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Printing Lingo: What is 4-Color Process Printing?

4-Color Process uses Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black inks. When applied in successive layers, these 4 ink colors create a full color image. 4-Color Process is the most widely used method for printing full-color images. All commercial...

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 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 "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...

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...

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 color piece like a tri-fold...

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 not...

Does an Outstanding Job

Formax Printing does an outstanding job printing anything and everything we send them. But the biggest reason I go to them time and again is the customer service. Our...

- Cynthia P, Primary & Secondary Education

We Consider Formax a Partner

We consider Formax a partner in every sense of the word. The staff is a pleasure to work with, and their attention to detail is greatly appreciated! Whether a large order...

- Becky R, Charitable Organization

They Exceed My Expectations

Formax knows everything about printing so I don’t have to. I have been working with them since 2000. As the Marketing Coordinator of a small company, I wear many...

- Cheryl M, Industrial Heating Equipment

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