Pantone Reveals Color of the Year for 2014

Pantone 18-3224 Colour of the year

Pantone, an X-Rite company and the global authority, announced PANTONEĀ® 18-3224 Radiant Orchid, a captivating, magical, enigmatic purple, as the colour of the year for 2014.

Colour Bars, Registration & Trim – What do they mean?

Registration, Colour Bars & Trim Marks

If you’ve ever seen an imposed sheet or a file ready for printing – you will have noticed a few marks in the white space around it. These marks are generally used on the larger sheet that we print on – not on individual files (apart from trim marks). So.. what do they all mean?

Digital Emboss

Digital Embossing

Digital Embossing Digital Embossing is the new sensation. This fantastic innovation makes print positively three dimensional. From today ‘ordinary printing will simply leave you feeling rather flat. Digital Embossing will make your message infinitely more compelling. It will make your printing no longer just a visual but also a sensual experience.

Don’t be a Square

Don't be a Square - Choose a radius corner or corners on your business card

It would seem we have a run on radius corners – or cut business cards this month. We’ve already produced 5 sets of business cards with a radius to one corner & we have one in with a radius to one whole side, so I thought I’d write a little more on the benefits of […]

Monitors – why you shouldn’t trust them!

A Monitor Calbration device on screen and ready

A while back I can remember a story of a customer who had designed their printed item (lets call it a leaflet for the benefit of this piece). The customer wanted to produce the piece themselves at home and send over a print ready file to their printer. A couple of days later the printer […]

What your Mum never told you about Proofing & Printing

So you’ve placed your job with a printer, you’ve given them your file and you’re ready for the next step – you’ll most likely want to get a proof sorted for your artwork – so you are sure what you’re having printed is exactly the way you want it


So just a quick post today on what the term Registration means in the world of print – loads of funny markings on a sheet .


This one always seems to have the last thought when producing print. It’s most likely down to the computers we work on as to why it’s sometimes forgetton. Resolution is a very important part of printing and without a hi res image or text sometimes your item will look pixelated or fuzzy.Resolution is usually measured […]