1. Considerations for Using Digital vs. Offset Printing

    Considerations for Using Digital vs. Offset Printing

    Depending on the type and scale of the project you’re printing, one method may work better for you than the other. Let’s learn a little bit about digital and offset printing so that you can make your decision with confidence. These are just a few considerations for using digital vs. offset printing. Size and Scale People have used offset printing since the 19th century. It uses large metal pla…Read More

  2. Reasons Web-to-Print Projects Fail

    Reasons Web-to-Print Projects Fail

    Web-to-print solutions are trendy right now; they’re easy, user-friendly, and can produce quality results. They are a boon to many businesses! However, when you’re using web-to-print services for your business’s marketing materials, it’s easy to get caught up in the details. What service will you use? How will you design your materials? House of Printing offers premier web-to-print solutio…Read More

  3. Foil Sleeking vs. Foil Stamping

    Foil Sleeking vs. Foil Stamping

    Incorporating shiny metallic gold into a design is the perfect accent for eye-catching sophistication. The icing on the cake is that any person can choose to do so. Fortunately, there is more than one singular method in commercial printing to provide such embellishments to paper. Foiling is no longer a sole option for those with big budgets or prodigious projects. A digital embellishment option ca…Read More

  4. How To Use Foil in Your Designs

    How To Use Foil in Your Designs

    Let’s face it: using metallic foil in designs is more than a mere trend. The sheer shimmer is an advantageous supplement that eludes pure sophistication and desire—but why? Humans are physically and emotionally drawn to all things shiny; it’s due to our very nature. As a matter of fact, this design element traces all the way back to around the 5th century, when hardbound book casings incorpo…Read More

  5. How To Prepare Your Project for Printing

    How To Prepare Your Project for Printing

    An intimidating aspect of one’s career might be to prepare and send completed work off to print. Anything can happen when there is such a wide array of details, checklists, and moving parts involved in the process of preparing a print-ready project. Even if you already have incredible design skills or a bit of DIY experience, you never know for sure how it will turn out—and there’s no undo b…Read More

  6. A Brief Guide To Printing Finishes

    A Brief Guide To Printing Finishes

    What happens to a print job after it’s fresh off the press? “Finishing” is a specific term that refers to the happenings of a print job before it is delivered to customers. A wide array of various paper finishes are available, and each one is diverse in its style, form, and technique. The choice will ultimately depend on one’s budget, preference, and the print project’s intended purpose …Read More

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    How To Choose a Web-To-Print Solution for Your Business

    Today’s top printing companies can agree—a digital storefront is fundamental in this cutting-edge era. It’s naturally a two-way street of workflow advantages. Commercial print shops need the latest online tech services to provide to clients, while their clients need a company’s online print solutions to most proficiently run their own business. Since its inception, web-to-print tech has in…Read More

  8. Cold Foil Printing vs. Hot Foil Stamping

    Cold Foil Printing vs. Hot Foil Stamping

    You don’t need to be a foil expert to have a baseline understanding of the most popular foiling methods. Foil is a common specialty design feature for a variety of printed materials. Dependent upon one’s desires or needs, foil as a design feature may be applied via a temperature-related process—either cold printing or hot stamping. A few major differences separate the two techniques; most im…Read More

  9. The Different Types of Bindings

    The Different Types of Bindings

    The original craft of bookbinding has dramatically evolved since its beginnings in the first century BC. In those days, religious texts were copied onto palm leaves, which were then numbered and bound together with twine. Clearly, binding is a centuries-old tradition and technique that is used on one of the most common items in the world: readable collections of bound paper. While the ancient meth…Read More

  10. How Paper Weight Affects Printing

    How Paper Weight Affects Printing

    All paper is not created equal. This fact is apparent no matter if you’ve been working with the paper industry for a while or are new to the numerous benefits and services they provide. Paper options are truly limitless based on the materials being printed, the available paper stock, and their own specialized uses and purposes. To better understand how paper weight affects printing, let’s exam…Read More