Moments before the beginning of a printing project, is advisable that the designer, art director, illustrator or creative learn more about background the finishes and materials with those who will finish the or parts that are working.

Printing and Graphic Arts


The total amount of the budget for a project can suppose a major constraint, as well as the quality that demand the customer or broad possibilities of paper samples Offset present, as well as sizes, varnishes, etc. the designer or developer should always take into account the final piece as a joint result of elements or resources constituted in great detail, including the folding, guillotined and final manipulated.

Techniques, materials and finishes graphic arts


The experience acquired by the responsible of design allows you to have ruled and forms of work much more convenient and fast responses to complicated with any graphic piece. An example is found in the paper crease, that is perceived bent and occasionally can produce lumps or loss of fibers. In a fabric, the fold may cause wrinkles. Therefore, to reduce production time and get a good final result, it is recommended to consider improving the imperfections and always think the final aspect of the design.

Offset printing graphic arts


If we talk about engraved, the most recommended is the protection of a document to prevent forgery. For example, in works of several colors they needed different entirely separate printing passes for each each of the demanded colors. Media tones do not work properly with the technique of engraving. Usually, their inks are opaque and conducive for printing on dark paper or textures. Therefore, the colors do not suffer modifications.

Die-cutting for graphic arts

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When we talk about die cutting, we must not consider that in the front of a sheet, the back of it also appear die cut. Thus, if we find any items below or behind the die cut area, should be in line withthe cut carried out.

Special printing die

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When we create dies we have to keep a number of security areas for some elements, such as blocks of text, etc. that should be maintained to 6 mm. of any cutting area. As well as trying to avoid cutting in areas or places close to the edge of the document, mainly avoiding wrinkles or notches.

Stamping machine offset printing

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In recommend from time to begin any printing project, establish a set of measures and corrections so finally our parts are completely professional, comply with the requirements of the client brief and conform to the budget. Both the Designer, Art Director or Creative will have to be present alternative and extensive knowledge about postpress, printing and prepress, in addition to updated and innovative resources in the offline average before any last-minute setbacks.