Did You Know? The Oldest Printing House in the World?
The oldest printing and publishing house in the world is Cambridge University Press, which was started with money from a royal charter which was granted by Henry VIII in 1534.
Frequently Asked Question – What is Glow in the Dark Printing?
Glow in the dark inks – also known as phospherescent or photoluminescent inks – contain optically active chemicals (phosphors) that absorb and store energy, then release it in the form of light over a long period of time. And the latest generation of photoluminescent inks are far brighter and longer lasting than the ones you may recall from your own childhood.
Frequently Asked Question – What is Lamination?
Lamination is the process of applying a thin layer of plastic to paper or card sheets to enhance and protect the printed matter. Common types of laminate are gloss, matt and silk. Lamination is often used for packaging, book covers, brochures, business cards and other printed items.
There are a wide range of laminates available all presenting a different finish. Standard options are matt, gloss and silk. More innovative options are Cellotouch a laminate that offers a soft feel, Cellolux a laminate with a micro pearl texture, Cellogreen a recyclable laminate and holographic lamination.
Frequently Asked Question – What is Die Cut?
Die-cutting is the process of making shapes, other than square cuts to a product to make it stand out or to be more functional. (E.g. Kit Folders, Door Knockers (hole in the middle), Special shaped business cards maybe in the shape of a house, the possibilities are endless.
Frequently Asked Question – What is a proof and why it is important that I look at it?
In printing terms, a proof is a one-off copy of your document after all modifications and printing setup processes have been completed. It is your last and best opportunity to make sure that the print job comes out the way you want. By carefully inspecting the proof, you can help us assure an accurate, flawless delivery of your print job on the first run.
Veesham Frequently Asked Question – What is Spot UV?
Spot UV printing sounds pretty space age, but the technique itself is not so very complex. Probably the most high-tech aspect of the process is the fact that it utilizes UV light to “cure” a varnish that is applied to paper or cardstock. This varnish can be applied to plain white cardstock, but is often applied to coat color-printed paper products, sealing in their color, adding shine, and protecting the printed surface underneath from moisture and other types of damage.
The UV coating process is minimally volatile, meaning little to none of the varnish escapes as a gas into the atmosphere. Basically, this just means the process does not contribute to environmental pollution. UV coating can be applied to achieve either a lightly glossy appearance, or a high-gloss shine, depending on the application technique. Business cards, flyers, and other heavier weight papers or cardstocks are best combined with UV coating
Veesham Frequently Asked Question – Why Can’t I use images scanned from other brochures and magazines?
Copyright laws protect most of the images used. So unauthorized copying may lead to legal penalties. Article I, Section 8, clause 8, of the United States Constitution states the purpose of copyright laws is “to promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries.”
Veesham Frequently Asked Question – What are the types of printing?
Now printing has gone a long way because of technological advancement the people made. Books and other publications today can now be mass produced in a very short period of time while maintaining the quality of prints. There are now several ways of printing that publishers could choose from. To know the different types of printing, read on the full article here: https://printingparadise.wordpress.com/2012/04/12/5-types-of-printing-process/
Veesham Did You Know? What is the difference between DPI and PPI?
There seems to be a great deal of confusion among many people regarding the use of some terms in digital imaging. One of the more common sources of confusion is the difference between DPI and PPI. The main problem with this is that DPI (dots per inch) is an old term that has been applied to everything relating to resolution and the size of a digital image.