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Pixels At A Distance

Posted by Scott on 31 July 2015

IMG Pixels 1bThis is always a hot topic in digital print... just how many pixels does an image need to get a good result? Rather than let you rely on taking our word for it, we've run a series of prints so you can see for yourself. We have done a range of prints from 10ppi to 300ppi to demonstrate exactly what a print at a specific resolution will look like. The results are quite interesting.

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CMYK - No Such Colour

Posted by Scott on 23 May 2012


We are so far into the digital age yet there is still a bit of confusion about CMYK (and RGB) colour models. I'll do an overview of the CMYK colour model and the affect on digital print it has. The biggest misconception is that a colour specified as CMYK percentages alone represents an actual colour. It would be wrong to accuse a digital printer for producing incorrect colour if the only thing you provided was a combination of CMYK percentages such as those seen in corporate identity manuals. Read on to find out why...

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When Good Fonts Go Bad

Posted by Scott on 27 September 2011


I don't know if it's due to the 'I want it now' world we live in or if it's just been forgotten, but letter spacing is not getting the user intervention it needs every now and then. As a signwriter by trade I notice when kerning has turned a bit to custard. Auto font kerning works really well most of the time, but looking at some of the print and signage about, some letter pairs have slipped through the goal posts. I've thrown together some shots of scenarios that cover kerning and tracking at a basic level.

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Adobe CS5 Friendly

Posted by Scott on 25 May 2010

                        Our prepress department is up to date with Adobe CS5. We still prefer you to send your files to us in the native format (see our file prep form). Keep in mind that although Pdf's are very versatile, we can give you way better and more predictable results by working with your native files. Often files need tweaking to preserve the colour and image integrity, before processing through to the printer. This we cannot guarantee if files are supplied as pdf and eps. We are still compatible with older versions, so if you're on an older version keep them coming in that format.

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We Are Adobe CS4 Friendly

Posted by Scott on 14 January 2010

img-2-CS4.jpgOur prepress department is up to date with Adobe CS4. We still prefer you to send your files to us in their native format. Keep in mind that although Pdf's are very versatile, we can give you way better and more predictable results by working with your native files.

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