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Complemar Print is FSC Certified

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FSC stands for Forest Stewardship Council whose mission is to promote environmentally sound, socially beneficial and economically prosperous management of the world’s forests. FSC certification ensures that products come from responsibly managed forests that provide environmental, social and economic benefits. Between the forest and the final user, products may undergo many stages of processing, manufacturing and distribution.

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Print 101 - Importance of Paper Types

A commercial print shop has access to many types of paper. But at the end of the day they all come under the headings of either coated or uncoated.

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Print 101 - Bulk Mail Basics

Ever get those annoying advertising postcards in your mail box addressed to you personally? Or maybe an envelope addressed to you with your name on the pieces inside the envelope? While it may appear to be “junk mail” to you, to a printer it’s a process that requires a lot of attention to detail.

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Print 101 - The Basic Offset Print Process

Offset lithography (printing) works on a very simple principle: ink and water don’t mix. Images (words and art) are put on plates, which are dampened first by water, then ink. The ink adheres to the image area, the water to the non-image area. Then the image is transferred to a rubber blanket, and from the rubber blanket to paper. That’s why the process is called “offset” -- the image does not go directly to the paper from the plates as do other older processes such as letterpress or gravure.

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Print 101 - Basics of Print-On-Demand

Print on demand (POD) is a process in which copies of a document are not printed until an order has been received, allowing the document to be printed singly, or in small quantities.

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Print 101 - What is Variable Data Printing?

Variable Data Printing is a form of digital printing, including on-demand printing, in which elements such as text, graphics and images may be changed from one printed piece to the next, without stopping or slowing down the printing process.

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