Exporting PDFs with Bleeds from Adobe InDesign

Exporting PDFs with Bleeds from Adobe InDesign When creating a bleed job in InDesign, be sure to carefully look at your “Marks & Bleeds” settings when exporting it to a print ready PDF or you may not end up with a full 1/8 bleed, even though your InDesign document settings were set up that way. […]

Inventory VS. Staying Lean

Inventory VS. Staying Lean – “I HAVE A SMALL BUSINESS & IN AN EFFORT TO CONTROL MY OPERATING COSTS I KEEP AS LITTLE INVENTORY AS I CAN ON HAND OF EVERYTHING”This has become a common thought process with any sized business, but keeping low inventories doesn’t necessarily mean you will be saving money. The Tip […]

Making Good Design Decisions

Making Good Design Decisions – Lots of design ideas look great in front of your computer but don’t always work the way you plan after your final product is received. Just one example is applying outside borders. Let’s take business cards as an example. Click on the image to Zoom In –  The TipIf a […]

Monster Sized PDF files

Monster Sized PDF files – “My PDFs are coming out too Big! Something that should be less than a megabyte is coming out huge and too big to email” For other graphic designers out there who can’t understand why a simple PDF is coming out much larger than it should be, NO it’s not you. […]

My Computer Goes Too Slow Using Adobe

My Computer Goes Too Slow – The Adobe programs do heavily utilize your computers resources for sure, but don’t be too quick to decide you simply cannot run them, as there are lots of things that can be done before making that conclusion.First, see how many programs you actually have running at the same time. […]

Never make normal black type from process

Never make normal black type from process – Microsoft Word and other programs have a bad habit of making black type out of all 4 colors. Even though the type may look black on your screen, be sure to check your separation preview when viewing your exported PDF and check to be sure the type […]

The Benefit of setting your black type to overprint

The Benefit of setting your black type to overprint -When setting up any type of print ready document, if you are placing black type over an image or any color background, be sure that it is set to “overprint” and not “knock out” from the background. The reason for this is simple. Type, by its […]

The Type Doesn’t Look Right

The Type Doesn’t Look Right – If you’re a client who is getting frustrated because when ever you look at your PDF Proofs, all of the l’s I’s and 1’s look like they are a giant bold rectangles, know that this is just a PDF rendering issue. Click on the image to Zoom In –  […]

What does Vector mean, and what’s so great about it?

You may have heard the term “Vector Image” when you ask your printer what they need for files. A “vector image” is a mathematically based image as opposed to a “continuous tone” image, which is what your camera takes and is also always used for web graphics.The TipThere are several advantages for using vector images […]

What I have printed never looks like what’s on my monitor!

What I have printed never looks like what’s on my monitor – The color is always so different! This has always been a problem since the computers have come on to the scene, and there is a combination of reasons for this occurring. 1. As shown in the illustration, the color range of “RGB” (Red-Green-Blue) […]