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CMYK and Spot Colors

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Products in the Creative Business Forms store are printed using one of two color processes, spot colors or CMYK. These are the two predominating color methods in the printing industry. A job utilizing spot colors will specify a number (typically 3 or fewer) of solid colors to use, each being applied in a separate run using offset printing. The CMYK model, also known as process color or "full color printing", is a comprehensive color system that creates a spectrum of colors from subtractive mixing of cyan, magenta, and yellow. It is important to understand the meanings of the terms spot...

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Differences Between Digital and Offset Printing

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For this week's entry, we examine the differences in digital printing and offset printing, and the relationships these methods have with spot colors (the Pantone Matching System) and the CMYK color process.

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Understanding Paper Stocks: Weights and Finishes

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This article continues a series meant to provide customers and readers with a knowledge base of printing industry terms and standards that apply to the products in our online store. Click here to see all of the articles. Paper stocks are categorized by differences in the manufacturing process, and also graded within these categories by differences in weight or thickness and finish. This article will explain how designations like 100lb book, 20lb bond, and 100lb tag are determined. Paper Stocks Graded by Weight or Thickness All paper stocks are graded with a designation of weight or thickness. A point or...

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4 Types of Business Forms: A Quick Reference

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Edge-glued forms, unit-set forms, continous forms, and cut sheets: this guide is part of a series we're developing at CreativeBusinessForms.com, and is meant to provide a quick reference to the 4 types of business forms we sell in our store.

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CREATIVE BUSINESS FORMS IS ANNOUNCING THE LAUNCH OF OUR NEW WEB-STORE!

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Creative Business Forms is announcing the launch of our new web-store to help our customers find one place to go where they can find what they need to make their work easier and more efficient, all at great pricing.  We are excited to offer a new platform for our existing customers and new customers to order many of our most popular products whenever they want right from the comfort of their homes and offices.  Pricing, quantity discounts, and order entry is quick and easy, and you can upload your artwork for your printing right onto our site when placing your...

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