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Paper Truth

It is time to learn about the foundation of a typical sheet of paper used in offset printing.  Here is a quick study of paper, its coating and how it deals with ink.  147 more words

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Coffee + Paper = DISASTER (but not always!)

Do you need a paper that is resistant to water, peach juice, coffee, milk, rain, sweat, tea, watermelon, mud, ketchup, snow, tears, soap and many other liquids?   88 more words

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What is this thing??

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Think you know?  Email me at deanrickman@yahoo.com and tell me what you think!  You are SO SMART!  You MIGHT win a cool prize!   123 more words

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What the heck is an Uncompahgre??

Fresh off one of our Heidelbers!  

A very nice book:

This is a book by Jeff Burch and Don Paulson and features beautiful images from the Uncompahgre (un . 149 more words

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Round That Corner!

A cool, inexpensive and quick way to enhance a project is to add a round corner here or there.  Here are some examples that were used on some business cards (thank you, Erica of ELK Media! 83 more words

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What does that K mean in CMYK??

oK!  Here, koncise and korrect answer as kopied from a kontestant’s entry: the truth about the K in CMYK:


The ‘K‘ stands for “key,” as in key plate.
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The CMYK Four Color Language

Quick!!  What does this mean:
4 + PMS + SOFT TOUCH AQ + DRY TRAP SPOT GLOSS VARNISH / SAME

To begin with, you must understand how ink is applied on the paper.  409 more words

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