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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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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 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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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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