pieces of clear plastic film. This transparent film adds strength, rigidity and protection, which...

Multi-Language Instruction Sheets: Conserve Space with Miniature Folding

Multi-Language Product Instructions can be Printed on a Single Sheet of Paper and then Mini-Folded to Conserve Space As American manufacturers expand into markets outside the United States, the need arises for product information to be...

Miniature Folding: The Easy Way to Pack Lots of Info into a Small Package

Miniature Folding is a cost-effective way to transform a large sheet of printed information into a compact size Miniature Folding, also known as mini folding, is a specialized folding method that reduces a large sheet of paper into a very...

Presentation Printing: Seminar, Class and Workshop Materials

Professionally printed materials greatly enhance the effectiveness of Group Presentations Businesses and associations give group presentations for a variety of reasons…workshops for employees, training classes for clients, presentations to...

Printing Guidelines: Product Instruction Manuals & Instruction Sheets

The majority of consumer products come with some form of printed Instruction books or Instruction sheets The majority of consumer products come with printed instructions. In most cases, the instructions provide logical, step-by-step...

Printing Lingo: What does Registration mean?

Illustration of proper and poor Ink Color Registration. In the world of printing, the term Register refers to the spatial relationship between two or more elements of a printed piece. Registration (or Register) relates to the importance of...

Printing Lingo: What is Digital Printing?

The term Digital refers to the digits 0 and 1, which provide the basis for the mathematical language computers use to create, process and store electronic images. Digital Printing is the process of transferring these stored images directly onto...

Printing Lingo: What is Offset Printing?

Offset Printing is a widely used commercial printing technique that produces consistent and high quality printed materials. As a general rule, this technique is used for production runs of 1,000 or more pieces. The offset printing method...

Design Options for Effective Presentation Folders

A well-designed Presentation Folder helps promote your organization's professional identity In addition to providing an organized way to assemble sales literature and other client focused documents, a presentation folder is a fantastic...

Printing Lingo: What is a "Presentation Folder?"

Example of a Presentation Folder with Full Color printing on the Front and Back Covers A Presentation Folder, sometimes referred to as a Pocket Folder, is a sturdy folder used to store and organize documents such as those distributed during a...

Custom Calendar Printing: Your Best Value among Promotional Items

Custom Printed Calendars provide year-round exposure for your Organization Custom Printed Calendars are one of the best promotional items you can distribute to customers. Why? Because a calendar provides continual exposure to your company...

Newsletter Printing: The Benefits of Creating a Customer Newsletter

A Periodic Newsletter keeps your Organization Fresh in the Customer's Mind As every businessperson knows, it is a lot easier to nurture existing customer relationships than it is to establish new relationships. That's because your current...

Printing Lingo: What does "CMYK" stand for?

CMYK Colors = Cyan, Magenta, Yellow & Black What does CMYK stand for? What does CMYK mean? What is CMYK printing? I am frequently asked these and other similar questions about the "CMYK" acronym. Simply, CMYK stands for four...

Printing Lingo: What does "Embossing" mean?

This mouse photo was Embossed for a 3D look and also to provide texture to the fur In the printing industry, Embossing refers to a method of pressing an image into paper or cardstock to create a three dimensional design. Text, logos and other...

Brochure Printing: 5 Important Tips for Effective Brochure Content

In our last article, we talked about the importance of identifying the purpose and intended use of your brochure before developing its content. In case you missed that article, click here to read it: "The First 5 Steps to Creating an Effective...

Brochure Printing: The First 5 Steps to Creating an Effective Brochure

Content Can Wait… Address these 5 Questions First In my experience, when people set out to create a Brochure many of them focus on the content first. They begin by writing down the points they want to make in the brochure, or they start...

The Benefits of Business Card Magnets and Other Promotional Magnets

Market Your Services with Full Color Custom Magnets Custom printed magnets are affordable and effective marketing tools. They are a good value and highly effective because very few people ever throw them away. This keeps your name and...

Printing Lingo: What is "Lamination" and why is it used?

In the printing industry, Lamination refers to the process of bonding a clear plastic film onto printed matter. It is most common to bond the film to both sides of the printed piece so that the piece is totally enclosed in plastic. Printed pieces...

Business Printing: Use Presentation Pocket Folders to Enhance Image

A Presentation Folder serves two functions. Its first function is very basic - to store and organize the documents used as part of a presentation. But storing and organizing documents is a task that can be accomplished by many other means, so why...

The 3-Ring Binder: 124 Years Old and Still Used by Everyone

A Ring Binder, such as the common 3-Ring Binder, is the simplest of all binding methods used to assemble pages into book form. Invented in Germany in 1886, it is still one of the most versatile and user friendly binding methods. The advantage of...

Business Printing: Design Business Cards as Marketing Tools

Many times, the first impression you make to a prospective customer is from your Business Card. So naturally you want your business cards to project a positive image. But the real secret is to start viewing your business card as something other...

Business Printing: The Difference between a Flyer and a Brochure

Next to business cards and stationery, Flyers and Brochures are two of the most popular printed pieces out there. The difference between a Flyer and a Brochure is clear to some but not so clear to others. Now I've never seen any formal rules that...

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...

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