Cracking on the Spine?

Question: The cover of the brochure that my printer delivered has cracking on the spine, why did this happen? Answer: Scoring is a part of the bindery process that will help prevent or reduce cracking when folding stock. The specific stock you are using will determine...

What is Digital Printing?

Question: Every printer seems to be selling a digital printing solution. The processes appear to be different. What do you consider “digital printing”. Answer: Digital printing has a couple of very distinct characteristics. The first property is that...

What is Gas Ghosting?

Question: I recently had a project delayed. The print rep said the delay was caused by gas ghosting. He never full explained the problem. What is gas ghosting? Answer: Gas ghosting, also known as gloss ghosting, is the transfer of a printed image from the front of one...

Why is My Gradient Banding?

Question: Why do gradients band when offset printed? I have a gradient in a project that prints fine to my office printer. When it goes to offset the gradient shows banding. Answer: A gradient is the transition of one or more colors from dark to light. They become...

Why Does One 80# Cover Feel Thinner Than Another?

Question: I notice that some 80# cover stocks appear to feel heavier than others. If they are both the same weight, how do you account for the difference? Answer: All 80# cover stock is not created equal. To accurately assess the bulk of any stock you need to know its...