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1 - What Is CMYK Color?

2 - "Spot Color" - What's That?

3 - Does Paper Color Count as a Printing Color?

4 - What Does CMYK Mean?

5 - What is Spot Color?

6 - How Many Colors Do I Need?

7 - Is Paper Color also a Printing Color?

8 - Should I use Coated or Uncoated Paper?

9 - What are the Different Types of Paper Stock?

10 - What are the Different Types of Paper Weight?

11 - What's the Difference between Direct-to-Plate and Digital Printing?

12 - What is Flexography Printing?

13 - What is a Letterpress?

14 - What Is Offset Lithography?

15 - What is Screen/Silkscreen Printing?

16 - What’s a Web Press? Is that an Internet Thing?

17 - Should I Photocopy My Printing Project?

18 - How to Keep Your Printing Costs Down

19 - What Should I Ask My Prospective Printer?

20 - What Does My Printer Need To Know?

21 - 5 Handy Tips on How to Submit a Printing Quote

22 - What are Duotones, Duographs, Tritones and Quadtones?

23 - What are Halftones and Linescreens?

24 - What Are Spreads, Signatures and Imposition?

25 - What are my Binding Options?

26 - Varnish: The Finishing Touch

27 - Tips on Choosing a Printing Company

28 - Tips on Getting a Book Printed

29 - Tips on Getting a Catalog Printed

30 - Tips on Getting a Flyer Printed

31 - Tips on Getting a Newsletter Printed

32 - How to Submit a Request for Quote

33 - What is the Difference Between Coated and Uncoated Paper?

34 - What’s the Difference Between “Spot Colors” and “Four Color Process”?

35 - Will my Printing Proof Match What I see On My Monitor?

36 - What Options do I Have in Terms of Binding?

37 - What does (4 over 1) or (4 over 4) mean?

38 - What is Cover Stock?

39 - New Methods of Color Proofing

40 - Paper Options That Can Save Money

41 - Pros & Cons of Printers That Subcontract

42 - Resizing Scanned Images

43 - Tips for Reducing the Costs of a Direct/Bulk Mailing

44 - Using Spot UV Coating

45 - When to Buy New Color Swatch (PMS) Books?

46 - Calculating Delivery Costs on Your Printing

47 - Color Options That Fit Your Printing Budget

48 - Choosing the Right Ink for Your Print Project

49 - Choosing the Right Size Envelope for Your Printed Material

50 - What Color Paper Should I Use?

51 - Comparing Your Color Options for Your Printing Material

52 - Types of Printing Presses for Your Printing Project

53 - How to Avoid Errors When Printing on Envelopes

54 - How to Avoid Folding Problems with Your Printing

55 - How to Choose the Right Printing Paper

56 - How to Receive an Accurate Printing Quote

57 - How to Proof Halftone Patterns

58 - How to Understand a Blueline Printing Proof

59 - How to Review Press Approval Sheets

60 - How to Review Your Final Printed Product

61 - How to Submit Photographs for Printing

62 - Tell Me the Difference Between Coated and Uncoated Paper

63 - What are the Different Types of Paper Coating Options?

64 - What You Need to Send Your Printer

65 - When to Ask for a Printing Quote?

66 - Are There Standard Sizes For Envelopes?

67 - Choosing Printing Paper: Paper Stock Considerations!

68 - Adding Varnish to Your Printing

69 - The LetterPress Printing Method

70 - The Web Press Printing Method

71 - Methods of Print Binding

72 - Flexography Printing

73 - The Offset Printing Method

74 - The Silk Screen Printing Method

75 - Digital Printing Versus Direct-To-Plate

76 - Coated Paper Stock Versus Uncoated Paper Stock

77 - Understanding Paper Stock

78 - What Does a Paper's Weight Mean?

79 - What's the Difference Between Direct-to-Plate and Digital Printing?

80 - What's the Difference Between Engraving and Thermography?

81 - What is Flexographic Printing?

82 - What is Gravure, Rotogravure, Printing?

83 - What Is Offset Printing?

84 - Moiré Patterns and How They're Caused

85 - Fraction Equivalents - The EASY Way!

86 - Are Picas the Same as Inches?






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