The Magic of Photoshop Enhancements — Case Study

We recently produced a high-end corporate brochure for Universe Holdings, a renowned real estate investment company based in Century City. They found Clear Print while looking online for commercial printers in the Los Angeles area. Our client hired their own designer (Elizabeth Kempf of Gush Bottega) who did an excellent […] Read more »

Setting Up Artwork For Print — Additional Information

Here are some basic steps to follow when setting up artwork for print: 1. When you make your artwork template, make sure it includes ⅛” bleed all the way around. This should be the first step you do when setting up artwork for print. 2. Make sure that if any […] Read more »

Labels – material, printing, coatings & finishes

The way your labels appear is extremely important. Labels are often the most recognizable part of your product’s brand or image and in addition to being practical, they must be easily identifiable. Some of the most common settings for your labels are: · Product identification · Shipment addressing · Bar codes · Work-in-process · Inventory control […] Read more »

Holiday Catalogs

Are you looking to print a holiday catalog this season? Clear Print is an excellent source for holiday catalogs as well as supporting marketing collateral. We know that time is of the essence when it comes to promoting for the holidays, and we will ensure that your holiday catalogs are done […] Read more »

Printing 2014 Calendars

Looking for a company to produce your 2014 Calendar? There are a variety of formats to choose from: Multi-page Wall Calendar Single Sheet Wall Calendar Large Desktop Calendar Small Desktop Calendar Pocket Calendar Below is summary of each.   Multi-Page Wall Calendar Most Multi-Page Wall Calendars are 8.5” x 5.5”, […] Read more »

Raster Images vs. Vector Art—What’s the difference?

Computer graphics can be created as either raster or vector images.  Choosing the right format can make (or break) your design. Raster Images Raster Images are bitmaps (a grid of individual pixels that together compose an image). A raster image is a collection of countless tiny squares (aka pixels) that […] Read more »

Difference between Saddle Stitch and Perfect Bind

Saddle Stitching and Perfect Binding are the 2 most common options used to bind a multi-page booklet, catalog or magazine. In Saddle Stitching, multiple pages are bound together along the fold with 2 staples. The line created by the fold is also known as the “spine.” Let’s take an 8.5” […] Read more »

CMYK Printing Problems SOLVED

Below are some helpful tips to troubleshoot common problems when printing in CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow & Black):  Problem: My blues are turning purple. Solution: To ensure your blue colors don’t turn purple, the values between Cyan and Magenta should be 30 points apart (or more).  Correct Example: C: 100%, […] Read more »