Nov 29

Gravure Printing / Rotogravure Printing

Gravure Process

Rotogravure (Roto or Gravure for short) is a type of intaglio printing process, which involves engraving the image onto an image carrier. In gravure printing, the image is engraved onto a cylinder because, like offset printing and flexography, it uses a rotary printing press. Once a staple of newspaper photo features, the rotogravure process is still … Continue reading

Oct 11

Colour Bars, Registration & Trim – What do they mean?

Registration, Colour Bars & Trim Marks

If you’ve ever seen an imposed sheet or a file ready for printing – you will have noticed a few marks in the white space around it. These marks are generally used on the larger sheet that we print on … Continue reading

Apr 18

Passing a Job on Press

Passing a job on press

Or Press Passing as it’s known. It’s the method of checking a job while it’s being printed. We do this to ensure tight control to the job in hand – usually only done for large runs or brand specific/complicated pieces, … Continue reading

Apr 13

What your Mum never told you about Proofing & Printing

So you’ve placed your job with a printer, you’ve given them your file and you’re ready for the next step – you’ll most likely want to get a proof sorted for your artwork – so you are sure what you’re … Continue reading