One of the greatest innovations in today’s large format printing industry, web-to-print is transforming the way printers do business. Or, better said, the way many printers could be doing business. Despite the endless opportunities web-to-print creates, poor system integration and a lack of awareness are still slowing down mass-market adoption considerably. This article lines up the most critical success factors for any web-to-print service.
Using black ink for offset printing can be a tricky business. We’ve all been there, scratching our heads when we see a supposedly jet black area turn out grayish, greenish or even bluish in print. Fortunately, graphic designers and printers have a few tricks up their sleeves to solve this common printing problem and create what is known in the printing industry as rich black or deep black.
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!
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.