Newest Articles for Printing - 2

Preventing Registration Errors | Printing

Trapping is a way of compensating for errors in registration on the press and is one of the ways that people judge the quality of the printed piece. It's the process of slightly overlapping colors so that slivers of white won't appear between colors, compensating for potential registration errors. Registration errors can be caused by a few different things like: Material problems, environmental issues, mechanical problems, and of course, human error, but most common problems usually stem from the press itself and the paper.

Submitted by Printing America Staff on Thursday, May 19th, 2011

Embossing vs. Debossing

Embossing and debossing are two processes that use heat and pressure to create a relief using two etched dies. The paper is pressed between a male (raised) counter-die and a female (recessed) die which creates the embossed effect. The difference between the two is that embossing creates a raised effect while debossing creates an indented impression.

Submitted by Printing America Staff on Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Printing | The Benefits Of Digital and Offset Printing

The advancements in digital printing technology have given customers more options and features, with that though it has also brought confusion. Understanding the advantages and disadvantages of both is very important to making the right choice for your next job. In this article we will look at the benefits of both digital and offset printing.

Submitted by Printing America Staff on Thursday, March 10th, 2011

Printing | Does Paper Color Count As A Printing Color?

When I'm printing a two color job, that is printed on yellow paper, does that mean it uses one ink color and one paper color?

Submitted by Printing America Staff on Monday, February 7th, 2011

Top Five Prepress Problems

Because everyone makes mistakes and those that don't learn from them are doomed to repeat them are the most common prepress issues that can stop a printing job in its tracks

Submitted by Printing America Staff on Friday, February 4th, 2011