Printing knowledge: Paper Characteristics

Printing knowledge: Paper Characteristics  Basic Size and Basis Weight The basis weight refers to the weight in pounds of 500 sheets of paper when it has been cut to that paper's standard basic size. For example the basic size for Bond paper is 17 x 22 inches. If 500 sheets (a ream) of Bond is cut to its basic size of 17 x 22 inches and weighs 20 pounds, it is classified as 20 lb. bond. If a 17 x 22" ream of Bond paper weighed 24 pounds it would be called 24 lb. Bond, and so on. The chart below contains some common paper types and their basic size. Paper Type Basic Size Bond Ledger Offset Book Cover Index  Bristol Vellum  Bristol Printing  Bristol Tag 17" x 22" 17" x 22" 25" x 38" 25" x 38" 20" x 26" 25-1/2" x 30-1/2" 22-1/2" x 28-1/2" 22-1/2" x 28-1/2" 24" x 36" ISO Size Standards The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has established standards for paper sizes based on

Printing Knowledge for Prepress Printing: Color Separations

  Printing Knowledge for Prepress Printing: Color Separations In order to reproduce or prepare a full color image for printing using four process colors, the image must be divided into the the individual subtractive primary color components. The separation process can be accomplished photographically or electronically. Photographic Separations: Using a large process camera, a full color image is converted into halftone negatives which contain a series of dots of various sizes to represent shades of gray. The dots are achieved with the use of special screens placed over the negative material during exposure. When printed, the smaller dots create the lighter areas of the image, with the lightest appearing white, and the larger dots make up the darker areas of the image, with the darkest appearing black. This system of using the halftone screens directly with the film is known as the Direct Screen Photographic Color Separation method. A halftone negative is made for each of the separate s

China Book Printing: Types of Finishing - Binding 1/2

China Book Printing: Types of Finishing - Binding 1/2  Binding  is generally considered to be the process of fastening the sheets of a publication in the proper order and most often within a protective cover. There are various methods of binding available that can be selected for the type of publication and/or for the type of handling it will receive. Perfect Binding Perfect binding is one of the most commonly used binding methods. It is used for many types of publications. Pages for a perfect bound publication are gathered, stacked, and placed in special equipment where the binding edge is covered with glue. A cover is then attached to the book to complete the process. This method is most successful when the paper grain runs parallel with the spine of the book. Magazines and books may have the title and other information printed on the flat spine of the cover. Perfect binding is one of the most automated of the binding methods. It can be divided into three main categories: hot adhesiv

Printing Knowledge: WHAT IS A QR CODE?

 Printing Knowledge: WHAT IS A QR CODE? So you may have heard that QR Codes are set to become the 'next big thing' but thinking to yourself, what is a QR Code? QR or Quick Response Codes are a type of two-dimensional barcode that can be read using smartphones and dedicated QR reading devices , that link directly to text, emails, websites, phone numbers and more! You may have even got to this site by scanning a QR code!   Try to scan the below QR CODE to see the results:   QR codes are huge in Japan and across the East, and are slowly beginning to become commonplace in the West. Soon enough you will see QR codes on  product packaging , shop displays, printed and billboard advertisements as well as in emails and on websites. The scope of use for QR codes really is huge, particularly for the marketing and advertising of products, brands, services and anything else you can think of.   SHOULD I CARE ABOUT A QR CODE?   With as many as half of us now owning smartphones, and that numbe

Something you do not know about printing !

Something you do not know about printing !  1. Which is the largest printed book in the world ? The answer is Klencke Atlas !   It's printed in 1660, and only 31 copies of the book. It is 1.75 metres tall (about 5 ft, 9in) by 1.9 metres wide when open (about 6 ft, 3in), 39 sheets/68 pages, 150 kgs. It needs six people to carry it and one person to turn it over with much strength. 2. Which is the  smallest hardcover book  in the world ? The answer is a hardback book printed in 1952, the size is 3.5mm x 3.5mm, which is smaller than a fifty cents coin.   It's with black hardcover, printed by toppan printing. It's a catholic bible combines 7 languages, including American English, British English, German, French, Dutch, Spanish, and Swedish.     3. Which is the biggest size poster in the world ? The answer is poster for the film Boss.   It's printed by a 5 meters width inkjet printer on 36 sheets of PVC board at  size 5 metres x 18 meters and connected together, it costs 30

Paper sticky note printing

  Paper sticky note printing Size: customized size   1)3.8 cm*5cm*100 sheets 2)5 cm*5cm*100 sheets 3)6.8 cm*5cm*100 sheets 4)10 cm*5cm*100 sheets 5)5 cm*7.5cm*100 sheets   Packaging for sticky note: in standard export paper carton or pallet.   Delivery Time of sticky note  : 10 to 15 days after receiving artworks.   Shipment Advice   for sticky note : For More information, please visit

Paper Gift Box for Cosmetic Packaging Box

  Paper Gift Box for Cosmetic Packaging Box Paper Gift Box Size : 80 x 80 x 180 mm, customized according to your product. Material : Gloss art paper, white board card, greyback cardboard (CCNB), special paper, etc Printing : 4C+0C. Finishing : gloss lamination, matt lamination, UV, embossed logo, debossed logo, gold hot stamping, silver hot stamping, oil varnishing, die cutting, etc. Different types of  paper gift boxes : 1)Straight Tuck End Paper Box (STE)                       2) Straight Tuck End Paper Gift Box with Hang Tag(STE) 1)Straight Tuck End Paper Box (STE)                       2) Straight Tuck End Paper Gift Box with Hang Tag(STE) 3)Straight Tuck End Paper Box with lock(STE)                     4) Tuck Top Auto Bottom Paper Box (TTAB) 5)Tuck Top Snap Lock Bottom Paper Box with Hang Tag 6) Tuck Top Snap Lock Bottom Paper Box(TTSLB)  7)Tuck Top Snap Lock Bottom Paper Box with handle (TTSLB)          8) No glue box / paper box without glue     9)Seal End Paper Box Packaging: