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Colour Bars, Trim Marks and Registration Marks: More Information from inside Printing Companies.

by Rich B

At Printing Brain, we’re always looking to demystify print. So today, we look at 3 elements that are often confusing to anyone outside of printing companies but are essential to understand – the colour bar, trim marks and registration marks. Registration Marks The little circle with a cross through it is printed using every colour [...]

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Artwork for Print: When PDFs go Bad

by Rich B

In a previous look at providing PDFs to your printer, we deduced that if you don’t provide artwork to your printer as a PDF file, they’ll put a hex on your friends and family (at the very least) and your cozy working life will turn into a maelstrom of anguish and gnashing of teeth. So [...]

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Artworking for Print – How to Deliver Artwork to your Commercial Printer

by Rich B

To those of us who don’t use PDFs for artworking, a PDF is a PDF is a PDF. They’re all the same, surely? But say that to a printer and they’ll give you some very dark looks indeed. You see, one major source of headaches for anyone who handles artwork at any printing services company, [...]

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Printing Services Guide – Preflighting Artwork for Print

by Rich B

What is Preflighting? It’s a process your designer or printing services company (printer, print manager etc.) will put your artwork through to make sure all the data required to produce a great print job is present and correct. The process is usually helped by software which plugs in to existing design or proofing software (such [...]

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