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Press check 101: the printer’s perspective….

Last week we covered press checks from the client point of view. This week, let’s look at the printer’s perspective….. THE PRINTER’S PERSPECTIVE I’ve done scheduling, and if there’s one thing I can tell you about scheduling a press room – … Continue reading

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What is the difference between offset printing and digital printing?

Years ago, digital printing was thought of as the evil stepchild to the more sophisticated and aesthetically pleasing method of offset (or litho) printing.  With the advances in digital press technology, from the way the image is printed to the paper, … Continue reading

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What is DPI? Print vocabulary for the non-printer, part 2

So, last week we covered several print vocabulary words.  Let’s finish off the list this week. Pencils out….. Perfect binding – The process of taking folded press forms and binding them into a single cover, like a paperback book. With this … Continue reading

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What is DPI? Print vocabulary for the non-printer, part 1

When you talk to your printer, do you need a dictionary in front of you?  Do terms like “PMS” or “matte coated cover” confuse you?  Let’s start off the year with some basic print vocabulary.  OK, class, pencils out….. CMYK … Continue reading

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When the ink hits the sheet…

One thing I have discovered after 3 decades in print: no matter how good the technology is, it still comes down to ink-on-paper. The other day I had a press check on a job in which we needed to get … Continue reading

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Digital and how it REALLY impacted print.

Most people, I believe, think of the digital revolution in print as being specific to digital presses, which have allowed for short run printing, variable data printing and mailing.  But as someone who’s been in the industry for 3 decades, … Continue reading

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