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Embossing Basics – Different Dies for D...

Embossing can add a memorable element to your print design but do you know the embossing basics to ensure you have the right paper selection?

Paper Finishes for White Paper, More than Mee...

When we talk about a paper’s finish, we are referring to the tactile feel of the sheet itself. Paper comes in a pretty wide range of finishes. Read more and stay informed.

6 Steps to Creating a Printed Piece with Impa...

Creating an impactful printed piece for your client, brand or even yourself is absolutely achievable. Here are a few tips to get you started.

Three Considerations when Designing for Color...

When designing for color paper, it is important to take the shade of your paper into consideration. Here are a few tips to get you on your way.

How to Make the Paper Swatchbook Work for You

Looking for ways to maximize your print budget and stay on schedule. Here are some tips on how to make the paper swatchbook work for you.

Make an Impact as a Commercial Printer with T...

Commercial printers can attract repeat business through solid research and effective solutions. Here are some meeting ideas to stay top of mind.

How to Use the Paper Swatchbook

New to the print industry? Make sure you know how to use the paper swatchbook to minimize production issues and blowing your print budget.

Designing for Digital Printing

When designing for print, not all designs are created equal. Make sure you know how to package your digital files for the best outcome and avoid fees.

6 Tips to Selecting the Right Digital Printin...

Your choice of digital printing paper can make or break your next project. 

Designing for Digital Marketing Media

Designing for digital marketing media is more than just a cool design. Make sure to take these 5 tips into consideration before designing for digital media.

Back to Print Basics: Part Two

Whether you are new to the industry or have been doing this for years, these 5 tips to avoiding printing mistakes are essential to staying on budget.

Back to Print Basics: Part One

Despite technology advancements, the print basics of file management remains the same. Here are a few tips to keep in mind before you send off your project.

Making the Most of Variable Data Printing

New technology makes variable data printing an option for just about any campaign. What is variable data printing? And how can you maximize your results?

Bringing Your Private Label Brand to Life

Private label office papers are a key differentiator and growth driver for retailers. Find out why creating a private label brand might be right for you.

How Do We Measure Shades of White Paper?

The options of white paper are astounding but how are we able to measure shades of white paper and what does this mean to print professionals and creatives?

Paper – The Fifth Color

When you're working with a tight print budget or looking to achieve a specific effect, make sure to consider paper as your fifth color. Here's why.

6 Tips for Selling Production Inkjet to New C...

Inkjet technology promises faster production time and print quality that gets better every day; but how do you sell production inkjet to new customers?

Tips to Optimizing Your Product Assortment

Improve your customer experience with the right product assortment. Here are tips and guidelines to consider when optimizing your office paper assortment.

Building a Personal Brand

Brand is more than just a logo and designs. Your personal brand is the most important investment. Here are a few tips to help you get on your way.

Foil Stamping Print Technique Options

When it comes to print techniques, foil stamping is a favorite. Here are some pros and cons for each foil stamping print technique option.

3 Practical Print Project Tips from Sunbrella...

There are many obstacles that may occur during a project. Stay ahead with the following 3 practical print project tips from the Sunbrella team.

Four Tips for Proper Paper Handling and Stora...

Experiencing paper curling or continuous jamming in your printer? Learn proper paper handling and storage tips to help you stay productive.

Specifying Paper for Various Printing Equipme...

When specifying paper for your print project, it is important to know how to select the right paper for the right technology. Here are a few tips to help.

Tips to Preventing Printing Disasters

New to print? Follow these 3 Tips to Preventing Printing Disasters by our Paper Technology Manager and avoid any unneccessary catastrophe.

Getting the Results You Want with High Speed ...

Unexpected results are common during the offset to high-speed inkjet transition. Here are some quick tips to follow to get the results you want.

Target and Personalize with Print

Advancement in printing technologies have made it easier to target & personlize through print. Learn how production inkjet technology makes this possible.

3 Tips to Become a Go-To Commercial Printer

What does it take to be the first person your client calls when they plan their next print job? Here's 3 tips to help you become a go-to commercial printer.

Seven Considerations When Designing for Inkje...

This is the second part of a three part series about designing production inkjet where we focus on top considerations when designing for inkjet technology.

Coated vs Uncoated Paper – When To Use Whic...

The majority of print projects are produced on either coated or uncoated paper. We go over when to use coated vs. uncoated paper?

Looking Beyond Paper Specifications

When it comes to selecting the right paper for the project, you may want to be aware that looking beyond paper specifications is important. Read more.

How to Read a Paper Swatchbook

Understanding how to read a paper swatchbook can make a big impact in understanding the basic of paper. We provide the basics and much more in our blog.

How Paper Shade Can Impact Your Print Project

When the paper shade is considered early in the design process, paper can actually be the “fifth” color in a four-color print project.

The Top 3 Most Popular Paper Planners

The paper planner business is booming despite the rise of the digital agenda. Here are the top three most popular planners on the market.

5 Planning Tips for Administrative Profession...

Get ahead of the curve with these amazing tips for administrative professionals. Find out how to become the workplace rock star you were always meant to be!

Paper Brightness, Basis Weight and Paper Opac...

What do terms like paper brightness, basis weight and paper opacity mean? How can they help you understand the properties of the office paper you use every day?

The Power of Print in Higher-Education Market...

The higher education market is highly competitive. Discover how universities are using print to expand their multi-generational & international marketing reach!

4 Reasons Why Choosing the Right Paper is Cri...

There are many benefits to using production inkjet printing, but choosing the right paper is critical to ensuring that your print project run smoothly.

Paper Opacity vs Show-Through

Although it may seem that paper opacity & show-through are the same, be aware of the differences before choosing paper stock for your next project.

7 Embossing Techniques for Your Next Print Pr...

Embossing is versatile and will get any print project to pop. Heighten your brand by downloading our helpful print guide featuring 7 embossing techniques.

Media Mix Marketing and Budget Allocation Tip...

It's budget season and you're being asked those tough questions. Here are some tips to get you started on planning your marketing and budget allocation.

How to Choose the Best Paper for Your Brand

We all know that elevating and maintaining your brand is critical, so give branded print products a shot! Discover how to choose the best paper for your brand.

The Importance of Using a Paper Dummy

Did you run into a printing snafu? Odds are, you probably didn’t use a paper dummy. Read more to find out how using a paper dummy can save you time and money!

A Graphic Designer’s Four Tips for Writing ...

It feels nice to be recognized for the hard work you do, so here are some thank you letter writing tips you can use to maintain professional relationships!

3 Uncoated Paper Myths

Uncoated paper myths circle the industry, but rumors can be misleading. Learn more and enhance your next print project with uncoated paper.

The Modern Printer: 3 Tips to Grow Your Busin...

2018 the print industry reported over $84.0 billion in sales. We’ve compiled a few tips to help you grow your business in 2019 as a modern printer.

Print Solutions: Achieving a Deep, Rich Black...

Achieving an even and rich black on uncoated paper can be a challenge. Here are quick tips to help you achieve eye-catching solid ink in your next project.

Print Solutions: Which Line Screen Should I U...

Get creative when printing uncoated paper! With the advice of a professional printer, learn how using a variety of line screens can make your print project

6 Ways to Achieve Luxury in Print Without Blo...

It’s possible to give your brand a luxurious feel without breaking the bank. Discover how you can use premium uncoated papers to elevate and promote your brand!

Why Choosing the Right Paper Makes a Good Imp...

It’s not easy to make a good impression, but choosing the right paper can change that! Pick a paper that reflects the hard work you put into any project you do.
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