Tuesday, February 28, 2006

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Visualization is next to getting the right colors

In getting the perfect tone and color for your print job, dispose of technicalities. It can help a big deal if you just try to visualize what you wanted to achieve.

Natural vision sees colors as tones. People see from the lightest to the darkest shade. By printing a deep red with dots of assorted sizes, you can achieve all of these colors with only one color ink.

It is the same thing with the colors being combined and printed. If you are not precise in printing the right size dot, the color will be wrong.

If you mess up from the beginning, then it can only get worse from there. The process is sequential. Each progressive step is based on the properly prepared previous step.

Pleasing color is the best place to start. This means that the color only needs to look believable but it does not have to match.

A good rule of thumb is to ask yourself if the image looks hard to print. If it does then it really is. You are better off with another set of colors that looks right and easy to do from the start.

Monday, February 20, 2006

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Printing tips your printer wouldn’t tell you

Majority of paper and ink companies are saying that their product are perfect because they dry instantly as opposed to others who does not. By that statement, they literally mean that they are dry to touch.

If ever you get to believe, and trust, what these manufacturers are saying, and want to frame that photo you just printed on your very reliable printer, here are some important points you have to remember just to make sure.

Allow your prints to settle for at least 15 minutes after printing.

After the allotted 15 minutes, place a sheet of white paper over the print. Try to use a standard paper. The paper acts as a sponge absorbing the outgoing gases from the printing process. Allow this procedure to continue on for twenty-four hours.

If the plain paper is crimped once removed, repeat the process for another twenty-four hours. If not, your image is ready for framing.

The purpose of this exercise? To be assured that you will not wasting a lot of time doing the printing all over again. Then you wouldn’t have to blame the printer.

Friday, February 03, 2006

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Printing can make, or break, your business

Post card printing is a great way to advertise. Post card printing, unlike flyer printing, can not be of poor quality. Post card printing is used more as a marketing tool rather than an advertising tool, as the post card printing is something that you are leaving with the individual to use.
The end product of post card printing will be around for some time. You may want your post card printing to leave a lasting impression of high quality as it is a reflection on your business. This is why it is always best to opt for a high class post card printing rather than a cheaper option.

Brochure printing is also something that should be of a high quality as this will have a direct affect on your business. It can be something that the customer will keep and refer to time and time again, so do not try to skimp on costs where this kind of printing is concerned.

In any aspect of printing, you must look into what the turn around time is for the particular kind of printing that you are considering.
This is especially important if you have a new marketing opportunity coming up. You do not want to miss out on it just because you are waiting for your printing…