Why is Pantone Color Important?

A PMS color is a specific numbered color in the Pantone Matching System® used in the graphic arts, printing and other industries to facilitate accurate and consistent color reproduction, especially across multiple production runs, vendors and manufacturing processes.

What is Perfect Binding?

Perfect Binding is a widely used soft cover book binding method. With this binding method, the pages and cover are glued together at the spine with a strong yet flexible thermal glue. The other three sides of the book are then trimmed as needed to give them clean “perfect” edges.

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.

What is Glow in the Dark Printing?

Glow in the dark inks – also known as phosphorescent 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

What are the types of printing?

Now printing has gone a long way because of technological advancement 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/

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.

What Does NCR Stands For?

NCR or No Carbon Required books are also an effective marketing tool to make your brand visible. We can offer them in any size and can also design one for you if you need them.

Types of Binding

Let’s take a look at the different ways in which books can be bound. Here are a few types of binding.

1. Saddle Stitching – Considered as one of the easiest and most economical ways to bind pages, this is used to bind pages into booklets and magazines that have a lower page count.

2. Perfect Binding – This is the most commonly found bind in books, and go by names of paperbacks or softcover books. They are an ideal way to bind manuals, catalogues etc.

3. Section Sewn – One of the most secure methods of binding, the pages are folded together in sections and sewn together. These sections are then glued together and a cover is attached. We can often find this type of bind in thick magazines.

4.Wire Binding/Spiral Binding – We all have known and used this sort of binding for our college or school assignments. You also find spiral bound notebook in stationery stores.

5. Cased-in Wiro Binding – This is modified way of spiral binding where the wire that is used to bind is hidden when the book is closed.

What software do the graphic designers at Veesham Printing Press use?

At Veesham Printing Press, we use software such as Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, CorelDraw and Freehand; and handle both MAC and PC formats.

What will I require to process my job?

Place an order; give the exact specification of your job like the number of colors, paper to be used and finishing. Do not forget to mention your special requirements like lamination, numbering, special color printing, spot UV etc., as well.

Can you use the files that I send through e-mail?

Definitely Yes. There is no difference between a file copied to a disc and sent and an email attachment.

Can I use MS Office programs to design a flyer?

Yes. But not suggested. MS Office is designed for, as the name stands for, office utilities. We do receive a few inquiries with PowerPoint attachments as artwork but that doubles our time in the graphic designing section because it has to be recreated on Adobe Illustrator.

Why this fuss about Resolution? What is it? How will I know whether my image has got enough resolution?

Resolution decides the quality of images. It means the amount of information available in a unit area. Usually it is measured in dots per square inch (dpi). A 72 dpi image has 72 dots (pixels) in a square inch, defining that area of the picture. Likewise a 300 dpi image has 300 dots per square inch. For web 72 dpi image will be justified. But for printing we need 300 dpi (high resolution) for good results. If we use a low-resolution image for printing the output will be a jaggered and blurred picture. To know whether your image has got enough resolution you have to open it in professional software like Adobe Photoshop or Corel Photo Paint and look for resolution. If you don’t have this software, just by checking the file size you will have an understanding of what kind of image it is. For example, a file size of 1kb to 100kb is not for printing. This is just an indication. Not a rule.

What is the minimum and maximum number of copies you can print?

There is no minimum or maximum numbers. Depending on the job the printer will be taking 100 to 500 print runs to get the correct output. Meaning, to print 1 copy or 100,000 copies takes the same make-ready effort. For that reason, printing less than 500 copies in offset will not be economical. The larger the quantity the lower the unit cost.

Do you accept Credit Card payment?

Yes, we accept payments by credit card, cheque or cash.

How will my job be delivered back to me?

Your job can either be delivered to you within Dubai or you can come and collect it from our office.

Can Veesham Printing Press undertake jobs in different languages?

Yes, we can print in any language that you provide the files for. Sometimes we print the same book in two languages by creating a black plate change for the text. This way both books can be delivered at the same time.

Where are you located?

Veesham Printing Press is centrally located in Dubai at Al Quoz, Interchange 3. To see our location click here

What is the difference between the RGB and CMYK color space and why does it matter?

RGB refers to the primary colors of light, Red, Green and Blue that is used in monitors, television screens, digital cameras and scanners. CMYK refers to the primary colors of pigment: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black. These are the inks used on the press in 4-color process printing, commonly referred to as full color printing.

How long does it take for me to get the proof of my job?

Once you have placed your order, you should get it within 2 business days after we receive your electronic files.

Can I make changes to my document prior to it being printed?

Yes, you will select either an on-line proof or hard copy proof that you must approve before we begin printing. If changes are needed that you request us to do, you will approve the related charges before we proceed.

How can I reach someone for questions or instructions?

Call us, e-mail us or write to us. We will answer your inquiry quickly. Learn how to reach us at the Contact Us page.

What are my options with 1-color printing to create a higher impact publication?

Most 1-color printing is black ink on a white stock. However, you can vary the ink to create a different look. You can also print different color inks on different color papers to create an even more dramatic look.

What are the advantages of full color printing?

The highest quality and most appealing print publications are printed in full color using the 4-color (CMYK or Cyan-Magenta-Yellow-Black) offset process. In contrast, computer monitors use a different color model called RGB (Red-Blue-Green). The result is often a difference between what we see on the screen and what we see in a printed piece.

What are my options with 2-color printing?

2-color print publications frequently use black and one other color to create a higher impact than can be achieved with 1-color. However, any two colors can be used to create just the look you need without the time and expense of going to 4-color process printing.

What are my options with 1-color printing to create a higher impact publication?

Most 1-color printing is black ink on a white stock. However, you can vary the ink to create a different look. You can also print different color inks on different color papers to create an even more dramatic look.

What is the difference between Matte and Gloss Paper Stock?

Matte stock is a coated paper that has a dull finish. It is often used to make pages easier to read that are text intensive or that contain numerical charts. Gloss stock is a coated paper with a shiny or highly reflective finish. It is most often used in 4-color printing to help full color photographs, images and graphics appear more vivid, real and appealing.