What’s the difference between coated and uncoated paper?

Texture-Paper

When you are choosing a paper for your project, what do all the paper terms mean? We are going to try to sort that out for you.

Coated Paper
Coated paper has been coated with a surface sealant. Paper with a coating is smooth and shiny while uncoated paper is flat with little or no shine. Gloss stock makes colors look smoother, deeper, richer, with great color-contrast. Photos and graphics tend to look better on gloss stock, while text heavy documents and artwork are often use matte stock (which is a coated paper).
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UV Coating

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Why have your marketing materials UV coated? It’s a great way to enrich your design and enhance your colors. It sends a message to your customers that quality is important to you. UV coating also protects your marketing materials so they last longer. Need more reasons? Just ask your Knight Printing sales representative.

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

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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.

Foil

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

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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

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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.

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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 that will leave a lasting impression. Learn more about Knight Printing at knightprinting.com