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Image Resolution

In printing , image resolution refers to the amount of detail that there is in an image or photo and hence how clear or sharp it appears in a printed document. If the image resolution is too low it will look blocky or pixelated when printed; if it is too high it will make the […]

 

Raster vs Vector Images

In print, images, photographs and illustrations are reproduced by 2 different methods. 1. RASTER IMAGES Introduction A Raster image is made up from thousands of small coloured squares called Pixels. When viewed by the human eye the squares are so small that they appear as one image. Another common name for a Raster image is […]

 

Colour – CMYK & Spot, the differences explained

Introduction Within the print industry there are a number of ways that colour is produced. If, however, you are designing a web site or email marketing campaign you do not have to worry about colour too much as every computer screen will be set to slightly different levels of brightness, contrast and colour so you […]

 

Uncoated vs Coated Paper & Board
 – the differences explained

UNCOATED PAPER & BOARD All​ paper starts off as uncoated. In the production process soft wood fibres are used to make a pulp that is then bleached, rolled flat, dried and smoothed. If viewed under a microscope you would see that the surface of the paper looks like a sponge with thousands of tiny holes. […]

 

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