What is Blurple and how to avoid it. Blurple. It’s a funny word that you may hear quite often as you wander through the halls of Printsocial. But what is it and how can it be avoided? Essentially, Blurple is a combination of blue and purple. It’s when a designer sets up their artwork to […]
Working on a print project can be challenging and overwhelming at times. That’s why we’ve created Print Tutorials. We’ll cover some common questions and concerns, from setting up a print file to tutorials on utilizing Spot UV. Check back as we continue to explore Print.
The most important part about following a design template is receiving your “BLT.” Sorry, there’s no yummy goodness on this BLT; it’s just Bleed, Live, and Trim. These are the three distinct measurements that are very important to ensure your printed piece will turn out as intended. 1. Bleed: This is the area that extends […]
To bleed or not to bleed – that is the question. When it comes to print, the answer is to bleed. So what exactly is bleed, and why is it required to be included in your print files? Bleed is the extra area included in a print file that allows ink and finishes to be printed […]
300dpi: What is it, and why does it matter? Have you ever zoomed into your monitor so close that images no longer look crisp, but rather a close-up of a Monet painting? When you really zoomed in, the images lose their visibility and turn into little dots of color. Those dots are called pixels. The […]
Printing a true or rich black can be tricky, so we’re breaking down our suggested rich black CMYK configuration and explaining why some of the frequently used black builds are not recommended. The printing industry suggests many variations of CMYK configurations for printing a true or rich black. After a lot of testing and calibration, […]
CMYK and RGB are acronyms that refer to color models used to create images and files. CMYK color mode is used for printing. RGB (not to be confused with Cleveland Browns quarterback RG3) color mode is used to display images that are intended to be viewed on monitors and screens only. CMYK stands for Cyan, […]