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How to Create High Quality Business Cards

Many people skimp on their business cards, thinking they aren’t that important. They assume that these pieces will be thrown away moments after being handed out. Or that they can easily exchange contact information by exchanging phones at inputting each other’s numbers. But this attitude is what ends up making your business card an afterthought …

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Can I Print Postage on Envelopes and Postcards?

Yes, you can use your own postage printing equipment to place postage on your printed postcards and envelopes. If you want to print your own postage on postcards, it’s important that you choose the right paper and coating so that your equipment isn’t damaged. The best coating choice will offer protection and enhance the color …

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Cardstock and paper options
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What Paper Options Do I Have?

What are my paper stock options? Each PrintPlace product has a different set of available paper options, optimized for the normal use of each product. For example, you may order postcards in a selection of cardstocks while brochures can be ordered in a variety of both cardstocks and paper stocks. Likewise, business cards by default …

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How Do I Format My Artwork for CMYK?

We often get questions about how to properly format artwork for CMYK for good reason. Neglecting to convert your files from RGB to CMYK before printing can cause significant discrepancies between how your artwork’s colors appear on screen and how they appear in print. For this reason we recommend that you convert files from the …

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Why Printing Uses CMYK

CMYK printing is the standard in the industry. The reason printing uses CMYK comes down to an explanation of the colors themselves. CMY will cover most lighter color ranges quite easily, compared to using RGB. However, CMY by itself can’t create very deep dark colors like “true black,” so black (designated “K” for “key color”) is added. …

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What Is DPI Definition
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What Is DPI?

One unavoidable question we keep getting is “what is DPI”? Printing online has never been simpler, but it’s important to understand DPI and other related ideas to help you prepare your file for printing. Most designers can tell you that DPI stands for “ dots per inch” and the higher the DPI the better the print …

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