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Glossary

The type of paper used for different purposes is expressed in weight. In the US system it is designated by Pound (lb).

The paper used for writing/printing (letterheads and stationery) is generally between 60 to 120 gsm (20 to 70 lb) and is called book or text stock. Anything heavier than this is considered card stock, i.e. the paper used for business cards, postcards, greeting cards, etc.

(1) In printing, printed image that runs off the edges of a page. (2) The migration of ink into unwanted areas.

A four-page insert, having foldouts on either side of the center spread.

A continuous double series of wire loops running through punched slots along the binding side of a booklet.

  • The size of the printed material in its finished stage.

It is a test sheet or image made to reveal errors or flaws, predict results on press and record how a printing job is intended to appear when finished.

  • Sharpness of an image on film, paper, computer screen or other medium. It is measured in DPI (dots per inch).

 A very popular book binding method in which folded sheets are collated together one inside the other and then stapled through the fold line with staples. The staples pass through the fold from the outside and are clinched between the center pages.

To assemble multiple sheets or parts together to create a set. Collating is used in the preparation of booklets, catalogs and manuals.

 A font is a collection of characters with a similar design. These characters include lowercase and uppercase letters, numbers, punctuation marks, and symbols. 

typeface is the design of letters that can include variations, such as extra bold, bold, regular, light, italic, condensed, etc. Each of these variations of the typeface is a font. 

Coil binding is a popular document finishing method that can be used for reports, proposals, anthologies, and more. In order to bind with coils, it's usually necessary to use a coil binding machine.

Also known as trim marks, are lines printed in the corners of your publication's sheet or sheets of paper to show the printer where to trim the paper. They are used by commercial printers for creating bleeds where an image or color on the page needs to extend all the way to the edge of the paper.

The Pantone Matching System (PMS) is way for printers to communicate very particular colors for offset and digital printing. A PMS number is simply a number in this system that designates a certain color.

Preliminaries

Answer 1

Online Printing System is a prepress process that bridges the gap between online digital content and commercial print production. The process allows a print house, a client or a graphic designer to create, edit, and approve computer-based online templates during the prepress phase. This process increasingly calls for a Portable Document Format (PDF) workflow environment with output provided by digital printing.

Products

There are three options for designing and customizing a product. Click a product on the left-hand panel and choose one of the options.

1. Custom Design lets you customize the products. Click it to open the design studio and use multiple tools to create your own design.

2. Upload Design: Using this option, you can upload your own JPG, JPEG, GIF, PNG, EPS, AI, PDF and PSD images.

3. Browse Design: Use this to select hundreds of pre-loaded templates. Work on them or customize them through our design studio.

Coated papers are available in two finishes – glossy (shiny and smooth) and matt (flat and lusterless). Coated glossy papers reflect the light evenly so they are suitable for almost all types of printing jobs. Glossy papers have a good ink holdout, which is important for creating sharp, bright images.

Printing

Our system uses RGB (red, green, blue) for displaying digital images on your computer. We have an accurately mapped color pallet to match RGB to CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, key) to ensure proper 4-color printing.

300 dpi (dots per inch) is the resolution of the output PDF file.

We use digital printing, which provides the highest quality of print material for both text and images.

Pricing

Yes, the price list indicates basic prices of products against the speculative quantities. The prices are calculated with regard to the most basic paper/card types, sizes and single side printing. As you know, the final printing cost depends on many parameters: paper/card weights or thickness (GSM/Pt), glossy or matt finish, 2 or 4 colors, square or rounded corners, single or double side printing, quantity, destination shipping charges and the mode of transport. Once you place the order using the above parameters, the system will dsiplay the actual cost and you can pay by credit card.