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Coated vs Uncoated paper- What's the Difference?

When it comes to coated vs uncoated paper, the main difference is the way the paper is manufactured. Coated papers have a coating on them (typically clay),...

What is Embossing or Debossing?

Embossing Vs. Debossing Embossing is when you raise a logo or other image to create a 3D graphic. This raised design is achieved by pushing a metal die...

What's Foil Stamping?

A foil is a thin film coated with the colors that are applied to a product through a process known as hot stamping. The pigment is placed...

What's CMYK ?

CMYK essentially stands for Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Key (Black). The letter ‘K’ is used for Black because ‘B’ cannot be used as it already denotes Blue in the...

What's PMS Printing?

PMS (or Pantone Matching System) colors are slightly different than CMYK colors because they are mixed before they are applied to a surface. The pure spot color, or PMS color, is a...

What is Spot UV Printing?

Spot UV refers to the application of this UV Coating to a specific area (or areas) of a printed piece rather than coating the entire surface. If applied directly to...

Matt vs Gloss Lamination , which is best?

In the printing industry, lamination refers to the process of bonding a clear plastic film onto printed matter to make it stronger and more durable. In most cases, the...