Printing Knowledge Library

Our printing knowledge library is a collection of PDFs and web pages that can answer most of your digital printing, offset printing and bindery questions. If you don’t find a resource here, please contact your salesperson and we will get you the information that you need.

vector graphics vs. raster graphics example
June 21, 2023

Vector vs. Raster Graphics

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Vector vs Raster Graphics:A Comprehensive Guide for Superior PrintingIn the world of digital art and design, two terms often surface that can be a bit puzzling for the uninitiated: vector and raster graphics. These terms are not just jar...

January 24, 2023

How to send an InDesign file

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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...

What is printer bleed
June 25, 2021

Bleed

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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...

Spot Varnish Example Animated types of varnish in printing
June 21, 2021

Types of Varnish in Printing

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What is Varnish in Commercial Printing and its TypesIn the realm of printing, varnish is a special coating applied to your printed materials, either during the printing process or afterwards. It serves a dual purpose: not only does it en...

October 12, 2020

Folding Guide

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Text Weight Folds Accordian fold Tri-fold Z-fold 3-Panel Gate Fold 4-Panel Double Gate Fold 4-Panel Roll Fold 5-Panel Roll Fold 4-Panel Double Parallel Fold Accordian Fold (for text weight papers) An Accordian fold can have as many panel...

The Unmatched Quality of UV Printer Ink
April 22, 2020

UV Ink

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The Ultimate Guide to UV Ink in Offset Printing by Printing PartnersAt Printing Partners, we’re at the forefront of integrating cutting-edge technology with traditional printing methods. This guide unveils the powerful role of UV ink i...

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April 22, 2020

Recycling Guide

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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, co...

Pantone Matching
September 16, 2019

PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM

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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 makeu...

August 22, 2019

Layout Guides

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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...

Paper Stacks
August 22, 2019

Paper Types Explained in Detail

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Paper Types ExplainedWhen selecting the between different types of printing paper stock types for your project, it's crucial to understand the various terms. What sets matte apart from uncoated? We'll provide detailed explanations of the...

QR Code Scanning with Phone
August 22, 2019

QR Codes, PURLs & GURLs

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What are 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: ...

Variable Printing Indianapolis
July 1, 2019

Variable Printing Guide

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Guide to Variable Printing With proper organization, variable data isn’t difficult. Preparing and gathering the data is the aspect of personalized printing that requires time and careful planning. If you need variable printing Indianap...

July 1, 2019

Creating Die Files

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A quick guide to assist you in creating die files for foil stamping or die cutting. Creating Die Files Both of these processes require a die, the difference being that one cuts and one stamps. Additional time will be needed once your fin...

July 1, 2019

Submitting Files

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If you would like to download these instructions, they are available in PDF here. If you have any questions, please contact your salesperson or CSR. Jobs sent into Printing Partners for digital printing or conventional printing should ad...

July 1, 2019

Glossary

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Welcome to Printing Partners of Indianapolis, Indiana. Here is a long list of terms that we or other printers may use. In this printer glossary, there are no dumb questions. Who knew 4/4 didn’t equal 1. If you are lost please give us a c...

Kodak Nexpress Dimensional Ink Guide
July 1, 2019

Dimensional Ink Guide

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Kodak Nexpress Dimensional Ink GuideIt’s an advancement in printing you can both see and feel. Taking printing to a new level is the tactile experience provided by Dimensional Clear Ink on the NexPress. Download the PDF GuidePrinting P...

June 18, 2019

Types of Print Binding

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Types of Print BindingAre you in the process of creating a book, presentation, or another project that requires printing? Then you might be wondering which binding method to go with. There are many types of print bindings available and e...

June 18, 2019

Equipment List

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Printing Equipment List An overview of our production equipment with their sizes and specifications. Commercial Press Heidelberg SpeedMaster XL 106 – 8 color Perfector with DryStar UV Ink: UV Number of heads: 8 with in-line coating Min...

June 17, 2019

Mailing Guide

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Need some quick guidance on USPS postal regulations? We have a USPS Postcard Mailing Safe Area Template that will help you figure out where the barcodes and addresses are going to go. This area described is for the minimum requirement. Y...

About the company behind this printing knowledge library.

With both offset and digital capabilities along with in-house mailing services and finishing, Printing Partners serves a broad range of business and institutional clients. Many of its clients do a significant amount of direct mail and Printing Partners has the expertise and equipment in place to do it in the most cost-effective way. The differential advantage that distinguishes Printing Partners is a “can do” attitude that is backed by experienced employees, a wide range of equipment, and technology. Printing Partners’ employees have the collective knowledge to engineer jobs to achieve the desired outcome at the best cost.