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Choosing the right image resolution for your print job

Have you ever had a job printed and been disappointed with the quality of the images? This could have been the result of the low image resolution of the photos you provided. Using low resolution images is one of the most … Continue reading

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Digital Printing vs Offset Printing

Digital printing technology has improved by leaps and bounds in recent years. These technological advances, together with having more finishing options available now and increased affordability make digital printing a popular choice for Vancouver’s commercial printing. This popularity has also brought … Continue reading

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What is Perfect Binding?

Perfect Binding is a popular method for binding books, magazines, catalogues, directories and periodicals. Books bound this way are also called soft covers and paperbacks. The bound book has a square spine with a wraparound cover, making it attractive, and professional.

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Everything you need to know about envelopes

We use envelopes to enclose anything from invitations, greeting cards, letters and brochures to payroll cheques, catalogues and even pre-approved credit card offers. Envelopes come in different sizes, folding styles, colours, stocks, with windows and security tints. We’ll look at … Continue reading

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What is Thermography Printing?

Thermography, also known as Thermographic Printing, Raised Ink Printing and Offset Thermography, is a cost-effective alternative to achieve a raised effect similar to engraving and embossing. Thermography is widely regarded as an appealing and preferred printing process that adds prestige … Continue reading

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Reflex Blue blues – how to overcome common printing problems

Reflex Blue is one of the most commonly used spot colours — especially for corporate colours — and it is one of the most problematic inks to use on press.

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Trade show success – make the most out of your trade show

How to get the most out of your trade shows You’ve booked a booth at a trade show or convention. You are ready to showcase and demonstrate your latest product or service. Now what? We are going to show you how to get the … Continue reading

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How Paper Affects Colours on Print Jobs

Paper plays a vital role in colour reproduction because its optical and surface properties impact how light is reflected and therefore how colour and tonal values appear when printed. Hence, it is necessary to know these factors and understand how … Continue reading

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