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Die Cutting-The process where a metal die is fashioned to create a special stamp where paper is cut to create a specialty size of printed job. Digital-The method of putting ink directly on a piece of paper through a digital machine. This process is quicker and has it’s advantages and disadvantages for printing. DPI-Or dots per inch, it measures the number of digital dots in a square inch. For photos to print in a high resolution, the DPI, or dots per inch, need to be a minimum of 300 x 300. Foil-Also called foil stamping, a foil is stamped onto a printed material, giving it an illustrious shine that looks very metallic. Grommets-Small metal pieces that are plunged into banners, which helps hold the material up with string or twine during installation.

Hard Copy Proof-A printed image of the finished product is printed and shown to the client. This is usually used for color matching to ensure certain colors come out correctly. Illustrator-With a file extension of ‘ai’, Illustrator is a creative software program designers use to create files for printing. Illustrator is used for layout type work as well as illustrations and is a vector based program. InDesign-This program is specially tailored for multi-page, layout type print work and is also vector based. Matte-Is a finish where the final piece has an overall dull look. An aqueous coating is added to help prevent yellowing of the paper. Offset Printing-A printing technique where the image is burned to a plate, then transferred to paper through several rolling machines, literally pressing the ink and image onto the paper.

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Printing Solutions – The Print + Design Guide  

Printing Solutions developed The Print + Design Guide – to help you, our clients become more familiar with our world. By reading this print...

Printing Solutions – The Print + Design Guide  

Printing Solutions developed The Print + Design Guide – to help you, our clients become more familiar with our world. By reading this print...

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