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Proportions
Proportions

Understanding Proportions

July 21, 2020

Options for when your artwork is not proportionate to your preferred finished size.    You have a piece you like (maybe your own original art) and you want to make it into a postcard or a flyer or poster. But all

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One Size Fits All

January 29, 2021  |  Acrobat, Adobe Reader, Fit to Page, PDF, Printing, Proof

But is it Fit to Print? A standard practice when ordering printing is receiving a “proof,” a version of your job to make sure everything is as you want it. A proof used to be a printed “hard copy” sample, but

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Proofs

February 6, 2020  |  approval, changes, proof

Proofs. Who needs ‘em? We recommend that our clients review and approve a hardcopy proof before we print a project. But sometimes it just isn’t possible for the customer to come in to see a proof, and there isn’t

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Printing a Book

Printing a Book

Difference between Printer’s Spreads and Reader’s Spreads in booklets Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4 ... that’s the order in which we read a book or newsletter, this is called reader spreads. However

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What is my paper size?

August 13, 2019  |  A4, format, letter, paper, size

Lately we've encountered a number of files not quite formatted as their creators intended. This is mostly due to files being created using the A4 paper size (a European standard) and not US Letter paper size (the US

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Three Factors When Designing Your Print Job

Three Factors When Designing Your Print Job

April 10, 2019  |  bleeds, design, guideline, live area, trim

When designing a piece to be printed, three important meausurements from largest to smallest are Bleed, Trim and Live Area. What is a “Bleed”? A bleed is any part of your design that extends up to or past the edge

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