How to send an InDesign file

When you make a document in InDesign, the file is only one part of it. Any pictures, graphics, or fonts used are linked to the file from outside. In order for others to be able to open the document and see all of the parts correctly, you must use InDesign’s packaging feature. Packaging will copy all linked components into a …

Preparing Art Files for a Commercial Printer

Preparing Art Files for a Commercial Printer:

When you want to print artwork from a commercial printer, there are many things to think about so your final product is high quality. From file format and resolution, to color mode and bleed requirements, there are several important steps you must take in order to make sure your art files meet the standards of the commercial print shop. In …

What is printer bleed

Bleed

What is a Bleed in Commercial Printing and How to Use ItCommercial printing often requires the use of a bleed, which is an important concept to understand when creating artwork for printed products. A bleed is extra image, design element, or background color that extends beyond the final cut edge of the printed page, preventing any white edges from appearing …

Spot Varnish Example Animated types of varnish in printing

Varnish Guide

Types of Varnish in Printing What are the types of varnish in printing?Varnish is a coating that applies to your printed piece during or after printing. A varnish is added to a piece to enhance the look or to protect the piece from scuffing or scratching. Protect your print when handling or contact with moisture or chemicals. Because there is …

Folding Guide

An online folding guide with panel calculators and an animation showing how the fold works.   Folding Guide Welcome to the Printing Partners Interactive Folding Guide. Use the Pull Down Menu to select the type of fold and paper you are using, the panel size calculator will appear. You must enter the necessary information and click on the “Calculate panel size” …

UV Ink

What is UV Ink UV ink for offset printing offers many advantages over conventional ink. UV ink cures quickly using ultraviolet radiation, drying and waterproofing instantly, compared to conventional inks. This makes it a great choice for high-volume applications where fast drying time is important. It also delivers superior color saturation and a glossy finish, making the colors of your …

Recycling Guide

Our paper Paper is the lifeblood of any printing company. Here at Printing Partners we go through hundreds of skids of paper a day, but not all of that makes it to the customer. Although we work to eliminate as much waste as possible, conventional presses need make-ready sheets to get set up in order to accurately print your final …

COLOR MATCHING

Why are color standards important? A brand’s color becomes its calling card, creating associations and expectations, triggering mental images and memories. Studies show that the right color can increase brand recognition by up to 87%. In product development, the right color is the differentiating factor that can stop someone in their tracks and capture their attention. It is also the …

PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM

What is it? The Pantone Color System, or PMS, is a standardized color matching system, used worldwide to help help printers and designers maintain color consistency, without having to contact each other to determine a certain color makeup. How does it work? Pantone colors are described by their number, for example, PMS 205 is pink. There are over 1,000 colors …

Layout Guides

Layout Guides for you to download and use. Below is a collection of PDF files that show you how to set up a particluar layout. Items such as: Accordian Folds, Roll Folds, No 9 Remittance Envelopes, etc. We will be adding to this section as clients request different guides, so check back on occasion. 4-Panel Roll fold 5-Panel Roll fold …