Understanding Proportions

June 23, 2023

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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June 7, 2023

Canva and PDFs   We have a couple of design tips for our customers who use the on-line design application called Canva. The first tip is to create your design at the actual size you want your piece to be. You'll

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April 7, 2023  |  approval, changes, proof

Why do I need a proof?   Believe us when we say "We believe you!" When you tell us a job is ready to print, we move it right into production. At that point, it is usually too late to make changes, so you want to be

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Sending Files

January 31, 2023  |  fonts, graphics, InDesign, layout, packaging, PDF

The past 20 years have seen the digital side of our business change from customers bringing us files on a floppy disk to sending us files daily in email or via our website or file sharing platforms such as Google Drive

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letter vs A4 world map

A4 or Letter?

November 1, 2022  |  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 world standard) and not US Letter paper size (8.5" x 11"

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Why PDFs?

July 5, 2022

Why do we ask you to send PDF files? PDFs maintain quality, work across platforms (Mac & PC), and often are smaller in size than other file types. Just make sure to look at the PDF before sending it to us to be

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