Printing & Publishing : FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions & Answers

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Sep 21 2011

Can I save money using an international printing company?


Jul 20 2011

What is offset printing? Offset lithography?


Jul 12 2011

What is a QR code?


Jul 12 2011

What are barcodes? Barcode labels?


May 12 2011

What is the basis weight of paper? Grammage?


May 11 2011

What is wide format printing?


Apr 25 2011

What does “above the fold” mean?


Mar 20 2011

What is direct mail? Direct mail marketing?


Nov 30 2010

What is the difference between a broadsheet and a tabloid?


Sep 29 2010

What does 4/4 color printing mean?


Sep 17 2010

What is screen printing?


Sep 10 2010

What are the most common brochure sizes available for printing?


Sep 02 2010

What is lenticular printing?


Sep 01 2010

What is letterpress printing?


Aug 30 2010

What is water transfer printing or hydrographics?


Aug 04 2010

What is the difference between the RGB and CMYK color?


Jul 30 2010

What is camera ready art or artwork?


Jul 23 2010

What is a motif?


Jul 21 2010

What is embossing?


Jul 21 2010

What is debossing?


Jun 12 2010

What is image resolution?


May 20 2010

What are rack cards?


Apr 16 2010

What are the coating options for hard bound books?


Apr 06 2010

What are the most frequently used book sizes in publishing?


Apr 01 2010

What is an ISBN? Does my book need one?


Mar 07 2010

What is smythe sewn binding?


Mar 03 2010

What is bleed in printing?


Mar 01 2010

What are crop marks?


Feb 25 2010

What is the difference between Spot and Process colors?


Feb 25 2010

What are PMS colors?


Feb 24 2010

What does 4/0, 4/1 & 4/4 printing mean?


Feb 24 2010

What does CMYK stand for?