What’s the difference between vector, raster and bitmap images

What’s the difference between vector, raster and bitmap images?

Here we tell you what’s the difference between vector, raster and bitmap images and what they are used for?

Raster Graphics (commonly called bitmap images) are made of pixels. Each pixel is actually a very small square that is assigned a colour when photographed or scanned. […]

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What is Spot colour?

What is Spot colour and when do you use it?

In terms of brand spot colour is invaluable, it gives reliable, specified printed colour that matches across various printed items

Spot colour in litho or offset printing is a single colour generated by a specified ink that is printed using a single plate.

In the full colour […]

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What is the difference between UV Varnishing, varnishing and laminating?

What is the difference between UV Varnishing, varnishing and laminating?

Clients often become confused with the various finishes that can be applied to printing materials. Not knowing the right one can cause problems so its important that when ordering that you tell your printer exactly […]

What is dot gain?

What is dot gain?

Here we help explain what is dot gain and how it affects your print

First of all there will be a lot of ‘industry’ people couldn’t tell you what is dot gain. They probably wouldn’t know the CMYK print angles they […]

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What is bleed? and how to put it right

What is bleed in the print process?

Here we explain what is bleed? and why it is important

As a reprographics company this is one of the more common errors we handle on a daily basis. Trying to explain What is bleed? to someone you does not understand is difficult, so it is more than […]

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What is the difference between Digital and Litho printing?

What is the difference between Digital and Litho printing?

A quick guide to the pros and cons of Digital and Litho Printing

What is the difference between Digital and Litho printing? Not as straight forward as you may think. Over the last decade Digital presses have made gigantic leaps forward in technology, performance, accuracy and quality, but Litho presses have […]

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Prepress Proofing

Prepress Proofing

Why you should always have a prepress proof if colour and brand are important

Prepress proofing is a tool for customer and printer to verify that a job to be printed job is accurate. This is why it is also know as Contract proofing. Prepress proofing or off-press proofing is a cost-effective way of providing a visual copy without the […]

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