You may remember that back in March 2013 we won the #SBS award on Twitter with the following tweet: Small Business Sunday, shortened to the hashtag #SBS on Twitter, was created by Theo Paphitis in October 2010. Theo is best known for appearing on Dragons Den on BBC Two. He is Chairman of Ryman Stationery plus Boux Avenue lingerie and Robert Dyas, as […]
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 […]
PUR vs Perfect Binding I thought we’d quickly go over the difference in glue binding – you’ll hear a couple of options banded around in the binding world. PUR and Perfect Binding. The only real difference between these methods is the glue used. Well here’s a quick overview of what each adhesive is best for […]
You’ll hear us talking about various printing methods over time.. today we’re going to talk about the two types we use daily, digital & lithographic and why you’re best using either for your print projects.
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.
A mix up led to early copies of the latest Bridget Jones book having a chunk of Sir David Jason’s memoirs in the middle.
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 […]
We had some queries on proofing this week and as such I thought I’d clarify the different types of proof out there and the impact they have on cost or your job.
If you’ve ever been with me in a room whilst critiquing a piece of print that someone’s had done then no doubt one of the issues you will have seen me pick up on would be the fold of an item!
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?