The default paper color for printing is usually white, so it is typically unnecessary to use white ink but if you are using colored paper and a graphic or image requires white, then opaque white ink may certainly be used.
The two main factors to consider are 1.) Quantity. And 2.) Deadlines
-More cost-effective for shorter runs
-Quicker turnaround time
-Ability to use Variable Data
-More cost-effective for larger runs
-Can exceed sheet size dimensions of 13” x 19” (Digital cannot)
-Wider color gamut which can be used to match exact colors
A digital press uses CMYK toners, so when a Pantone color is chosen, the press finds the closest possible match using the Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black. Often times, the closest match is fine but if it’s a metallic ink or fluorescent color, the end result is noticeably different.
Ink density is the total percentages of Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black. For example, an ink density of 300 means that the concentration and total percentages of CMYK are at 300%. At Solo Printing, we prefer ink density to not exceed 320.
Our preferred method is Hi-Resolution PDF with fonts and images embedded and saved in CMYK – please no RGB. We can also accept files in most graphic programs.
Please note that pictures and graphics pulled from the internet are often low resolution (typically 72 dpi or 96 dpi). Try to avoid these, as they will appear very pixelated when printed.
Recommended bleed is 1/8 inch (.125) on all sides of the page or sheet
Live area may vary depending on type of stock, page count, and type of binding. We recommend a minimum of ¼ inch (.25), but for more specific questions about your project, give us a call and we’ll be sure to give you expert advice!
Contact one of our printing experts to help you choose the best coating for your project.
• Perfect Bound and Saddle-Stitch
• Plastic Coil
• Automatic Folding and Bundling
• Paper Bundle
• Kit Assembly
• Die Cutting and Gluing
• Foil Stamping
• Ink Jetting