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2 Nov 2017 by Piet De Pauw

Make your print job stand out. Get creative with ink! 

Getting a print to stand out is no easy feat. Are you a marketeer, graphic designer or printer looking to pull out all the stops and get creative? We’ve already discussed the amazing effects you can achieve by printing on unusual substrates, so of course, we just couldn’t resist putting together a top five of creative inks for you to try out as well …  

31 Oct 2017 by Piet De Pauw

Color Space & PitStop: a perfect match  

There’s no denying it: color combinations are crucial when it comes to brand recognition.  Logos, advertising campaigns and general identities rely on specific and consistent colors in order to be successful.  Graphic designers and marketers spend a significant amount of time building a palette that will look awesome on a variety of output mediums, from packaging and promotional material to website graphics.  So, what does PitStop have to do with this, you ask?  Dependable content, that’s what!

24 Oct 2017 by Piet De Pauw

So what’s the deal with Certified PDF?

There’s a lot more to the humble PDF than meets the eye. All may appear calm on the surface but so much can go wrong along the journey from your screen to the printer. Since quite a few PDF creators are unaware of this, printers often need to spend precious time editing their clients’ PDFs to get them print-ready and, understandably, there are some printers who would prefer to avoid all that fuss and simply accept Certified PDFs only.

17 Oct 2017 by Diana Albiol

3 poster design tips guaranteed to create impact

Designing a successful poster is no easy feat. There are millions of posters out there competing for the public's attention. What’s more, designing a great poster is a threefold challenge: It not only has to have immediate impact and stop busy consumers in their tracks, it must also contain relevant "take-aways", the information that inspires the viewer to take a desired action. And last but not least, the design has to look equally awesome in large format as it does in regular print.

11 Oct 2017 by Jeffrey Philips

Transparency in PDF: printing without those white lines

Transparency in PDF has been around since 2001, but still seems to be one of those technologies that people are uncomfortable using. To a lot of people (graphic designers included) transparency in PDF and the white lines it tends to generate on the monitor are a mystery, so we often get support questions and see forum posts about transparency issues. Allow us to give you chapter and verse on transparency, and on white lines in particular.

9 Oct 2017 by Piet De Pauw

Ink Coverage: A closer look

Are you tired of seeing the vivid colors on your screen turn into a muddy brown once printed, or having objects “rubber stamp” themselves on opposing pages of a book or magazine? No worries. This article tells you all you need to know about excess ink coverage and how to solve the issue in a heartbeat.