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Knowledge Center: Printing Tips
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Understanding Commercial Printing Options


Choosing a Printing Service
Offset lithography, flexography, digital, thermography, desktop-it may all be "printing", but what are the differences in printing services and which is right for your project?

Offset Printing and Offset Lithography Explained
The standard commercial printing method used around the world

Choosing a Printing Company
As with many business choices, partnering with a printing company requires you to ask the right questions to find the right fit for your business.

Custom Printing Uses
How to use custom printing in your own business marketing pieces to set yourself apart from your competitors.

Custom Printing and Finishing Effects
Descriptions and visual samples of custom finishing options such as spot colors, die cutting, embossing and foil stamping.

Digital Printing Services and Options
The most economical way to get short run, variable data or on demand printing needs met.

Business Printing
One of the key components of your business printing arsenal is the identity package.

Trade Printing - Should You Use a Trade Printer?
What is Trade Printing? Who are Trade Printers, and why you should care?

Corporate Printing Solutions
Save time and money while controlling your brand content.

Web-to-Print Solutions
Web-to-print is an online printing solution that bridges that gap between digital files and print production.

Four Color Process Printing Explained
How 4 Color Process Printing (C-M-Y-K) Works.

Premium Paper - Designer Papers for Custom Printing
We have standard premium papers available to make your project special.

Digital Printing vs Offset Printing Explained
What's the REAL difference, and does it matter?

Is Digital Printing the Right Fit For My Next Print Project?
This checklist will help you determine if digital is the right choice for a print project.

Eco Friendly Printing in the Commercial Printing Industry
How to evaluate whether you're getting eco-friendly printing.

Recycled Paper Myths
Understanding the facts and myths about the environmental impacts of paper production and recycled paper.

Graphic Arts Printing Tips and Guidelines for Success
Tips for getting your graphic arts printing project printed successfully.

Sequential Numbering Printing Services
All about using sequential numbering on forms, invoices, purchase orders, tickets, etc.

Hot Foil Stamping for Custom Printing
Using hot foil stamping on your marketing materials can make you stand out from the crowd.

Professional Printing Tips for Business
Some tips and resources for getting professional printing done for your business.

Aqueous Coating Spot Varnish and UV Coating for Printing
Aqueous Coating, Spot Varnish and UV Coating options in printing explained.

Custom Printing with Metallic Ink
Advantages and considerations for using metallic inks on your custom print project.

Custom Die Cutting with Printing
Die cutting video, samples and advantages of using a die cut on your marketing materials.

Custom Embossing and Stamping Services
Explanation of embossing and how to use it to increase the effectiveness of your marketing materials.

Paper Folding Patterns for Commercial Printing
Understanding standard and custom folding options for your printed marketing piece.

Using Pantone or Spot Colors in Printing
When to use Pantone Matching System (PMS) colors instead of or with CMYK process to enhance your printing.

2 Color Printing Using Pantone or Spot Color Inks
Advantages and disadvantages of using 2 color printing when spot colors or brand considerations are needed.

UV Coating for Printing
UV coating has several advantages over other coating methods such as aqueous coating or varnish.

Hang Tag Stringing Services
Options for hang tag strings. Automated stringing is a lot easier than doing them by hand.

Tip-on Printing
Explanation of using tip-ons with your mailing projects.

Perfect Binding
A classy way to bind thicker booklets and catalogs that is very durable and professional.

Saddle Stitching
Learn about this cost effective commonly used binding option for booklets, catalogs and more.

Clear Business Cards
Transparent cards offer visual interest and are more likely to be kept.

Wire-O Binding
Many advantages for booklets and manuals or any bound document that you want to lay flat.

Rounded Corner Business Cards
The many benefits of round corners are explained.

Rip Card Printing
Rip Card or Tear-Off Postcards are a convenient way to deliver a business card or coupon to potential customers.

Specialty Printing Options
Learn about the many options for enhancing your printed piece such a scented inks, die cuts and spot varnish.

Custom Window Envelopes
Get your business mailings noticed with window envelopes printed with your logo or branding.

Bumper Sticker Printing
How to use bumper stickers to market your business.

Variable Data Printing
Variable data printing can be anything from simple addressing to advanced personalization.

Black and White Digital Printing Services
When you need to print black and white, we have the expertise and equipment to get it done right.

Liquid Laminate Coating
Liquid laminate, aka UV coating is a great way to add durability and visual impact to your printed materials.

Custom Menu Printing
From standard sizing and folds to unique effects and layout, we'll get you a menu that best meets your needs.

Roll Label Printing
Get custom roll labels printed to meet your needs and specifications.

Print Folding
Products other than brochures can be folded for enhanced presentation and usability.

Custom Window Decals and Window Clings
Custom window decals and window clings are a practical method for marketing with your window space.

Soft Touch Coating
Soft Touch Coating creates a velvety texture that increases the tactile appeal of printed materials.

Spot UV Printing With Spot UV Coating
Eye catching designs that shine on top of printed inks, spot UV coating truly unique effect.

Synthetic Paper
Synthetic paper stocks are best when you need a waterproof, durable and tear resistant printed product.

Square Back Catalog Binding
Offers the security of a saddle-stitching with the appearance of a perfect bound square spine.

Getting Your Marketing Materials Printed