Design Process

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How to save yourself time and money when sending art.

Save yourself time and money by following these steps when submitting a complex project to Henry Printing. Rather than doing the layout yourself, you might find it easier to submit an unformatted text document along with photos and other images. Our designers will then place the photos and images while flowing the text around them. [...]

Common Design Terms that you may hear during the printing process

Bleed: Printing that goes to the edge of the sheet after trimming. CMYK: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and blacK inks and toners used to simulate complex color. Coated paper: A clay-coated paper with a gloss, dull, or matte finish. Crop marks: Printed lines showing where to trim a printed sheet. Duotone: A halftone picture made up [...]

How to set up your artwork for a bleed.

If you are creating artwork that has no margins (artwork that extends all the way to the edge of the printed piece), create a bleed. Bleeding artwork means that you extend it past its margins preferably 1/8". If you aren't sure how to do this talk with the designers at Henry Printing, so they can recommend [...]

Why your printed proofs look different from screen art.

Most printed materials use CMYK or spot colors as their color profile. These inks are combined in the printing process by forming small rosettes which create the illusion of a complex color. Pantone spot colors are universally known ink colors with specific mixing instructions to ensure the color matches each time. RGB color stands for [...]

Things to keep in mind when creating art for Print.

When creating artwork for print, there are a few things to consider. All images to be used in print materials should be at least 300 dpi. Artwork that extends to the edge of the printed piece must include a “bleed”. This means extending the artwork past the final trim by 1/8".