Category :Technical

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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Why does Copy Express have so many different papers for printing?

If you looked at the different options of paper and card weights on our web to print site and wondered why we give you all these options. 100gsm, 170gsm, 200gsm, 300gsm and more. If you look at...

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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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Technical Talk: The Truth about Borderless Printing

Something that comes up on a regular basis is the question of printing to the edges of a page. People are so use to seeing photos, flyers, magazines and other printed items that when they...

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Robs List of Free Stuff 2017 Edition

As a designer working in the small business end of the marketplace, I’ve come to realise that most people don’t have a lot of money to spend on marketing. So over the years I’ve built...

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Dealing with Big PDFs

We print and copy a lot of architectural and engineering plans here at Copy Express. Most of our clients come to us to get them printed because while pdfs are great to send around to...

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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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Common questions I get asked about printing

It’s time again for one of my question and answer sessions. This time I’m looking at printing in general and answering some of the questions I’ve been asked over the last five years. Can I...

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Five truths about Printing

At Copy Express we consider ourselves a very flexible and dynamic small business marketing and printing service, able to cover every step of the production process of printed material from concept, design, production, to distribution....

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7 reasons why we like PDF’s

Everyone has seen Adobe’s PDF’s, the computer files that appear like printed pages on their screens. They hold the manuals for every electronic device, the product catalogues on every company website, or even forms to...

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Lets talk about Online Printing Companies

We have seen those companies on TV or in the banner of the websites we visit - the online based printing companies. They offer you painless printing, just upload your files or use their templates...

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A friendly reminder for all designers

As this is year’s end I thought it would be a good time to talk about the little things that make life more difficult for us here at Copy Express as your printer and can...

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Technical Terms Explained: The Ins and Outs of Permit Post

We all get letters with the mark saying Permit Post instead of a stamp. I bet you have wondered about it once or twice as you open your mail. I also bet you never thought...

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Mailbox Marketing Options

Every Tuesday and Saturday we get a stack of flyers and catalogues dropped in to our mailboxes. In this age of SMS texts and email, it seems to be the only thing that mailbox is used...

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