There is nothing more disheartening than to have a client send us a “camera-ready” pdf for printing, and just when we get it printed, we get this frantic phone call. “Have you started on our job yet? We need to make some changes.” Sometimes these are substantive changes which can’t be helped. Like the major… Continue reading Camera Ready
Camera ready is a printers’ term that we used many years ago when we took photographs of pages to create a negative to burn on a printing plate. It means that the project came in perfectly sized and finished so all we had to do was take it to the dark room, snap the negative,… Continue reading Camera Ready
As a general rule, if you are bringing something to the print shop, it’s better to bring the electronic file than a printed copy. There are exceptions, but this is generally the case. Most text programs give you the choice to save your work as a PDF file. PDF stands for Portable Document Format. Essentially… Continue reading Electronic File?
DuMond Printing is located in central Kansas. We are thirty miles south of I-70 and thirty miles west of I-135 on US Highway 56. We are even close to the middle of Lyons, just half a block west of the southwest corner of the square on the south side of Commercial Street. But our… Continue reading Geography
Whiteout is a wonderful product for many uses. However, in the print shop we do NOT use it, ever. There are reasons. We cannot copy a document that has whiteout on it. Either the tape or the liquid. Both leave a raised spot which can scratch the glass on our copy board when we try… Continue reading Whiteout
Books, booklets, and pamphlets are what we call multi-page publications. They may have four pages which is the simplest. These can generally be printed front and back of a single sheet and folded in half. Ta-da! And you have four pages. However, more than four pages requires some additional work. Since these are a few… Continue reading Books, Booklets, and Pamphlets
Clients who like to design their own publications use various media to create their product. Graphics files can be particularly problematic. File types are identified by their extensions which are abbreviations of their names and where they originated: … Continue reading Graphics Content Files