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PREPRESS TWO CENTS: CLEAR! Clear Overrides, That Is

Are you a fan of control and consistency? If so, then Paragraph Styles are probably already your friends. These little gems not only allow you to quickly format large chunks of text, they can help you locate and eliminate certain text problems as well. As you know, black text needs to be colored with the [...]

PREPRESS TWO CENTS: CLEAR! Clear Overrides, That Is2019-12-23T13:32:28-06:00

PREPRESS TWO CENTS: YOU THINK YOU’RE SO PERFECT! Perfect Bound Cover, That Is

OR: Am I going to be howling mad that my file isn’t perfectly perfect for perfect bound? Let’s be honest: there’s something about a perfect bound publication that says it’s a piece worth hanging onto. The square spine and heavier cover stock suggest that the content is meant to be referenced again and again. A [...]

PREPRESS TWO CENTS: YOU THINK YOU’RE SO PERFECT! Perfect Bound Cover, That Is2019-12-23T13:32:28-06:00

PREPRESS TWO CENTS: YOU SPIN ME RIGHT ‘ROUND, BABY Straight talk about spiral binding

OR: Is this going to spiral out of control like a record? Have you been thinking about producing a catalog, manual or workbook? Does a spiral binding makes sense from a user’s standpoint because it’ll lay perfectly flat when it’s open? With spiral binding there’s no irritating tendency for the book to snap itself shut, [...]

PREPRESS TWO CENTS: YOU SPIN ME RIGHT ‘ROUND, BABY Straight talk about spiral binding2019-12-23T13:32:28-06:00

Why You Need Print Services for Your Subscription-Based Business

Subscription-based businesses are increasing at an astronomical rate.  The subscription-based business is the wave of the future.  It is the business model for practically every industry. Some examples of popular subscription-based businesses include meal services, wine and beer clubs, coffee clubs, pet toy and treat subscription boxes, and beauty box subscriptions.   Pretty soon everything [...]

Why You Need Print Services for Your Subscription-Based Business2019-12-23T13:32:28-06:00

5 Advantages of Digital Printing

Do you have a large print job that you need to hire out? Have you considered digital printing? There are so many advantages to digital printing, but some are more technical than others.  Let’s narrow it down to 5 advantages of digital printing.  Leave it to the experts to deal with the technical aspects. What [...]

5 Advantages of Digital Printing2019-12-23T13:32:28-06:00

4 Reasons to Buy Promotional Products for Business Marketing

Promotional Products for Business Marketing When it comes to marketing your business, promotional products for business marketing play a huge role in the effort to connect your business with your customers and prospects. Here are four reasons why you should invest in promotional products for business marketing. Most people love free stuff; they are inclined to [...]

4 Reasons to Buy Promotional Products for Business Marketing2019-12-23T13:32:29-06:00

Creating a PDF using PageMaker 7

Creating a PDF using PageMaker7 can be a little tricky, but if you follow these five steps, in order, you'll be making beautiful PDFs using PageMaker7 in no time. Step 1: Click the File menu and select Print. Choose Adobe PDF as your printer and in the PPD drop-down select Acrobat Distiller. (NOTE—the PPD menu [...]

Creating a PDF using PageMaker 72019-12-23T13:32:29-06:00

How to Prepare Your Publication for Commercial Printing

Most of the time when you need to print something you can use your printer at home, or if you don't have a printer at home, you can print at a place like Staples. For extra particular jobs such as large volume (anything over a hundred copies), specialty paper, binding or trimming, you'll want to [...]

How to Prepare Your Publication for Commercial Printing2019-12-23T13:32:29-06:00

Why Paper Quality and Thickness Matters

As a magazine printing company, CPC Printing and Promotions understands that paper quality and thickness matters. Even though it may feel like no one uses paper anymore as we live in a world that seems to be becoming more digital by the minute. Despite this, there are still many times when using paper is necessary. [...]

Why Paper Quality and Thickness Matters2017-12-11T11:45:35-06:00