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ISO Paper sizes, American paper sizes & Business card sizes,
Working with CMYK and CMYK Tips,
or learn everything about Preflight checking and Bleed.

Your one stop resource for tips on print design. Get your fix on colors, CMYK, ISO paper sizes and much more…

Printernational offers information and tutorials about all aspects of graphic and print design, illustrator, photoshop, indesign and everything related to it. We also offer information on paper sizes, formats and design standards for working for print.

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Business card design tips & guidelines

Printernational.org offers you a collection of tips and guidelines on designing business cards with grace. We'll cover text size minimums, text usage, business card content, testing and typography…
Business card design: tips and guidelines

10 Tips to better print design

With these tips I hope to help novice graphic designers on their way to better print design. The tips are for print design in general: doesn't matter if it's a brochure or a poster or a identity. In no particular order…
Print design tips

ISO Paper sizes

In the ISO paper size system, the height-to-width ratio of all pages is the square root of two (1.4142 : 1). In other words, the width and the height of a page relate to each other like the side and the diagonal of a square. This aspect ratio…
ISO paper sizes

Working with colors: Converting to CMYK

Here is a list of several common programs with instructions on how to convert your color space to CMYK. If the file already exists select the following menu options: Image > Mode > CMYK When starting a new file select CMYK for the mode…
Converting to CMYK

Print theory: Halftones & Line screens

In offset lithography, the density of inks can not be varied in continuous fashion across an image, so a range is produced by means of halftoning. In halftoning, tiny translucent CMYK ink dots of variable sizes…
Halftones and line screens


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Damien van Holten Hi there! My name is Damien. I'm a designer & web developer. I’ve got a passion for awesome code and I love tea with lots of milk. I’m currently located in lovely Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Check out my portfolio.

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