Welcome to The Graphic Arts Help Desk. This is a content-rich site designed to help people who are involved with the printing industry in some manner.
The articles cover printing paper selection, printing basics, desktop publishing, electronic prepress, file preparation and much more. It focuses on how to save time, aggravation and maximize your budget.
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We now offer high-quality hot-leaf stamping, die cutting, embossing & thermography
Create over 1,000,000 metallic colors using CMYK and silver.
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Want your job to come out right?
Who doesn't? There are a lot of things you can do to ensure that the printed piece you get matches your expectations. One of the most important aspects is managing the proofing process. We're highlighting articles on common types of proofs and when to use them, along with tips on how to approve proofs. We've even included a handy checklist you can print out and use next time you're approving a proof.