How To Properly Create Bleeds

The above image is a basic template of guidelines for setting up a job with bleeds (in this case, a 4″ x 6″ postcard). Click image to open a PDF of the document. More and more our clients are designing their jobs to bleed. What is a bleed? In printing, a...

An Example of Variable Image Printing

Variable data printing is often mistaken for a simple mail merge. However, it can be much more unique than that. One specific type of variable data printing – variable image printing – allows for focused graphics to be used within each and every piece in a...

PDFs, Spot Colors and Transparency

In a previous blog we covered a couple of free methods to create a PDF for printing at CEC. In this update we’re going to address a very common issue when digitally printing PDF files. Have you ever received a print with a white box behind text where you were...

CMYK, RGB and Spot Colors

One of the most frequent issues we encounter when setting up client files for printing is color matching. Due to the number of unique output devices, substrates, methods, and any combination of the three, there can be significant differences in results. CEC adheres to...
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