Printing Tips from the “Grey” side:

Printing Tips from the “Grey” side:

Ink”Spot color” is a pre-mixed standardized pigment, e.g Pantone® inks;There are only four “process” colors: cyan, magenta, yellow and black. These transparent colors are overlaid on the printing press to simulate literally millions of colors. (Look at...
Print Factoids from Greyskye

Print Factoids from Greyskye

General• There are only four “process” colors: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black.  These transparent colors are overlayed on the printing press to simulate millions of colors.• Black ink IS considered a color. However, depending upon the printing process, may appear...
Modern vs. Traditional Printing

Modern vs. Traditional Printing

Engraving• Hand-done on 80 year-old machines; beautiful; reasonable costOffset• Printing ink “offset” onto paper by a printing press – splat!Thermography – “Poormans’ engraving”• Raised ink on business cards and invitations (treated with a heated substance,...
Paper & Binding

Paper & Binding

Paper:• Call paper companies such as Mead Paper and ask for a carton of paper sample swatch books (in most cases free)• “Rag” paper stock is usually finer because it means cotton is included in the paper’s makeup, i.e. finer look and feel• Signature:...