Category Archives for "Print FAQ’s"

Dec 07

What is Direct to Substrate Printing?

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Life-size photo standee of 4 men printed by PRI Graphics

Direct to substrate printing is a process that applies images directly to the substrate surface. In printing, a substrate is the base material that the image will be printed on such a plastic film, glass, paper, canvas or other textile products. Before the advent of substrate printing, the desired effect was achieved by printing labels or […]

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Oct 31

What is White Ink Printing?

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Did you know that new white ink digital printing technology now allows us to print white ink on dark paper? Up until fairly recently, printing in white ink was but a dream. This is because most inks used in offset printing are translucent and translucent white ink does not cover dark paper. Opaque white inks […]

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Mar 03

Latex Printing vs Solvent Printing

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Banner photo of images being printed on an inlet printer at PRI Graphics

How Is Latex Printing Different from Solvent Printing? What is latex printing? As the successor to solvent-based technology, latex printing has wider applications, offering quicker turnaround times and superior quality output. Latex ink printing also has no lengthy curing requirements so the profit potential is greater. The colors are solid, the consistency outstanding, and latex […]

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Apr 29

Does Paper Affect Print Quality?

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Rolls of Printed CAD Graphics - PRI Graphics

The answer is yes, paper does affect print quality since all paper is not created equal, and that’s a good thing! The chemistry inherent on the surface of paper has a direct affect on the paper’s printability, its gloss, and its waterproofing qualities. If you’ve ever tried to use the specific paper recommended for most […]

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