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Hints & Tips

08/06/2015

Planning a Direct Mail Campaign?

Posted in: Hints & Tips, Planning a Direct Mail Campaign? Data security is paramount! Check out these useful tips on how to deliver a secure, successful and cost effective marketing campaign to help achieve better results.
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05/06/2015

Market Leading Postage Discounts

Posted in: Hints & Tips, Market Leading Postage Discounts Once again businesses have been faced with Royal Mail price increase. Working with Platinum will ensure the most cost effective methods of production and postage discounts are available to your business.
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10/04/2015

Warning! Spot colours and transparency issues!

Posted in: Hints & Tips, Warning! Spot colours and transparency issues! Here is a useful article on problems associated with transparency and Pantone spot colours. A much more common problem than people think, thankfully it shows up on our proofing solution.
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18/08/2014

Recreating artwork? Don't know the font?..

Posted in: Hints & Tips, Recreating artwork? Don't know the font?.. Are you recreating artwork and aren't sure what the font is? This handy tip may help you
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28/01/2014

Need a stock photo?..

Posted in: Hints & Tips, Design & Marketing, Need a stock photo?.. Photography and illustration not your strong point?
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23/12/2013

Bleed and safe zones explained

Posted in: Hints & Tips, Bleed and safe zones explained Understanding the need for Bleed and a Safe Zone is important if, as partners, we are going to achieve our joint aim of an excellent finished print job. We require Bleed to allow for the tolerance of our guillotines (the machine used for cutting your job after printing)
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11/10/2013

How to prepare artwork

Posted in: Hints & Tips, How to prepare artwork Everything you need to know about supplying artwork files correctly We prefer all artwork to be supplied as high-resolution PDF format. PDFs are rapidly becoming the standard file format for transmitting files for printing, but it is important to prepare your PDF file in the correct way. Ideally, your PDF should be created using an industry standard preset.
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07/09/2013

Differences between vector and raster images

Posted in: Hints & Tips, Differences between vector and raster images Vector graphics use mathematical equations to represent shapes; they are mostly used for logos or graphics which need to be infinitely scalable without any reduction in quality. (Formats include eps, ai). Pantone colours can easily be used with these file formats.
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