Monthly Archives: June 2019

  • 3 Common Uses for a Wide Format Printer

    Most businesses have some type of printer equipment or printing services. From forms that need to be filled out to important order information to customer contact forms, there are endless uses for printing. But one type of printing many businesses fail to utilize is wide format printing. Wide format printers open up a whole new world of printing projects, so let's take a look at a few things you can do with this type of printing.

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  • How to Be More Eco-Friendly When Printing

    In today's society, more and more businesses are choosing to do their part to help the environment and "go green". And one aspect of business that can easily become a little more eco-friendly is printing. Already, people are trying to reduce paper waste, with the U.S. paper industry achieving its goal of 60% scrap paper recovery before 2012. But how can individual businesses be more eco-friendly with their printing? Let's explore a few easy ways this can be done.


    Print smaller sizes: Choosing the right size for a print project can significantly reduce paper waste. When you're starting to design a project, consider what size is truly needed for the end result. While it may not seem like it will do a lot to shrink down the size of a project by only a slight amount, it can actually add up to make a big difference. Printing on smaller sized bond paper or Inkjet plotter paper rolls can overall limit paper waste.


    Use an efficient printer: If you have an old, outdated printer, there's a good chance it uses quite a bit of energy to print projects. This is why it can be beneficial to update your printer to a more energy-efficient model. You should not only look for energy efficiency, but also consider which printer will allow you to use less ink and toner. Additionally, limiting the number of printers you use on a daily basis can help limit energy use, too. Choosing the right printer makes a big difference when trying to go eco-friendly.


    Reuse and recycle when possible: Fortunately, there are plenty of materials related to printing that can be reused or recycled. If you can't reuse the other side of the bond paper, make sure you recycle it. And when it comes to ink cartridges, make sure they are properly recycled. This way, they can be reused in the future. Scrap paper can easily be recycled, which saves plenty of energy and paper treatment materials.


    You don't have to make big sacrifices to be more eco-friendly with all of your printing projects. So consider these simple tips and go a little greener at the office.

  • 3 Mistakes to Avoid When Printing

    Printing a poster, business marketing material, or even just a letter seems simple enough, right? But printing is actually more complex than you may think. From the original idea to creating the design to printing, every step of the process has an impact on the finished result. So if you're looking for the best possible print job, here are a few mistakes you should try to avoid.

    Choosing the wrong paper: First off, it's important to be using the right paper for the project you're working on. Paper comes in a variety of weights and finishes -- you even have to think about paper brightness, which is measured on a scale from zero up to 100. Whether you're interested in engineering bond paper rolls, plotter paper options, or just plain copy paper, you need to make sure the paper is right for the job. Consider the size, finish, and quality of the paper before making a final decision.

    Not allowing enough bleed: Not allowing enough bleed in a design is a common mistake among all printing projects. Bleed is when the graphic or design goes past the edge of the paper to ensure it completely covers the paper when it's printed. If you fail to give enough bleed, you could end up with a border of plain paper around the image. Unless that's what you're looking for, make sure your design is slightly bigger than the paper you're printing on.

    Using poor resolution: When you're printing a project that consists of graphics, images, and other designs, it's essential you're printing them in a high-quality manner. If you use low resolution when creating your design, it's going to print blurry and poorly. This is especially problematic for important projects and business material. So before you even get to the printing stage, make sure all of your images are high resolution. And when it comes time to print, make sure the printer settings for your bond paper rolls are set properly to see the best printing results possible.

    Once you are more familiar with the entire process printing will be a breeze. So keep these mistakes in mind to help the printing process go smoothly.

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