What is a Print Proof? And 5 Other FAQs About Professional Printing

Posted by B&B Press on 01 July 2020

A print proof (sometimes called a repress) is a prototype to provide an accurate representation of how your design will look when professionally printed. With monitors not always telling the full story, you want to be confident that what you’re seeing on the screen is what you’re going to achieve.

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Topics: Print Tips, Business Printing

What Is an Artwork File and Why Is It Important for Printers?

Posted by B&B Press on 29 June 2020

An artwork file ensures your trusted print provider can do your design justice. You’ve designed a spectacular brochure or bespoke print project that’s sure to get your consumers talking - but is it going to look the same in their hands as it does on your screen? 

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Topics: Print Advice

Why Should I Use Carbon Balanced Paper?

Posted by B&B Press on 30 April 2020

Take positive action with Carbon Balanced Paper. You’ll be a crusader against global warming and give customers what they’re demanding from brands - greener products and processes. Businesses are increasingly turning their focus to reducing their footprint on the planet, but why should you make the switch and how can you do it?

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Topics: Carbon Balanced Print, Eco-Friendly Print

What Paper Grammage Do I Need?

Posted by B&B Press on 29 April 2020

Paper grammage refers to paper density. Basically, how thick the sheets are. Whereas business cards need to withstand a pocket at a networking event and represent your company, letterheads need to be light so they can be folded neatly into envelopes. 

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Topics: Print Advice

Top Tips on How to Prepare Artwork for Printing

Posted by B&B Press on 24 April 2020

You’ve got deadlines and a design that needs to be printed. However, you’re not quite sure it’s going to print as you envisioned. With things such as file formats, colour spaces and crop marks to consider - we’d forgive you if one slipped your mind.

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Topics: Opinion, Print Advice

How We Became a Sustainable Printing Company

Posted by B&B Press on 13 April 2020

At B&B Press, our commitment to being a sustainable print provider is something we’re very proud of. We’ve got our ISO 14001 certificate which proves we have an environmental management policy in place. We’re also creating beautiful Carbon Balanced Print solutions using our eco-friendly LED UV printer.

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Topics: ethical printing, Carbon Balanced Print, Carbon Balanced Printer, Sustainable Print

3 Potential Problems With Screen Printing (and How to Solve Them)

Posted by B&B Press on 09 April 2020

Screen printing is an ancient art form. It's an effective technique for creating vibrant canvases, posters and artwork but the method can also be used to print fabrics and textiles. The technique uses mesh to transfer ink, except in areas made impermeable by a stencil. The process is sometimes called serigraphy or silkscreen printing.

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Topics: Print Techniques, Print Tips, Print Advice

Feeling Confused About Carbon Balancing?

Posted by B&B Press on 06 April 2020

Making environmentally-friendly choices when it comes to your printed marketing can often be confusing. There are so many different terms used, all claiming similar things. But how do you know which one is going to make the most difference for you and the future of our planet?

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Topics: ethical printing, Carbon Balanced Print, Carbon Balanced Printer, Eco-Friendly Print

How to Avoid Print Quality Problems

Posted by B&B Press on 03 April 2020

High-quality printed materials paired with an enticing online campaign is a formidable duo. However, when print quality problems strike, you’re left with ineffective print that won't resonate with your audience. 

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Topics: Print Tips, Print Advice

13 Tips to Help You Nail Your Unique Brochure Design

Posted by B&B Press on 12 March 2020

There are many types of brochure out there today, so deciding to create one that leaves an impact can be challenging. It should be something that stands out in your industry, shows off your brand and entices readers.

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Topics: brochure printing

What's the Importance of Sustainable Printing & Paper?

Posted by B&B Press on 27 February 2020

A key issue in the print world is that many printers generate a lot of waste throughout their lifetime. Waste substrate, toner cartridges, ink, office waste and leftover stock - these all add to your carbon and environmental footprint. Sustainability is quickly becoming essential in a business’ core ideals and also something customers specifically search for. 

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Topics: Opinion, Print Advice

Can Digital Printing Be Eco-Friendly?

Posted by B&B Press on 18 February 2020

When you think of eco-friendly printing, there are lots of things to consider. Using recycled paper is probably one of the first things that spring to mind, but there’s more to it than that. Creating eco-friendly print involves the whole process, not just the materials. One method to consider is digital printing.

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Topics: Print Advice

6 Things to Look Out For When Choosing an Environmentally Friendly Printing Company.

Posted by B&B Press on 10 February 2020

Right now and in the future, working with a company whose focus is sustainability and the environment is important. We all have a duty to protect and promote our natural world, so your best choice is to work with a commercial printer who’s determined to lower their (and your) environmental footprint when it comes to printed marketing materials.

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Topics: Print Advice

5 Sustainable Printing Methods Used in the Printing Industry

Posted by B&B Press on 03 February 2020

Sustainable printing methods are becoming more and more popular as individuals and businesses work to reduce their environmental footprint. Advances in technology allow print suppliers to produce sustainable printed material with no effect on quality.

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Topics: Print Techniques

How Can Promotional Materials Be Eco-Friendly?

Posted by B&B Press on 23 January 2020

It’s important to start thinking about sustainability within your business. Creating a green economy is going to protect your business in the long run. But before you go around planting trees in your car parks, switching your energy provider to renewables and making sure everyone recycles, what smaller things can you do to make your business greener?

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Topics: Print Advice, ethical marketing

Ethical Marketing: 6 Examples of Brands Who Have Got It Spot On

Posted by B&B Press on 10 January 2020

Ethical marketing is where a company places its moral integrity within the products or services they provide. It doesn’t look like regular marketing but rather inhabits extra services or projects that businesses put time and effort into. These could be ethical promotional materials, charitable services or even political campaigns.

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Topics: Marketing, ethical marketing

2020 Marketing Trends: What to Look Out for This Year

Posted by B&B Press on 09 January 2020

2020 marketing trends. They’re here and they mean business. Customers want fresh, holistic approaches from businesses - ones that triumph trust, ethics and personalised relationships.

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Topics: Marketing

Why You Need a Managed Print Service (and is it the Same as a Print Partner?)

Posted by B&B Press on 30 December 2019

A managed print service (MPS) is the same thing as a print partner. While some businesses may see an MPS as one that manages and oversees hardware repairs and supplies - we see it a little differently. It basically means you’ll have a dedicated 21st Century print partner that can make your print needs a reality.

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Topics: Print Advice, Business Printing

Custom Business Printing: Where Do I Start?

Posted by B&B Press on 23 December 2019

Custom business printing is necessary when creating media for any event or marketing campaign. By working with an experienced print provider, you’ll be able to create visually impressive printwork you can use to wow any potential customer or client. 

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Topics: Print Advice, Business Printing

7 Types of Professional Printing Services and Their Benefits

Posted by B&B Press on 16 December 2019

There are many types of printing services available to you with numerous benefits that can take your print materials to the next level. However, they each work best for different needs, events and even paper types and weights.

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Topics: Print Techniques, Print Advice