What’s a Bleed?

September 11, 2015 By: Kristen
What’s a Bleed? When placing an order for custom printed cards, customers often get to Step 3 (see below) and ask “what’s a bleed?” A bleed is an area the extends beyond the edge of your design that allows for …
 

Is there a right way to print wood grain paper?

June 22, 2015 By: Kristen
Customer Questions: Is there a “right” direction to print wood grain? Kimberly from Ontario recently wrote in with the following question: I am using wood grain card stock for my wedding invites and my printer asked which direction I would …
 

Tips To Printing Vellum Successfully

May 11, 2015 By: Kristen
Can You Print On Vellum? Don’t Worry, We Have Some Great Tips. We won’t sugarcoat it for for you. Yes it’s true – due to its non-porous surface and its light, delicate nature, printing vellum paper is sometimes problematic. Ink …
 

Why Screen Color & Print Color Differ and How to Fix It

August 22, 2014 By: Kristen
Whether you are a novice or a professional, you’ve likely experienced it – you design something in your favorite page layout program – painstakingly select your colors and perfect your design, click print (or take it to your printer), and …
 

The LCI Ultimate Digital Swatch Book With CMYK & RGB Values

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July 16, 2013 By: Larry Chase
This compendium of paper colors is the perfect companion to our LCI Ultimate Swatchbook Kit. To help you understand specific paper colors or match print colors we analyzed all of our fine papers to determine the closest matching CMYK and RGB color match. You can click any brand color name in the paper color chart to view all products offered in that specific color.
 

Alternatives To Letterpress Printing on Cotton Paper

April 16, 2013 By: Kristen

Made of pure cotton and with a soft, porous finish, LCI Cotton paper prints letterpress like a dream; but who ever said this irresistibly soft cottony finish is reserved for letterpress printing? It certainly is not, and for all you do it yourselfers out there who want to print your creative design on luxurious cotton paper at home, this post is for you!

 

Print Wedding Stationery With MS Word Tables

October 29, 2012 By: Kristen

Microsoft Word's table feature can come in quite handy if you are designing and printing your own wedding stationery. Once you are familiar with creating and formatting tables in Word, you can place multiple cards of any size on one standard, printable 8 1/2 x 11 sheet, which has all kinds of great benefits!

 

Use Microsoft Word Tables To Add Monograms To Invitations

October 19, 2012 By: Kristen

Creating tables in Microsoft Word allows you the convenience of printing multiple small cards on one standard sized 8 1/2 x 11 sheet (multiple-ups) - but there is one thing that is not so convenient about using tables - adding pictures and monograms to them! Although Word is a great word processing program that allows you to do all kinds of great things with wedding stationery, quite simply, it is not a page layout program, which limits it when it comes to adding design elements other than text. While adding images and monograms to multiple-up table documents is certainly something you can do, it requires a bit more time and effort than it would using page layout software.

 

The Ultimate Color Conversion Chart; CMYK, RGB & Hex

September 20, 2012 By: Larry Chase
Color conversion is not an exact science and different color models will differ. Neither RGB nor CMYK are an absolute color space and should be used for reference only. This chart will give you approximate color conversions to make color comparisons and printing a breeze!