9 Jan 2018 by Diana Albiol

Image compression: what’s in a file format?

Printers and graphic designers rely on the right file format for correct image compression. And choosing the right format – gif, tif, jpg, jpeg, png, eps or pdf – needs careful consideration in order to ensure the right output. Do you find yourself confused every time you’re about to save an image file and your computer asks you to pick an extension? Help is on the way! Continue reading to find out which file format best suits your image.

5 Jan 2018 by Tim Bernaerdt

An automation project is a marathon, not a 100m sprint

Several weeks ago, I completed my second marathon, here in the city Ghent. While training for the 42,198 km (don’t underestimate the extra 198 meters!) and running the actual race, I had a lot of time to think. It’s during this solitary, goal-driven time that the analogy between running a marathon and setting up an automation project suddenly occurred to me. (The things you think of to take your mind off pain!)

2 Jan 2018 by Andrew Bailes-Collins

Color conversion & PitStop: a perfect match

There’s no denying it: color conversion is key when it comes to brand recognition. Graphic designers and marketeers use it all the time because getting that one particular shade that looks so awesome on screen looking exactly the same on logos and objects and textile and packaging and posters is challenging, to say the least – hence the need for proper color conversion! What does PitStop have to do with this, you ask? Playing it safe, that’s what!

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.