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What is the Difference Between Blind and Registered Embossing?

First off, what is embossing? Embossing is impressing a design or decoration with or without a printed image. The whole embossing process is very good […]

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Turnaround

Please Note: All turn-around times are estimates only and do not account for shipping/logistics time. These turn-around times should not be taken as guaranteed delivery dates. […]

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Do you offer custom folds?

Yes we do, just request a custom quote.

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What is scoring and folding and how does it work?

Nothing is more disappointing than having a beautiful print job ruined by uneven and cracked folding. This is where scoring comes in. Scoring refers to […]

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Why do my folded business cards crack at the seam?

Folded business cards add space and design features to what could otherwise be a humdrum card. But there are ways to ensure that your folded […]

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Do you offer custom edge painted ink colors?

Yes, we can do any PMS color. Just give us the number when you request a custom quote.

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Why is letterpress printing so expensive?

Letterpress printing is a tedious process – from arranging your designs using individual type blocks, to the inking and imprinting stage. It involves equipment and […]

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What is letterpress printing and why is it badass?

Letterpress printing refers to relief printing text and images, where handset wood or metal type is imprinted onto a raised surface, similar to a rubber […]

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What is spot uv? Why do I want it? How is it made?

As you may have heard, UV coating refers to applying a clear liquid coat over printed designs. This is treated under ultraviolet light, drying it […]

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How high does the raised spot uv stick up?

Raised spot UV designs generally have a depth of 50 microns. That is enough to be able to feel the raised detailing on a card. […]

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What’s the difference between “raised” uv or foil and embossing?

UV or foil stamping may not have the truly tactile feature of an embossed pattern, but just like embossing, they are effective if you want […]

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What’s the difference between embossing and debossing?

Embossing and debossing are design processes where you either raise or recess certain images on your material. Let’s discuss these two further. Embossing involves raising […]

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How deep or far out will my emboss stick out?

Embossing is an awesome detail to add to your business card. It adds depth to specific designs, and it has a nice tactile feature to […]

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How do I setup my artwork for foil stamping and embossing?

You need to create two mask files for design projects that need foil stamping and embossing. One has to be a mask file for foil […]

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How do I setup my artwork for embossing?

To set up your design projects for embossing, you must create a mask file using programs such as Adobe InDesign and Illustrator. Here’s what you […]

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Do you offer laser die cutting?

Yes, we offer laser die cutting services. Also known as digital die cutting, laser die cutting involves high-powered lasers which vaporize, burn, or cut a […]

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