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DPI (Dots Per Inch)
Measurement of linear resolution for a printer or scanner. For eg. A resolution of 300 dpi means that there are 300 dots in one inch. A higher number of dots create a finer resolution.
Full Color Digital Graphics (Digital Printing)
The power of a full color digital image is unmistakable – its depth and dimension commands your attention, instantly bringing focus to your product or service. Full color digital graphics can enhance your professional image and credibility, build customer awareness in record time and draw a dynamic distinction between you and your competition. Among the many marketing messages we encounter each day, only a few have lasting impact. With our full color digital graphics, your message will cut through the clutter.
Flex face are PVC material used for: Flex face front lit (opaque) and Flex face backlit (translucent)
Paper with a gloss finish, usually used for higher quality printing.
A coating on paper that provides a higher reflection of light which results in a shiny appearance. Gloss coating reduces ink absorption, which allows excellent contrast and color definition.
A gradual changing of screen densities which creates a blending from light to dark, or dark to light.
A printing technology in which liquid sprayed through tiny nozzles onto the paper in a pattern of dots, forming the image on the paper. The ink being sprayed from the nozzles is controlled by a computer.
Prints are also laminated with lower micron clear polyester film to enhance life of film. This is done manually and mechanically.
PVC material with holes for air to pass.
The property of papers that prevents “See through” of printing from the opposite side. Or water soluble paint used to block out areas on the negative film that you do not want light to pass through and expose the plate.
Adhesive used for block out purposes. It is used to prevent see through when a label is used to cover up errors. The adhesive is generally permanent
A printing method where a squeegee is used to force ink through a mesh fabric that has stenciled image area that allows the ink to pass through the fine mesh to create the image on the intended surface.
The transfers of ink images from a plate to a blanket cylinder, which in turn transfers the image to the printing material as it passes between the blanket and the impression cylinder and pressure is applied. Also referred to as offset lithography.
The material or stock that serve as the base onto which another material, chemical or solution is applied. Materials such as paper, plastic, film and acetate can all be the base substrate
100% solid ink, solvent free, cured with ultra violet lights.
A film that is highly durable and resistant to chemicals and moisture. Excellent self adhesive material for indoor and outdoor use.