When you want to take your print project to a next level, foil stamping can add that additional level of distinction required to separate you from the rest.

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With our extensive knowledge and years of experience we can assist you with choosing from the many varieties of reflective or pigment foils that will complement your project perfectly. Foil stamping is a process by where a durable brass die created from your beautiful artwork is heated and stamped onto the foil of your choice. The thin layer of foil film then transfers to the paper surface, leaving the chosen design imprinted beautifully on the paper. Gold and silver are the most commonly used to create a glossy or reflective finish, but there are a multitude of pigment foils available as well.

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Preflighting in Adobe Acrobat

Acrobat Preflight

Did you know you can preflight files in Adobe Acrobat? You can catch any unseen errors that you may have missed before you submit your files such as missing fonts, RGB images, bleeds, etc. This can be particularly helpful when your native files are created in programs other than InDesign which has a preflight tab already built into the software.

See the video below for tips on how to preflight your document in Adobe Acrobat.

Knight Printing has been producing the highest quality printing in the region for nearly 130 years. We have the expertise and knowledge to bring your business and brand to life. If you want to leave a lasting impression with your customers, our team can guide you in new and exciting ways. Learn more about Knight Printing at knightprinting.com

Why printing works!

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Knight Printing has been producing the highest quality printing in the region for nearly 130 years. We have the expertise and knowledge to bring your business and brand to life. If you want to leave a lasting impression with your customers, our team can guide you in new and exciting ways. Learn more about Knight Printing at knightprinting.com

 

Use die cuts to make your printed piece stand out in a crowd

KP-Pop-UPLet’s talk for a moment about how you can make your printed piece stand out with die cutting. When cutting through paper with reveal windows, custom shapes or pop-ups, your piece will come to life.

No longer will you need a flat generic piece when it can have dimension, movement and shapes that add interest to your project.

You don’t need to just use squares and rectangles. Create unique shapes, match logos, even letters that will enhance your design. You can engage customers with die cutting that wow the recipient and leave an impression. Your pieces can be creative, exciting, and functional so people will want to keep them.

Die cut pieces that are 3D can literally stand alone and add depth. Think of the possibilities for items to be left behind with a client or displayed in your place of business.

At Knight Printing , we have a variety of dies on hand and can help you to create a custom die for your specific needs. Visit with any of our sales professionals for additional die cut information and for all your printing needs.

BC_BackContact us today at info@knightprinting.com, 701-235-1121 or 888-526-1121 or visit knightprinting.com

Knight Printing has been producing the highest quality printing in the region for nearly 130 years. We have the expertise and knowledge to bring your business and brand to life. If you want to leave a lasting impression with your customers, our team can guide you in new and exciting ways that will leave a lasting impression. Learn more about Knight Printing at knightprinting.com

Why does it take 5 to 7 days to complete my printing order?

ProofWe typically turnaround printing in 5 to 7 business days from the time we receive the files until the piece is delivered. We also realize there are times when you need us to step it up and deliver your projects sooner.

We will do our best to honor your requests for quicker delivery if it is in our power to do so.

Below is a brief timeline of how the process works.

  • Upon receiving your files, they are inspected and preflighted to ensure all components of the file are included such as fonts, colors, bleeds, marks, etc.
  • A PDF proof will be generated and emailed so that you can see that your file lines up with what we have output.
  • Next, after PDF approval, a color proof is generated for you to see a folded, cut down to size rendition on the actual stock – for digital only. A true color EPSON proof is made for conventional printing.
  • With a built-in time around 24 hours for you to proof and ok the sample, the file is then finalized and plated for the press.
  • Next it is printed and given a day to dry so that it can be handled in the rest of the production area.
  • After it’s printed, it moves to the bindery stage where any trimming, folding, collating, stitching, or gluing is performed as required. This can take multiple days depending on the size and scope of the project.
  • Note, any special operations such as scoring, die cutting, foil stamping, numbering, etc. will add additional time but will be worked into the schedule.
  • Finally, packaging, boxing, shipping, and/or mailing will be the last step in delivering your printed piece on time.

As with all jobs, the timeline and schedule will vary with the type and size of your job. Digital job can shorten the time of your order dramatically by eliminating plate burning and using variable data versus crash numbering. Visit with any of our sales professionals at Knight Printing for turnaround times and all your print projects.

Contact us today at info@knightprinting.com, 701-235-1121 or 888-526-1121 or visit knightprinting.com

Knight Printing has been producing the highest quality printing in the region for nearly 130 years. We have the expertise and knowledge to bring your business and brand to life. If you want to leave a lasting impression with your customers, our team can guide you in new and exciting ways that will leave a lasting impression. Learn more about Knight Printing at knightprinting.com

Millennials and Printing

MillennialsThe millennial generation born between 1980 and 2000 spend more time on their electronic devices than any other generation. You may think that any marketing campaign that targets millennials wouldn’t have much use for printing, but millennials are diverse, and many of them are far more traditional than you may think.

As millennials grow in the work force, they will spend over a trillion dollars annually over the next five years. Millennials are a fast market but they are starting to age and form habits. Nearing the age of 40 now, they are no longer necessarily the young people you might have imagined when you heard the word only a few years ago.

Millennials have helped lead the return of traditional forms of printing such as stationery and greeting cards.

Some millennials crave the feel of print and a better delivery for content. This hold true for books as well. A survey of college students found that 92% prefer reading print material to digital material. If the cost of the print and digital copy of a leisure book were the same, 80% would pick the paper version.

As we grow in the world of communications, all generations continue to view printing as a necessary and effective way of getting your message across. Contact any member of our sales team today and they would be happy to assist you with conveying your messages through the medium of print.

Knight Printing can also provide you with many other printing solutions. Contact us today at info@knightprinting.com, 701-235-1121 or 888-526-1121 or visit knightprinting.com

Knight Printing has been producing the highest quality printing in the region for nearly 130 years. We have the expertise and knowledge to bring your business and brand to life. If you want to leave a lasting impression with your customers, our team can guide you in new and exciting ways that will leave a lasting impression. Learn more about Knight Printing at knightprinting.com

Variable Data Printing

Variable Data Printing allows you to adjust your direct mail marketing campaign and make it more personalized. Variable data printing helps you to create more direct mail pieces that target your specific market. Here are a few ways variable data printing can help your campaign.

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Why just send out generic campaigns when you can make relevant information that appeals to each recipient.

  1. Increase Your ROI – Adjust the information on your direct mail campaign based upon demographics such as gender, age, or any other information you have on your audience. Custom information is more appealing and relevant to the recipient.
  2. Change Return Address or Phone Number – If you have multiple store locations, target the one that will be the most convenient for each recipient. Or, change phone numbers so recipients can contact various people within your company.
  3. Change Fonts –Mailing list data can be printed directly on the direct mail piece in a range of fonts so that the type complements your identity.
  4. Change Colors – Using color vs black and white will help to display your brand identity and highlight important information.
  5. Change Images and Maps – You can change images and maps using variable data printing. Show where your storefront is located near their neighborhood. Customize images based on a specific person’s demographic.

Why just send out generic campaigns when you can make relevant information that appeals to each recipient. Contact any member of our sale team to further assist you with variable data printing or visit knightprinting.com

In addition to variable data printing, Knight Printing provides many other printing solutions. Contact us today at info@knightprinting.com, 701-235-1121 or 888-526-1121.

Knight Printing has been producing the highest quality printing in the region for nearly 130 years. We have the expertise and knowledge to bring your business and brand to life. If you want to leave a lasting impression with your customers, our team can guide you in new and exciting ways that will leave a lasting impression. Learn more about Knight Printing at knightprinting.com