Category: Print & Design Tips

3 Projects Enhanced by Heavyweight Papers

Ask any creative about their preference on paper weight and they’ll tell you—the heavier, the better. Maybe it’s the significant amount of substance it adds to the printed piece, or maybe it’s the additional options for post-press techniques—either way, there’s just something about heavyweight papers that graphic designers absolutely love. ...

Best Way to Maximize Your Print Budget

Considering the Paper Before You Design Can Save Your Print Budget To maximize your print budget, consideration of the paper size your print provider will be using is worthy of evaluation in before you start the design. Historically the printing process for many...

Why Paper Specs Don’t Tell the Whole Story

The basics of paper specs and how to use it to your benefit  As a former paper rep, I’m pretty familiar with the attributes that make up paper and I also know they are not the end all, be all when it comes to indicating quality print results. So when a rep...

Heavy Weight Paper – 3 Critical Attributes to Consider  

Selecting the right heavy weight paper can be difficult when you are not familiar with the printing process.  The paper you select for your printed piece is an essential component of your job.  Although the content you are sharing will be printing on top of the paper, the substrate is more than just the carrier for your message.  It is an important design element. ...