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Printing Lingo: What is a Print-Ready file?

Print-Ready is a term used to describe a file that has all the specifications necessary to produce high-resolution printed output, without requiring any additional alteration or intervention. In other words, a commercial printer can use...

Printing Lingo: What are Crop Marks?

The Crop Marks placed at the corners of this artwork layout indicate where this business card (with bleed) will be trimmed after printing In printing, Crop Marks are thin lines placed at the corners of an image, page or artwork layout to...

Laminated Printing: Don't Overlook the Importance of Rounded Corners

Laminated Printing with Rounded Corners is not only Safer to Handle, it also has a More Finished Look The clear plastic film used to laminate printing is available in a variety of thicknesses. The thicker the laminate used, the more rigid the...

Laminated Printing: Sealed Edge or Flush Cut?

Print materials are laminated to increase longevity. In most cases, lamination is applied to printing that will be subject to stains, smudges, moisture, oil, grime, wrinkles, tears or anything else that might shorten its life. The lamination...

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 is a PDF file?

PDF stands for Portable Document Format. It is a file format developed by Adobe Systems in 1993 to standardize and simplify the sharing of electronic documents. Prior to the PDF, document files could only be exchanged between computers that...

Small Booklet Printing: An Overview of Pocket-Sized Booklets

Printing booklets in a Pocket-Sized format provides a convenient way to keep useful information handy Pocket-size booklets provide a convenient way to share useful information. The compact format of pocket-sized booklets makes them ideal...

Promotional Printing: Custom-Printed Bookmarks are Simple, Yet Effective

Examples of Promotional Bookmarks with Rounded Corners A custom-printed bookmark is one of the most simple and economical ways to share a promotional message. A bookmark is a very useful item and is appreciated by casual readers as well as...

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 sheen...

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...

Company History Books: Capture Your Corporate Biography in Print

Celebrate your company's history with a colorful, professionally-printed book Every established company has a story….a story of endurance, of overcoming challenges, of achieving excellence, or some other inspiring tale. It may be a long and...

Trade Show Printing: Use Print Materials to Promote, Engage & Follow-Up

Enhance the Trade Show Experience by using Professionally-Printed Materials for Promotion, Engagement and Follow-Up Exhibiting at a trade show is an effective way to market your company and brand. Unlike other marketing channels, a trade...

Printing Lingo: What is a Proof?

A Proof is a close representation of how a piece will appear when printed A proof is a preliminary version of a printed piece. It provides a close representation of how the piece will appear when printed. Proofs are created to ensure that...

Book Printing: A Web Press is the Economical Choice for Volume Projects

If your business prints a catalog, manual, directory, magazine, or other publication in volume, a web press will likely be your most economical production method. Also known as a roll-fed press, a web press is ideal for books...

Formax Printing: a St. Louis Printing Company with a National Presence

Formax created the Printing Made Easy blog to help explain print-related terms and to discuss various print materials, services and concepts. Just this month, we posted our 100th blog entry! So we thought it was a great time to thank the...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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