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Bleed & Crop Marks

Posted on June 18, 2015 by pdmi

Printing jargon can be often times confusing and too technical for us to understand. However, when it comes to getting something printed for your business or place of work, there is no room for errors or confusion. This Blog Entry aims to simplify some commonly used printing terms and make your experience at Copy2Copy easy and satisfying. The first thing you need to do in order for us to get started on your project is to send us a PDF File. Depending on your need and artwork there are many things to consider before sending us your artwork. The ... Read More

CMYK vs Pantone: The Color Scale Transition

Posted on June 18, 2015 by pdmi

As a Business owner, it is very important for you that your brand stands out. Picking the right color can set you apart from the rest of the competition and really make your product logo or image come to life. Choosing the right color system for printed materials makes all the difference in appearance. Pantone Colors Often called PMS match inks or spot colors, Pantone colors use a system similar to that of house paints, where each color corresponds to a number and a swatch sample. While PMS inks are not the best choice for full-color photograph ... Read More

Finishing Touches: Coating and Inks

Posted on June 18, 2015 by pdmi

Print coatings are used on printed products mainly for protection or to achieve certain visual effects. Coatings can provide protection from moisture, scuffing, scratching and finger prints. They can also be applied to one or both sides of a printed piece to create a glossy or dull finish or can be applied selectively to highlight a certain visual element. The right coating can help protect the printed piece or add a creative dimension. The results will usually look best on coated paper because the hard, nonporous surface of coated paper holds ... Read More