6 Preflight Steps to Save You Time and Money

By |2019-03-15T10:15:32-05:00April 5th, 2019|Categories: Creative, Design, Marfield Guide|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The countdown has begun, and you're ready to launch your new print design. Your printer has everything needed for the project to fly through the presses, and safely land back in your hands as a finished piece...But wait, there's an issue, and the launch is delayed. In printing, "preflight" consists of the necessary steps taken [...]

Understanding Printer’s Bleeds in 5 Minutes or Less

By |2019-03-05T09:36:18-06:00March 4th, 2019|Categories: Creative, Design, Marfield Guide|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

When I began my career in printing I was fresh out of college with an Art Degree, and eager to put it to use. After being hired at a local printer, I was quickly moved to the prepress department, and the rest is history! Well, not exactly...I was assigned my first design job for an [...]

The Colorful World of Print

By |2019-02-01T09:12:45-06:00February 1st, 2019|Categories: Creative, Design, Marfield Guide|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Color. It should be an uncomplicated matter in regards to printing, but honestly, it's one of the most complex areas for customers and printers alike. Color Management is so valuable in the printing industry that one can actually become certified as a Master! That's right, a Color Management Professional Master...add that to the list of [...]

When to use Raster or Vector Images

By |2019-01-30T14:05:12-06:00January 8th, 2019|Categories: Marfield Guide|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Marfield Guide is here, and we aim to bring you reliable information each month about all things print! With 50 years in business, we have learned a lot about our craft, and we're excited to share our expertise with you. This educational blog will help you to become a master when deciding which printing [...]

Digital vs. Offset Printing: How do I Choose?

By |2019-01-31T07:58:11-06:00November 13th, 2017|Categories: Design|Tags: , , , , |

Curious about the basic differences between offset and digital printing? In the world of commercial print shops, there are digital printers, and offset printers. At Marfield, we do a bit of both, sometimes on the same print job. Commercial digital presses rely on computers to digitize images and text to be reproduced, and apply fuser [...]


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