NoRights Podcast: S2E10 – Getting Things Printed

  • On March 25, 2013 ·
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Today’s episode is all about print. We cover basic topics like print resolution vs screen resolution, bitmap vs vector, CMYK vs RGB, the use of templates, and flattening layers. Then we go into dealing with the color black, including trapping blacks and the issue of rich black vs plain black. From there we discuss paper weight, type, and matte vs glossy. I share my opinions on printing at home, printing local, and various print on demand companies. (Comixpress, Ka-Blam, Printkeg, Lulu, Createspace, Magcloud, Newspaper Club, etc.) I discuss the differences between short run and large run printing and wrap things up by suggesting folks who want to print a lot get quotes from as many printers as they can. (Particularly folks like TranscontinentalMarquis LivreActive MediaSheridan Group, and Quad Graphics)