Category :Printing

Automation and printing, making custom documents the easy way

One of the great advantages of the digital print technology we use, is that every page we print is generated on the fly by the printer so it can be unique. What’s so amazing about...

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PDFs – An almost perfect solution for universal documents

PDF (Portable Document Format) is one aspect of computer technology that you deal with every day even if you don’t touch a computer. More than just the forms you download from the various government or...

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Digital / Wide Format / Offset printing – what are they good for?

One of the occasional questions get asked is what is the difference between the digital types of print systems we offer, our in house digital printing, our wide format printer, and our production partners high...

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The ABC’s of Paper Sizes, 2018 Update

Back in 2015 I talked about paper sizing and the common formats. Well it’s time to talk about it again and some of the more interesting things that can be done, when you play around...

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The Rise of Bespoke Printing

If you watch any of the home building or renovation shows that seem to be everywhere, you will have come across the term ‘bespoke’. It was an old english term meaning ‘(of goods, especially clothing)...

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Understanding Designer Proofs

So you’ve received a proof of your brand new business card or flyer design from us and are not quite sure how it’s meant to look when the job is done. We don’t blame you...

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6 common questions about wide format printing

When you go to a on demand print centre like Copy Express, you will often see Wide Format printing being promoted. Wide Format refers to any printing that is larger than A3 and usually used...

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Finding and creating models for 3D printing

3D is a great technology for rapid prototyping and creating personalised items. All you need is a model file and Copy Express can do the rest. The question is where to find these models to...

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Does printing have a future in marketing?

Looking back over the last seven years I’ve working here at Copy Express, it’s hard not to see the massive changes in the both the marketing and printing landscape. The rise of smart-phone and tablet...

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The different types of colours

You may or may not have wondered how printers make all the colours that you can see when they may only use 4 or so colours to do it. You might also have been wondering...

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Tips on Designing a Logo

So you have started a new business or think yours needs a bit of a rebranding. A big part of this is designing a logo that acts as an identifier of the company but also...

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Specialised Finishing

Did you know that you don’t have to have just boring paper and card cut into rectangular shapes. You can have all types of coatings put on to it to make it feel it’s coated...

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RGB vs CMYK – the 7 primary colours

The Primary Colours, the three colours you use to make every other colour you see.  The trouble is, which three primary colours do you mean. You may have been taught in science class that there...

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How to get better cellphone photos for printing

These days everyone has a cellphone on them that can take pretty good photos that you can use for marketing. The trick is not taking “pretty good,” you want to take “great” photos that will...

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Explaining Digital Photo Terminology

We have talked about digital photography several times in the blog over the years. While we have done our best to keep the technical terms to a minimum, and explain it in plain english where...

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