Folding Carton Packaging

A folding carton offers one of the most economical product packaging solutions.  They are a great way to display and promote products plus generate sales. These cartons can be custom-designed to securely hold most any product or a package of products. They provide several advantages for a variety of industries: […] Read more »

Postcards Printed Cheap

Postcards are one of the most affordable printed items and are available in a wide range of sizes, types of paper and coatings. The most common stocks are: 100lb Gloss Cover, 14 pt & 15 pt coated 2-side paper (aka C2S). But postcards can be printed on most any stock […] 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 »

Top 6 Ways to Save Money on Print Costs

Here are some things to consider when trying to save money on your print costs, as well as get the biggest bang for your buck. Choose a popular size for the project that will result in a good cut out of the stock. A sure-fire way is to design with […] Read more »

What Does the Weight of Paper Mean?

You’ve heard of 100lb gloss book, 80lb gloss cover, 20lb bond and more, but what does this weight refer to? Paper is measured in pounds per 500 sheets.  The paper manufacturer will select a standard sheet size for their paper when getting the initial weight on 500 sheets (this standard […] Read more »

What is the Difference Between Coated and Uncoated Paper?

In manufacturing, all paper starts out uncoated. Paper is made out of bleached wood fibers, fillers, clay and caulk fillings. At the end of the papermaking machine, it‘s sometimes covered in a white clay or clay and caulk filler which covers up the small crevices, making it fairly smooth. This […] Read more »

Where do Printers get their paper?

Print Values Trees Most paper now comes from sustainable forests. These forests are essentially “tree farms,” where trees are grown as a crop, just like broccoli or wheat. When these trees are harvested, new stocks are planted. Print on paper gives landowners a financial incentive to renew forests rather than […] Read more »