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9 Jan 2019 by Andrew Bailes-Collins

Did you know? Barcodes can be tiny job tickets

Like most manufacturing processes, print shops rely on job tickets. Despite the industry’s increasing focus on automation, however, a lot of printers still use paper tickets that travel through the process with the job. Are you one of those printers and are you fed up with tickets getting misplaced or lost? Enfocus now has the perfect solution in store. 

7 Dec 2018 by Andrew Bailes-Collins

Soft proofing: the browser is where the magic happens!

Soft proofing is nothing new. Most print customers are used to proofing jobs by email and find it pretty convenient to boot. Sure, they may have some questions or remarks regarding color accuracy or what might happen to their layers in the RIP. But for the most part – and this is especially true in the case of digital print – customers are comfortable giving printers the green light based on what they see in a PDF soft proof. However, there are some bees in the prepress bonnet when it comes to administering soft proofs via email. Is it time for a browser-based alternative? Yes! And it already exists, fancy that. Read on to discover all about the Enfocus PDF Review Module.

10 Oct 2018 by Andrew Bailes-Collins

Two Click Proofing at ZeroPlus

Using the PDF Review Module, ZeroPlus is now creating and sending proofs to customers in minutes and getting them turned around to them in less than an hour. The process is much easier for their customers who no longer have to download, unzip, inspect and return an email.

1 Mar 2018 by Andrew Bailes-Collins

Just knock it out! Tackling the challenges of reversed type

Getting white or light-colored text to really take center stage on a dark background can be one tricky task. In fact, reversed type or knockout text, as printers like to call it, not coming out right is one of the ten most common printing errors. Fortunately, printing reversed type is not just a matter of keeping your fingers crossed. There is plenty you can do in the prepress stage to get those white elements looking just as great in print as they do on screen.

1 Mar 2018 by Andrew Bailes-Collins

5 tips for designing and printing the best brochures

Brochures are not just about getting a message across. They’re about giving customers a tangible extension of a brand experience. Arguably one of the biggest challenges of designing a brochure is the fact that the information they present is time-sensitive. So, as a designer, you really need to pull out all the stops to achieve that wow impact and create something memorable. What’s more, no matter how great the design, the printing process is what really determines whether a brochure is going to be perceived as high-quality. 

4 Sep 2018 by Andrew Bailes-Collins

How efficient is your Prepress Department?

It’s always been a bit tricky knowing how well your prepress is doing, there aren’t many global benchmarks to measure against.