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A Line Screen is the measure of how many halftone lines are printed in a linear inch. The value is expressed as Lines Per Inch (LPI), which usually seen in lithography, screen printing and more. This important measurement related to the way printers reproduce photographic images also defines the necessary resolution of an image. The LPI is dependent on the output device and the type of paper.

Common numbers of line screen measurement seen in sheet fed printing are 130, 150 and 450 (ProjectCenter offers 450 line screen printing). The higher the number, the better the quality. People in the business of photography find this measurement to be very important to the quality of their work, as you can see here.

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Book, Text and Cover are names referring to the kind of paper used in a printing job. Most commonly, you’ll hear terms like ‘100lb Gloss Book’, ’80lb Gloss Text’ or ‘130lb Gloss Cover’.

Text and Book are essentially the same paper. It depends on who you talk to. This type of paper stock is typically used for brochures, flyers and posters, which has the thickness of a regular piece of paper, generally speaking.

Cover is a thicker paper stock that verges on the thickness of cardstock. Cover, as its name would suggest, can be used for the outside cover of pamphlets and booklets, as well as postcards and business cards.

 

ABOUT PROJECTCENTER:

ProjectCenter is a single-source service company providing marketing and document solutions to small, medium and large-sized businesses in the U.S. area. ProjectCenter is based in Phoenix, Arizona and its services include graphic design, web design, printing, copying, scanning and mailing. For more information, please call (602) 252-6655 or visit www.makepapereasy.com.

When printing a catalogue via a web printer, money can be saved when you print in slightly smaller sizes. To understand this concept, one needs to know the difference between web printing and other more common printing processes, such as sheet fed printing.

Sheet fed printers run large sheets of paper stock through a printer, and then the sheets are cut down to the sizes that were requested. Because the sheets are always the same size going into the printer, the cost is goods is the same everytime. Thus, size does not matter in terms of cost savings. Web printers stock their paper on very large rolls, which allows them to cut off the paper at any place they choose. This gives them the advantage of saving paper, resulting in a lower cost of goods. This savings is usually gets passed on to the client.

So, something as simple as printing a 8.25″ x 10.75″ catalogue, rather than a 8.5″ x 11″ catalogue can save a client quite a bit money when going through a web printer (a 1/4″ difference can amount to a 25% to 50% savings).

ProjectCenter is a single-source service company providing marketing and document solutions to small, medium and large-sized businesses in the U.S. area. ProjectCenter is based in Phoenix, Arizona and its services include graphic design, web design, printing, copying, scanning and mailing. For more information, please call (602) 252-6655 or visit  www.makepapereasy.com or follow us at www.twitter.com/ProjectCenter.

“Dirty Jobs” on the Discover Channel had a great episode that included a printing press (June 27, 2006). Although not quite interesting to the regular person, it is a great example of the work involved for those in the marketing industry. It truly helps one to understand all the intricacies of the offset printing business (i.e. setting up machinery, manually mixing colors, running paper through perfectly, etc.), and why spot color work should never and probably will never reduce its market pricing.

We could not find video of this episode online, but if anyone is interested in buying it, here it is: 

http://www.amazon.com/Discovery-Channels-Dismantler-Terracotta-Decorator/dp/B000OPVQM2

ABOUT PROJECTCENTER:

ProjectCenter is a single-source service company providing marketing and document solutions to small, medium and large-sized businesses in the U.S. area. ProjectCenter is based in Phoenix, Arizona and its services include graphic design, web design, printing, copying, scanning and mailing. For more information, please call (602) 252-6655 or visit  www.makepapereasy.com.