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4 colour process printing – what you need to know

Full colour printing is achieved by using just four ink colours – Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black or CMYK (see box story below on what the K stands for). These are called process colours and full colour printing is also called … Continue reading

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Choosing the right image resolution for your print job

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

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Samco Printers remains committed to Ending Global Poverty

Below is an interview of Samco Printers’ President, Sam Hirji by the Aga Khan Foundation Canada about his involvement with the World Partnership Walk which was originally published in The Vancouver Sun on May 25, 2015. Meet Sam Hirji: Sam immigrated to … 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 print services. This popularity has also brought … Continue reading

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What is perfect binding?

Perfect Binding is a book bindingprocessfor books, magazines, catalogues, manuals, directories, periodicals, etc. Books bound this way are also called soft covers or paperbacks. The perfect bound book has the familiar square spine with a wraparound cover, making it an … Continue reading

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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 all these and … 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 to any printed … 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 in the print shop.

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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

Print Shop 101: Paper Facts – How the paper you choose for your project will affect the way it prints. Paper plays a vital role in colour reproduction because its optical and surface properties impact how light is reflected and … Continue reading

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