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 »

Brochures, Flyers & Sell Sheets

Brochures come in many shapes and sizes and the word “brochure” is often used to describe a wide range of printed material. – Flyers and Sell Sheets are often called “brochures.” These are single sheets, usually 8-1/2 x 11 size and typically printed on glossy book or cover stock. – […] 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 »

Printing Holiday Greeting Cards

The holiday season is coming up and now’s the time most companies start planning their Thanksgiving, Christmas, Chanukah, New Year’s and other Holiday Greeting Cards. Printing greeting cards is one of our specialties; in fact we’ve won several awards in the past few years for our cards. Greeting cards can […] 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 »

Do you know what UV coating stands for?

What can a UV coating do for me? Looking to draw attention to your printed piece? UV coating might be the ideal finishing touch to you. It is a matte or glossy coating applied to the press sheet after your job has printed. It is applied by a separate machine […] Read more »

When to Use an Aqueous Coating

Aqueous Coating (aka AQ) is an environmentally friendly water-based coating applied to your printed piece.  It’s applied on press during the printing process and has two purposes. 1. It protects the piece against scuffing, which is very helpful if you have heavy ink coverage. 2. It aids in the drying […] Read more »

All About Varnishes

A varnish is a finishing technique applied when your job is printed.  It can be applied at the same time the inks are laid down or as an additional pass through the press. A varnish is similar to ink, though it has no pigment and it’s purpose is to protect […] Read more »

Foiling & Foil Stamping

What is Foiling / Foil Stamping? This is a process where a heated die is used to fuse foil to paper. The foil comes in a variety of colors: gold, silver, metallic colors, pigment foils, holographic images, clear foil and more. Foil stamping can be combined with embossing to further […] Read more »