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Catalog and Manual Printing: Saddle Stitched or Perfect Bound?

Saddle Stitching (left) vs Perfect Binding (right) Catalogs, manuals and most other multi-page documents used in business are generally produced with one of two popular binding methods: Saddle Stitching or Perfect Binding. Saddle Stitched...

Manual & Handbook Printing: Three Questions Every Business Should Ask

The purpose of any Manual or Handbook is to provide reference and guidance. Most businesses and organizations print manuals and handbooks to address a variety of specific needs, such as… > Training, Instruction and User Manuals >...

Printing Lingo: What is Resolution?

Example of an Image with High Resolution In printing, the term Resolution refers to the sharpness and detail of images. Higher resolution means more image detail. Lower resolution means less image detail. Generally speaking, resolution is...

Direct Mail: Still the Best Way to Target Customers

No Other Form of Marketing can Target your Intended Audience like Direct Mail Unlike most other marketing methods, Direct Mail allows you to target your message with absolute precision. Shotgun vs Rifle The disadvantages of...

Direct Mail Lingo: What is an Indicia?

Indicia Examples In the realm of direct mail, an Indicia (pronounced in-DEE-shuh) is an imprint on each mail piece that signifies the postage has been prepaid. A postal Indicia takes the place of a stamp or postage meter imprint and is...

Direct Mail Marketing: Let your Printer do the Mailing!

Planning a direct mail campaign for your business or organization? Instead of mailing the printed pieces yourself, use a printer that can create the pieces and do the mailing for you. This applies to just about any printed piece, from promotional...

Printing Lingo: What does "Up" mean…as in 2-Up, 3-Up, Multiple-Up?

In printing, terms like Two-Up, Three-Up, Four-Up, Multiple-Up etc. refer to the way artwork files and/or printing plates are designed, so that the printing press can apply more than one image to the paper at the same time. Example of an...

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 is...

Printing Lingo: What does C1S and C2S mean?

C1S is printing industry shorthand for "coated one side." Likewise, C2S means "coated two sides." These terms refer to coatings applied to paper by the paper manufacturer. Why is Paper Coated? Paper is coated to produce a smooth printing...

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...

Printing Lingo: What is a "Gang Run" or "Combination Run?"

A Gang Run refers to printing multiple jobs in the same press run A Gang Run, also known as a Combination Run or Combo Run, is a term for printing multiple jobs in the same production run on a printing press. By printing similar jobs from...

Book Printing: The Many Benefits of Saddle Stitch Binding

Saddle Stitched Books Even Stack Well Of all the softcover book binding methods we offer, Saddle Stitching is the most popular. We use this method for a variety of book types including catalogs, manuals, booklets, programs, multi-page...

Book Printing Lingo: Is Spiral Binding the same as Coil Binding?

Spiral Binding and Coil Binding are interchangeable terms for the exact same book binding method. This popular method joins the pages and cover of a book using a durable plastic or metal coil that is shaped like a long spring. The coil is...

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...

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...

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 ink colors applied to the front...

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