Bleed

BleedWhat is printer bleed? Bleed is extra art that extends beyond your finished size. Bleeds needs to be at least 1/8″ or 0.125″ inches past the intended cut line, this ensures when we cut a large stack a paper no white edges will show. If we are producing a large item like a banner the image or color must extend …

Varnish Guide

Varnish Guide Varnish refers to a coating applied to your printed piece during or after printing. A varnish is typically added to a piece to enhance the look or to protect the piece from scuffing or scratching due to handling or contact with moisture or chemicals. There is a difference between a varnish coatings, aqueous coatings, Ultra Violet or UV …

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

But does it look as good? And then some! Because the UV ink is cured instantly, it sits on top of the paper rather than being absorbed. You get more exact color and greater contrast, along with a nice glossy finish that really pops, especially in the light. It’s also ideal for anything that will be mailed, as the ink …

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 …

QR Codes, PURLs & GURLs

Quick Response (QR) Codes are barcodes that contain various types of information and can be read by smartphones using a barcode reader app. While they are used for many purposes, the most common uses are: • To connect print items to digital resources by linking to landing pages, websites or social media • To store information (messages, contact info, etc.) …