Blind image is an image that is debossed or embossed, but not printed with ink or foil.
Border refers to the area between the edge of the image and the edge of the paper.
CMYK is short for cyan, magenta, yellow, and key (black). CMYK is the standard color model used in four-color printing process used by PsPrint.
Crop or cropping refers to the process of positioning an image to ensure that unwanted portions of the image are removed during the printing process. Cropping is also a way to properly proportion your final artwork before approving your print job.
Crop marks are small symbols placed in the margin outside of the image area that indicate the area to be printed and/or trimmed from the image.
A die-cut is the process of outlining a specified shape then cutting the outlined project leaving a cut shape into the paper. Business cards can also be custom cut to a certain shape or object.
Deboss means to press an image into paper so it lies below the surface.
Die is a device made out of sharp steel that is used to cut, score, stamp, emboss, or deboss irregular shapes.
Die cutting is a process by which a die made out of sharp steel is used to cut irregular shapes in printed sheets. Die cutting is done on either flatbed or rotary presses.
Embossing is to mark or decorate a surface with a raised design or symbol. The opposite of embossing is debossing, which is to mark or decorate a surface by creating an indent in the material.
Encapsulated postscript file or .EPS for short is an Adobe Systems-developed file format. It is a device-independent PostScript representation of a graphic or other object. It stores files as vectors and includes a low-resolution bitmap representation for quick on-screen viewing.
Foil stamping is the process of pressing a heated die onto a sheet of foil, releasing the foil from its backing and adhering it to the paper to create a foil design on a printed piece.
Four-color printing is the process by cyan, magenta, yellow, and blank inks are used to create a full color image.
Print-Ready files are digital artwork files that are 100% ready to print, requiring no additional adjustments by PsPrint other than preflighting and standard prepress work.
Edge Painting Stand out from that stack of business cards with a custom painted edge! Choose from 10 different colors to fit your brand!
Note: Painted edges are only available for 16pt, 24pt, and 30pt letterpress.
Proof, also known as hardcopy proof, is a close representation of the final printed piece provided by PsPrint. A proof is provided to predict results on press and record how the final printed piece will appear in terms of color, layout and accuracy. Production does not begin printing the final piece until the proof has been approved by the client.
Resolution is the number of pixels displayed per unit of length in an image, usually measured in pixels per inch (ppi) or dots per inch (dpi). Computer monitors are normally 72 to 96 dpi while most printed pieces are 300 dpi or more.
Rich black is made by mixing other colors of ink with black ink to produce a much darker, deeper black on press than can be achieved by using black ink alone. To create rich black on pieces printed by PsPrint, your CMYK calibration values must be 50% Cyan, 40% Magenta, 40% Yellow, and 100% Black