What Paper Weight to choose?

silhouette photo of man throw paper plane

Paper Weight – what the numbers mean You’ve probably come across the term GSM before. If you’re ordering print of any kind. Whether that’s business cards, brochures, posters, or flyers you’ll have already used the term, maybe without knowing it! GSM means Grams per Square Metre. Basically, it’s the measurement of the weight of paper. […]

Gravure Printing / Rotogravure Printing

Gravure Process

Rotogravure (Roto or Gravure for short) is a type of intaglio printing process, which involves engraving the image onto an image carrier. In gravure printing, the image is engraved onto a cylinder because, like offset printing and flexography, it uses a rotary printing press. Once a staple of newspaper photo features, the rotogravure process is still used for commercial printing of magazines, postcards, and corrugated (cardboard) product packaging. Ideally suited for […]

The rarest book in the world

Published in 1640, the Bay Psalm Book is considered to be the first book to be printed in what was then the British colonies of North America. With only eleven copies left in existence. The Bay Psalm Book, one of 11 surviving copies of the first book printed in America, has sold for $14.2 million at […]

Spin That Web | Web Printing

Offset Printing

Web-fed refers to the use of rolls (or “webs”) of paper supplied to the press. Offset web printing is generally used for runs in excess of 5 or 10,000 impressions. Typical examples of web printing include: Newspapers Inserts/ads Magazines Direct mail Catalogs or Books

Polymer Banknotes? Plastic Fantastic!

British £20 note

In September, the Bank of England (BoE) launched a two-month public consultation on plans to switch its banknotes to polymer from 2016 at the earliest.

Rosettes in Print – not just for winners!

Screen Angles

In four colour printing, images are all made up of halftone dots – one for each of the colours (CMYK). It occurs when 3 or more are all overlaid at angles to create what you can see close up, as a moire pattern, or rosette. Below you can see this represented by Wikipedia with multiple […]