For most people, the concept of printing is relatively straightforward. But here at The Print Connection, your Denver Printing Company, we know there is so much more to it than that.
- Medium: Your medium is the type pf paper or materials you are printing on. Make sure you know exactly what you’re printing on. We always recommend speaking to someone on the phone about your printing project needs. This helps eliminate otherwise hidden issues such as the paper being see-through and your project is double sided, or the stock is flimsier than you expected, or to make the right choice between glossy or matte. Some ink colors change on certain mediums too.
- Size: know the exact size of your print project so that you can make your design accordingly. This may seem intuitive, but again things can get tricky. Be sure to ask your printer bleed they recommend. Bleed is a printing term that refers to printing that goes beyond the edge of the sheet before trimming. In other words, the bleed is the area to be trimmed off. It is imperative you design your project with a certain amount of extra space around the edges so that it can be trimmed off accordingly and not interfere with your design. Bleed is typically ¼-1/8 inch.
- Design Specs: Make sure you know the correct ppi (pixels per inch) for your specific project. Usually a Print Project needs to be 300 ppi minimum. In addition, make sure the project is in CMYK color not RGB. You will also need to make sure it’s in the correct format (usually JPEG or PDF)
As you can see, it is so worth it to talk with your printer and ask the right questions before starting a printing project. For the highest level of personalized service, contact the Print Connection in Denver for all of you Denver Printing Services at 303-779-1420