Print services – make the most of your menus

Print services – make the most of your menus

As well as telling your customers about all the delicious food you offer, your menu says a lot about your business. It’s one of the first things diners see when they sit down at a table, so your menu needs to be eye-catching, compelling and well-designed.

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Guide to preparing files for print

Guide to preparing files for print

If you’re new to the world of printing, preparing your files for the production line can be a little daunting. To make the process easier and give your print project a better chance of success, take a look at our quick guide to preparing your files for print.

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Pantone announce Colour of the Year 2018

Pantone announce Colour of the Year 2018

Just like fashion, interior design and music, trends in colour change over time. From the oranges and browns of the 70s to the neutral pastel tones of the noughties, our preferences for colour are always evolving.

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Pantone colour of the year and other popular colours in print for 2017

Pantone colour of the year and other popular colours in print for 2017

As the most recognisable name in the world of colour, what Pantone says about tints and hues has a big impact on print and design. In fact, their annual announcement of the ‘Colour of the Year’ is an important date in the design calendar, as it says a lot about the possible colour trends for the coming 12 months.

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Spot colours explained

Spot colours explained

When working with a printer, or planning a run of printed products, understanding basic industry terminology will help you get to grips with the process and achieve the results you really want. Although most professional printers will be happy to explain specific terms and phrases to you while you’re collaborating on a project, doing a bit of homework before the work begins will help the design and production process run even more smoothly.

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Creating print ready PDFs and other print ready problems

Creating print ready PDFs and other print ready problems

Though it may take a little bit of effort to get spot on, preparing your PDFs for print before you send them to your printers can save a huge amount of time in the long run. As well as being easier on your printer, print ready PDFs will help to give you a better idea of how exactly your final printed product will look.

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What is a Pantone colour?

What is a Pantone colour?

If you work in marketing or the print industry you will have come across the term ‘Pantone colour’. The phrase is often misused, so here are the five key pieces of information you need in order to understand the origins and correct usage of the word ‘Pantone’.1) The term came into use from Pantone Inc.’s Pantone Matching System (PMS), a standardised colour matching method which uses a numbering system for identifying colours.

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Mini guide to printing terminology – from paper weights to bleed lines

Mini guide to printing terminology – from paper weights to bleed lines

If you’re unfamiliar with the world of printing, the amount of specialised terminology the industry relies on can be overwhelming. From bleed lines to weights and JPEGs to CMYK, getting your head around these new terms can be a job in itself.To help you understand exactly what it is your printing company is talking about, and to ensure you get the most from your print job, here’s our mini guide to the most important words and phrases in the printing industry.CMYK – CMYK stands for Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black (also known as Key).

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Making the printing business sustainable

Making the printing business sustainable

With paper making up the main staple of the printing industry, sustainability and environmentally friendly working practices are a challenge for many businesses within the sector. If companies don’t make a conscious ongoing effort to reduce their impact on the environment, printing firms may soon find they’re producing enormous amounts of waste every day.Like many businesses in the industry, Fiala Print takes its environmental responsibilities very seriously.

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